'Sonam Gupta Bewafa hai': From notes to IIT question paper

Sonam Gupta is now a widely known name, all thanks to the 'Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai' memes which got viral post demonetisation. After featuring in trolls and news stories worldwide, the meme has now reached the examination halls of IIT.

 A professor of IIT-Guwahati incorporated 'Sonam Gupta bewafa hai' meme in probability question paper.


 The Guwahati professor took the humour game up in the probability paper and asked the students to determine that "if a person 'x' is bewafa, what is the probability that Sonam Gupta is bewafa given a dependence structure between variables where all variables are binary and their high values mean the following: G means gender of 'x' is female (~G means the opposite), S means biological parents of 'x' are strict with her, W means x is wealthy, A means x is attractive, L means x has lots of options, B means x is bewafa, C means at least one other person y claims that the person x is bewafa."

Using further information given on the question paper, students were asked to draw a Bayesian network and convert it into a factor graph. The question which when shared on Facebook by an IIT-Guwahati student received over 150 shares and 600 likes.