Infosys co-founder Sudha Murthy is once again being trolled on Twitter for her choice of words in a recent interview. In an episode of Khaane Mein Kaun Hai, the billionaire shared her taste in food and also revealed that she always carries her food when travelling and even certain cookware, because she's "pure vegetarian" and is afraid that utensils used for non-vegetarian food will be used to serve her vegetarian food.
However, Twitter has not been as enthusiastic about her response as she is about her "pure veg" food preferences. Sudha Murthy was trending on July 26 and users were busy sharing their opinion about the billionaire's response.
Sudha Murthy is so pure vegetarian that she doesn't use any Fossil fuels .— Mahua/ মহুয়া (@mahuadey20) July 26, 2023
She rides on Bullock cart and cooks food using Cow dung cakes 😌
Perversely I like the idea of Sudha Murthy carrying her little pressure cooker and pure veg readymade poha packet and maybe a battery run induction cooker to a fancy eaterie somewhere in the world and cooking her own dinner with her own spoons...— ranjona banerji 🇮🇳 (@ranjona) July 25, 2023
But memes aside, Twitter also discussed the caste implications of Sudha Murthy's words.
Hygiene? We all use a used spoon many times even if we do best to avoid. Going to luxury restaurants with own plate and spoon? Or going to someone home with plate and thali or maybe in a party?— RealityReplica (@RealityReplica) July 26, 2023
However, there were some who came to defend Sudha Murthy, saying that she's free to act according to her food preferences and shouldn't be mocked for carrying her own food or utensils.
I think her concern is valid, by spoon she means a serving ladle. If a ladle is doing dips in both veg and non veg curries and she isn't comfortable that's not casteist, that's just having a choice.— Varsha (@nvvarsha) July 26, 2023
I'm not physically stopping sudha murthy from doing what she wants. When a billionaire with influence says regressive things, ppl also have a right to counter. You carrying your own food bec of food being expensive isn't same as food puritanism— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) July 26, 2023
Sudha Murthy isn't new to being trolled online. The last time she was mocked for her words was when a seemingly PR story about her 'simplicity' and 'humbleness' despite being a billionaire was doing the rounds.