news Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 05:30

As rescuers and ordinary people fought to save their loved ones and strangers from the rubble in Nepal and elsewhere, twitterati fought to bring sanity back into the tweetosphere’s discussion on the tragedy.

It is unclear when the #SoulVultures trend started, but it continued for a while on Sunday morning. People objected to some twitter users “praying (preying)” for the victims of the tragedy for evangelical purposes. It may have started out with followers of Jesus, 


but soon became a three-way slugfest involving Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, with followers of all three faiths arguing about which gods / their followers was best suited to save Nepalis (and others including Indians)

Amidst such messages many twitter users tried to keep the attention focused on the tragedy, and its non-discrimination in terms of its victims, while underscoring that the earthquake affected needed tangible help more than prayers.


Often in humour lies profound clarity. As Twitter parody account of Salman Rushdie tweeted: