Goodbye, apolitical corporations

The private airlines' heavy-handedness in the case of comedian Kunal Kamra raises discomfiting questions


Kanika Datta
Corporate India’s well-established aversion to engaging with controversy involving the ideology of the ruling regime — any ruling regime — is being tested in unexpected ways. These engagements are the direct result of this ruling dispensation’s ideological mobilisation of society. Three incidents in the recent past show that this process of profound political evangelism has had the unintended consequence of impacting relations between customers and service providers, forcing them to show their ideological colours (or not) 

First, in August last year one Amit Shukla from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh proudly tweeted that he had cancelled an order on food delivery app Zomato because they had allocated a non-Hindu delivery boy and had declined to change the rider or refund the customer for
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First Published: Feb 19 2020 | 9:02 PM IST

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