Roti Vs Paratha: The Battle Of The Breads Is Heating Up
Not just the Taxman, the Twitter world also loves the paratha
In a recent ruling, the Karnataka bench of the Authority for Advanced Rulings (AAR) imposed a steep GST rate of 18% on frozen packaged parathas, in stark contrast to rotis, which only have a 5% GST rate.
The sheer ‘injustice’ of it all provoked the Twitterverse to rise up in arms and fight for good ol’ parathas by triggering a flurry of hilarious memes. Here, a look at some that went viral.
Pow-wows on the paratha
There’s a reason it’s called ‘roti, kapda, makaan’, not ‘paratha, kapda, makaan’.
Conversations about 18% GST on Parotta 📞😬 pic.twitter.com/8SDe0xcoZN— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) June 12, 2020
The GST ladder
And you thought the corporate ladder was the only one worth climbing up!
GST Joke Chapattis: 5% Phulka: 5% Parantha: 18% Puri: 18% Coming soon Laccha Paranthas : 28% Appam: 28% And a new category of taxation for Amritsari Kulcha: 38% Why not?— Rajesh Sawhney (@rajeshsawhney) June 12, 2020
‘More the letters, higher the tax, right?’
Ever wonder how many spellings of paratha exist in India? How about different rates for each of the variations?
You spell it as Parota, Parotha, Parontha, Paratha or Parantha? I grew calling it Parantha. More the letters, higher the tax?— agracadabra (@agracadabra) June 12, 2020
This food fascism needs to end. No one gets to decide what we should or shouldn’t eat. Are the paratha authoritarians listening?