Afternoon Roar – @Chetan_Bhagat – Twitter’s latest love child

Move over Mr. Tharoor, Twitter’s latest love child is Chetan Bhagat. #chetanblocks picked up great velocity and is now a trending topic on the micro blogging site. I will block you Bhagat just got another follower – me. Wanted to experience the fuzz first hand. Bhagat has 28,772 followers on Twitter.

The war in 140 characters – (taken from Hindustan Times online – Tweet Wars)

@Chetan_Bhagat – Almost anyone who is reading my pirated books can afford the original. It hurts me a lot personally. Just sharing. Piracy kills publishers, esp domestic literature. Gives incentive writers to move westwards. Don’t do it if you care for Indian creativity. At a broader level, a society that doesn’t respect intellectual property never excels at innovation. See what kind of India u want.

@flyyoufools commented: Tying everything to India’s progress today, aren’t we?

@Chetan_Bhagat: Well it is tied to progress. Close ur eyes to it if u want to.

@flyyoufools: In a bad mood today, aren’t we? Let me guess: Royalty check came in?

@Chetan_Bhagat: Buddy, one more smart one and u r blocked. ok?

Tweeter Jojo Philip: Don’t blame the consumer. If he/she gets the product at a fifth of its cost, they have every right to pick it up.

@Chetan_Bhagat: If i can access your bank account, i have the right to steal from it?

Tweeter Jojo Philip: Piracy happens only when there is huge gap between d market cost & buying it otherwise. Greedy publishers plz note. There is a nexus between cops, illegal printers & publishers who r responsible for piracy. Attack d system, not the consumer.

@Chetan_Bhagat: nobody is greedy. if u cant afford it, dont buy it. do u steal cars if u cant afford them?

Tweeter Jojo Philip: No, i don’t steal cars, but if someone was offering me one for Rs 1000, i wud buy it. Blame the guy who is offering me this. as a consumer i have done no wrong. I have paid the guy on the street corner my hard earned Rs 100 & i did not steal it from him.

@Chetan_Bhagat: U have. ask a lawyer. And one more defense of illegal stuff and will block u. ok?

I did expect a tad bit more of sensibility from Chetan Bhagat – ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history.’ per the NY Times.

  1. Nice article.. I guess Chetan Bhagat did not get the amount he was hoping for .. ch ch ch missed on buying that Car he was mentioning. I was in mumbai on october and I must say I also did it baught the book for 150Rs the one written by Mr Jaswant singh on Jinnah. Dont know if i did wrong .. But at stores it was 4 -5 times more i think..

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