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Always want to be somewhere else. Writer/Filmmaker/Founder @theslowfirechef @foodieboozard & @ampangles Vid Creative Content Agency https://t.co/iuduCHdAoS
Feb 11 5 tweets 2 min read
#Economy: In India, with huge population, most being poor/low income group, high taxes on consumer goods, services, essential items is bad policy. It makes many products/services unviable for a large section of the population, leading to low sales & lower collection of taxes. /1 #Unemployment: High taxes also rob businesses of fair profits. Many work with low profit margins in order to not make pricing (inclusive of taxes) unaffordable. This puts extra stress on quality, R&D, delays growth, restricts market size & impacts jobs creation negatively. /2
Feb 2 12 tweets 7 min read
I stopped doing all of this since 2018, which led to excessive weight gain. I have restarted the regimen few days back that I had till 2016 when I lost oodles of weight. It is easy, balanced & does not deprive you of any guilty pleasures. I call it #FoodiesHealthPlan #Thread 1. #Food: Instead of eating 3 big meals, eat 6 small meals. Avoid eating carbs, fried food post Sundown. Snack on fruits, nuts, salad instead of fried or packaged snacks. Avoid all fizzy or packaged drinks. Instead drink water, fresh juice, lemonade, lassi, butter milk, etc
Jan 8 9 tweets 2 min read
Not one election in last 7 years has been fought on development, jobs, economy, education or any public interest issue. Every election has most irrelevant narratives of religion, caste, regional identities, fake, propped up incidents which have no benefits for the common public/1 The entire purpose of election is similar to that as a final exam for a student or a job interview. Now imagine the disaster if we were evaluating students or employees not based on their aptitude, vision but on irrelevant aspects. /2
Nov 6, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
#Thread I saw one of the highly educated RW supporters gloat how his fav politician has started Uttarakhand elections campaign with a bang by doing miscellaneous religious rituals & how their opponents are late to collect such political, electoral brownie points. /1 Few years back, we were on the brink of a united civil society finally holding politicians accountable and making issues of public interests paramount. Today, politicians have not only divided civil society but have made cheerleaders of even educated or thinking people. /2
Jun 5, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
When I lost some of my friends to hate spewing RW, I asked, are they okay to loose friends? Their answer often was - it is okay, we are doing it for the betterment, development, progress & Hindu pride. I knew then that they have been radicalised, manipulated by lies, deceit 1/ They had refused to see RW lies then & many still do not but ask yourself this what have you gained in last 7 years? My conservative guess is Zero, Zilch. What have you lost? Friends, respect, love, relations but more importantly, what the nation has lost is irreplaceable. 2/
Apr 16, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
If the Govt has any concern for Indians, all they need is to use some common sense. Here are some common sense suggestions that Govts in India can do to ease citizens suffering and control #COVIDSecondWave: 1. Ban all religious gatherings, election rallies with immediate effect. 2. Cancel all lofty expenses like central vista renovation, statues, purchases of luxury for ministers, etc & use the funds to give direct cash to poor, needy, unemployed & distressed and small micro businesses on the lines of Covid relief given by US Gov. #COVIDSecondWave
Jan 22, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Parties, politicians of all hues have their share of negatives but I see one big difference in the supporters of liberal, secular, progressive - Many question, challenge, protest against most of the negatives of their own side. At times, harming their own electoral chances. 1/ RW supporters, in contrast, offer blind unquestioning subservience. Shockingly, even those who clearly possess critical thinking & analytical skills. They do not just celebrate but almost demand lack of checks & balances in the system, especially while dealing with dissent. 2/
Nov 8, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
#DinsTonight Wazir-e-Hindustan is making Saag 🥬 🍖 Meat tonight. Stage 1: fry thinly sliced onions, bay leaf and marinated meat (salt, chillies, garam masala, cumin & coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, fresh lemon juice) #FoodieTwitter @TheSlowFireChef #DinsTonight cooking Saag meat 🥬 🍖 Stage 2: add tomato 🍅 purée and continue frying till oil separates. Don’t forget to cover the lid during each step to use the steam & heat generated to cook the meat on slow fire. No pressure cooker. #FoodieTwitter @TheSlowFireChef
Jul 24, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
What is nepotism but essentially monopolising of opportunities, agree? Well, look around you & let me know which sector is not already monopolised by 2-3 players. How is this any different as far as the impact goes on other players in the ecosystem? How come no one mentions it? It is great that we are discussing nepotism but why the focus is so small? Why only limited to Bollywood? Is this because Bollywood is a soft target or is it because this is a planned take down or attack on some individuals instead of really addressing of issue? Real objectives?
Jun 16, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Despite feeling sad by tragic news, I am really glad that it has triggered one more wave of discussions, compassion & awareness around mental health. However, I am also angry that why are we always so selective in our compassion and outrage? #Thread What happened to PM, ministers & many others when so many poor migrants died of hunger & exhaustion just trying to reach home? What about the mental health of children who will grow up seeing images of their parents being left to face sub human conditions? Why no compassion then?
Apr 6, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Historically, our masses were kept dumbed down with superstitions, rituals while knowledge, scientific temper were limited to a few. In the present times, such theatrics have same affect. Masses are being kept dumbed down. #coronavirusinindia 1/n Instead of inculcating critical thinking, scientific temper, curiosity and hunger for factual information and knowledge, We have a large chunk of 1.3 billion people being doped on deranged superstitions and mindless rituals. #coronavirusinindia 2/n
Feb 28, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
The key to success of consumerism and therefor capitalism is discrimination. Their entire business model depends on you feeling inadequate and therefor purchasing things you don’t need. They never want you to be happy where you are. They want you to keep moving on the conveyer. And trying to break an imaginary barrier to the elusive happiness. The discrimination plays a role like darkness plays a role to make the bright lights visible. 2/n