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2 Aug
Read this book "Early Indians" by @tjoseph0010. Fascinating is an understatement.

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There were 4 waves of migrations to South Asia:
1. 65,000 years ago: People who move out of Africa meet with robust people there. They take 2 routes: inland Sub-Himalayan and coastal.
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In order to avoid those people and move to East Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia.

2. 7,000 BCE to 3,000 BCE: Iranian agriculturalists move from the Zagros mountains to South Asia. Intermixing with first Indians estimated to have happened between 4,700 BCE and 3,000 BCE.
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3. 2,000 BCE: 2 waves of migration from China (post the farming revolution and population surge there) change Southeast Asia. China's farming revolution introduces new plants, rice types and Austroasiatic languages to India after 2,000 BCE.

4. 2,000 BCE to 1,500 BCE:
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30 Jul
The #NewEducationPolicy is Rajaji's caste-based education by proxy. But it's more than merely education.

How is that? Let me elaborate.

Thread. #RejectNEP

@isai_ @moodanmani20 @jokinjey @Shamurai10 @kavitha129 @Sri_02offl @imkavitha_ @LalithaVenkat05 @TRBRajaa @ptrmadurai
There are 3 policies of the BJP regime one needs to look at before #NEP.

1. NEET.
2. Demonetization.
3. GST.

One may ask: We can understand NEET, but why demonetization and GST?

In hindsight, that's where everything started. Let me elaborate further in the following tweets.
Who were most badly affected by demonetization? Informal businesses and MSMEs.

Who runs them? Usually OBCs, SCs and STs.

Yes, MSMEs and informal businesses are mostly run by non-UCs. They were most badly affected by demonetization and couldn't run their businesses.
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5 Jul
1/5 Make no mistake, there's a pattern in these murders.

@karna_sakthi wrote how Coimbatore fell into the hands of RSS/BJP and a Gujarati/Marwari group took over prime parts of that city.

Same is playing out in Thoothukudi.

Thread.

@isai_ @moodanmani20 @jokinjey @ptrmadurai
2/5 Why Thoothukudi?

It's a port city wherein several cargo ships enter Tamil Nadu and India itself.

If Gujaratis/Marwaris eyed Coimbatore for its riches in the 1990s, Thoothukudi is easily 10x bigger a target.

Now RSS is playing out there.
@LalithaVenkat05 @Surya_BornToWin
3/5 By enticing caste (Konar/Nadar) and religious (Hindu/Christian) conflicts in Thoothukudi, you can create enough trouble to force people out of their homes. In the end, you can empty Thoothukudi of some of its native residents.

@Shamurai10 @kavitha129 @idonashok @savukku
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15 May
Indians, are you aware of what's going on in your neighborhood?

This is literally in your own backyard. Sri Lanka and China have now put the Hambantota port into operation.

This is from last month.

So how significant is this for India? Let me explain.
Look at image #1. The thick route is what Indian ships take to reach from, say Mumbai in West India to Chennai or Kolkata in East India. Going around Sri Lanka means paying Sri Lanka a hefty sum to get cargo through.

Now look at image #2. Hambantota is exactly in that route.
Remember China has taken the Hambantota port on a 99-year lease.
thediplomat.com/2017/12/sri-la…

What does this mean? You now pay both Sri Lanka and China in order to get your cargo from the west side of India to the east through the Indian Ocean, now forget international cargo!
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11 May
So what is RSS' worldview and why is it so toxic and dangerous, not just for Muslims, Christians and Sikhs but ultimately Hindus as well?

Time to look deep into it because that's what I intend to do in this thread.
A brief introduction to RSS:

This is an organization formed in 1925 by KB Hedgewar. It was/is led by Marathi Brahmins and has branches everywhere in India.

The first head was KB Hedgewar.
Second: MS Golwalkar.
Third: Madhukar Dattatreya Deoras.
Fourth: Mohan Bhagwat.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is 5-6 million strong. It's the parent organization of the political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and militant organizations such as Bajrang Dal, Sri Ram Sena, etc., together they're called the Sangh Parivar.
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27 Apr
@sonaliranade Why would anybody care for the poor? All Modi ji needs to do is throw a few crumbs their way and say a few kind words and he'll have the same poor people he ruthlessly crushes eating from his hand in no time.
@sonaliranade I really feel bad for India's poor but I can't help but ask hard questions because rural India voted overwhelmingly for BJP in 2019. Even urban India didn't go so far as rural India did in their support for BJP last year.
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12 Apr
1/10 It's this arrogance of Sanghis that's gonna be the downfall for Indians.

Indians aren't the cheap labor like in the 20th century. People in the Gulf hired Indians due to:
1. Goodwill earned by India. Squandered by Modi and gang.
2. Cheap labor.
2/10 Let me briefly elaborate on the cheap labor aspect.

Unlike people in the West who demand higher salaries for getting work done, Indians did and still do the same work for much less.

This was why many Indians got jobs starting in the 20th century. Most are from Kerala.
3/10 Also, the goodwill earned by India since 1947 helped out a lot.

Educated Indians could get by with far less so the Arabs gave them more money. You can compare what Indians earn in the Middle East and what they earn in the West. Comparable but there are other aspects.
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12 Apr
1/5 This will spell trouble for ALL Indians in the Middle East, particularly Hindus.

If Gulf authorities find it too troublesome to manage a certain demographic, they'll fire and deport all people from that demographic and stop hiring them altogether.

2/5 Mohit Gulati being a complete idiot can't get over his anti-Muslim bigotry. It's become more of a drug addiction for him.

He's encouraging the bigotry of Hindutvadis all the way. Mohit wants to put more Indians in the line of fire for cheap thrills.

3/5 People from Kerala are over-represented among Indians in the Gulf. They'll run into trouble because of Mohit Gulati @desimojito, in case Gulf authorities find Hindutvadis too hard to handle.

Take note @Advaidism @mallucomrade @Proletarian1917 @inquestioner @Suvarna_haridas
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11 Apr
Wanted to write on this for awhile.

Why is India's middle class so attached to BJP and particularly Modi?

Thread:

The answer lies in their culture. The so-called "Indian culture" they espouse is actually Jain culture (or ultra-orthodox Brahmin culture).
Jain culture shall henceforth be referred to as JC and ultra-orthodox Brahmin culture as UOBC.

So what is JC/UOBC?

Have you ever noticed how prudish Indians are in school and college? It isn't a natural setting. It's an artificial reinforcement by their parents and society.
Whenever middle class Indian boys or girls exhibit any form of masculinity/femininity, adventure and risk-taking, charisma, romance, sensuality or sexuality, they're ruthlessly suppressed, first by their parents, then by society.

They're instead turned into prudes and bookworms.
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10 Apr
What has changed from the past? Let me elaborate.

1. The WHO wasn't headed by a total fuckwit like @DrTedros who was too busy covering up for the Chinese regime's lapses instead of monitoring the disease. Taiwan warned him in December 2019 itself.

But he dismissed it and misled the world a lot of times since then which has led us to this.

2. Personally I consider this as a direct fallout of the Syrian war but the victory of Bashar al-Assad has made Arab dictators more paranoid since the mid-2010s.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have gone bonkers. Qatar is also increasingly repressive. In general, the Middle East is far more repressive and dangerous today compared to a decade ago. The dictators of the region now believe in Assad's model.
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4 Mar
Why does the claim that DMK are anti-Hindu ring hollow? Are DK/DMK really enemies of Hinduism?

Thread.

@jokinjey @isai_ @moodanmani20 @enfielderstweet @skpkaruna @LalithaVenkat05 @Kodungolan737 @nithya_shre @raj2viji @asaravanan21 @TRBRajaa @DrSenthil_MDRD @ptrmadurai
There are 2 ways to approach Hinduism.

1. The RSS/BJP route: Empower Jains, Brahmins & Banias. Use OBC/SC Hindus to riot against Muslims and throw them under the bus in the name of law and order.

2. The DK/DMK route: Educate OBC/SC Hindus and help them stand on their own feet.
Route 1 is also called the North Korea route. You brainwash OBC/SC Hindus to such an extent that all they know is to be slaves to RSS/BJP leaders (most of whom are Brahmins/Jains) and attack Muslims when told to. They aren't given education or jobs. They only know to be thugs.
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20 Feb
ROFL....

YOU TALK ABOUT INTEGRITY WHEN YOU HAD ABSOLUTELY NO REMORSE OR EVEN SHAME THROWING OTHER WOMEN UNDER THE BUS FOR COOKIES FROM THAT FANATIC.

OH PLEASE, IRONY HAS DIED ENOUGH NUMBER OF TIMES ON YOUR TL. THERE'S A LIMIT TO EVERYTHING.
YES, SLANDERING A WOMAN (OR ANYBODY ELSE) HAS LIMITS, BUT YOU TALK ABOUT THIS WHEN YOU BASICALLY CHARACTER-ASSASSINATED SO MANY WOMEN WHO SO MUCH AS DARED TO OBJECT TO BRUMBY'S BEHAVIOR?

YOU JOINED FORCES WITH HIM AND LITERALLY TOOK A DUMP ON THOSE WOMEN!
MANY PEOPLE WARNED YOU ABOUT HIS FANATICAL TENDENCIES. YOU REFUSED TO BUDGE, RATHER WENT TO EXTREME LENGTHS TO SILENCE THEM, AND NOW YOU'RE CRYING HOARSE.

YOU'RE THE CHEAPEST CHARACTER ON TWITTER AND YOU CRY ABOUT BRUMBY AND CO BEING CHEAPSKATES.
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24 Dec 19
1/13 A quick thread on how NPR/NRC/CAA could impact Indian citizens, especially dissenters. #CAA_NRC_Protest #NRC_CAA_Protest

After reading this thread by @sonaliranade, a few things became clear.

This monstrosity is the road to North Korea.
2/13 Bear in mind it's gonna take a lot of resources to prepare the NPR in the first place. NPR is one layer and NRC is the layer on top of NPR. CAA is the filter that excludes "foreign" Muslims whilst giving refuge to "foreign" non-Muslims.

But what happens once NPR is built?
3/13 This also has an economic angle: If you're rich, disenfranchising you isn't possible without consequences, so they'll just send ED/IT/CBI to harass you or increase GST compliance requirements. This mainly targets middle class/poor Indians.

See this.
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15 Oct 19
@sonaliranade @monavy Here's al-Qaeda apologizing for Saddam Hussein.

@sonaliranade @monavy Here's al-Qaeda harassing Shafiullah Anis (because this dude belongs to the Pasmanda community of OBC (SC?) Muslims).

@sonaliranade @monavy Here's al-Qaeda calling Assad a terrorist.

Yes, Bashar al-Assad is the 21st century's biggest mass murderer, but when you apologize for Saddam Hussein, what does that make you?
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1 Aug 19
Imagine PM of India Narendra Modi taking Bear Grylls on a tour of India.

A spoof of the same has been made here:


Starts at 14:03. For impatient people, skip to 15:52.

Just in case you don't understand Tamil, I shall give a jest of the same in a thread.
Scene 1: Bear Grylls waits in a forest.

BG: Welcome everyone, I'm Bear Grylls. I've served in the British military for 12 years. Today I told a Gujarati that I was bored of trekking through forests all the time so he promised to show me around India. Now I'm waiting for him.
*A helicopter lands below and PM of India Narendra Modi arrives.*

NM: Bear Grylls, welcome! Let me complete my dialogue.
*looking above* Who pushed me from the helicopter?
*pointing to Bear Grylls* My voice is too low, you must save the show today.

BG: I'm Bear Grylls....
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24 Feb 19
One word of advice: Learn history before talking out of your ass.

Q: When was the decision to give Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka taken?
A: 1964. Under Ramnad MLA Shanmuga Rajeswara Sethupathi, it was already decided by Congress. DMK came to power in 1967.
Q: Who was the CM of Madras State back then?
A: Bhaktavatchalam, Congress.

Q: How was this decision taken?
A: Indira Gandhi decided this with her cabinet. She did NOT consult either the state govt or the parliament as per procedure.

Q: Why the tearing hurry for Indira Gandhi?
A:
1. India was in trouble for testing a nuclear weapon.
2. Sri Lanka was about to be given the status of President of the UN General Assembly. The NAM summit was also held in Colombo in 1976.

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14 Jan 19
Dear @tanvishukla, may I please ask you why you Indians think of the most impractical economic ideas?

Did you seriously think through this idea before bringing it up for debate?!?

So what is #UniversalBasicIncome? I shall address the same in this thread.
UBI is nothing but the idea that every citizen, employed or unemployed, working or retired, receives some minimum money from the govt in order to meet expenses.

Sounds good, right? But it's impractical. How? I shall explain the same here.

With some information in hand.
A few weeks back, I already explained why the Nordic "socialist" model won't work in countries like India.

Why? Big welfare doesn't give incentives for people to work. It tends to make people lazy.

UBI will more or less fail for the very same reasons.
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