January 13, 2007

The Mahatma Gandhi-YouTube Controversy

Gandhi-The father of the nationEver since Google acquired YouTube , it has always been in the news , but for the wrong reasons. This time , an NRI named Gautham Prasad who by profession is a clown , Standup comedian and a Yoga teacher posted a video of Mahatma Gandhi(the Father of the Nation) doing pole dancing , stripping , dining with two beautiful women and also fighting.

This video was available on YouTube and also on his own website SkinnyIndian but by the time , I could see the video on YouTube , it had already been offloaded from the site.But I managed to get a look at the comments given for the video and believe me , by the comments I feel that the quality of the video would have been disgusting.

Apparently,it is not only this video,but many other videos like this one which states "GANDHI...A THREAT TO OUR FREEDOM".

Comments on Youtube video featuring Mahatma Gandhi

As per the reactions , some people including Tushar Gandhi,the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi has told to Mid-Day that he is tired of all such things and that action should be taken against Gautham Prasad.But being an NRI , Gautham Prasad cannot be given penalty under the Indian law and hence,it is upto the US government to take some action against him.

There are many other videos on YouTube , which are against Mahatma Gandhi and may be all of them would be offloaded after this controversy.
Also,imagine the amount of (UN)popularity he will gain from this particular controversy.The no of hits in his website and also his YouTube account would increase which would be in Gautham Prasad's favour!!He would also come on the front page of all the newspapers and also like me many bloggers would have covered this issue.

Now the question remains not only about videos but as I have posted in my earlier article , YouTube should try to monitor the user comments as well to stay away from such controversies!!!

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7 Comments:

At Jan 13, 2007, 3:47:00 PM , Anonymous Ashish Mohta said...

I am not a big supporter of gandhi, but this is really matter of shame.At least for the sake of nation we keep things.people commenting over there well what can i say shameless?

Good post.These people should know how to act.Anyways....I hope pople notice this post

 
At Jan 13, 2007, 4:12:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hi Ashish,
Thanks for your time.Yes,I definitely agree to this and yes it is a matter of shame.It is these NRI's that India gets such an image.

Yes,I also wish that people notice this post.

-Himanshu

 
At Jan 14, 2007, 12:32:00 AM , Anonymous Ajay Modi said...

Hi Himanshu,
What do u want to convey from this article i can't understand, Ur collection is good. I feel u should more concentarate on the NRI issue, What are they doing? It may be right in their minds, But being an Indian we can't digest it.
Thanks
Ajay Modi

 
At Jan 14, 2007, 12:45:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hi Ajay,
Through this article , i am just trying to convey this news since when I had could not find much information on the net regarding this issue.When i wrote this article,i had to do a lot of research :-) Well as you have said I had to concentrate on some issue and this in itself is an issue that some NRI is trying to pose a problem for India.

But,as I have told that It is finally upto the US government to take some action on him and also in India , the cyber laws are not so strict.

-Himanshu

 
At Jan 14, 2007, 4:58:00 PM , Anonymous Ajay Modi said...

Now there is statement from the Gauttan Prasad, Check it here..
http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/jan/14gandhi.htm
Thanks
Ajay

 
At Jan 15, 2007, 9:35:00 PM , Blogger Patrix said...

Why should the U.S.government take action against Prasad? He is protected by the free speech amendment as any righteous individual in a democratic society should.

I hope India isn't Taliban to decide what is and what isn't funny. Prasad wasn't funny but then he can be ignored but the Indian government is hell bent upon giving him free and cheap publicity. I bet he appreciates all the attention.

 
At Jan 15, 2007, 10:16:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hi Patrix,
He is getting publicity and that is what I have mentioned in my article as well.I do agree that the Indian government is hell and most of the politicians are corrupted.

Do watch out this blog for more information.

-Himanshu

 

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