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Inexcusable. Is this the place to dump garbage? #SwachhBharat
Happens to the best. Spend two whole days with someone, interview him, then spread the rumour he was with Modi when he was at the barber's.
The Amar Akbar Anthony tweet. From the Manmohan Desai of Indian media.
The obnoxiousness of a pom-pom wielding pugilist who probably practises both these vocations in his sleep, to address his genial peer thus.
If Hypocrisy were an art form, this man would be Michelangelo.
Confirmation that Rajdeep Sardesai is a genius.
Doubtless, Rajdeep IS a genius. Asks 6 Qs to JDU MLA thinking he's from RJD. MLA corrects him. Rajdeep says: Yes, I know. (clip @yk_deepak)
The MLA should have replied: Thanks Arnab. Have always admired you over that Rajdeep fella. But I'm from JDU not RJD
After 1 week, cell towers to collapse. After 2, landlines nibbled by rats. After 3, back to thread & tin cans. After 4, smoke signals.
Aazaan: What about Bhajans?
Nirbhaya Verdict: What about Bilkiz?
Tharoor: What about Raja?
Triple Talaq: What about Hindu laws?
Michelangelo of Hypocrisy strikes again. Channel he owned & was Editor-in-chief of made MILLIONS playing Babas in loop, violating ALL rules.
Like clockwork, here comes Michelangelo of Hypocrisy brandishing his chisel. The Renaissance Man of Indian Journalism.
Back from his afternoon siesta, Michelangelo flips open his paint-box to surprise us with yet another masterpiece. Unrelenting. Unrepentant.
Rajdeep's article, that appeared 1 month after the blasts, on Dawood & the reasons behind Terrorism. (via @swapan55)…
All rise. Michelangelo has entered the Sistine.
Tweets by Rajdeep Sardesai, very active and prolific on twitter, on the brutal murder of fellow journalists:
Paint brush in his boxers-pocket, chisel in his vest-pocket, Michelangelo struts out the Sistine having delivered yet another masterpiece.
Buon giorno, signore e signori. Galleria dell'Accademia is now open for business. This way, please. (h/t @vakilatlarge) #Michelangelo
Michelangelo has already painted one-half of his masterpiece. It remains to be seen if he completes it tonight. Keep an eye on the ceiling.
Overlooked by the Museum director but not by an eagle-eyed tourist (@vakilatlarge), turns out Michelangelo had completed the masterpiece.
Where the Pope enters the Sistine for a look-around, pulls up Michelangelo by his upper arm, and spanks him for messing up the ceiling.
For those who are unable to visit the Sistine & admire Michelangelo's handiwork, here is a STUPENDOUS virtual tour.
Michelangelo straddling the ghodi (paint ladder) with brush in hand again. Innocent son should pay for Father's crimes but not the other way
The maestro is at it again. Michelangelo gets it terribly wrong, in his own book, about his own dad, the legendary Ludovico di Leonardo Buonarroti Simoni.…
Where Rajdeep LIES with a straight face. He not only DELIBERATELY part-quoted @narendramodi's action-reaction remark, but also went on to use the fib to defame the ENTIRE govt.…
100 hours of CONTINUOUS threats against @sardanarohit; multiple FIRs; mob attack on India Today's offices.

Rajdeep Sardesai during those 100 hours:
Tweets: 73
Tweets in solidarity with his colleague or condemning the mob attack on his organisation's offices: ZERO

Dangling from a rope, paintbox by his hip, Michelangelo puts the finishing touches to the Sistine ceiling. (h/t @greatbong)
M'ama mia. Michelangelo is simply unstoppable today. One masterpiece after another. Che uomo fantastico! Bravo.
Michelangelo, the Renaissance man of Indian Journalism, is at it again, casting doubts on the proportions of the Vitruvian man.

The length of Michelangelo's outspread arms is equal to the height of his stupidity.
The one institution whose image has been dented in recent times is @IndiaToday. Troubling to hear everyone talk of agenda-driven journalists so freely. @aroonpurie needs to end this controversy rather than allow it to simmer. #IndianJournalism 🖕
You know your day is going well when you land up at the wrong airport; and the flight lands 3 hrs late; and the sandwich they served was made yesterday; and the hotel is an hour's bus drive away; and Amrutanjan isn't helping; and then you enter your hotel room & see this first up
All rise. Afternoon nap done and dusted, Michelangelo has entered the Sistine. Every waking day he paints a masterpiece but today's is special.
THIS is why Michelangelo is special. The very same painting but when the light falls at the far end of the ceiling a brand new angle emerges. Two masterpieces for the price of one. Outstanding workmanship. (h/t @iAnkurSingh)
Happy Boxing Day to Michelangelo, the Renaissance man of Indian Journalism.
By any account, this Michelangelo masterpiece is hard to beat. Berating fellow painters for being lackeys of the present Pope, when Michelangelo himself got - wait for it - a VERBAL LICENCE to paint the Sistine from the last Pope. Just brilliant. (via @srirambjp)
Night has descended on Rome and it's pitch dark inside the Sistine, but that doesn't stop Michelangelo from clambering up a rope with brush in hand to finish his masterpiece. And what a masterpiece it truly is. (h/t @adikulk)
Sistine closed for weekend repairs but that doesn't stop Michelangelo In Lungi & Floaters from shimmying up a drain pipe like a coconut tree climber and sneak inside to paint this masterpiece. The man is a GENIUS. (h/t @EkAkeleSbkoPele)
Sistine is being cleaned up to preserve Michelangelo's masterpieces. Please bear with us. Hypocrisy will be on show again very soon. Grazie.
Happening right now. An angry Sofonisba Anguissola has entered the Sistine, gripped with both hands the scaffolding atop which Michelangelo was perched, and given it an almighty shake.

This won't end well. Ms Anguissola is well known, in addition to self-portraits, for her anger
Where Michelangelo, in trying to impress the Italian nobility hastily paints a masterpiece, that is until a wily art connoisseur points out that in his hurry the maestro used only thinner, no paint.

Mamma mia, the Renaissance Man of Indian Journalism is losing his touch.

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Sep 21, 2018
A clarification within 3 hours of the explosive Hollande quote, when normally it would take weeks. Tells you the seriousness of the allegation. Much more clarity is needed, both from the Indian and the French governments, including documents that prove otherwise. This. Is. Big.
Only one story could begin the primetime tonight, that of President Hollande - the man who signed the Rafale deal with @narendramodi - and his EXPLOSIVE claim. Only one.

@ndtv, @IndiaToday carried it. Good on you.
@timesnow, @republic, and @CNNnews18 did not. SHAME on you.
True. But this isn't the point right now. After all, remember Mukesh's infamous words - "Congress toh apni dukaan hai"? The point right now is to ascertain if BJP Anil ki dukaan hai. GOI must disprove Hollande's claim at once and with documentary evidence.
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You have GOT to be joking. Please tell me this is fake news; the ludicrous banners photoshopped. Have to be.

What @Iyervval said in his Konark clip was CLEARLY in sarcasm & jest, evident from his very next tweet where he admitted he was joking.

Can't believe this is happening.
These fruitcakes don't know who they are dealing with. @Iyervval would probably egg them on to make sure he is jailed and stuffed inside a striped jumpsuit. Then he will tweet on the nuances of prison cuisine from inside.

STOP this nonsense and get to work. #IStandWithAbhijit
Just heard that @Iyervval has been detailed by @DelhiPolice. He isn't answering his phone. Going to Nizamuddin police station to enquire about this UNBELIEVABLE happening. Stay safe, Abhijit, all of us are with you.
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Stop. And Ask.

Hullo, @nsitharaman, stop! And answer my question.
1 day. 1 lac views. Coming up tonight, another explosive #StopAndAsk.

We, the people, are the real masters. We can stop our sevaks and we can ask them anything.

Had requested two Congress leaders to give their two minutes for a #StopAndAsk. Unfortunately they had to decline - Mr S was travelling while Mr M was busy in court appearances. Will keep trying.
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Sep 10, 2018
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” (1 Timothy 2:12; The Holy Bible)

“Slaves! Submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.” (1 Peter 2:18; The Holy Bible)
If a man rapes a woman not engaged, he must pay 50 silver pieces to her father. Then he must marry her. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29; The Holy Bible)

The man wasn't created for the woman; the woman was created for the man. (I Corinthians 11:8-9; The Holy Bible)
If a man lies with a married woman in the city, stone her too, to death, as she cried not. (Deuteronomy 22:22-24; Bible)

Wives! Submit yourselves unto your husbands. Husband is the head of wife like Christ is the head of church. (Ephesians 5:22-24; Bible)
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Aug 15, 2018
Our Kerala needs our help. Just contributed to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (Transaction id: 822715002811). I stand, as do all Indians, with Mr Pinarayi Vijayan, in this difficult hour. Every little helps.
In times of great calamity, all Indians come together, irrespective of language, religion, or ideology.

Also come together in such difficult times those who dream of nothing else but the break up of India, along linguistic, religious, or ideological lines.

IGNORE the latter.
Eighty-four and a half years ago to the day, a DEVASTATING earthquake of magnitude 8.4 struck Bihar. Upwards of 30,000 died. One man called it a DIVINE CHASTISEMENT sent by God for our SINS.

That man was Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation.

Such thinking is BEYOND VILE.
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Jul 28, 2018
Now reading @gchikermane's 70 Policies that Shaped India - 1947 to 2017, Independence to $2.5 Trillion. Jargon-free and meticulously researched (700 citations), this promises to be the go-to indispensable guide for policy-makers and laymen alike. PDF:…
On to Chapter 10 of @gchikermane's utterly engrossing book - frank admission: I never thought reading government policies could be so riveting - I pause, and reflect on this particular DISASTER - Air India nationalisation. If only @narendramodi could be gifted this book. If only.
The brilliant economist and friend @harshmadhusudan said recently that India would be a $ 12 trillion economy in ten years. Nothing would please me more, but I sincerely doubt that.

At every crossroad to us afforded, we have taken the wrong turn. We have made a habit of it.
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