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My two cents. Freethinker. Usually cheerful :) Nobody's cheerleader. Nobody's ally. Fighting for Old India & her Constitution. Humanism and Rationalism.
Oct 14, 2020 25 tweets 10 min read
*Thread on Tatas*

Tatas were BJP's biggest donors via the dubious electoral bonds. Ratan Tata has endorsed Modi, giving him credibility amongst cosmopolitan and middle class Indians.

Tatas are *enablers* not victims or 'silent bystanders' of Hindutva / BJP Here's the "quiet, respectable" Ratan Tata paying obeisance to RSS founder Hedgewar at Nagpur.

He also looks happy in the company of Pujya Pujari Bhagwat ji, the bigoted Hindutva ideologue.
Oct 12, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
Vineet Jain created the monster Times Now. Navika is a puppet. If Bollywood is serious about fighting back, it shud boycott Filmfare awards, Filmfare magazine, Bombay Times parties & stop advertising in Bennett Coleman media. Lawsuits take ages, put your money where your mouth is Vineet Jain destroyed quality Indian media. He ruined print journalism with crappy Times of India. He lowered readers' IQ with entertainment supplements. He killed electronic media with Times Now & created the monster called Arnab. He ruined news websites with clickbait culture.
Aug 15, 2019 19 tweets 8 min read
Shah Faesal's father was killed by militants when he was 19. He became a doctor, topped IAS. Is a Fulbright scholar at Harvard. Joined politics to serve people better. Believed in Indian democracy & inspired Kashmiris. Today he's *locked up* & called *anti national*

India, 2019 Shah Faesal is a Fulbright scholar at Harvard, visits it regularly. Was going there when he was detained at Delhi airport. Sanghis said he was fleeing the country, meeting "terrorists" at Turkey (he had a connecting flight) etc. Now Harvard has written to Modi seeking his release
Aug 6, 2019 10 tweets 5 min read
@JM_Scindia Have some shame, Mr Scindia. You sister is married to grandson of Hari Singh who's partly responsible for messed up accession. Dogras treated Kashmiri Muslims like serfs, massacred 2 lakh Muslims in Jammu in 1947 to change the demography. And you do them an injustice again today @JM_Scindia Maharaj Hari Singh's Army massacred approx 2 lakh Kashmiri Muslims in Jammu in 1947 and forcibly displaced half a million of them to Pakistan to alter the demography of Jammu.

And today you support BJP's fascism & render KMs voiceless again, Mr Scindia!…
Jun 5, 2019 33 tweets 14 min read
Ranga ji,
1. Onion-garlic is basic veg nutrition + lends taste
2. Critics aren't demanding chicken-mutton
3. Many Hindus protesting notion of 'satvik' UC food being "pure", others impure
4. Muslims /Waqf unelated to this
5. Muslims don't lynch non-veg /pork eaters
6. Shame on you Akshay Patra gets states, central govt grants (50% as per its website) + donations. That's taxpayers & donors ACROSS communities. It earns social & monetary capital. Taxpayers within rights to demand culturally inclusive (onion-garlic), tasty food for kids
Jun 2, 2019 22 tweets 7 min read
Instead of reacting to provocative chants of 'Jai Shri Ram' by BJP goons, @MamataOfficial and Bengalis should launch a cultural counter-offensive. They should smile and greet them with 'Jai Maa Durga'. The Goddess has slayed worthier opponents than Hindutva fascists. 1/n Bengal traditionally worshipped the divine feminine; the Holy Trinity of Durga, Saraswati and Kali. 'Jai Shri Ram' is not as much a part of their culture as the goddesses are. It is time for Bengalis to reassert and reclaim their cultural space trampled upon by sanghis. 2/n