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Gandhi flip flops sold on Amazon cause anger in India - BBC News

Flip flops depicting Mahatma Gandhi have been removed from sale on Amazon after they caused anger in India. The row comes days after the online retailer apologised for selling doormats featuring the Indian flag. Gandhi, who campaigned for independence ...and more »

Amazon's 'Gandhi flip-flops' fuel nationalistic sentiment in India - Deutsche Welle

The controversy in India about Amazon selling "national flag doormats" hadn't really settled when the global online retailer found itself embroiled in a new contention over "Gandhi flip-flops." The pink flip-flops, emblazoned with the face of India's ...and more »

Generous friend or reckless bully: Sushma Swaraj's Twitter diplomacy is a dangerous tightrope walk - Quartz

In a government thin on talent and high on bluster, Sushma Swaraj is a standout for keeping her head down. India's minister of external affairs operates with quiet efficiency, enforcing prime minister Narendra Modi's expansive foreign policy. Although ...and more »

Amazon's listing for £14 'Gandhi flip flops' prompts outrage in India - The Independent

Amazon has sparked condemnation from its Indian customers after it listed flip flops for sale with Mahatma Gandhi's face printed on them. The tech giant listed the “Gandhi Flop Flops” for $16.99 (£14) but later removed the item following criticism. It ...and more »

National pride amid a circus? - The Express Tribune

India's foreign minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world's largest online retailer bend. What happened was as follows. On January 11, an Indian tweeted her a shot of Amazon Canada's online store, which sold peronalised ...and more »

Amazon forced to remove Gandhi flip flops after public outcry in India - RT

Flip flops featuring the face of Mahatma Gandhi have caused widespread backlash in India, forcing Amazon to remove an India themed product for the second time in a week. The 'Gandhi flip flops,' which were described as a pair of "foam rubber flip flops ...and more »

Amazon's Mahatma Gandhi flip-flops prompt anger -

Flip-flops bearing the face of India's independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage on Sunday, days after the e-retail giant was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats. On Wednesday, India demanded Amazon apologise ...and more »

'Amazon, better behave': Doing business in India requires offended-sentiment insurance -

Shaktikanta Das, India's Economic Affairs Secretary, is a touchy man, by his own admission. Despite being one of the country's top bureaucrats and being somewhat in charge of running India's economy, Das still appears prone to rather undiplomatic ...and more »

Amazon Is Making India Angry Again, This Time with a Pair of Flip-Flops - Fortune

Amazon's (amzn, +1.95%) sale of flip flops emblazoned with an image of independence icon Mahatma Gandhi has provoked anger in India and sent the company scrambling to remove the item from its virtual shelves. And its the second time in less than a week ...and more »

After doormat bearing tricolour, Amazon sells flip-flops with Mahatma Gandhi's image -

The Union Ministry of External Affairs has asked the e-commerce giant to 'respect Indian sentiments'. by Scroll Staff. Published Jan 15, 2017 · 10:54 am Updated Jan 15, 2017 · 01:09 pm. After doormat bearing tricolour, Amazon sells flip-flops with ...and more »