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Odd-Even formula and the epic tale of fake viral photos

Trinaa Prasad | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 3:57 IST

Trolling is an art. And an art that India seems to be working overtime to master.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's much publicised Odd-Even formula came into effect in the national capital on the first day of New Year 2016. And with it, came the additional baggage of the overly-touchy trolls.

On Monday, 4 January, a leading Hindi TV channel tweeted out an old image of Delhi's Sparta zone, Rajiv Chowk. It was an image taken by Hindustan Times during the maddening 2014 Diwali rush.

Once HT realised that their image had gone viral one year, two months after it was taken, they put up a clarification and asked the TV channel for a retraction.

But by then, the internet had already blown its mind, with memes, jokes and hashtags coming faster than the rest of the world could handle.

Thanks to their dedication, hard work and Photoshopping skills, the internet found the long-lost Ramesh-Suresh, PM Modi mid-Yoga, rock concerts, and many more glorious memes bang in the middle of Rajiv Chowk.

And you thought it was just another metro station in Delhi.

Arrey Ramesh! Suresh!

If you cannot walk, skateboard

This one thinks queues can turn people into sadhus

Such funny. Much lol.

Because the queuing up can be romantic too.

That awkward moment when you're trying to LOL, but it just won't come.

Lone sensible shark.

Don't you all want to see the blue skies again? Let's give this a chance, shall we?

First published: 5 January 2016, 2:30 IST
 
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