‘Art of Leaving’: Twitter outrage on Sri Sri and ‘King of Good Times’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 10, 2016 10:15 IST
Two people caused a storm on social media on Wednesday: Vijay Mallya and and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. (Agencies)

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) pulled up the Art of Living organisers for the uninformed extravagance of the World Cultural Festival on Yamuna floodplain near Delhi. The trial concluded with a green signal to the event on March 11-13, and slapped a fine of Rs 5 crore.

On the other hand, the liquor baron Vijay Mallya, under pressure from banks to repay around Rs 7,000 crore of debt owed by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was reportedly out of the country already, in spite of a look out notice issued against him.

There was an outrage against the violation of environmental norms by the Art of Living event organisers as well as how Mallya could fly outside the country when all the exit points had been warned to stop him from leaving since October.

The stories took the social media by storm. Here are some of the noteworthy comments on Facebook and Twitter:

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also took to commented on Twitter. (You may need to refer to the Swami glossary for this one.)

Cartoonist Manjool also got his strokes right on this one:

And Twitter was full of popular references, like this one:

Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, also a BJP MP from Gujarat where sale of liquor is banned, also commented on the ‘good times’:

Some on Facebook posted these:

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