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enter Continuing her crusade in India’s defence,  buy gabapentin 300 mg Shwetha Kalyanasundaram, brings to you more evidence of why she thinks this entire Ms. Chasm story is a campaign to malign India. A must read. 

A chance comment posted under my article on CNN iReport titled “My India: The Mistaken Story – An Indian Woman’s Perspective” (first published on Mission Sharing Knowledge) caught my attention.

Quoting the person under the pseudonym ‘moonboat’ – “Michela Cross posted a number of videos on YouTube during her trip, including one that gives quite a different account of the Ganesha festival incident she related. In the video, she gushes on about how she loved all the attention and photos being taken of her. In the current circumstances, where her story is being taken as gospel and this story has gone viral, I find the videos are appalling. She also shows herself to be ignorant and disrespectful of Indian culture.”

And this had a bunch of us looking at the videos posted by Ms. Cross on her channel in YouTube. Boy! Weren’t they interesting! And we realized that some of her statements were in total contradiction to her article “India: The Story You Never Wanted to Hear”.

Here’s how…

Her video published on September 29, 2012, where she talks about her experiences at the Ganesha festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPu2GmF4Y44

buy prednisone for pets Quoting Ms. Cross from the video

  • “We were grabbed by a bunch of GIRLS who started dancing with us, flashing paint on our faces, which was COOL”
  • “Taking loads of photos of us, I felt like a CELEBRITY. If you wanna feel like a celebrity, be a WHITE person and GO TO INDIA”
  • “We danced for 12 more hours to Bollywood music and we were given lots of food. It was super cool. I felt like I was in a movie”
  • “Fun facts – The Ganesha festival which ended today is…ummm…Ganesha is the God who is prayed to for the start of journeys and travels. I consider it GOOD LUCK”

Wow Ms.Cross! This is so contradictory to what you had put up in your story about the Ganesha festival!!!

Quoting from her article “I was prepared to follow the University of Chicago’s advice to women, to dress conservatively, to not smile in the streets.” However, your video titled “Whipping Boy” published on October 2, 2012 has you saying that your roommate and her friend embarked on an adventure and smiled at the people on the streets!

Didn’t you just break the rules?!? And you say you weren’t prepared for all the stares/glares that sliced away bits of you piece by piece! You brought it on upon yourself – you purposefully drew the locals’ attention on you! And you blame us?!? Preposterous is the word (that would just be an understatement actually!).

There are 6 videos that have been put up by Ms. Cross on YouTube with reference to her India trip – especially her three months of stay in Pune. Surprisingly, none of her videos show signs of struggle or trauma. And you are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) now?!? I’m no psychiatrist Ms. Cross – but all I can say is you are suffering from a serious bout of “Attention Deficit Disorder”.

Ms. Cross, now I’m really starting to wonder if your whole article “India:  The Story You Never Wanted to Hear” was a sham to tarnish the image of my beautiful country. You’ve taken the entire nation for a highly emotional ride. Your article drew in a lot of support from my fellow compatriots and this pretence of an article is like a slap on their faces. Deplorable act I must say!!

P.S: @Moonboat – whoever you are, thanks a lot for bringing this to our notice. We owe this article to you!

15 comments

  1. Totally unbelievable! I had actually shared her article and now feel like a total fool. She sounded absolutely distressed and shaken! What a …..
    Thanks for writing this and sharing the youtube link. I am going to be super careful when I share articles in future.

  2. There’s much more to her FAKE story!

    The first time I read her iReport, it sounded grossly exaggerated and unbelievable. Goa rape attempts, public masturbation, 45 minute long stalking, her PTSD, all left many questions unanswered. So, I decided to investigate this thoroughly.

    First,
    I found her YouTube videos, that conveys completely the opposite of what she has described in her iReport and made her look like someone just acting victim. The Ganesha festival video left me wondering how could on be traumatized and have a good time at the same time? In other videos that she did just before leaving her hotel room, I failed to notice even a minuscule hint of the ‘great terror’ or fear of going out on her face in any of those. NOT A CLUE! PTSD takes as long to develop as it takes to heal and is a very gradual process. It often starts with a fear of doing small, usual tasks. This little girl is either a great actor or a great liar.

    Second,
    I found her Facebook page. Going through her friends list, I was able to spot 4-5 other people who were on the same India trip. They have posted tons of photos of the trip, many still have an ‘India’ photo as their timeline cover image! Again, I found all of them telling a story completely opposite to the fake iReport. Not just that, Ms. Cross was spotted laughing and giggling in the comments sections of many of those images. Two most marked symptoms of PTSD are Flashback (of horrific incidents) and nightmares! So that means…. you can complete this sentence yourself.

    Third,
    “I found her one of the best friend from India!! He was seen lurking in the comments section of the photos I just talked about. Here’s what he has to say:
    I am a student of *** College, Pune. I was out on a trek with my group of friends where we met Cross and her group. We became instant friends. The American group would spend most of their time hanging out with our group – most of the day, every day, and sometimes late in the night. We even stayed at each other’s places and had a lot of fun together. Cross was not the prominent member of the group – not like someone who does most of the talking and makes decisions for the group. She looked like having inferiority complex. There was something strange about her personality. She remained detached from the group both mentally and physically. So, we enjoyed with the group while she kept running after street dogs and cows. Most of the time she did not join the group in its activities, but stayed back at her hotel room or went out alone to explore the city, sometimes very late in the night while we sat there and shared stories. On asking how did she like her time in India, her reaction was positive. She only complained that the ‘stares’ were ‘killing’ her. When I read her article, I was aghast. I tried talking to her, but she won’t respond now. And the Goa incident (that she described), it simply can’t be true! The group was not alone there; they went there with their teacher!”

    It does look like her article was just a publicity stunt.

    Fourth,
    I found a similar fake iReport from a third member of her group (probabally expecting the same publicity and quick, short rise to fame)! Her claims in the article are so phony and fake that even the dumbest person could tell she’s blatantly lying and has busted herself and her friend.

    ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1025182
    Hundreds of other iReports have gone live full of fake claims about sexual harassment in India by people who probably have never been to India in the first place.

    Fifth,
    There’s a real PTSD survivor commenting on a video of her enjoying her short fame and snapshots of her on live TV which she is proudly promoting on Facebook. He says she looks and talks nothing like someone who has PSTD.

    1. Wow JK!! That’s definitely a thorough investigation you ve carried out n twas very interesting to read ’em. Jus stands to show what extent ppl go for their “moment to fame”. Great job:-)

      1. Great Work JK!! Thats the problem with India!! Like the dialogue in Hungama!!! Hum Koi Mandir ki Ghanta hai jo koi bhi aaye aur bajake jaye!!

    2. Hey thanks guys! Excuse my horrible English in the previous comment, but I’m glad you clearly see the crook now. I’m in touch with that Pune guy and I’m encouraging him to write a strong article with some solid proof. I’ll let you guys know.

  3. totally agree to u here…..infct had a link of her original post posted on my fb account….surprisingly many indians supported her…..which was a shock to me….hw negative has our generation become to our nation….tht a person stays in our country for a few days n paints a wrong picture abt it n what we do is defend her…..:/

    1. Ha ha! Don’t be shocked, Mansi, you’ll gradually learn the rules of cyberspace. Yes there were a few legitimate Indians going there and apologizing, but the majority of them — in upwards of 90% — were Pakistani trolls posing as Indian women describing their torture in graphic details. Since this issue relates to women, it’s better to leave it alone rather than commenting and giving them more opportunities to tarnish our image. But don’t worry our guys are working hard to put them in place. Read the comments on this article. 99% of the 2000+ comments is India Pakistan fight. Shameless and open.

      http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/25/world/asia/india-gang-rape-arrest/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

      Read through with patience and you’ll end up laughing hard banging your head on the floor.

      1. JK, as a matter of fact, I have a couple of trolls up my article on CNN!!! Funny reading what they have to say:-) their immaturity makes for some good laughs:-)

    2. Mansi, thats what hurt us and prompted us to retaliate. As a matter of fact, many people apologized to her which was even more disgusting. Good to see people like younstand up for what is right:-)

      1. Shwetha, did you know that it was planned attack by that bloody crook and her friends? if you have read most of the comments, you must have noticed almost all of them wrote PERFECT American English – perfect grammar, perfect spelling, and native speaker like fluency and articulation. They also talked like they knew each other in real life. See, what the Pune guy got hold of from her facebook: http://i.imgur.com/qixiPgR.jpg

        There was a lack of co-ordination from our side, but we can still attack in a planned way. The Pune guy also told me that the other members of her study group are not her real life friends and they don’t support her article.

        However, I’m feeling very relieved after reading this: http://www.candaceroserardon.com/2013/08/woman-traveler-in-india/
        I’m buying google ads to promote it, you may also want to give it a good push. 🙂

  4. JK: Would be grateful if you could send us an article on your take with some more evidences. We would publish this and promote massively so that everyone knows how someone wanted to tarnish our nations image and how we rebutted strongly. We wanted CNN to run this story and they did not, no surprises there. They did not even take a comment done by us which had the link.

    1. Yes, I’m collecting more evidence, but you know what that little nut case has deleted all the videos from her YouTube account. I was going to download them the first day I saw them, but though she was too dumb and won’t hide those.

  5. The other girl (Saoirse) who has posted her own account on CNN claims she threw the man’s cellphone out of the train window in an AC3 compartment. The last I checked, AC3 didnt have windows but glass panes. This all seems like a bunch of **** … maligning a whole country is just not done!

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