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Not too happy with webinars, Anand Mahindra shares 'Mughal-E-Azam' meme, coins a new term 'Webinarcoma'

Lately, the Mahindra Group boss is playing the word game on Twitter.

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Last Updated: Jun 05, 2020, 02.36 PM IST
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These days, the use of the word 'webinar' is causing a serious complex for Anand Mahindra, it seems.

To help him deal with webinar blues, the Mahindra Group Chairman's friends have been sharing a 'Mughal-e-Azam'-themed meme from the 1960 film. Last week, the top boss posted the meme on Twitter which shows the emperor's son, Salim (played by Dilip Kumar), holding Anarkali's hand (played by Madhubala) as she laid on the ground. The caption said, ' Utho Anarkali, webinar khatam hua', translating to "Get up Anarkali, the webinar is done".

Adding a humorous twist to his tweet, the 67-year-old businessman said that it could be a new medical condition called a 'Webinarcoma'.


Recently, Mahindra also expressed some level of exasperation with the word 'webinar'. He mentioned that any further ‘webinar’ invitations will cause him a 'serious meltdown'. He asked his 7.8 million followers if there was a way to file a petition for banishing this word from the dictionary despite it being a recent entrant.


Soon after his tweet, fans started sharing alternative names for ‘webinar’. Quoting a user's suggestion of calling them 'diginar', the billionaire said that his family has also been trying to alleviate his annoyance at the word by suggesting more customised labels. Adding a humourous twist to his tweet, he wrote, "... a webinar organised by a gentleman from Chennai would be a ‘Webinarayan’. A webinar by a guru would be a ‘Swaminar’."


Keeping the current Covid-19 situation as the theme, another user said that 'webinar is as infectious as corona these days', the top boss said that there was no vaccine in sight for the same.


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