Hey troll armies! Here’s how you should go about making memes on Priyanka Gandhi

Please follow this list most diligently since we are the end consumers of your memes and WhatsApp (mis)information campaigns. And this is what we want to know about the new Gandhi on the block!

 |  4-minute read |   25-01-2019
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So, elections are approaching — and our troll armies on all sides are getting busy, like food trucks and pushcarts prepare for a buzzy evening by the road, to sell piping hot fast-food, full of colours and flavours to titillate the barely three inch organ in our bodies — don’t let your dirty mind wander! I am referring to the humble tongue.

pti_012519105744.jpgThe trolls should try and get us some truly interesting information on Priyanka Gandhi. (Source: PTI)

Jokes apart, here’s the fact. Their job is so interesting. They spend real hours trying to dig up some information, or some misinformation, that can lead to creating a meme, effectively maligning the target.

This whole game is based on first strike advantage.

This is the ‘image building’ exercise they do with all seriousness.

For a change, the Congress party has played a ‘child card’, I mean, a ‘wild card’ into the family (literally) of the party. Priyanka Gandhi has been inducted (really? was she out ever?) into the league of party chiefs. Hardly very surprising, except maybe for wondering ‘why so late!’

priyanka-690_012519105637.jpgDig up information on where Priyanka Gandhi buys her gorgeous saris from! (Source: PTI)

Soon, a sea of memes and misinformation about her is to be unleashed (and even sooner, done to death) and the whole exercise is going to get quite too interesting as the days to the polls close in.

Since we believe trolls are paid experts who take their job seriously, some of us have a sincere request. Please do some solid groundwork on this lady who has been a shadow politician for way too long!

High time we know about her personal details.

Here is a small list of things the trolls can let us know about — and please follow this list diligently since we are the end consumers of your memes and WhatsApp (mis)information campaigns. Remember, customer is always king!

daugh_012519110949.jpgPriyanka with her daughter Maraya. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/@PriyankaGandhi.in)

a) First things first. Tell us know more about Priyanka's sartorial possessions. Where does she pick up her cottons from? We mean her saris! Yesss!

The source of those amazing handloom saris that could cost a kidney and maybe an eye must be revealed!

Also, tell us who drapes them on her, making her look like a walking dream?! Do provide price tags (you can exaggerate here, say this sari costs enough to feed a family of 16 farmers for nine months or some such ) — and also, please, give us names of the outlets and website links.

You see, you’d be helping e-commerce in the country and the humble sari industry will benefit. This is a true desh bhakt’s job — and your bosses will reward you richly for this.

b) Show us those hi-funda tailors who stitch her blouses. Verrryyy important!

blous-690_012519110131.jpgCan the trolls please find out who is the tailor who stitches Priyanka Gandhi's blouses? (Source: PTI)

Why so?

You can always claim the budget for her blouse-stitching could buy an education for two children in a lower-middle class family for their lifetime or some such thing. But, tell us all the same. Because we think trolls really don’t understand the significance of a well-fitting blouse that does not make the skin underneath itch. That’s most important.

c) Please pay attention to this. Bags and footwear are a must on your meme list.

If you do not know the brands, run them through Google before creating memes. We don’t want to be buying first copy or wrong brands while trying a bit to be Priyanka-esque ourselves. Serious issue this!

bag-690_012519110502.jpgIn the Bag: Just where does Priyanka Gandhi buy her smart accessories from? (Source: AP)

d) The other equally important thing on the list — give us details about her workout regime, yoga schedule, et al along with the diet chart. Would be good to know her gurus, trainers and dieticians. Details of her protein drinks and shakes — and even her cheat diet — are an absolute must.

After all, she is among the very few politicians in Delhi who are healthy, lean and lithe enough to walk around to campaign (despite being a 'blue blood'). Yeah, yeah… you can always put a picture of impoverished faces alongside, just to add to the guilt value.   

c) Tell us about her spas, facial treatments (of course they’d cost a bomb) and whatever heavenly stuff she uses on her skin. Her collection of sun glasses would be good to have a dekko at too. Do get someone to get pictures.

d) Since you will most certainly dig out or morph her collection of western clothes, tell us where the elegant lady shops for them. If it is abroad, please mention the brands so that we can wait for Amazon and eBay sales — see, you can even get e-commerce sites to insert ads while you make these memes and WhatsApp messages!

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western-690_012519105913.jpgTell us what brands Priyanka Gandhi likes when it comes to western wear. (And skin care).  (Source: AP)

e) Please use high resolution images only in your muck fest so that our Chandni Chowk desi talents can immediately make copies and sell them with ‘Priyanka tops’ and ‘Priyanka zeens’, etc., to suit our humble pockets. Who knows, you’d probably be reviving the economy with customers rushing to buy new ‘feshion’ to imitate the granddaughter of former PM Indira Gandhi.

d) Her go-to pubs, fav drinks, perfumes and all other inane fav things. This trivia won’t hurt anyone!

We could add much more to this list, but at least do this for starters and keep those memes coming.

Let the war begin!

Also read: A blockbuster brews: Did Priyanka Gandhi join politics after Amitabh Bachchan’s blessings?

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Preethi Nagaraj Preethi Nagaraj @worddissent

The author is an independent journalist, political analyst and theatre person deeply interested in dramas on-and-off stage.

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