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Sep 21, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
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.
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.
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.
Jul 28, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
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: orfonline.org/wp-content/upl…
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.
Jul 25, 2018 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
Coming soon in @swarajyamag, a freewheeling, no-holds-barred, explosive interview with @swamy39; where @iyervval and I ask him questions on a host of issues - Economy, Homosexuality, the RSS, TDK, and his relationships with his BJP colleagues - in particular one gentleman.
When Indira Gandhi called @swamy39 a Santa Claus and got him fired from IIT Delhi.
"I went to court & fought for 28 years to get my dues with interest - not that I need the money. I did it for fun, to make them FEEL THE HEAT."
Freedom of Expression under @INCIndia ever since @RahulGandhi joined active politics (2004) and had the power to intervene and stand for his belief that Freedom of Expression is a fundamental democratic right. A comprehensive, crowdsourced thread in response to his tweet: 1. In 2012, the UPA govt under @INCIndia moved to block the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.
Jun 30, 2018 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
The entire article is full of lies and gossip - that, too, from Pakistani secondary sources. Astonishing level of deceit to market it as History. Here are the facts:
1. Indian troops landed in Kashmir on Oct 27, 1947. Mountbatten met Liaquat only on Nov 1
2. Here is Mountbatten, very much in Delhi on Oct 27, 1947, confirming to Sardar Patel that Indian troops have landed in Kashmir. Mahajan, PM of Kashmir, writes a note of thanks re IoA. [Source: The Mountbatten Letters; Sardar Patel's Correspondence Vol 1] ia801608.us.archive.org/26/items/in.er…
Jun 14, 2018 • 18 tweets • 8 min read
I am truly shocked and saddened at the passing away of Mr Shujaat Bukhari. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Terrible day. 1/n
Saddened also because his tragic death is being used by many journalists to indulge in a sickening game.
Much against my wishes, it is important that they be countered, so that these hours be rather spent in remembering a journalist than in vile slander and propaganda. 2/n
May 25, 2018 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
"Read the book. Because some people don't want you to." - @rahulroushan
Vivek: I want to confess something to all of you today: I was once an avowed Marxist and an Urban Naxal. I have burnt buses and even been jailed. But I saw the light.
May 1, 2018 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
Why is Ms @AzmiShabana too scared to say what needs to be said to save our children? This is NOT how you spread community awareness and tackle a Health concern.
Not one mention of those who are derailing the Kerala vaccination drive she writes of. 1/n indianexpress.com/article/opinio…2/n SHOCKING how the anti-vaccination gangs in Kerala are trying to take lives of life-savers.
DMO: "They mislead people saying vaccination is administered to dwindle the Muslim population & the protein used for the vaccination is prepared from pig meat." thenewsminute.com/article/goons-…
Feb 28, 2018 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
So Mr Nehru thought some random function where he was to be weighed against silver, was more important than attending the funeral of Rajendra Prasad.
Not only did he not attend the funeral he also advised president Radhakrishnan to not go. The president refused. (via @praashok)
Truth has a habit of coming out no matter how hard you try and suppress it. Jawaharlal Nehru & VK Krishna Menon played a CRUEL hand against General Thimayya, one of the most decorated generals in Indian Military History. Cruel and SHOCKING. archive.org/stream/1962The…
Traffic jams in the digital age.
Well that escalated (16000 times too) quickly.
Aug 26, 2017 • 9 tweets • 6 min read
29,000 have died in our one house since we began in 1952. We give them all the special ticket of St. Peter. [Laughter] - #MotherTeresa
The one book the admirers of #MotherTeresa wish had NEVER been written, is the one book that MUST be read. amazon.in/Missionary-Pos…
May 5, 2017 • 24 tweets • 10 min read
Remembering today, on his birth anniversary, a man who gave birth to an ideological cult responsible for the murder of 100 million people.
"Who is a communist? One who reads Marx. Who is an anti-communist? One who understands Marx."
Apr 15, 2017 • 44 tweets • 17 min read
Ambedkar on Islam: The Story That Must Not Be Told. My column. [Long read.] newslaundry.com/2017/04/14/amb…
On Rangila Rasul, Ambedkar was outraged at what happened to Rajpal; Gandhi was outraged at what Rajpal did. #FoS