Bhubaneswar: A goof up on microblogging site has the Twitterati wrangling over a painting of heritage village in Odisha’s Raghurajpur.
Bengal Tourism (@bengaltourism) posted a photograph of travel blogger and author Sharell Cook to promote Hilsa Festival in the neighbouring state inviting sharp reactions from the social media users.
The owner of the photograph was visibly upset over lifting of a copyrighted image by Bengal Tourism.
— Sharell Cook (@AboutIndia) September 14, 2017
The unverified Twitter handle was in for incessant bashing after it put up an explanation. Read below:
We had not stolen this image. We liked it so used it as we do tours to Odisha too & promoting the art of Raghurajpur to the world.
— Bengal Tourism (@bengaltourism) September 13, 2017
See how Twitterati reacted to it.
First you claimed Rasogolla is yours thn Gita Gobindo now you are eyeing on our Raghurajpur.Pls compensate the lady & Odisha @MamataOfficial
— Badal Satapathy 🇮🇳 (@Victor27941368) September 13, 2017
.@bengaltourism – You know what?
‘The Sweetest Part of…’ you won’t admit you made a mistake 😉
— Partha Ghosh (@heyyparth) September 13, 2017
Don’t be ridiculous, @bengaltourism. And don’t ruin the image of Bengal. Pls learn the basics of permission and copyright.
— Subir Ghosh (@subghosh) September 13, 2017
— Bebo Baba (@BibaswanDutta) September 14, 2017
1 word : Chor
— Arjun (@arjun726) September 14, 2017
— Prem Mohanty (@philipbkk) September 13, 2017
— JYOTSNADEVIMARDRAJ (@jyotsnadevi33) September 14, 2017
It was not all over. The online battering continued unabated.
Interestingly, the neighbouring state has pitted itself against Odisha on several issues. Syrupy sweetmeat Rasagola is one among them.
The Twitter account in question later clarified that it is a private company and isn’t involved in impersonating @TourismBengal, the official account.