It was year 2013 AD. It was the century where Indians stopped charming the snakes and started charming the mouse. The nation of mouse charmers was on the verge of becoming a super power. But the corrupt politicians were not letting it become one.
The mouse charming Indians thought: the only solution for this plague is the Prime Minister of Twitter. He is the same guy who declared that “India is no longer a country of snake charmers. Its a country of mouse charmers” and hence he became famous. His name was Marendra Nodi. Mr Nodi was very popular on Twitter for his alleged role in communal riots, extra-judicial killings, authoritarian and polarizing nature and for his lies.
India was gearing up for a general elections. The principal opposition party was mulling the decision to declare the next Prime Minister of India. While all this was going on, Marendra Nodi was going from one college to another to deliver inspiring speeches and secure his position as the next PM candidate.
One such meeting was scheduled in the city of Deccan. Marendra Nodi boarded one of his favorite Boeings that ferried 15000 people in one single day. (He loves this Boeing for getting him the title “Rambo”).
While Mr Nodi was on his way to the city, his followers came up with a unique idea. They declared that their leader will be revealing his latest discovery and hence people have to pay Rs 5 each to hear him. The idea was so unique that all the mouse charmers started praising him on social media for coming up with such a great idea.
When Mr Nodi arrived at the Airport, his followers arranged for a car to ferry him from Airport to the college. While he was on his way to college, his car ran over a puppy and Marendra Nodi felt very bad about the death of Puppy.
Finally, he arrived at the college where all his followers and mouse charmers and few puppies were eagerly waiting for him to reveal his latest discovery.
Marendra Nodi started speaking. “Mitron, I am here today to tell you that the Sun rises in the West. But the ruling party is hiding this fact in their Burqas. We have to spread this message to nooks and corners of this country.”
The entire auditorium broke into applause. Then he said, “As long as we have this ruling party in power, they will never allow us to realize that the sun rises in West”.
All the Nodi-bhakts applauded their leader for coming up with such a brilliant discovery. He finished his speech and went back to his country of Gujarat in the same Boeing plane.
The media started sensationalizing the discovery. All the news channels were allotting the prime-time slots to debate whether “Sun rises in the West” or Mr Nodi was bluffing just like his previous discoveries.
And all the Nodi-bhakts were busy explaining “Nodiji is trying to point at the paradigm shift in the dynamics of the world. He didn’t mean to say that the sun rises in the west”.
Then one Nodi-bhakt by name Madhu Mausi claimed “Mr.Nodiji was referring to planet Venus. The polar axis of Venus is tilted to an angle of 178 degrees which means it is effectively upside down compared to Earth. As such it appears to rotate in the opposite direction. If it was possible to see the Sun from the surface of Venus, then you would see the Sun rise in the west and set in the east.”. This was a brilliant statement to justify Mr Nodi’s discovery. All the mouse-charmers retweeted her tweets and Kanchan Aunty used the same logic to defend Mr Nodi at prime-time.
The ruling party was pushed into a corner. They had to come on national media and explain how Mr.Nodi was making a fool out of himself. They sent Mr.Thashi Sharoor and Mr.Sanjay Maken to call Mr.Nodi a bluff. They explained how the PR agency APCO has fudged the facts and fooled the nation.
While all this was going on, the team of APCO was busy lobbying to change the school text books and update the facts that the sun rises in the west.
Mr.Nodi neither defended his discovery nor did he deny it.
Finally, the mouse-charmers started believing that the sun rises in the West and they happily lived ever after.