Anand Mahindra slams BBC anchor for remarks on Poverty in India

Chandrayaan-3 Anand Mahindra slams British anchor on remarks India's poverty…
Recently, Anand Mahindra slammed a British anchor on remarks on India's poverty. He has shared the same through his official social media handle X (formally Twitter).

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mission of Chandrayaan-3 robotic has successfully touched down on the moon near its south pole.

Recently, Anand Mahindra slammed a British anchor for his remarks on India’s poverty. He has shared the same through his official social media handle X (formally Twitter).

The post read, “Really?? The truth is that, in large part, our poverty was a result of decades of colonial rule which systematically plundered the wealth of an entire subcontinent. Yet the most valuable possession we were robbed of was not the Kohinoor Diamond but our pride & belief in our own capabilities.”

“Because the goal of colonization—its most insidious impact—is to convince its victims of their inferiority. This is why investing in BOTH toilets AND space exploration is not a contradiction. Sir, what going to the moon does for us is that it helps restore our pride & self-confidence”, the post added.

“It creates belief in progress through science. It gives us the aspiration to lift ourselves out of poverty. The greatest poverty is the poverty of aspiration…”, the post concluded.

The anchor could be heard saying, “You know I’m going to have to ask you because some people are thinking about this. India, a country that lacks a lot of infrastructure, a country that has a lot of poverty. I think more than 700 million Indians don’t have access to a toilet. Really, Really, should they really be spending this sort of money on a space programme.”

SpaceX founder and the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, also congratulated India on its success.

On the other hand, Sundar Pichai posted on X (formerly known as Twitter), “What an incredible moment! Congratulations to @isro for the successful landing of #Chandrayaan3 on the moon this morning. Today India became the first country to successfully achieve a soft landing on the southern polar region of the moon.”

“My congratulations to @isro on the moon landing of the Chandrayaan-3. What an exciting moment for India – and the future of space exploration,” Satya Nadella the Microsoft boss wrote on X.


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