Tripura CM Claims Satellites, Internet Existed During Mahabharata. Twitter Says, “Sure, LOL!”

Social reformer Havelock Ellis has said, “Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.” TBH, I couldn’t agree more. Remember when geniuses proclaiming that the Earth is round and not flat were mocked? Who’s looking stupid now, eh?

And that’s why, I urge you, to very calmly listen to what comes next. Because even though it may sound crazy to you right now, it could be the biggest revelation in the future. Have faith.

Tripura’s newly elected Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has a mindblowing theory for you, on this beautiful morning of World Heritage Day. According to him, satellites and the Internet have existed since the times of the Mahabharata.

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What’s even more amazing is that he chose to make this statement while speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala.

Kaafi perfect timing, no?

To elaborate, the Tripura CM confidently put forth his belief that the Internet was a legit thing lakhs of years ago, during the Mahabharata

Apparently,  Sanjaya (the charioteer of King Dhritarashtra) used this technology to narrate a detailed account of the Kurukshetra battle to his King! A few more things were said, which I suggest you hear for yourself….

Let’s delve a little deeper into the place where this theory could’ve originated from, shall we? There have been such theories floating around forever that India was a very technologically advanced kingdom. Our Vedas and Puranas are said to hold the key to hitherto undiscovered inventions. There’s even a theory that the Brahmastra weapon was actually a modern day nuclear bomb.

But hey, here’s a thought: While taking pride in our mythology and our heritage is encouraged, blind unscientific belief is not.

So what do you think happened next?

And thy will be done!

Twitter was quite savage, if I may say so, in mocking the Tripura CM’s statements, coming up with their own interesting theories about what else, apart from the internet, could’ve existed during Mahabharata!

I like the idea of the Kurukshetra war being fought on social media with Pandavas and Kauravas having trolls armies instead of the usual cavalries!

1. Read. Laugh. Cry. Repeat.

2. Make it good, Sanjaya!

The funniest though were the Alternative Facts: Mahabharata Edition that the Tweeple seemed to have a fun timing fabricating!

I assure you, you’ll have a laugh riot reading them too!

1. So, you’re saying the mantra that she used to summon the Sun God was actually a url?

2. OMG! Never looked at it this way!

3. Someone even managed to write a couple of plot lines for a futuristic Mahabharata!

4. Internet or no internet, times then or times now, some things never change, do they?

5. iPhones would’ve had a ‘Find My Cousin’ app that Duryodhan would’ve used to track the Pandavas down!

6. Seems legit!

7. The difficult sacrifices the Pandavas would’ve had to make!

8. Kurukshetra = The real Indian Premier League!

But then again, genius is always misunderstood for insanity. Which is why the Tripura CM and the rest of us Indians can still have hope.