The country’s Economist Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics last week. With this, Banerjee also became the 6th Bengali to have brought the coveted prize home and the people from his community were proud to say the least.pride after Indian-American
As soon as the announcement was made, Bengalis startedA Twitter user, Aparna, listed the iconic awards and songs Bengalis have given to India.
Her tweet was addressed to ‘Dhokla Eaters’ and clearly mentioned that ‘fish, beef and pork eaters’ are superior. This somehow triggered a virtual competition of ‘who’s better’ on desi Twitter!
We gave you:
1 Oscar for Lifetime Achievement
We eat fish and motton. Beef and pork.
Keep your Dhokla, Khandvi & thepla away from us.
— Aparna (@chhuti_is) October 15, 2019
And a thread of absurd, yet hilarious logic and memes kicked off with people from both communities debating what’s better – Dhokla or Fish!
Those who are making fun of Dhokla, they should also know that 4 of 5 richest Indians are Gujaratis.
— Prakruti (प्रकृति) (@PrakrutiTweets) October 15, 2019
Okay, so one side is saying Dhokla has given us great leaders & businessmen.
Other side is saying Fish has given great scientists & intellectuals.
I have only thing to say –
Dosa has given us Rajinikanth.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 15, 2019
It’s bong vs Gujarati on my TL, and I like mishti doi, chamcham and Dhokla and Thepla too ..
— Exsecular 2.0 🇮🇳 (@ExSecular) October 15, 2019
I love Indian Twitter. A Nobel Prize for Economics has become a battle between vegetarians and non vegetarians. Sadly, there is no Nobel Prize for idiocy. Now go eat a dhokla or a dimsum – neither will give you a brain. It is not in their job description.
— Naomi Datta (@nowme_datta) October 15, 2019
— Jerseyno.7 🇮🇳 (@DJVIRAS07) October 15, 2019
Meanwhile all the non Gujarati Dhokla lovers😶 pic.twitter.com/FtL7pS6fN6
— Hungrito (@hungrito) October 15, 2019
Bong @ 3%
Gujjus @ 9%
3 times more… CLEAR winner #dhokla
— ARV (@v_ashutosh) October 15, 2019
Yess We Are Dhokla Eaters ..😎 pic.twitter.com/rBOBidXEBZ
— 🦁 (@gujarati__) October 15, 2019
Apparently, chole bhature was also dragged in.
A Chhole Bhature lover watching a heated debate between Dhokla lover and Fish lover.. pic.twitter.com/NXlGSqcYTC
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) October 15, 2019
Fight is going on Between Dhokla and Beef Steaks
*Chole – kulcha enters
**Dhokla & Beef Steaks to him – pic.twitter.com/Z4FAEmX6sP
— 💮AaYaT💮 (@Dhakad_Chhori) October 15, 2019
Apart from fun, people also came forward to school the woman for spreading hatred on regional grounds.
Eat whatever you want, but please don't hate your fellow Indians!
— ⵢⴷⵍⵎⴼⵇⲦ Ɒⵏⳓⴼⵇ (@sanchetd) October 15, 2019