As I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed as I usually do, I spotted something unusual indeed accompanying the picture of a marshmallow based embodiment of a human offspring. The name of the page was Pictures of Taimur Ali Khan To Distract You From Real Issues, and I was hooked.
The Indian press and media’s most recent obsession with Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s kid, future Karan Johar launch project the obviously cute Taimur Ali Khan has been a persistent pet peeve for many of us. Well, instead of the way we usually just roll our eyes, one Facebook page is venting it out through satire on, Pictures of Taimur Ali Khan To Distract You From Real Issues.
Since news outlets are busy drooling over Taimur, we had to create this page to tell you guys about what's going on in our country.
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few years, you may have noticed that journalism in India has been going through an ebb. The cleavage-spotting, propaganda dispensing, political faction choosing, screaming and debating, left/right leaning media that has severely digressed from the neutral reporting that they are supposed to do.
Social Ketchup reached out to the Admin of the Facebook page, Pictures of Taimur Ali Khan To Distract You From Real Issues for a comment, and they had this to say,
Have this picture of Taimur Khan to distract you from the fact that two state governments filed a plea in the Supreme…
Well, the people or person behind Pictures of Taimur Ali Khan To Distract You From Real Issues appear to have had enough with tabloids and news channels shoving Bollywood kids in our faces and is using social media to make us all chuckle.
The Admin further added, “So I decided to satirise the way our news organisations work and what better to way to get people reading than by these cute images.”
This hilarious passive aggressive statement has only just begun, and I have high hopes that this page, although might eventually fade out, but will accomplish bigger things. If things continue to unfold in our great country as they have, and Taimur Ali Khan continues to be a human marshmallow, well, there is scope for some excellent satire.
Taimur will distract you from the fact that India's Junior Education minister said that Darwin's theory of evolution isn…
I do have to agree that the name is quite a mouthful but that hasn’t stopped the page from achieving a slow and steady snowballing effect.
Check out some more of their posts below,
Taimur is here to distract you from the fact that UIDAI has lodged an FIR against a journalist for proving that their database is easily accessible for 500 Rupees.
This cute picture of Taimur combing his hair completely overshadows the fact that our honorable Prime Minister has had…
Start your day with Taimur and ignore the fact that petrol prices today hit the highest level since the BJP government came to power in 2014.
India has quietly downscaled its rooftop solar power target and dealt a huge blow to its renewable energy program. But fuck Global Warming when Taimur makes our world so much cooler.
With 11 journalists killed in 2017, India goes further down on International press freedom ranking. But screw that. Baby Taimur looks enchanted by that glowing glass.
Why worry about the fact that 62% young women in country use cloth for menstrual protection when you can get mesmerised by Taimur and his charming eyes.
Taimur doesn't care if India's richest 1% cornered 73% of wealth generated last year. He's busy being cute.
Mob attacks three at a Pune wedding for opposing 'Virginity Tests' on brides while Taimur manages to be super cute in his gangsta look.
The Page currently sits at roughly a 1000 Likes, but given the content they have to offer, I wouldn’t be surprised if that number balloons upto a few thousands by the end of this week.