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#ReadTheThread The one thing about this government that is different from the Congress govt is that it listens - both to supporters as well as well-intentioned critics. It takes feedback and shows every intention to course correct.
Yesterday, some people including me were invited to meet the FinMin Nirmala Sitharaman ji yesterday. All of us have been scathing in our criticism of the budget. Yet, @nsitharaman ji was gracious enough to invite us for a frank interaction on several issues. @nsitharamanoffc
Not saying @nsitharamanoffc will accept all our recommendations, but there was a willingness to engage. None of us who were invited to meet her were big name editors or CEOs. Yet, she invited us, listened patiently to our concerns. And trust me, we were blunt as a group.
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#ReadTheThread Some Universal Truths as per #PidiMedia
1. A SC person supporting BJP is not a ‘Dalit’ and therefore deserves no sympathy even if he/she is killed.
2. A woman supporting Modi is not a woman, therefore it is okay if she is abused, threatened or trolled.
3. A Muslim committing any crime has ‘No Religion’, but Muslim victims DO have a religion.
4. Hindus killed by Muslims/Communists deserve no sympathy because they are ‘political activists’ and deserve to die.
5. Martyred soldiers have a caste, but terror has no religion, except when it is imaginary ‘Hindu Terror’
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Want to become a #GoodHindu', but don't know how?
Here is a handy Ten Point Guide on How To Be A #GoodHindu, as devised by the great Shashi Tharoor himself, the ultimate authority doling out certificates of #GoodHinduHood'
# 10 Ask 'Why do we need another temple? We should build a hospital/orphanage/park/Shopping Mall/Bowling Alley at the disputed site in Ayodhya every time the topic of #RamTemple comes up. But do write glorifying the latest church or mosque that is being built anywhere in India.
# 9 - Chant the #GoodHindu' mantra, 'Terror Has No Religion' each time you hear of an Islamic Terror attack anywhere in the world. Blame poverty, education, trucks, planes, a traumatic childhood, mobile phones...anything but the I word!
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#ReadTheThread. An open letter to @rahulkanwal and @aroonpurie. Sirs, I saw the link of the @IndiaToday show shared by Rahul Kanwal on FB, where your senior employee and colleague, Rajdeep Sardesai tried to outshout, abuse and intimidate Tushar Damgude, a private citizen.
I thought I would ask you a few questions about the appalling behaviour of your colleague.

I could of course ask all these questions to Rajdeep Sardesai myself, but the doyen of free speech that he is, he has blocked me on twitter.
What is it about Tushar Damgude that your colleague Rajdeep Sardessai hates so much? Is it the fact that Tushar is a self-made man from a humble background who did not have a famous cricketer as a father?
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#ReadTheThread It was morning. The phone alarm rang. The born-brahmin 'anti-caste' SJW feminist woke up. 'This damn brahminical racist I-phone', she screeched, 'it keeps ringing and it has a white cover'. She considered switching black to the black Dalit landline briefly.
Yawning, she walked to the toilet with bleary eyes, head hurting from last night's excess of Desi tharra. She had stopped drinking wine and vodka coz they were 'racist brahminical' drinks while desi tharra was the only original mulnivasi drink, that's what the man selling it said
She didn't use toothpaste anymore. it was white and brahminical and reminded her of her tyrannical brahminical mother who forced her to brush her teeth and maintain dental hygiene as a child. Bad breath was more egalitarian and Mulniwasi.
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#ReadTheThread. Ten things every Hindu can do!
I keep getting asked, ‘what can we, ordinary Hindus do for the Dharma?’

I am no expert on Dharma, but here are ten easy steps we can all take at our individual levels to assert our identity as Hindus. #Hindu #Identity #HinduPride
1) Tell your kids or nephews or nieces, or kids you know stories from our history and religion. Buy them Indic books. Take them to see Hindu temple architecture, and when they ask you, pointing at a vandalised Murti, ‘what happened here’? Tell them the truth, with the names!
2) Have a Pooja corner in your house. Have a regular ritual. Light a lamp. Make children pray before they set out for school. Just a simple chanting of a few shlokas is enough to keep them connected if you do it on a daily bases. Visit a temple on festivals or on their birthday.
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#ReadTheThread A Saraswat and a Baniya, I mean, Rajdeep and Shekhar, went out for dinner at a nice swanky restaurant called 'The Caste-A-Way'.
The waiter brought the Menu card. Even before they opened it, Shekhar asked in his best constantly constipated Ravish imitation, 'Kaun Jaat Ho'?

'Kshatriya sir,' replied the waiter.
You have money, but no class, Go away and send a OBC waiter', commanded Rajdeep imperiously.

The waiter went away, and soon enough, another waiter appeared.

'Are you OBC'? Asked Shekhar

'Yes Sir', replied the waiter.
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