WYSIWYG or What You See Is What You Get, is a commonly used term by computer engineers, but it can also apply to normal life. If you actively look for something, chances are you may get it, even if that something does not exist. There is also a technical term for this, called Pareidolia, wherein one can see familiar patterns in otherwise random or unrelated objects.
Something similar happened with controversial journalist Rajdeep Sardesai recently, when he saw the face of BHU VC GC Tripathi at a Modi rally. He tweeted this out and created a controversy out of it.
Later when the VC stated that he wasn’t even present at the rally, poor medically ill Rajdeep Sardesai had to backtrack and claim that there had been a case of ‘mistaken identity’.
Sardesai should immediately seek medical help, because if he sees the following people, he may start imagining things and starting controversies like:
Rajdeep: SHOCKED to see Ranbir Kapoor posing in front of a Hyundai car. Wasn’t he the brand ambassador of Renault India? Isn’t brand loyalty important? Should rich spoilt brats be more responsible? Shubhratri!
Rajdeep: PMO India meets Roger Federer, the Swiss legend! Could not bring Swiss black money so is Modi now trying to bring Swiss players to India? 56 Inch chest anyone?
Rajdeep: OMG Saif Ali Khan, the Nawab, filling petrol at an Indian Oil station? This is the plight of rich Muslims in Modi’s India, then what to say of the poor. They hounded him for his child’s name, flopped his movie Rangoon, now they make him fill petrol! Saare Jahan se Accha?
Rajdeep: Sachin and Shoaib embracing each other? Wonder what will Bhakts have to say on this? Will India’s cricketing icon, be called anti-national now?
Rajdeep: Refreshing to see a neta like Priyanka Gandhi in casuals instead of the staid khadi kurtas of some old-style politicians. Time for Indian netas to go western and casual?
Rajdeep: Prime Minister of India eating at a roadside stall? Looking so frail? PM’s job to serve the nation, not to go on whirl wind campaigns which leave him in ill-health. Eating on road side should be avoided!