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Like them or not, love them or not, but you simply can't ignore them!
Amidst a jarring political atmosphere in our country, with increasing intensity as each day breaks - post Uri attack followed by the surgical strikes by the Indian Army - Nobody have noticed that a new trend "Like them or not, love them or not, but you can't simply ignore them" is catching up the imagination of people in their subconscious mind.

It includes personalities from different types of works and occupations. The most significant characteristics of these personalities are they're often occult personas having a huge fan following, acutely controversial and mostly rein the media even with a slightest utterance.

For some, their statements, tweets etc within no time make headlines and break a storm. And some of them become part of the uproar and noise making process so that no one can ever be able to ignore them. Let's have a look at the names:

PM Narendra Modi :

Perhaps he was the first person who was officially labeled with this tag since his days of aspiration to lead the country, becoming the Prime minister of it. Remember, how much "controversy" had followed him and how much media backlash he had to bear. On one side, he was an occult image among the citizen, while the other side had a group of people for whom he was intolerable and unacceptable. After he became the Prime Minister of India, he maintained the same trend in India and extended it globally. You love him or hate him, like him or not, but he can't be simply ignored.

Rahul Gandhi:

If sycophancy will be tear-apart from the culture of Congress party, I'm sure no Congress worker/member would want him as their general secretary. With a habitual urge of adding his bitter bit and thanks to his unique ability to strike a note that is precisely wrong…he is definitely someone you like him or not, love him or not… you can't surely ignore him.

Arvind Kejriwal:

The least I say about him is better. You can say, I have a strong bias for him which I do. From being a "Questionnaire specialist, Mr. turn, shoot and scoot character to a "Proof Specialist", he has proved it time and again that there is no boundary to stooping. But reality is that he has his set of buyers of his gobbledygook utterance and followers. So, whether I love him or not, like him or not, I can't ignore him for sure.

Salman Khan:

Those who have watched Sultan and those who haven't (that includes me), in one of the scenes, Bhai looks deep into Anushka's eyes and says, "Madam Main Bada Rare Hoon…" that speaks it all. He is certainly a rare character with an exceptional luck factor protecting him from all dangers that he earns because of his own actions. His tweets/statements whether inebriated or not, but surely strikes the storm. Sultan ko sirf Sultan hara sakta hai… this dialogue from the film, holds true for Salman Khan, the actor and the man as well. Though other Khans are also not ignorable but Salman Khan surely tops the list. Indefensible in his own way, you love him or hate him…but no one can ignore him for sure.

Arnab Goswami-

Few months back, I had read a tweet by someone, "Till 2024, we have Modi, after that we have Arnab…" it's surely hilarious. However, it also reveals the fact that how a TV Anchor can catch the imagination of the people with his husky and aggressive reportage and debating ability on a TV news channel. Everyone knows that he doesn't allow his panelists to talk in his debate. He literally trolls them in the news hour. His peers (well a set of them) have deep abhorrence for him. But still he has touched a chord with common people. News Hour is the most watched English news program. So Arnab Goswami with his belligerent stand on the issues of national interest (be it Bharat Ke Tukde Tukde JNU episode, Kashmir issue or surgical strike…) against those who often find themselves at back foot defending an issue that amounts to "national interest", definitely wears the tag "Like him of not, love him or not, you can't simply ignore him".


Few years back no one had thought that there would be platform like Twitter that would be so effective shaping almost all the agenda of the today's world.Thanks to the imaginations of Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass who founded Twitter few years back - a miraculous online platform - that has actually empowered common people. Technology empowers people…I agree. You agree or not, Twitter has unleashed the power of people that was so far dormant. So, at present, one can't ignore Twitter or a Twitterati - whether you like them or not, love them or not.

There are other celebrities and people who are slowly catching up the trend. That may include, author Shobha De, Virendra Sehwag, author Chetan Bhagat and to some extent Kapil Sharma as well. However, I can't stop mentioning Smriti Irani, who had this tag till few months back while she was the HRD minister.

You love them or not, like them or not, but you simply can't ignore them for sure!

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