A comedian heckles a “nationalist” news anchor—and riles the Indian government

Niharika Sharma
A comedian heckles a “nationalist” news anchor—and riles the Indian government

Yesterday (Jan. 28), standup comic Kunal Kamra tweeted a 1.51-minute video of him accosting Republic TV editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, during a Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight. Soon after the video went viral, the airline, through its Twitter account, said it has suspended Kamra from flying with it for six months. The Modi government, though, didn’t allow the matter to rest there.