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Sep 19 7 tweets 2 min read
India has officially rejected @JustinTrudeau's allegation. They had no other option. They could hardly have said, हमने कनाडा में घुस के मारा साले को.
From the moral high ground it once occupied, India has been reduced to the level of Pakistan which routinely issued such denials. This is a foreign policy failure for which I blame the weaponisation of the #GodiMedia which has been encouraged to turn every official statement of the Govt into a Modi MasterStroke.
The Private conversation between Mr Modi and Mr Trudeau should never have been broadcast.
Jul 1 7 tweets 2 min read
A Thread.
Met a retired banker in my local temple. Lives in #Bengaluru. Visiting daughter's family in Essex. She's 'in software'. After the usual where? How long? he volunteers the opinion, "too many Blacks and Muslims in Britain"
I replied, "They're immigrants too just like us" "We are all here, your daughter and most of us Hindus here in this Temple, black people from Africa n the Caribbean, Muslims from India and Pakistan and whats now Bangladesh, etc bec. of Empire. We're all from ex-colonies. We're all the same, aren't we".
May 2 22 tweets 6 min read
A short tweet thread about #5Trillion Dollar GDP
It was back in 2019, not long after the General Election win, that the Prime Minister set India a target for India to grow to become a USD 5 TRillion GDP by 2024. i.e in 5 years time.reuters.com/article/us-bri… Under the headline, "Modi says wants to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024", @Reuters reported that
"India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his country aims to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024, in remarks to leaders at a BRICS summit on Wednesday [Nov 13].
Apr 23 5 tweets 2 min read
#Ayurveda again. In 3 tweets.
Some pictures from the Focus section of The Week magazine, India, from March 12.
A 'Focus' feature means it is a "paid for marketing / PR initiative" Image One of the 2 "Ashtavaidyan's" was quoted as saying Image
Apr 20 16 tweets 4 min read
A tweet thread
Re: A (desparate) search of some scrap of evidence for "Hinduphobia".
The latest is an epidemic of hyperventilation in the Indian news media about a "shocking level of Hinduphobic attacks in Britain's schools."
Let's examine where this comes from. (1) If you google, as I did just now, "hate against Hindus in schools in UK", you'll get scores of hits of Indian news portanls and videos of panel discussions about the topic. ImageImageImageImage
Apr 13 18 tweets 6 min read
Stand by for some interesting findings re the Uttar Pradesh Global Investor Summit and and at least one of the Companies that is said to have signed up to an investment of 1 lakh crores (1 trillion rupees= 12.5 billion USD) to manufacture Electric vehicles. All very dodgy. Image Okay here goes. The UP Global Investor Summit was organised bu the UP Govt in India between Feb 10 and 12, 2003. The President of the Union of India, no less, graced the occasion. #Rakshamantri Rajnath Singh talked about it. ImageImage
Apr 11 6 tweets 2 min read
India's scientists are forced to do research in areas such as cow urine and 'cow-pathy'. They waste precious talent, time and research budgets on coming up with amazing results such as this. But no matter their findings, cow-piss will still sell, such is the power of blind faith. Image The fundamental problem is that India lacks the most elementary of attributes required for a "scientific temper" - scepticism. The burden of proof should be on those who promote cow-urine as an 'effective' remedy for some disease or condition.
Mar 28 10 tweets 3 min read
From the US State Department, @StateDeptSpox .
At the routine Press Briefing by US State Dept in Washington yesterday 27 March, See here:
state.gov/briefings/depa… There was a question asked about India. After a series of Questions about the Israel situation, dealing with accusation by Israeli PM Netanyahu's son that the US was funding/backing the unprecedented huge protests there (@StateDeptSpox denied it) and the Israeli decison to close their embassy in DC, the Q turned to IND
Mar 26 8 tweets 3 min read
From the news archives. this day 3 years ago, 26 March 2020.
The lockdown was int its secoind day.
Finance Minister @nsitharaman announced a 1.7 Lakh Crore (= 21.25 Billion USD) package of assistance.
pib.gov.in/PressReleasePa… What was in that package:
1) Insurance cover of Rs 50 Lakh per health worker fighting COVID-19 to be provided under Insurance Scheme.
2) 80 crore poor people will to get 5 kg wheat or rice and 1 kg of preferred pulses for free every month for the next three months
Mar 25 6 tweets 2 min read
From exactly 3 years ago today
25 March 2020. Image The Covic pandemic became the cover for postponing the 2021 Census. Those further orders have yet to come. Image
Mar 24 6 tweets 2 min read
Whatever the visiting #G20 dignitaries may say in public, the Prime Minister's Office, Ministers and others in the Indian Govt must be under no illusion, about what they must be thinking in private about the regime that makes so much about #G20Presidency This was most aptly put by @AndrewMMacLeod when he spoke frankly in the famous @TimesNow panel dicussion. Every G20 embassy in Chankyapuri must have sent a diplomatic cable back to their capitals and Chancelleries detailing events of the recent days.
Mar 24 5 tweets 2 min read
The political nature of the "criminal defamation" case against @RahulGandhi should be obvious to anyone who followed the timeline of the legal proceeding.
thewire.in/law/rahul-gand… The plaintiff in tghis case, Mr Purnesh Modi, sought, and won, a High Court ordered stay in the case for 11 months.
April 16, 2019: case first filed
June 24, 2021: Rahul Gandhi appeared in Court to record his statement before Chief Judicial magistrate AN Dave
Mar 24 5 tweets 1 min read
This day 3 yrs ago, India, URL of Press release in next tweet,
"The Prime Minister announced that from midnight tonight onwards, the entire country shall go under complete lockdown, a total ban is being imposed on people, from stepping out of their homes for a period of 21 days" pib.gov.in/PressReleasePa…
Mar 22 11 tweets 3 min read
National Car Parks Ltd, a private car parks ocompany ABSOLUTELY sucks. They operate car parks in towns, cities, airports, London Underground and National Rail stations. but as a service organisation they provide a shoddy service. Read on... In terms of a digital presence, they are backward looking dinosaurs. They have had a twitter presence since 2011 but their twitter handle says Image
Mar 22 8 tweets 2 min read
This is juvenile behaviour, almost a childish attitude. In the case of the High Commission in London, @metpoliceuk have increased the police presence at their Strand building. Leaving the British High Commission exposed like this is not likely to mollify the Khalistani dissidents Image @metpoliceuk I wouldn't be surprised if in the next few days we see a mob of the usual suspects marching on the British High Commission and/or the British Ambassador's residence in New Delhi. I am reminded of the organised Iranian protests outside US/UK embassies in Teheran in the 1980s.
Mar 22 5 tweets 2 min read
The Charge: democracy is in decline in India. "The State stifles dissent, criminalises protest, and shuts down free speech".
The Response:
1. @ChetanAhimsa , a kannada actor is arrested on an FIR by a Bajrang Dal activist for his tweet on #Hindutva
2. Delhi Police arrest 100 for putting up posters that are critical of the Prime Minister. Image
Mar 5 4 tweets 2 min read
in Health? really? Has @BillGates seen the data on child malnutrition? Some useful links in follow on tweets reporters-collective.in/projects/revea…
Mar 3 8 tweets 4 min read
#Hijab #HijabBan in educational institutions, the #Courts and #G20 What's the link?
A short thread.
@LiveLawIndia reported that the Supreme Court will look at the Hijab Ban case soon When the Judges look at it again, I would submit that they should consider it solely on the basis of individual rights based on personal choice in the matter of dress and attire where the choice poses neither threat noor risk of harm to any third person.
Mar 2 11 tweets 3 min read
So #G20 Foreign Ministers meeting ended without an agreed joint Communique.
There was a Chair's Summary and Outcome document (see link) but not a joint agreed unanimous statement. Indian diplomacy could not overcome entrenched positions.
g20.org/content/dam/gt… Of the 24 paragraphs in the Summary and Outcome document, "Paragraphs 3 and 4 of this document, as taken from the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration (15-16 November 2022), were agreed to by all member countries except Russia and China."
Para 3 states Image
Mar 1 9 tweets 3 min read
Some apologists for Adani Group are praying-in-aid @AswathDamodaran - the Finance prof and acknowledged corporate valuation expert from NYU Stern B-School. He appears to reject @HindenburgRes allegation that the whole Adani financing model is a 'con' but read his blog He sets out his understanding of a con.
"A con game to me has no substance at its core, and its only objective is to fool other people, and part them from their money." By that definition Adani Group is NOT a total fraud operation - of course NOT. There is tangible physical
Feb 24 5 tweets 2 min read
#G20 Finance Track
India's Prime Minister told the #G20 Finance track meeting in Bengaluru, "“Trust in international financial institutions has eroded. This is partly because they have been slow to reform themselves,” ... /1 In what sounded like a policy prescription he said, "I hope that you will draw inspiration from the vibrancy of the Indian economy. Indian consumers and producers are optimistic and confident about the future.".. /2