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Journalist. PhD candidate conducting action research with vulnerable people. Inhabit the intersections of science and society. Tweets mine. RTs, I can't vouch.
May 21 6 tweets 6 min read
#Thread
May 21, 1991: Most people I know, and who are in my age group, remember vividly where he or she was and what he or she was doing because of the shocking news of #RajivGandhi's assassination. If it didn't happen, remember, #DMK would have continued in power in #Tamilnadu. The next #Tamilnadu election would have been in 1994. There would have been an #AIADMK for sure, but not #Jayalalithaa's servile party. In fact, I doubt if she would have been this important at all. The triumvirates who protected J from harm would have been very powerful too
Jan 18, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
#Thread #COVID19
How did #Lakshadweep register it's first Covid case? (Put together with I ours from my friend Mujeeb Khan: Last month new administrator, a BJP person, is posted at Lakshadweep (Praful Patel, from Gujarat). He travelled to LD without following any SOP norms...2 2..People reacted; sent complaints to Union Home Secretary, President. A furious administration replaced old SOP with a new one. New SOP came to effect on December 28. According to this, only a negative test result obtained within 48 hrs of travel is required to travel to LD.. 3
Mar 29, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
.@narendramodi's India: politics above everything else #Thread
1) No consultation with ANY opposition political party leaders on #CoronavirusOutbreakindia
2) No information to Parliament - when it was in session - on 1st lockdown
3) No plan for migrant labourers in 2nd lockdown 4) Officers who provided transport for labourers in Delhi suspended
5) No word if such action will be taken against @IASassociation officers in #UP
6) New public trust (?) PM - CARES when already PM has a Fund to manage extraordinary circumstances and crisis. Why a "trust?"
Mar 19, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
#Thread: Thoughts on #clinical #guidelines for doctors: This one is for you, @EPSTamilNadu, because l've followed TN response closely . No harm in tagging @OfficeOfOPS (who won't do anything) and @mkstalin, who is asking #DMK cadre to indiscriminately distribute masks #Corona 1) From what I know, no clinical guideline has gone out from the Health department. Why? Is Tamil Nadu on the same planet as Kerala?
2) Many doctors have no idea of any standard protocol in place. They are treating as they know, from experience. This is Day 3 after the closures
Mar 19, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Before you address us, @narendramodi, here are a few things for your consideration. Of course, I do see that people are already praising you sky-high for your actions on #Corona:
1) The govt saw Corona coming after infection spread to Korea. Audit ur govt's actions from then on 2) Production of critical doctor - saving equipment and testing kits should have been stepped up. Why didn't your government do it? When will you do it?
3) If your government was aware from mid- January (as a BJP handle claimed), why the dearth of testing kits?
Jan 2, 2020 7 tweets 7 min read
#Thread #FactCheck
.@chennaipolice_, among the best police force in #India, has had some pretty ordinary and Laughable leadership. Unfortunately, this ends up affecting the force in all spheres of functioning. For instance, the insinuation that @gayatrikl is a #Pakistani agent The Commissioner pointed to @gayatrikl's @Facebook home page, and declared that he would investigate the #Pakistan connection.
Yes, Mr. Commissioner, #ISI operatives have been instructed via a @ImranKhanPTI's circular that they should declare that they work for Pak firms on FB