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Mar 18 10 tweets 3 min read
Dear #Dharavi
We havent met but I’m sure you’ve heard of us.
Amethi! Amethi from Uttar Pradesh.

We bore the brunt of being the Gandhi Family’s bastion for 42 years and we forfeited
the future of our children to Sub Saharan standards. We could have been that model constituency!
We could have been that opportunity for Rahul Gandhi to show case his abilities - to be replicated and held up as his vision for the country. But alas it was not to be.…
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Nov 27, 2023 13 tweets 2 min read
The West it seems doesn’t give a hoot for the Uyghurs. Those forsaken, forgotten people of the Muslim faith in some corner of China and neither do the international media, NGOs, or activists. Does anyone recollect a Western nation having recalled their Ambassador or imposed sanctions on the country which ruthlessly decimates the culture and faith of these people?

The West also chooses to ignore Muslim on Muslim atrocity and violence.
Sep 5, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
The Anatomy of an Indian Liberal. #Bharat

Class - Privileged
First Language - English
Religious Denomination - Iffy about this Sanatan Dharm, Hindutva business.
Thankfully recently discovered my inner spirituality. Status - We are British (at least we’d like to be…please, please) in summer when we head out to London.
Portuguese .. erm Goan in winter when we soak in the sun in Goa which mind you is looking more and more like GK.
Aug 16, 2023 11 tweets 2 min read
Can say without hesitation that there was very little or non existent talk of ‘brothers separated by the British’ among people, in the 40’s and 50s after the bloodletting of Partition and the raider attack on Kashmir. In the 60-70s we fought two wars and in my childhood Pakistan was definitely, enemy.

The 80s witnessed Khalistani insurgency in Punjab which we all knew where it emanated from.
Aug 14, 2023 12 tweets 2 min read

August 1947

A 14yr old boy had been left with relatives in Lahore to complete his FSc exams while his family had made their way earlier to the hills of Joginder Nagar, as was their norm at that time of the year. The young boy wrote to his father that his last paper had been postponed indefinitely and the educational institute was shut due to uncertainty and tensions in the city.

He was advised to take the first possible train out, to Jullundur or Kapurthala with their driver Gulab.
Jul 12, 2023 11 tweets 2 min read
Beginning to understand why Pakistan finds favour with the West…
Why they don’t get lectured on their shredded state of democracy even though their Army claims they are one.
Why they don’t get told off on Minority Rights even though they openly, shamelessly decimate theirs. Why isn’t there even a murmur on Press Freedom when their journalists are bundled into car boots and taken away to undisclosed locations.

Not even get a raised eyebrow when they ethnically cleansed millions of their own compatriots in what was once called East Bengal.
May 28, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read
So far the long & the short of it has been to sanitise, whitewash, prettify invasions, invaders & colonialism.

For that to flourish a gradual, deliberate almost shameful erasure of our civilisational history has been necessary. To keep us meek, ignorant, bogged down with inferiority we were taught everyone down the ages came to civilise, reform & teach us cuisine, art, architecture, poetry, literature, statecraft & science.
Mar 24, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
In a poll or two, citizens might have voted for the most popular public figure of the recent past but I have rarely heard a British politician hark back to the days of Churchill, the French to Charles de Gaulle or Americans to FDR or even Kennedy. Here the Gandhi Family & their ecosystem seem to be trapped in a time warp. Constantly going back to their chosen few - Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru & Indira.
Mar 7, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
Stand up MP from Wayanad.

Poor attendance - Sir, I go on 62 vacations a year. 247 times in 4 years.… You have shown a tendency to lie & defame - Sir, I have apologised to the Supreme Court of India…
Feb 22, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
It might not be popular opinion in some quarters but I have to say (even though being a life long animal lover) that we have
confused & convoluted municipal policies with regard to stray animals that are neither in the interest of animal or people. Strays, be it cows, dogs, pigs, donkeys suffer terrible unspeakable cruelty & they live along side people on the streets, slums & rural areas, vying for space & even worse, sometimes foraging for food in the same dumps.

With blurred boundaries there is bound to be
Feb 21, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
For Rahul, Mamata, Pawar, Kejriwal, YSR, Nitish, Uddhav, Mayawati & a son each of Mulayam & Lalu to think that they can replace #NarendraModi even as a consensus candidate of the Opposition shows a complete deracination from what India is today. Not only do they shamefully disrespect the fact that it
is we the people who gave Modi an overwhelming mandate twice over, but they don’t even make an attempt to understand why we did so.
Jan 21, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
When I expressed dismay about BBC’s blatantly fake news on Kashmir soon after Abrogation of Art 370 to a friend in the UK who writes for a major daily, she remarked that its common knowledge among peers that BBC fronts the British Deep State. Their reports, briefed & vetted before being delivered in their standard modulated tone & impeccable British accent unfortunately is no longer able to camouflage a deep rooted prejudice & dislike towards former colonial subjects.
Nov 8, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
The Anatomy Of An Indian Liberal!
#SalvatoreBabones Class - Privileged
First Language - English
Religious Denomination - Spiritual minded. Not that Hindutva thingy.

Personal Statement - I speak English.

Lexicon - India is a fascist country. That poor Khalid boy is still in jail. For what? Tell me for what?!
Nov 5, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Delhi has been right royally screwed by all political parties through the decades with inducements of quarter, half, full statehood & then Union Territory status thrown in for good measure. At one time the only noticeable difference in localities was whether they were managed by the MCD 96% or the NDMC 4% with the Cantonment under a different Board.
Oct 11, 2022 11 tweets 2 min read
One would think Rahul has finally found his calling.
Not for him the responsibility & accountability that comes with the post of a Party President; that ties one down to the administrative, mundane, nitty gritty, interacting with regional leaders & worse, beholden to a fickle electorate that can cast their vote this way or that, even after cheering wildly at road shows & rallies, leaving a President holding the can of electoral defeats docked against his name for posterity.

As if two consecutive Lok Sabha elections wasn’t bad enough & assembly
Oct 4, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
More than a decade ago I was pleasantly surprised when on a visit to India a young niece who had been brought up for most of her life in the US recited the Hanuman Chalisa fluently, without hesitation, with her other cousins.

Her mother told me how it came to be. At the age of 8 my niece asked her parents, both successful & busy doctors, if she could become a Christian…

All her friends had such fun on Sunday with Sunday school, church, camps where they bonded over campfires, story telling sessions & sing along hymns.
Oct 2, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Many of us have friends & extended family members of other faiths who have for long participated & enjoyed our celebrations as we have reciprocated theirs.

However, this sudden interest in #GarbaNight & this push that it should be open to all by the very people who through the year mock every belief, tradition & ritual & till last week were happily posting on social media with the same toxicity…has been a surprise.

So it is not without reason that we, who once took great pride in sharing with openness our culture & festivities are now wary
Oct 1, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
On a cold, wet afternoon in Brussels a 17yr old girl walked into a chocolate store absolutely awestruck at the mouthwatering array displayed.

Chocolatiers such as Godiva, Neuhaus, Leonidas were only names in foreign magazines & here she was actually taking in the aroma…! This, this & this she said, savouring every moment of the selection while a young man carefully placed her pieces into a box, which in itself was a beauty.

Till she stopped at a tray of beautiful chocolate hands. Hands?
Why hands? She asked the young man.
Aug 6, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Today any chavvani worth politician, activist, political analyst doesn’t think twice before cursing & abusing PM Modi night after night on Prime Time TV & they say democracy is dead in India. Two bit journalists have made a livelihood on malicious lies & falsehoods & they say there is no freedom of speech.

Forget about authoritarian regimes like China or military-run Pakistan where they would disappear in a jiffy for a even hint of what they do here.
Jul 30, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
If Bollywood had to be compressed into one character it would be RG.

I’m here because of Dadaji, Dadijee, Daddy, Mummy.

Was launched with great fan fare (In one case, many times over)
My educational qualifications are iffy.

Only retards study math.
Nyay:12k/month x 12 = 72k My work experience in the real world - ZERO.
But I’m an expert in international affairs, economics, climate change, environment etc etc.

Easy - you pay, I speak.

So what if I have more flops than hits? Do you know who I am?
Jul 27, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
What is particularly interesting in this interview is the
length & effort taken to explain how the recent spate of FIRs filed by sections of the majority community are due to the machinations of a vested interest in cahoots with the police & other govt agencies. In this entire exercise of obfuscation there is no place to recognise or address the fact that there might be genuine feelings of being hurt, offended, or even insulted.

In fact, the matter of feeling offended is made out to be a recent problem & laid entirely at the door of the