So here is a brand new #ThinkinThread with some interesting dates and facts. The dates of Rajiv Gandhis Assassination and The founding of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
Rajiv Gandhi died on 21 May 1991
Rajiv Gandhi Foundation founded 21 June 1991
It was a very shocking and tragic death, and it shook the entire nation. I can only imagine the shock the family might have been under. Yet in 30 days there was a trust in place.
In those days, any Trust or Section 25 Company (now it is Section 8 Company) took more than a month to be founded. It is possible that due to the name and influence that it carried, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation would have taken a bit lesser, but not less than 20-25 days.
Lately, I have not been extremely active on Social Media, but today I read this guy write about how the beloved Math teacher picked up the gun. I got curious about his past work. So here we go. A #ThinkinThread about #BashaaratMasood's work so far.
2. Way back in 2015 he wrote this piece where the headline made a sad attempt at sounding cute. Guns and Poses?!
3. 2018 and they are still batting for the #AntiIndia gang. They try to find a cute angle about a little innocent school kid turned Fidayeen. A Fidayeen is a terrorist whose sole aim is dying during an attack and causing maximum damage.
Romesh Thapar (Journalist with TOI) is the brother of Romila Thapar (Marxist Historian) the Marxist historian. General Pran Nath Thapar, sometime Chief of Army Staff, was his paternal uncle (father's brother), and the journalist Karan Thapar is his paternal first cousin. (1)
Thapar was also related distantly to the family of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru's niece, the writer Nayantara Sahgal, was married to Gautam Sahgal, brother of Bimla Thapar, wife of Pran Nath Thapar. (2)