A group of Indian youth has taken to Twitter to express their displeasure with the lack of news in the country, while also venting about the lack and the lack-lustre of social media.
The group of students at the Central University of Technology (CUST) on Wednesday uploaded a series of tweets, mostly in Hindi, in an attempt to get the news on the social media platform.
The students, who belong to a class called “Diaspora,” are part of a group called the “Voidless Society” (VS) which aims to spread awareness about their Indian identity and the culture of their country.
A similar group of about 500 students is also working to bring more information to the Indian people through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
“This is the second time we have attempted to launch a news project like this in India and have failed,” said Vikas Kumar, an associate professor at CUST and the main author of the Twitter campaign.
“We tried to raise awareness about our country’s identity and culture through social networking, but so far we have failed.”
Vikas also criticised the lack on social platforms of Indian people who are not “diaspora Indians.”
“The Indian youth are mostly non-diasporic Indians.
The idea that they have to learn how to use Facebook and how to interact on Twitter is absurd.
This is not a case of a diaspora community learning how to live in a society, it is a society learning how a daspora community should live in the society,” he said.
The hashtag #diasphobia has been trending in India since Tuesday.
In a recent poll conducted by the Indian government’s media arm, the Centre for Research on Public Opinion, over a quarter of the respondents said they would be willing to switch their social media profiles from one Indian identity to another if they could not access their news on Twitter.
The government has been pushing for the use of Indian media in the media, with a recent proposal to require all newspapers to be published in the Indian language and the use and distribution of Hindi.
A separate survey released by the CUST in June suggested that around 70 per cent of Indian adults, or around 1.2 billion people, said they use social media to find out what’s going on in the world.
The survey, conducted by Ipsos-Mori for the Ministry of Information Technology (MIT), also found that an overwhelming majority of Indians — 78 per cent — said they are comfortable with the fact that their country has a media market and not just a market for entertainment.
“When we think about it, we have to understand that Indian culture is a media culture, not a consumer culture.
Indian culture has not changed and its a culture of media,” said Kumar.
On the other hand, the lack in social media has not stopped the “diverse and diverse” communities who have formed around the Indian diaspora from sharing their experiences and thoughts.
The VS group has also been active on social networking platforms like Instagram and Twitter in recent days.
Vikas Kumar said that the lack is due to the fact of the way Indian media outlets have been covering the Indian situation.
Some people have even made a derogatory comment about Indian people by saying that they are lazy, ignorant and not ready to be called Indian.
This is not because we are lazy.
We are not lazy.
This statement is because our Indian culture and our Indian language are not ready for such derogatory statements.
People from the VS group are not happy with the media outlets who are trying to make Indian culture, their culture, synonymous with India.
They say that their identity and their culture should be discussed in an objective way and that it should not be a subject for derogatory statements by the media.
Kumar said that, at the very least, they are calling out the media for their lack of journalistic standards.
He also suggested that the VS groups be invited to share their views on issues and ideas with media outlets to highlight their point of view.
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