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Mar 9 4 tweets 2 min read
Hindus in Hindu Rashtra: Victims of State-sanctioned Apartheid.

My talk expounding on eight reasons why Hindus have been reduced to not just second-class citizens but, rather, eighth-class citizens in their own country.

Reason 1: State control of Hindu temples Hindus in Hindu Rashtra: Victims of State-sanctioned Apartheid. Eight reasons why Hindus have been reduced to not just second-class citizens but, rather, eighth-class citizens in their own country.

Reason 2: The injustice towards Kashmiri Hindus
Oct 20, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
The only way stubble burning can be banned is if we call it Parali Dahan, a Hindu festival wherein according to the Atharva veda, lord Vishnu burnt demon king Paralisura when he enslaved Maruts and storm king Rudra. Only then will it be banned.

My views: For those blaming Diwali for the state of Delhi air, here's some perspective: An area of 17,900 sqkm, or 12 times the size of Delhi, is on fire, right now, right next to Delhi. 35 million tonnes of stubble is being burnt.

This is the current situation in Punjab. Absolute MURDER. Image
Jan 9, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
“Old and SENILE men like Periyar deserve a place more in a lunatic asylum than in public life. It is HIGH time Periyar and his followers were BANISHED from this land.” - Jawaharlal Nehru

Dare you to say Pt Nehru was an idiot to have said this for Periyar. Don’t run away. WDTT Shifting goalposts and slinking away from answering straight can work on twitter but I’m afraid the ED and CBI won’t fall for such tricks. Was about to suggest you get some interrogation training but then I remembered you’ve been home-schooled at this.

Have a nice Sunday 😊WDTT
Dec 17, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
This is unacceptable and OUTRAGEOUS. ⁦@Twitter⁩ has indefinitely blocked journalist ⁦@AartiTikoo⁩ for this tweet, where she is looking out for her brother ⁦@TikooSahil_⁩ whose life is being threatened by terrorists. Twitter are you mad? Unblock Aarti. RIGHT NOW. Image Bravo, @AartiTikoo. BRAVO. Never bow down to these terror apologists at @Twitter.

Dear @Rajeev_GoI. Please take note of this ridiculous and bizarre situation. A sister is being punished for protecting her brother. Never seen anything like it. Image
Dec 10, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Exact opposite happened. Govt provided choice on APMC, gave option on contract farming, amended ECA promised by INC, even decriminalised farm fires; while the other side pillaged, raped, murdered, blocked highways.

Do you hire cartoonists or propagandists, @timesofindia? WDTT Image UNREAL blend of Hindu hatred and Scientific ignorance: 1. Suggesting that evolution is incomplete if you don't convert into Abrahamic religions; 2. Claiming that religions that contradict evolution complete evolution.

Do you hire cartoonists or propagandists, @News9Tweets? WDTT Image
Nov 1, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Hope PM @narendramodi's laudable Panchamrit - of 500 GW by 2030 - majorly includes Nuclear. A single nuclear plant powers 700,000 homes while emitting less CO₂ than a hybrid car.

Climate Change is REAL. But activism MUST be rescued from the talons of the IDIOTIC Left. #COP26 (Nuclear plants) & Nuclear power as share of total power consumed:

France (58): 71.7%
Sweden (8): 40.3%
Switzerland (5): 37.7%
USA (99): 19.3%
Russia (37): 17.9%
UK (15): 17.7%
China (46): 4.2%

India (22): 3.0%.

3.0% is pitiful. We MUST make it 30% by 2030, @narendramodi.
Aug 26, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
Those who disbelieve in our verses we'll drive them into a fire. 4:56

Polytheists are the worst of creatures. 98:6

Men are in charge of women by right of what I have granted one over the other. 4:34

उम्र भर बेचारी सायमा यही भूल करती रही
धूल चहरे पर थी, आइना साफ करती रही

WDTT Reinforcing?! Gosh. Are you saying you have read the holy book and are a bigot? Are you condemning the words of Allah? That's blasphemy.

Delete your tweet or there'd be a fatwa against you and I don't want the 'sar tun se juda' brigade to hound you. WDTT
Jul 29, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
With respect sir, such language is unacceptable. Is this a threat? Later on in the thread you warn @BharadwajSpeaks again by writing: "Do nothing to disturb peace and tranquility in the country."

He has stated historical facts, with references. Do historical facts scare you? The tragedy of our nation. This man should have been inducted in the Education Ministry years ago. Instead he is hounded and threatened by those, Right or Left, who fear the past.

The fools don't understand: Nations that fear their past fear their future.
May 5, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
All those who were crying Modi is fascist are today silent as Bengal burns. They probably think Sitaram Yechury, outraging at the violence and bloodletting, is also a Sanghi.

My views on @TimesNow with @RShivshankar.
#DemocracyDoubtersExposed What is happening in Bengal right now happened in Kashmir 30 years ago. Are we going to allow Indians to become refugees in their own land again?

My views on @TimesNow with @navikakumar. #BengalExodusReport
Apr 24, 2021 14 tweets 6 min read
Spine always grows in the back that is against the wall.

To hell with America. Bharat Biotech has already sourced all its raw materials for COVAXIN locally, with Indian manufacturers rushing in to help; and I am sure SII will follow suit.

We stand alone; but WE stand together. Bharat Biotech has already eliminated dependency on US imports needed for COVAXIN, that has an 81% efficacy, a 99.9% success rate against post-vaccination CoVID, and is equally effective against B.1.617 mutant.

America, if YOU need our help, let us know.
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Apr 19, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Dear @PMOIndia. 20,100 Indians have died of CoVID since the beginning of the second wave. Please provide data as to how many of them had been vaccinated.

The USA has provided this data: Out of 75 million vaccinated, only 5800 contracted CoVID, and only 75 of them died. Data just made public by the govt: Of the 11 crore Indians who got vaccinated (first dose) ONLY 21,353, or 0.019%, later became CoVID positive. The figure would be even lower if you exclude frontline workers.

This is stunning. The vaccines work spectacularly.

Get the jab. NOW. Image
Mar 26, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
Will Prime Minister @narendramodi talk about the systematic and relentless persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh (East Pakistan before 1971)? Image Multiple Durga Puja pandals attacked and vandalised; reports of widespread looting, arson, and even murders - in a country we liberated.

An appeal to persecuted Hindus and other minorities in Bangladesh. Just come home. Our arms are extended to embrace you.

JUST. COME. HOME.
Jan 31, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
India needs immediate economic as well as structural reforms. We need to cut down on the fiscal deficit, move our labour force away from agriculture; invest more in healthcare and education. We need large scale privatisation.

Let's hope Chief justice Bobde delivers. #Budget2021 It took a pandemic for us to realise that the Health of a nation overrides every other necessity. 137% increase in the Health budget is phenomenal. Fantastic news, this.

The motto of #Budget2021: HEALTH IS WEALTH.
Nov 7, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Remembering Sir CV Raman, born this day in 1888. Known for discovering the eponymous Raman Effect, his genius was reflected in diverse fields. He had the child's eye.

Here he is explaining sand patterns on a mridangam to the legend Palakkad Mani Iyer: dspace.rri.res.in/bitstream/2289… And here Sir CV Raman struts into @StPaulsLondon and emerges with the now iconic Nature paper, explaining the real reason behind the whispering-gallery phenomena, thereby disproving Lord Rayleigh.

Genius is that spark in the child's eye, nothing more. dspace.rri.res.in/bitstream/2289…
Nov 1, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Twitter is like a Public Sector Bank. Its losses mount year on year; the organisation is run by pompous individuals; the rules & regulations are confounding & absurd; the complaints are seldom heard; the decisions go mostly against your wishes; but everyone who hates it uses it. The threat of censorship is worse than censorship; for it is better to be blind than to be looking constantly over your shoulder.

The Indian courts MUST step in and restore the sanctity of freedom of speech. They must step in and restore @Twitter to being just a platform.
Oct 2, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
LR: Literacy Rate
RIR: Rape Incidence Rate

High LR, Low RIR:
Tamil Nadu: LR 84%, RIR 0.9
Karnataka: LR 82%, RIR 1.5

Low LR, High RIR:
Chhattisgarh: LR 70%, RIR 14.7

High LR, High RIR:
Kerala: LR 100%, RIR 10.7

Chattisgarh with one of the lowest LR has the highest RIR.

WDTT Rate of Crime against Dalits (2019, NCRB data; Chargesheet rate: 80%).

UP: 28.6
Kerala: 28.2

West Bengal: 0.6.

Well-done, Bengal. But Now the Kerala communists are in a bind. Do they tell & mock their Bengal comrades that Bengal doesn't report Dalit crimes whereas Kerala does? Image
Sep 4, 2020 9 tweets 5 min read
This is VILE. Where are the guardians of Free Speech? Is this not intolerance? Is this not Emergen-

Oh, sorry, hadn't noticed the party and the government the man belongs to. This is fine. Ignore. Carry on. Nothing to see here. To be sure I had taken threats to her by Maharashtra Home Minister lightly, nothing more than abusive bluster by the slighted.

Not anymore. This is a clear threat not only to her but also to her family. Unbelievably sick; more so the silence of her peers.
Aug 22, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
1. I am appalled to see @BloomsburyIndia, publisher of two of my books, buckle under threats by fascists and withdraw the book Delhi Riots - 2020. I stand in complete solidarity with the authors.

This is an assault on Freedom of Expression and on those who cherish this freedom. 2. A book is an idea, one you may staunchly agree or disagree with. And an idea cannot be destroyed. It cannot fall victim to threats and blackmail by fascists. Books last because ideas do.

This decision by Bloomsbury should be condemned by ALL writers and readers.
Jun 16, 2020 31 tweets 18 min read
Please do not believe, or retweet on reflex, tweets of Chinese journalists working in Indian media organisations. This is NOT the India of '62. And China and their stooges in india better know this.

My views on @TimesNow with @navikakumar. #ChinaMustPay
May 31, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. The thin lines that separate anarchism, communism, and revolution are there for a purpose - hopscotch. And these urban naxals turned bourbon naxals have perfected the art of jumping from one square to another.

My views on @TimesNow. #LobbyIncitesMuslims
May 16, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
FIR on @OpIndia_com under the dreaded Section 295A [offending religious sensibilities] and targeted harassment of its editors @ajeetbharti and @UnSubtleDesi is totally UNACCEPTABLE.

I stand with OpIndia and its fearless editors. I hope you do, too. Just hearing that @UnSubtleDesi is in a Kolkata police station right now.

Stay safe, Nupur. We are all right behind you. Always.