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‘Sun chants Om’: Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi trolled for tweeting fake video

Screenshot from a video tweeted by Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi. Photo: Twitter/@thekiranbedi

Screenshot from a video tweeted by Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi. Photo: Twitter/@thekiranbedi  

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Even if it is fake, it is worth listening to, Ms. Bedi says.

Not for the first time, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi was trolled on Twitter for her comments. This time, Ms. Bedi, a popular figure on Twitter with more than 11 million followers, shared a doctored clip that claimed: “NASA recorded sound of sun —— Sun chants Om.”

Twitter users, who lost no time debunking the video as fake, had a field day with all sorts of hilarious memes and comments.

 

Soon after her tweet, the former IPS officer was trolled for posting a fake video. “It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform,” tweeted a user.

“Is this actually what the Lt Governor of a UT believes in????. As a role model need to be careful what is tweeted!!!,” said another user.

A clipping from the movie Koi Mil Gaya in which Hrithik Roshan is shown communicating with aliens using peculiar sounds, was used to poke fun at her tweet. The post got 9.7K retweets and 31.4K likes, and as many as 1 million views as of 10.20 p.m. IST on January 4.

As the video went viral, several people posted the original video by NASA which said the Sun was not silent.

To queries from the media in Puducherry on her being trolled, Ms. Bedi in a WhatsApp message said: “Even if it is fake it’s worth listening to. It’s good and soothing. It’s enriching to the inner being. It relaxes you and enhances. Listen to it even if it is fake. It is rich in impact. Which is why without commenting on it I wanted the richness of the vibrations for larger sharing.”

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Printable version | Jan 19, 2020 4:17:54 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/sun-chants-om-twitterati-make-fun-of-puducherry-lt-governor-kiran-bedi/article30479184.ece

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