year of fear

India has had a long history of public panic. A new panic seizes the public imagination every few years.(Mohit Suneja/HT)

Braid chopping, Blue Whale, Momo Challenge: What lay behind a year of fear and panic

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Poonam, Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 07:46 AM IST
Mass hysteria breaks out in India every few years and is increasingly being fuelled by paranoia about the internet. But what lies behind the panic and fear and how can we combat it?
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