The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to stay at home as the government imposed lockdown in the country in order to keep a check on the virus transmission. The government ordered to close down the schools, colleges, cinema halls, gyms and all other places where mass gathering was possible.
While there were some who had nothing to do at home, several people had the option of working from home. Video-conferencing, online meetings, online trainings, webinars, etc. have become a part of the lives of those who are working from home.
However, the chairman of the Mahindra group, Anand Mahindra, does not seem to be much happy with webinar and wants this word to be banished from the dictionary despite the fact that it is quite new. Anand Mahindra received an invitation to attend a free webinar and all hells broke loose for him as he felt that he may have a serious meltdown.
This is what Anand Mahindra tweeted, “If I get one more invitation to a ‘webinar’ I might have a serious meltdown. Is it possible to petition for banishing this word from the dictionary even though it was a relatively recent entrant??”
If I get one more invitation to a ‘webinar’ I might have a serious meltdown. Is it possible to petition for banishing this word from the dictionary even though it was a relatively recent entrant?? pic.twitter.com/2iBQtqoUa6
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 28, 2020
Twitter users were quick to react on this and people came up with different names while some others poked fun at the situation. Here are some of the selected reactions:
Yes spamming | super spawning of unwanted species
— Karuna Gopal (@KarunaGopal1) May 28, 2020
— Pritesh Nahar (@Priteshmania) May 28, 2020
Misuse of the hour !
— Sougat Chakraborty (@sougat18) May 28, 2020
And you can always "दरकिनार "😁
— Dr prabhat agarwal (@inboxno420) May 28, 2020
Every time Important announcement At 8 pm is known as " MODINAR "
— sudarshan somani (@tio2dioxide) May 28, 2020
It is a WEB spun by COVID-19 …IN which we AR all stuck forever 😆
— Dr Charuhas (@charuhasmujumd1) May 28, 2020
You may want to add “New Normal” to this list!
— Ap Gupta (@apgp04) May 28, 2020
Webinar is as infectious as corona these days !
— PRATEEK (@prateekjo) May 28, 2020
Seriously sir. Infact now the fear of "webinar" is surpassing the fear of COVID. It will actually drive people comfortably switch back to offices.
— Harshit Baxi (@harshit_baxi) May 28, 2020
Anandnar became Dukhinar after seeing Webinar.
But Webinar is here to stay for long time.
— BarathiKalam (@barathikalam) May 28, 2020
Sir we invite you to a webinar to detox from webinars – it’s really fun
— उदित (@UditSheth) May 28, 2020
Anand Mahindra is quite active on the social media networks and likes to share innovations and inventions that are taking place around the world. Some time ago, he tweeted about an autorickshaw driver who converted his vehicle as per the needs and guidelines of social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak.
What is your take on webinar? Do you agree with Anand Mahindra over this? What word will you give for it?