On 2 September, the Indian government banned the popular video game PUBG along with 117 other mobile apps.
“Are you upset because PubG got banned? You should go to Pakistan.”
“You are anti-national.”
“How can you be concerned about a video game when our soldiers are dying on the border?”
Said the cacophony of Indian media and “Prime Time” shouting matches on the eve of these bans. But is this ban born out of a feeling of patriotism and prevention from security threats, or