How Did Modi Email Colour Photos in 1988? He Definitely Did Not!
How Did Modi Email Colour Photos in 1988? He Definitely Did Not!
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How Did Modi Email Colour Photos in 1988? He Definitely Did Not!

In an interview to News Nation on Saturday on 11 May, Modi claimed that in 1987, at a public rally in Viramgam Tehsil, about 60 kilometres from Ahmedabad, he was the first to use a digital camera. Modi said he used it to click a colour photograph of his mentor Lal Krishna Advani and sent it to New Delhi as an e-mail attachment.

Before you go ‘Oh My Gau’ and claim that the first digital camera was sold in 1990 and e-mails in India picked up only in 1995, let me ask this: If the mythical land of Winterfell can have a Starbucks, why not e-mail attachments in India 22 years ago?

Okay now the serious question – was email operational in India in 1987-88? If yes, could we even attach photos back then? Tune in to the podcast for a fact-check on Modi’s claims.

Also Read : Modi Hai Toh Mumkin Hai: Email, Digicam & ‘Cloud’ Computing Claims

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