Is there proof of Karma? by @Iam_RajAbhishek
Answer by Raj Abhishek:
Dear New York Times, Karma is bit*h isn’t it?
Two years ago, when India launched the Mangalyaan into space. The whole world applauded India for its great achievement. The feat India achieved was on the lowest budgets to date and one of the most ambitious projects that ISRO had undertaken. After the worldwide appreciation of India’s successful Mars orbiter mission, The New York Times cocked a snook at the Mangalyaan spacecraft by publishing a cartoon that showed a turban-wearing man with a cow knocking at the door of the “Elite Space Club”.
The cartoon was criticized for being extremely offensive, so much so, that the publication had to issue a public apology.
The New York Times
“A large number of readers have complained about a recent editorial cartoon in The International New York Times, about India's foray into space exploration. The intent of the cartoonist, Heng Kim Song, was to highlight how space exploration is no longer the exclusive domain of rich, Western countries. Mr. Heng, who is based in Singapore, uses images and text – often in a provocative way – to make observations about international affairs. We apologize to readers who were offended by the choice of images in this cartoon. Mr. Heng was in no way trying to impugn India, its government or its citizens. We appreciate that readers have shared their feedback, which we welcome. — Andrew Rosenthal, Editorial Page Editor”
But the cartoon has not gone away from the memory. After ISRO created another record. 104 satellites were sent off into space on one rocket, in one go. The laudable feat was celebrated by TOI in a scathing cartoon that is a befitting reply to NYT. Where the earlier cartoon represented India as an impoverished man followed by a cow knocking at the door of 'Elite Space Club'. The TOI version shows various countries knocking at the door, whereas the Indian man and the cow sit inside the 'Elite Space Club’
The Cartoon has once again come back to haunt them.
So dear NYT, here is some reply!
Now, how does that feel?
Source: Indiatimes, Times of India, Scoopwhoop and Google