Everything about Satya Nadella – probably down to his brand of underwear – has been discussed by an overenthusiastic Indian media hopelessly craving for global attention. It is indeed a big story when an Indian educated (partly) man is named the head of a company whose name is synonymous with computers. And Indians have many reasons to celebrate his personal success even if they did not play a hand in it. Caste, region, education, clothes and everything else, Nadella is the new Cinderella of India. So, Twitter is celebrating…ahem…mocking, maybe.
Indian exports: $300b. Turnover of 12 global firms with Indian CEOs: $350b. [Point of comparison: Darned if I know.] http://t.co/8KkorKt0Zv
— Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) February 5, 2014
"When Indians glow like a proud parent at a new CEO or billionaire, they reject millions who suffer for that wealth." http://t.co/5g1Qmp13F1
— Nigel Britto (@NigelBritto) February 6, 2014
So when will Satya Nadella get a Bharat Ratna or is it still up in the Cloud?
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) February 6, 2014
If Satya Nadella had remained in India, he would probably be working as a coder in Infosys or TCS. Earning a high sa…http://t.co/cxu9nQOUjB
— sunil nair (@spuriousmallu) February 6, 2014
How come I haven't seen ads by all those coaching classes taking credit for Satya Nadella yet?
— Rajneesh (@MrMrRajneesh) February 6, 2014
LOL!! RT @VanDiablo: Satya Nadella is still trying to watch his Facebook movie on Internet Explorer.
— Rizwan Bachav (@rizwanbachav) February 6, 2014
Satya Nadella is what happens if you dont watch Swades when you are a mid-level employee in a US company.
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— Overtly Covert (@bwoyblunder) February 6, 2014
Satya Nadella makes no mention of his Indian origin, while Indians may build a temple or two after him http://t.co/AlNZu53Zly
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) February 5, 2014
Congratulations to Satya Nadella for becoming Microsoft CEO. Manipal University is now ranked higher than IIPM in global exposure.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 5, 2014
— Chandan (@idiot_420) February 5, 2014
Satya Nadella is from Manipal institute of Technology. This is the biggest blow to the IITs since Chetan Bhagat's first novel was published
— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) February 5, 2014
Amazed that no political party has yet put up posters congratulating Satya Nadella.
— Raghu Venkatraman (@thairsatham) February 6, 2014