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Who's on India's Walk of Shame?

August 27, 2020 08:15 IST
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If California in the United States has the 'Walk of Fame', then Mumbai -- the home of Bollywood -- has a brand new 'Walk of Shame'.

While the 'Walk of Fame' is sign of honour for celebrities, the 'Walk of Shame' as you can imagine from the name, is used to shame certain people, preferably from India.


Indian street artist, who goes by the name Tyler is behind this novel concept. Republic TV journalist Arnab Goswami found his name as part of this project. Photograph: @tylerstreetart/Instagram


According to Tyler, the idea behind this initiative is to connect people, 'by calling out the shameless public figures in the most non-violent way'. Photograph: @tylerstreetart/Instagram


Actor Kangana Ranaut also finds her name in the 'elite club'. Tyler says that the aim is to have a list of 25 such 'most shameless' people and create a 500-metre long Walk of Shame. Ranaut, the self-pronounced leader of the fight against nepotism has recently been quite vocal, dismissing depression as a real problem among other things. Photograph: @tylerstreetart/Instagram


Sudhir Chaudhary, the editor-in-chief of Zee News, is the third person to be honoured on the 'Walk of Shame'. The TV journalist has been accused of lying and spreading hate in the past. Photograph: @tylerstreetart/Instagram


On this Indepence Day (August 15), the street artist had announced the launch of the 'Walk of Shame'. Tyler said the idea for such public shaming came to him around four years ago. Explaining the need for such a project, he explained on his Instagram handle, "These public figures were well-liked and celebrated for their work. We have looked up to them, supported them, and even believed in them to do the right thing. However, they have become mouthpieces for political parties and have been instrumental in spreading propaganda that causes widespread destruction, violence and stupidity". Photograph: @tylerstreetart/Instagram


The post termed the exercise as a "public led initiative" that is "purely in the interest of the people." Photograph: @tylerstreetart/Instagram


Guess we will have to wait and see who wins. Photograph: @tylerstreetart/Instagram

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