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Jun 7, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
How caste divides Indian cities. Thread🧵⬇️ - About 80 per cent of Rajkot’s localities have no Dalit (Scheduled caste) inhabitants.
- Around 60 per cent of Kolkata’s localities do not have a single Dalit resident.
- Around 20 per cent of Bengaluru’s colonies have no Dalit residents.

(Census 2011)
May 11, 2023 7 tweets 5 min read
Mauritius Financial Services Minister Debunks Hindenburg's Adani Claims; Hindenburg Reaps Profits Amidst Dubious Report: A Call for Indian Politicians to Rethink Their Stance


Mauritian Financial Services Minister, Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, has dismissed #Hindenburgtwitter.com/i/web/status/1… ImageImageImageImage “No Shell Companies in Mauritius”

In response to a parliamentary question, Minister Seeruttun clarified that Mauritian law does not permit the operation of shell companies. All global business companies licensed by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) are required to meet… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… ImageImage
Apr 3, 2023 6 tweets 4 min read
Despite pioneering reforms, including job quotas & major infrastructure projects, Mysore king Nalbadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar's (1884-1940) achievements are absent from textbooks. From the University of Mysore to Bhadravathi Iron & Steel Works, let's acknowledge his contributions. Under his leadership, the Mysore State was recognized as a model state in India. Krishnaraja Wadiyar was responsible for the construction of many roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects.
Apr 3, 2023 12 tweets 2 min read
Lessons for Akhilesh Yadav, Nitish Kumar, and Tejaswi Yadav from Ideologically Committed Dravidian Parties: Blending Growth, Industrialisation, Social Justice, and Focusing on Healthcare and Education. Thread 🧵⬇️ The Dravidian parties have successfully balanced the need for industrialization and growth with the need for social justice and equity, through policies like affirmative action, investment in education and healthcare, and promotion of small and medium enterprises.
Apr 2, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Yadava king Maharaja Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar of Mysore was one of the pioneers in introducing reservations for lowered castes in India. His visionary decision in 1921 set an example for other states to follow, and paved the way for social justice and inclusivity in India. 🙏🏽 Nalwadi Wadiyar, the 24th ruler of Yadu dynasty, formed a commission for the development of backward classes. Krishnaraja Wadiyar introduced reservation for backward castes in the government sector and empowered the women giving them the right to vote.
Apr 2, 2023 7 tweets 4 min read
2 अप्रैल, 2018 का भारत बंद हाल के वर्षों का सबसे बड़ा आंदोलन था। इसमें कम से कम 500 जगह ट्रेनें रोकी गईं। 25000 लोग गिरफ़्तार हुए। आंदोलन पर हुए हमलों में 13 लोग शहीद 🙏🏽हुए। आंदोलन SC/ST एक्ट को बचाने के लिए था। उसी शाम, सरकार ने एक्ट को पुराने रूप में बहाल करने की घोषणा की। 🧵⬇️ Image सरकार और अदालत द्वारा एससी-एसटी एक्ट रद्द किये जाने के बाद 2 अप्रैल 2018 को दलित समाज ने बड़ा आंदोलन किया था। देश भर में दलित बहुजन समाज अपने इस संवैधानिक अधिकार को बचाने के लिए सड़कों पर उतर आए थे। क्या गांव, क्या शहर हर ओर सड़कों पर सिर्फ नीले झंडे और बाबासाहब की तस्वीरें थीं। ImageImageImageImage
Apr 2, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read
मुसलमान/ईसाई- हमारे धर्म के लोगों को SC आरक्षण क्यों नहीं मिलता?

जवाब - क्या आपके धर्म में छुआ-छूत है? क्या आप लोग आप लोग आपस में छूआ-छूत करते हैं?

मुसलमान/ईसाई- क्या बात करते हो? हमारे धर्म में सब बराबर हैं।

जवाब- फिर अछूतपन के आधार पर बनी लिस्ट SC का आरक्षण आपको कैसे मिलेगा? हिंदुओं में तो धर्म में छुआ-छूत है। मनुस्मृति से लेकर महाभारत सब जगह इसका वर्णन है।
Apr 1, 2023 10 tweets 10 min read
Exploring the Similarities in Themes, Collaborations, Use of Violence and Music: Vetrimaaran and Quentin Tarantino’s Impactful Filmographies!" #Vetrimaaran #ViduthalaiPart1 #Tarantino 🧵⬇️ Vetrimaaran and Tarantino are both highly acclaimed film directors known for their attention to detail and gripping narratives. While Vetrimaaran's films deal with social issues in India and Tarantino's films are often genre-bending and pay homage to classic films.
Apr 1, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
ग़लत मत समझिए। हम लोग झगड़ा नहीं कर रहे हैं। ये निगमागम सम्मत शास्त्रार्थ है। वेदोक्त तरीक़े से हो रही आपसी बातचीत है। किसी बाहर वालों को इसमें नहीं पड़ना चाहिए।

हम लोग आपस में सैटल कर लेंगे। Image हमारा कोई झगड़ा नहीं है। ये शास्त्रार्थ है।
Mar 31, 2023 11 tweets 8 min read
BREAKING NEWS: SC, ST, OBC Candidates Get Lower Marks in Interviews Despite Performing Well in Written: #Caste Discrimination in University of Hyderabad's PhD Admissions Revealed by RTI Filed by @asahcu @dpradhanbjp @EduMinOfIndia @ugc_india @NCSC_GoI @ahir_hansraj

Thread 🧵⬇️ The Ambedkar Students' Association collated data from multiple RTI applications and found that students belonging to reserved categories are marked much lower in interviews than those in the general category despite similar marks in the entrance exam.
Mar 24, 2023 12 tweets 3 min read
राजनीति की रहस्य कथा: राजनीति विज्ञान की प्रोफ़ेसर, राहुल गांधी द्वारा 2013 में अध्यादेश को फाड़ना, लोकसभा से लालू यादव की विदाई और अब राहुल गांधी की लोकसभा सदस्यता पर लटकी तलवार 🗡️ ! इतिहास चक्र की पेचीदा गलियाँ । 🧵⬇️ 2019 के चुनाव प्रचार के दौरान के राहुल गांधी के एक भाषण पर अहमदाबाद की एक अदालत ने राहुल गांधी को कल दो साल क़ैद की सजा सुनाई। लोक प्रतिनिधित्व क़ानून के तहत ऐसे मामलों में अब सदस्यता जाने का प्रावधान है। हालाँकि वकील इसकी अपने तरह से व्याख्या कर रहे हैं।
Mar 23, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
History has come a full circle for Rahul Gandhi as his opposition to an ordinance in 2013 led to the disqualification of Lalu Yadav. Now, Rahul Gandhi faces disqualification under the same act, as Lalu Yadav's fate echoes in his own. ☹️🧵⬇️ Image In 2013, the Manmohan Singh-led UPA cabinet passed an ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers from disqualification, but it was met with criticism and protests, and Rahul Gandhi publicly spoke out against it.
Mar 22, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
. @thenewsminute uses the term 'lowered caste' to describe @mkstalin and @pinarayivijayan during their participation in an anti-caste program. This sparked a discussion about the term ‘lowered caste’ @rgmlk @dhanyarajendran 🧵⬇️ Here is a thread comparing "lower caste" and "lowered caste" and arguing why the usage of "lowered caste" is better than ‘lower caste.’
Mar 18, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read
Job Discrimination in Private Sector in India

Study reveals discrimination in recruitment process of private companies. Researchers conducted a field experiment sending same application as an upper caste Hindu, Dalit and Muslim candidate.

- Sukhadeo Thorat, Paul Attewell 🧵⬇️ “Our study collected job advertisements from English newspapers to see what happens when educated Indians from different castes and religious backgrounds apply for jobs in the urban private sector, encompassing multinational corporations as well as prominent Indian companies.”
Mar 17, 2023 7 tweets 5 min read
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud's claim of a 'humble background' is false. His father was a former CJI, his mother was an accomplished singer, and there's no evidence to support the story that “his mother washed clothes in public.”

Let's stick to the facts. #factcheck 🧵⬇️ Chandrachud Wada in Pune, the family home of CJI Chandrachud, has a notable history dating back to the Peshwa empire. Let's celebrate their legacy without spreading false information.
Mar 17, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
Private companies taking any form of government benefits, such as cheap land, loans, tax holidays, subsidies, & other forms of assistance, should implement job reservations for SC/ ST/ OBC. @narendramodi @RahulGandhi @FollowCII @ficci_india @ASSOCHAM4India @phdcci @DICCIorg 🧵⬇️ To begin with, they should adhere to the US model by publishing annual diversity reports and taking steps to diversify their workforce. This practice ensures transparency in their hiring processes and creates equal opportunities for all individuals.
Mar 1, 2023 12 tweets 4 min read
Tamil Nadu CM @mkstalin has created a unique template called the #DravidianModel by blending growth with compassion and social justice.

Let's explore this revolutionary approach further and see how it works. I am giving one example. Thread 🧵⬇️

#HBDMKStalin70 - When a girl child is born, the state makes a fixed deposit of Rs 50,000 for her, which she can withdraw when 18. In case the family has two girl children, each gets Rs 25,000. She gets immunisation and hospital treatment free of cost.
Feb 28, 2023 25 tweets 6 min read
Brahmin clout at IITs is ending. At least 30% of the zonal toppers are Baniyas. The ‘Kota Coaching Factory’ is also a Baniya owned phenomenon. Change is welcome. #Sociology #IIT #Caste Thread 🧵⬇️ The IT revolution in its early years was led by the IIT graduates and postgraduates, and most of them were Brahmins. Sociologist Carol Upadhya’s study on the software professionals with 132 respondents in Bengaluru revealed that 48% per of them were Brahmins.
Feb 12, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
सुप्रीम कोर्ट में 34 जजों में से कोई ठाकुर यानी क्षत्रिय जज नहीं है। एक जज वैश्य होता है। गुप्ता के रिटायर होने पर बिंदल आए हैं। डायवर्सिटी की लड़ाई में मैं ठाकुरों/वैश्य के साथ हूँ। चूँकि ठाकुर जज नहीं बनते, इसलिए सुप्रीम कोर्ट के महँगे टॉप 200 वकील में भी कोई ठाकुर नहीं है। ठाकुरों में न्याय भावना होती है। वरना वीपी सिंह और अर्जुन सिंह ने वह न किसी होता जो उन्होंने किया।

उनकी ये न्याय भावना स्थापित चली आ रही समाज व्यवस्था के लिए ख़तरा है। ठाकुर लोग जाति व्यवस्था के लिए विश्वसनीय नहीं माने जाते। इसलिए उच्च न्यायपालिका से वे बाहर रखे जाते हैं।
Feb 11, 2023 19 tweets 3 min read
Over 16 lakh Indians renounced citizenship since 2011, 2.5 lakh in 2022 alone.

Rich Indians turn secessionist, giving up citizenship. ‘Nationalism’ poor man’s burden. A thread 🧵 ⬇️⏬ US was the preferred destination in 2021. Over 78,000 Indians acquired the American citizenship. Other preferred destinations are also mostly western countries — Australia (23,533), Canada (21,597), UK (14,637), Italy (5,986) and so on.
Feb 10, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
आपने यहाँ #हिंडेंनबर्ग को शॉर्ट सेलिंग फ़र्म बताया है। शॉर्ट सेलिंग का सरल हिंदी में मतलब है जब कोई निवेशक किसी शेयर के टूटने पर दांव खेलता है। #हिंडेंनबर्ग ने माना है कि उसने #Adani के शेयर को शॉर्ट किया था। वर्तमान खुलासे में सबसे बड़ी कमाई हिंडनबर्ग ने की है। On January 24, Hindenburg revealed, “held short positions in Adani companies through bonds and non-Indian-traded derivative instruments” thehindubusinessline.com/markets/probe-…