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What are Memes?
Examples in Popular Indian Culture

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  • 1. Memes Group 1 Group 7 Amrish Wagh Khushi SenRahul Makwani Shray Gupta Mohd Khan Nidhi Upadhyaya Jesal Rana
  • 2. MBAs
  • 3. MEANING
  • 4. Meaning• An image photoshopped with a cat?• List of questions we saw somewhere and we decided to answer them?• Jokes?• Imitating someone?• Fact?• Idea?• Music?• Life?
  • 5. AnswerALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE…!
  • 6. ORIGIN
  • 7. • “Mimeme” from Ancient Greek μίμημα (mīmēma) “Something imitated”• Coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976)• Concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena.
  • 8. “Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperms or eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain via a process which, in the broad sense, can be called imitation.”
  • 9. Types of Memes
  • 10. •Rage Comics•Troll Faces•Reaction Faces•Melodies•Catch-phrases•Fashion•Forced Meme
  • 11. Why“Memes”?
  • 12. “Once an idea has taken hold of the brain, it is almost impossible to eradicate” -- Inception (2010)• Highly Visual Content• Instant Accessibility• Tailor-made for Viral• Humour, Weapon or Both!• Platforms for Social Change
  • 13. Memes in Popular Indian Culture
  • 14. • Memes are being passed on to you in altered form• Idea of purpose is only a metaphor• Example: Films in India – Malayalam film – Burkha• Cultural References• Influences: Instrinsic (Genes)• Influences: Extrinsic (Surroundings & Upbringing)
  • 15. Examples
  • 16. Films
  • 17. TV
  • 18. Music
  • 19. Cricket
  • 20. Govt Policies
  • 21. Moral Policing & Censorship
  • 22. Politics
  • 23. Reservations
  • 24. Terrorism
  • 25. Health & Education
  • 26. Common Man

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