Palash Sen's 'sexist' remarks at IIT Bombay sparks outrage

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Mumbai, Dec 23: Euphoria Singer Palash Sen on Monday landed in a controversy after he reportedly made 'sexist' remarks during an event at the IIT-Bombay.

According to reports, during IIT Bombay's annual cultural festival on Saturday, Sen asked from  boys whether there were any "good looking girls" on the campus. When students replied as "No", 48-year-old doctor-turned-singer said, "Don't worry guys, you will find the best looking women when you leave this campus. Aur woh tumhaare liye roti belenge. (And they will make rotis for you)."

When his alleged sexist remarks turned into an outrage, the Mood Indigo, IIT Bombay issued an apology on their Facebook page:

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Here are some Twitter reactions on Palash's remarks:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Mood-I update on FB- "We strongly condemn the remarks of Palash Sen at the concert yesterday. We apologize on our part for the band's.."</p>— Shruti Swamy (@ultrabr0wn) <a href="https://twitter.com/ultrabr0wn/statuses/415112241608802305">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Palash Sen said the same thing in my engineering college. Boys looked around and said: There r no girls at all. The girls nodded in support.</p>— Ashesh (@ashesh_dxb) <a href="https://twitter.com/ashesh_dxb/statuses/415112080388145153">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Why the outrage on Palash Sen remark ?! Kapil Sharma does it every week. We do it on twitter everyday. Why so much hypocrisy ?!</p>— Interstellar (@Dr_KNS) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dr_KNS/statuses/415111469017993217">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Dear Dr.Palash Sen, women academia in this country have a hard time enough without you adding to the misogyny. Thanks for making it clear ></p>— Shruti Swamy (@ultrabr0wn) <a href="https://twitter.com/ultrabr0wn/statuses/415111415393816576">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Just checked on news, Palash Sen's comment could also have a 'humour' connotation,not sure if he meant to be sexist. Exaggeration followed.</p>— Pallavi ™ (@theEusebeia) <a href="https://twitter.com/theEusebeia/statuses/415107925669994496">December 23, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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