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Nov 26, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Want to know how the concept of propaganda and narrative works? Try to find about the Dhulap family online. You will find literally nothing. Because according to the mainstream narrative, they are pirates. Reality? They headed Maratha Navy and oversaw both Salsette and Kolaba. How is Sarjerao Dhulap related to Harji Dhulap? Are Krishnaji, Janoji and Rudraji brothers? Who succeeded Anandrao? Who ruled Vijaydurg in 1818? In fact, Brits said Vijaydurg fell in 1812 but somewhere else they wrote, they were chased away even in 1818 just before the war!!
Oct 2, 2023 11 tweets 2 min read
Superficially, yes. But, its much more nuanced than that. Singh Sabha, Arya Samaj, Congress - all came at the same time. All of them directly or indirectly did the same thing - dilute Hinduism. Let's focus on Congress. Congress was created as a
vehicle that Indians don't go the wrong way. If you look at the earliest crop of Congress leaders, almost all of them are bible inspired Hindi social reformers. Ranade used bible to teach his wife English, Chandavarkar was excommunicated 15 years after he returned, Gokhale,
Jul 24, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
I just can't understand. How can one be so stupid? For Murshidabad, India surrendered Khulna. Siliguri Corridor became leaner. Chittagong Hill Tracts were written off. Are we really saying India didn't have a visibility for all this or are we saying people had zero clue? Image And Nehru didn't invade Noakhali and cut off Chittagong as a response to 1947 Pakistani Invasion of Kashmir. Seriously? Its a different thing that Sneha Kumar Chakma has already given him ideas and he was horrified at that.
Jul 21, 2023 25 tweets 4 min read
A synopsis of the genesis of Manipur troubles.
1. Mizoram is carved out of two territories - North Lushai Hills which was illegally taken over from Tripura and South Lushai Hills which was carved out of Chakma Hills 2. The gap between Manipur and Chakma Hills is known for migration of tribes from the direction of Yunnan. Every few decades, a new clan becomes the master of the hills and either ejects or absorbs the last power of the area.
Jun 19, 2023 20 tweets 6 min read
How many of you heard about a certain Hope Cooke, a filthy rich, politically connected American woman who married the widowed crown prince of Sikkim and in lust for power, poked repeatedly at India and when India annexed Sikkim, left her husband for good, with her children? Oh!! Nothing much. Born to a flight instructor, she shifted to her grandfather's place on her mother's death. Her grandfather, the an international shipping brokerage firm died soon leaving her a decent fortune.
Jun 18, 2023 35 tweets 7 min read
The problem with British imperialism is, it didn't have enough people to run the vast administration. The direct consequence of that is broken trusts and unnecessary wars. Take for example, John Claude White. He made a mess out of Sikkim in the role of Regent all his tenure. Image Of not so great antecedants, he was born to a doctor in Calcutta and studied at Royal Indian Engineering College before joining Bengal Govt as an Assistant Engineer in PWD in 1876. Such a nobody, simply because there were no enough people became the Resident in Khatmandu in 1883
May 30, 2023 11 tweets 2 min read
Three old but random topics which I had to touch upon yesterday - all ended with the same theme Bachebaazi.
1. The last Crown Prince of Byzantine Empire and his sister were raped by the Ottomans and then killed on the altar of Jagia Sophia 2. The last Hindu commander of Kabul at the time of capitulation set two conditions for surrender and conversion - no bachebaazi and no cow slaughter
3. The the British Governor of Andamans sent an expedition to raid Sentinelese Island.
May 29, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
The geography of Talikota. The Battle is called Talikota because Muslims decided to call it so. Muslim armies were based in Talikota, the army was spread between Rakkasi and Tangadi and the first crossing was effected at Islampur. Venkatadri possibly died there. Image Vijayanagara armies were stationed at Karadi and the whole battlefront extended from Kudalasangama to Islampur. After the lines are breached, first to fall was the small hill fort of Gudur and then, the fortress of Mudgal. With the fall of Mudgal, Vijayanagara position collapsed.
May 24, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Sarvam Daivechha. A story goes that Vidyaranya cast the horoscope of Vijayanagara and established a Muhurta for its inauguration. The city was supposed to last 1000 years. Vidyaranya told to Harihara Raya, he will blow a conch at the right time and
the king was to break a coconut at that time. But, it so happened that an Aghori blew his conch and the king broke coconut on that Muhurta. Soon after, he heard the second conch - that of Vidyaranya. Confused, Harihara sent men to understand what happened.
May 23, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Three of the most problematic things I have read in all my life. Even if you ignore the religion angle in them, they are still very troublesome, especially when one reads them together
1. Mosaic distinction: If you are not with me, you are against me. 2. There is no crime for those who have Christ - Shenoute
3. Sassanid Shapur once said, christians of Persia are more loyal towards Byzantines than Persia
I am really curious what kind of modelling creates such kind of a mindset - penchant to ignore law and be a fifth columnist.
May 22, 2023 11 tweets 4 min read
So, came across an old article. Two ex-Prime Ministers of Armenia said they would go to Moscow and cut a better deal.
Pashinyan says, what should I answer Putin if he asks me, what is it that you can't tell me directly but want to convey through special envoys? Pashinyan then proposed a ceremonial visit of the two leaders as ex heads. Naturally, they weren't interested.
In spite of this, they got in touch with Lavrov. Pashinyan is unbothered - Kocharyan's passport is impounded by courts - he said let him apply to get his passport back!
May 22, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
This fellow knows what happened in Nakchivan and Kars. And still he plans to gift Karabakh to Azerbaijan. Who is driving him towards these anti-civilizational decisions? Armenians will surely remember him for generations.
By the way. You forgot to mention. Nobody is ready to fight because he poked at the only two allies in the whole area - Russia and Iran. Even when Iran threatened Aliyev recently, Armenia didn't even bother to join voices.
May 17, 2023 20 tweets 4 min read
Let me try to piece what I was able to, about Gangoba Chandrachud. Gangadhar Yashwant Chandrachud, more famous as Gangoba Tatya in Maratha history was a notorious character at a critical time. He was a small time Patil near Khed in Pune and along with his brother, bought half of a neighbouring estate from a widow who died successionless. On the bought lands, he would build what got to be famous as Kanesar Chandrachud Wada, his base and the point of origin of all Chandrachud lineages.
May 15, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
Even ChatGPT knows better.
The Wailing Tigress

In the realm of anguish, a Tigress weeps,
Her spirit burdened, her soul in keeps,
A dual lament echoes within her core,
For the loss of her sons and a love she abhors.

Tipu Sultan, once hailed as the mighty tiger,
Led them into battles with valor and vigor,
But in defeat, he chose a path so dire,
Surrendering their sons to the enemy's fire.
Mar 31, 2023 12 tweets 2 min read
Prithvisvara-shirah-kanduka-krida-vinoda (one who played ball with the head of Prithvisvara)
How does this line relate to the end of Chola Empire? I will give you a very oblique hint.
Villambu chollambu methiniyi lirandundu
Villampir chollambe meladhikam – villambu
Pattuthadaa venmaarpir Pandiya ninkulaththai
Suttuthadaa venvaayir Chol
Mar 31, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
This is a very complicated topic.
Adhirajendra didn't eject Ramanuja but he is a Saivite.
Kulottunga ejected Ramanuja but he maintained Srirangam as if nothing happened.
Kulottunga II's renovation of Chidambaram created another big mess.
Now, factor this point. Rajamahendra Chaturvedi Mangalam - the temple was renovated only by 1080. Why didn't Kulottunga take this long when he became the king by 1070? And Ramanuja was ejected in 1076. Kulottunga ejects Ramanuja but renovates a Pancharatra temple after that?
Mar 29, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Do you know who is Periyar?
Yes. Isn't he the same creature who married his own daughter with a urine pot in his hand? Image Do you know who is Periyar?
Yes. He is the Father of Hate Speech. Even the likes of Qasim Razvi will pale before what he said. In fact, Razvi hated only sections. Periyar hated everybody.
Mar 26, 2023 14 tweets 4 min read
Harmandir Sahib doesn't have the image or portrait of Raghunatha Rao, I guess? Had he not broken the back of Afghans in Punjab, where would your greatness be?
And let's come to the Sikhs of the past. Guru Gobind Singh didn't trust the Khalsa and went to a Hindu Bairagi to lead his army. And what does the Khalsa do? Betray the Bairagi and lead to his death.
Mar 25, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Soon after crushing the rebellion in 1857, when the British found that the people didn't bother about who were ruling, a curious British officer asked, a local, we defeated you and we destroyed your armies, and we are subjugating you now,
are you not concerned? The Indian replied, Sahib, I will tell you a story. There was a washerman. One day, thieves stole his donkey and he was crestfallen. After searching long, he found his donkey. He asked the donkey, when someone is stealing you, why didn't you bray and alert
Mar 12, 2023 9 tweets 4 min read
A small number game. Let's remove the home turf of the language and calculate the percentages. This means we are going to account border spillovers. Image There are three heads here.
1. Total percentage of speakers in India
2. Total percentage of speakers outside the home states who can speak the language
3. Total percentage of speakers outside the home states who have the language as mother tongue. Image
Mar 11, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
When the Gurkhas crossed Garhwal, they had one real challenge - a challenge powerful enough that their enterprise would have collapsed - Bashahr. When the Gurkhas crossed, all the small rulers fled to Rampur and asked for help. Ugar Singh's army started slugging with the Gurkhas into a deadlock but...the unexpected happened. Ugar Singh died of natural causes and the whole Western footboard became a mess. Before the Bashahr troops were trying to understand, Rampur fell to the Gurkhas.