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Previously @IndiaSpend, @TheWire_In, @OutlookIndia, @BBCWorld, @NPR | @SOAS alum | OG Bangalorean, now fraudulent Delhi resident.
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Oct 30, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
It's been a year since #PuneethRajkumar's death and Ill share collected pictures over this year of his immortalization in Bangalore City. 1/n A number of restos have an "Appu" menu, curated by his family. I sampled the menu 2 weeks back, and keep crossing life size cutouts of Puneeth at other restos.
Here's a write up:…
May 31, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
A spate of young people looking to raise lakhs of rupees to study abroad this year... How to say this in a tweet but: If you raise the money, great, but dont bankrupt yourself in the hope that a foreign degree will set you free. Youll be in this same job market when youre back. Theres LOTS MORE to say on this but if a tweet is of any use, then this is the tweet.

Yes happy to talk to anyone who wants to talk it out: DM is open.
May 10, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
there's something off about police crack-downs on the "black market."
a black market begins when the state fails.
and patients are now without black market and without the state. 2/ For example: Vigabatrin…
Feb 1, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
FM Sitharaman announces Rs 64,180 crore more for health.

This is almost = last year's entire budget for health ministry (Rs 67,112 crore)

So has health budget doubled?


Rs 64,180 crore to be given OVER SIX YEARS.
Aug 6, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
dont let perfect be the enemy of good dont attribute to malice what you can attribute to stupidity
Aug 4, 2020 11 tweets 3 min read
My piece: How diff state govs finally slashed prices of COVID19 treatment…

- If they could do this, why didnt they do this earlier?
- Now that they did do it, pvt hosps still finding ways to charge patients more than the caps
- But why so arbitrary? Image ** Table is from my own notes on issue. Hard to draw a table given that diff govs issued their circulars variously. So read table w/ caveats: Some states indicated these prices as what insurance cos will pay, some as what Ayushman Bharat rates will be, some which patients pay +
Aug 3, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
If you've heard the orig Marvin Gaye as many times as I have, may this slow jam cover be a sweet take for you: By Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan!)
#ST… @bobbymacReports good day 🌴🌴
Jul 28, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
1. #ChallengeAccepted

This is how 100s of womxn around the world have spent the last week:
- Gone thru 1000 x mil photos of ourselves on mob, HDD, social
- Stressed on which ones our double chin is not visible, what filter to appear fairer while also being in B&W, etc x million 2.
- Had a meltdown about our body image issues 😭
- Battled with the #Satan/#Patriarchy about whether we are shallow, narcissistic, vain, "more than just my body" to post a pic of ourselves 🐒
- Theorised valiantly with other girlfriends on DM 🥀
- Made a pro and con list 😬
Jul 24, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
my only twitter entry to indianmatchmaking is, straight men are so stunted lol like they're not whole people lollllll omg 🌴 like there was fertilisation, then a zygote, then an embryo, then a fetus... and then there was a malfunction lollllll.
Jul 23, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
MORNING TIL: "Alice Coltrane, also known by her adopted #Sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda or Turiya Alice Coltrane, was an American jazz musician and composer, and in her later years a #swamini. "
#ST… "She was married to jazz saxophonist and composer #JohnColtrane, with whom she performed in 1966-67."

Jul 21, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
Thread: Tweets from 56th* press con on COVID19 with MOHFW, on 21 July 2020.

Last press con with MOHFW was on 14 Jul.
all is well x 100
Jul 20, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
(( why is this poonawalla chap going around promising to make "large volumes" of this vaccine when trials are still going on. whole world is pr. )) VACCINE CANDIDATE**
Jul 20, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
How do journalists who cant always tell PR propaganda from facts/ truth... manage the ONSLAUGHT of PR emails... you should see how I ctrl+a and delete.... :-o :-/ "he has amassed great knowledge about the cosmic elements and metaphysics, which are responsible for influencing the positive and negative energies in the universe." Image
Jul 17, 2020 8 tweets 5 min read
Thread: #BLM
For 2 weeks Ive been playing C O O L by Le Youth on loop, dancing around my house...
So many remixes... so good...

But something felt really familiar, and I couldnt place it...
Wiki says Le Youth "heavily samples" from Cassie's Me & U.

So I checked out Me & U.
#ST Image 2. Le Youth/ Wes James: White, American, male, DJ.
C O O L was his debut single, in 2013.

Cassie: Black, American, female, singer.
Me & U released in 2006.

When Wiki says he "heavily samples," he really does.
Jul 14, 2020 16 tweets 3 min read
Thread: Tweets from 55th* press con on COVID19 with MOHFW, on 14 July 2020.

Last press con with MOHFW was on 9 Jul.
more of same. gov is presenting creative-bunching of the data to say, AL IZ WELL:

"bulk of cases" are in just 10 states
recovery rate
states like UP have recovery rate higher than national avg
lab testing has increased. test per million
Jul 13, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
Welcome to Anoo radio: Tenors. We all love a good soprano don't we. A Celine, a Mariah... but the satisfaction of a great tenor :)?

Many things by Sam Robson, but tonight, his a capella of 'Blessed and Highly Favoured.'
Jul 13, 2020 17 tweets 3 min read
Biocon press con starts in ten mins. Who wants to watch? DM me.

(More like, please watch it and then explain things to me!) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: "Until the vaccine comes, we need new drugs. We looking to repurpose or come up with new drugs. Even if we get vaccine, no guarantee that it will prevent re-infection.... must have preparedness."
Jul 9, 2020 21 tweets 5 min read
Thread: The Indian health ministry will hold a press con today, 29 days after the last press con!

54th* press con, 9 Jul 2020.

Live tweets here: thread reg absence of press cons
Jul 9, 2020 20 tweets 8 min read
1.Tocil-iz-umab. A drug being experimentally used for COVID19 treatment globally.

Yet: Joel Pinto drove from Chennai to Hyd to get it for his dad. Rajiv Dhawan got it from Hyd for his uncle in Ahmedabad.

Short supply, high prices, black market.
I report:… 2. Of the 2 drugs being experimentally used for COVID:

Remdesivir, anti-viral
Tocilizumab, anti-inflammatory

T is used either w/ R, or aftr R

But shortage of both means, families blown up lot of $$ & been wrecked by anxiety... by the time docs tell them they need T

*Not cool*
Jul 2, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Welcome to Anoo Radio: Quickie This morning, chatted with 3 friends about 4 songs. Here they are:

Its my best friend's baby girl's bday. Baby girl's name is also a Toto song. Toto is one of my life's fav-est bands. Here's Lea:
Jul 1, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read