In the last few days you must have found only comments from outraging Indians in your Facebook and Twitter feeds.Every review platform has been wrecked by Indians(Yes you guessed it right,it is the Evan Spiegel controversy!).It is nothing but an allegation by a former employee against Evan Spiegel(Somebody who has woken up from slumber) for a comment made by the CEO that he doesn’t want Snapchat to expand to poor countries like India and Spain(Though Snapchat denies it),in an internal meeting.Now whether such a comment was made or no and if it was,what context he spoke in is a secondary thing.
Firstly,we Indians speak about freedom of speech then why condemn somebody for it.Everybody has his or her own perspective(Today if we say America is poor,does it make a difference!).
It is very easy to trigger we Indians.We have an emotional reaction to every word that comes out of the mouth.This is what intolerance is and the result of which is riots taking place everywhere.
India’s per capita income is $5000.So,you cannot deny that India is poor and may be Snapchat’s business model isn’t suitable for Indian market .On the other hand the per capita income of Spain is six times that of India’s.So,there should have been a greater outrage there.But nothing of that sort happened.
It’s time we change the way we think because money doesn’t make you rich or poor,your thoughts do.And with such a response to such a thing,I being an Indian can say India is poor.We try aping the West in many ways, so why not ape their thought process too.That is where the real progress and richness lies.