Ande Ka Funda: Why ‘Tinde’ will never beat the humble ‘Egg’ that's rocking Instagram

DailyBiteJan 15, 2019 | 15:40

Ande Ka Funda: Why ‘Tinde’ will never beat the humble ‘Egg’ that's rocking Instagram

We can’t believe we’re about to say this, but Chetan Bhagat just commented on something recently, and he is — wait for it — right.

Nahiiiinnnn.... yeh sunne se pehle main marr kyun nahin gayi?

Alright. Now that that outburst is out, let’s get started.

Fearless writer Chetan Bhagat, who fearlessly continues to contribute to the world’s growing problem of junk-lit, recently Instagrammed a picture of the humble ‘Tinda’ pledging to beat the egg that’s taken over social media.

kylie_011519014940.jpgWhen Stormi took social media by storm. (Source: Instagram screengrab)

For the uninitiated (and/or/both vegetarians) an egg — a regular, brown egg — just broke the record of the ‘most liked’ post on Instagram, with over 38 million likes (and counting).

The humble egg beat — geddit? beat? — Kylie Jenner’s post about the birth of her daughter Stormi Webster, shared on February 6, 2018, which has garnered over 18 million likes as of now.

Yes. It’s that easy. If Sharmaji ka beta was not enough to crush your confidence academically, you now have to compete with an egg!

How do you beat that? (Oops, I did it again. It’s an egg-idemic!)

egg_011519013855.jpgThe egg that broke the Internet. (Source: Instagram screengrab)

So, as the world decodes the ande ka funda — something Bollywood recognised and addressed years ago — how is Chetan Bhagat contributing to the egg-citement?

Well, he’s contributing by giving the frenzied world of social media something else to go crazy about — Tinde.

‘Cuz if there’s one thing we Indians are truly sentimentally attached to, its Tinde. Naturally, then, it’s not wrong for Chetan to believe that we Indians can stand together and dethrone the egg.

tinde_011519013834.jpgAnd the con-TINDE-r! (Source: Instagram screengrab)

But here’s why it won’t work.

Agreed that we are emotionally attached to Tinde, but none of those emotions is positive. There’s nothing more commonplace, boring and plain pointless as the subzi called Tinde. If it’s month-end and you have eggs in the fridge, you are sorted — from Eggs Benedict to a plain ol’ omelette, the possibilities are endless.

But imagine coming home to a serving bowl full of tinde! Oh the horror, the horror!

It is at times like these that the angels of Zomato and Swiggy come to your rescue!

Now, not that we’ve always managed to escape the tinde attack. They have, surreptitiously, made it to our lunch boxes. But we are not going to let it filter into the sepia-hued world of Instagram — that place is what dreams are made of. Not nightmares!

We don’t even know what’s worse — the taste of tinde (or the lack of it) or the fact that it sounds similar to two unrelated but intriguing things prevalent in our stream of consciousness — Tundey and Tinder.

You are neither, you understand us, Tinde?

You can never be!

But the one good thing — and we mean strictly one good thing — that’s come off Tinde is the information that Chetan Bhagat likes Tinde, at least enough to post about it on Instagram.

Shame! Shame! Shame!

Not that we needed another reason to studiously avoid Mr Bhagat, but, we're still glad that this side to Chetan was revealed soon enough. 

Our hate-hate relationship with Tinde still stands. 

We're going to order a sunnyside-up for us now. Toodles! 

Last updated: January 15, 2019 | 15:40
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