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Sep 4 20 tweets 6 min read
A thread on MY FINDINGS related to the 2019 #EasterBombings in #Srilanka, which have now been proven right:

The 2019 bombings were absolutely not just about the radicalization of the youth in Sri Lanka. It was also about how the rulers of Sri Lanka used it to their advantage. The Times (UK) and Channel 4 have now reported evidence of the hand of the #Rajapaksa's in the bombings. It was their plan to destabilize the island nation and come back to power. Plain and simple.…
Dec 21, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Just putting these out to ensure there is no widespread panic.

#China's issues could be down to a combo of rraaons. I'm in touch with a few SMEs who are still studying this medically.

1. Chinese vaccines aren't great with #Omicron variants 2. They did not vaccinate their elderly population as much. Less than 50% vaxxed

3. Sadly, similar to HongKong in early 2021, many elders will perish in this wave
Dec 21, 2022 11 tweets 11 min read
*A thread on why the trouble in #China is real*

#Singapore is one of the best test cases to judge the sentiments in #China. Now I gather that many Mainland Chinese families living in 🇸🇬are shipping essential medicines to their loved ones in 🇨🇳owing to a lack of stocks.
#COVID Reports show that anxious relatives in #Singapore are waiting for hours together in long queues to procure medicines and then courier them to addresses in #China.

Dec 20, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
The #Taliban has closed all women's colleges & universities across #Afghanistan for an indefinite period.

Back to hell for millions of Afghan women. 💔

#WomensRightsAreHumanRights #Education Terrible.

Dec 20, 2022 6 tweets 11 min read
The @NIA_India has arrested 9 Sri Lankans which includes gangsters (Kimbula Ele Guna & Ladiya) from a special camp for #Srilanka's Tamil refugees at the #Tiruchirappalli over their alleged involvement in #drugs & arms smuggling to revive the #LTTE.

#Tamilnadu #Narcotics Sources say that the @NIA_India has also revealed that 2 out of the 9 arrested were in constant touch with a #Pakistan-based drug runner (Haji Salim), who often travelled between #Dubai, Pakistan & #Iran.
Dec 12, 2022 4 tweets 5 min read
Indian army personnel sustained multiple Injuries at the #Tawang faceoff but also ensured a higher number of injuries on the Chinese side. The incident is supposed to have happened on December 9th.

#ArunachalPradesh #India #China #PLA Both sides disengaged soon after the face-off. There are unconfirmed reports of the Indian Army capturing 10 #PLA soldiers soon after the incident and later releasing them. No official version of the same so we can choose not to focus on the same for now.

#India #China #Tawang
Oct 24, 2022 14 tweets 11 min read
Jameza/Jameesha #Mubin was 29y.o. man from the area #Ukkadam.

Reports say that he was radicalised by the #IS philosophy and was planning an #EasterBombing style operation in #Coimbatore and was planning to kick start the same from Konniyamman temple or Kotta Eswaran temple. It is also being said that he was already on the watchlist of the #Tamilnadu police as he had tried to set off an explosion few years ago.

He is also set to have close contacts with Mohammed Azharuddin, now in #Kerala jail for his involvement with #ISIS.
Sep 12, 2022 12 tweets 3 min read
Last night, a distant relative of my mother (an old couple) notified her of not being able to reach their son (Let us call him Mr. X) who lives alone in Secunderabad. Mr. X was not answering his phone for the past few days. The old couple shared his house address. Given it was really late on a Sunday night, my mother decided to take a chance with @SwiggyInstamart by choosing some biscuits and juice items to be delivered there. Her idea was to check on Mr. X & ensure he was safe and sound. A police complaint was the next option.

Sep 5, 2022 14 tweets 7 min read
A deep/insightful thread on the trending of #Khalistan and Khalistan-related tweets following #Arshdeepsingh's drop catch last night in the #INDvsPAK #AsiaCupT20 game. The key to looking at these trends is to see the initial 2-3 hours period and where the mention of #Khalistan originated from.

I'm only going to post the factual analysis here, the readers can come to their own conclusions based on them, or not.
Sep 14, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
#Indonesia’s elite counterterrorism squad has arrested a convicted militant and suspected leader of an #AlQaeda-linked group that has been blamed for a string of past bombings in the country. Abu Rusdan was seized late Friday in Bekasi near the capital of #Jakarta, along with three other suspected members of Jemaah Islamiyah.

He is currently known to be active among the unlawful Jemaah Islamiyah network’s leadership.
Jul 26, 2020 32 tweets 18 min read

How much of a difference can 100 miles and effective social media surveillance make? A whole lot if you take Taiwan’s success against #COVID19 into consideration. #Taiwan, is only around 100 miles away from the coast of south eastern China. The country has a lot of trade and exchange with #China and yet is at a healthily low 159th position when it comes to the COVID19 standings. Taiwan only has a paltry 455 cases and 7 deaths.
Jun 4, 2020 34 tweets 19 min read
"Data-access requests that most Chinese mobile applications make outnumber their non-Chinese alternatives."

My Extensive analysis of Mobile applications+devices of Chinese firms & the possibilities of Data harvesting.…

#dataprotection #TikTok #Mitron Ever wondered how many permissions you grant when you install a Chinese app on your mobile handsets?

When data is regarded as the vital fuel for the digital economy, data-access requests that most Chinese mobile applications make outnumber their non-Chinese alternatives.
May 28, 2020 35 tweets 18 min read
****Long Thread on #PoolTesting****

This is the time for India to increase the ratio of #Pool tests.

The number of #COVID19 cases in #India has seen a constant rise over the past two weeks. This has been concerning considering that most cities are gradually coming out... ...of the lockdown. Domestic flights have resumed operations and soon, we may see other relaxations coming into effect. Offices and factories are opening up across states and this may certainly lead to a new wave of cases being identified.
#COVID19India #PoolTesting
May 25, 2020 33 tweets 20 min read
Is it a Smokescreen or Blatant escalation?

**A Long Thread on the latest developments at the Indo-China Border**

China is in no mood for damage limitation; nor is it interested to repair its relations with nations it has had a frictional relationship.

#INDIA #CHINA Perhaps, this is a post-pandemic normal. China strangely is in a hurry. Amidst all the COVID-19 commotion, China continued its provocations in the #SouthChinaSea. Now that China is back on its feet, they have started from where they left off in #HongKong... #INDIA #CHINA
Mar 21, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Today, I'm going to write about the newly developed "TraceTogether" mobile APP in #Singapore that makes contact tracing very easy.

This has only been released 2 days ago for us in Singapore.

let me explain how this works.

#COVID19 The idea is simple; if you have a smartphone, all you have to do is install an APP (only around 4 Mb) and let it work in the background forever with your Bluetooth ON.

Mar 17, 2020 24 tweets 13 min read

A few of my friends and followers have asked me to write a thread.. rather a "simple primer" on how to act responsibly if one was to catch a cold... Or possibly a #COVID19India infection in India...

So here goes... Firstly, It is important to be mentally prepared that India will see a fair amount of cases. It's inevitable as the fact remains that the world is a lot more connected today and we will have a spread that may affect hundreds or thousandths in India.

Feb 29, 2020 9 tweets 8 min read

What it means ?

1) Prevents the use of the Afghan land by terrorist organisations or individuals against the security
of the United States and its allies

2) Sets a timeline for the withdrawal of all #USA & Coalition forces from
#Taliban 3) A political settlement between the
Taliban & an inclusive negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of #Afghanistan

4) A pemanent ceasefire

5) The #USA and it's Army will train and equip the Afghan military and security forces to handle the security issues prevalent in Afg
Jan 28, 2020 173 tweets 154 min read
Going through the numbers released by @WHO (in turn are numbers released by China) from Jan 20th to Jan 27th.

Based on the released numbers, I did a simple analysis on the day-by-day increase in # of confirmed cases and # of dead owing to #coronavirus Image The findings:(day2day)

1. The # of infected ⬆️ by an average factor of 1.49 ⬇️ to 1.4 *

2. The # of dead ⬆️ by an average factor of 1.68 ⬇️ to 1.6 *

3. The Death:Infected ratio is currently around 2.7 (# of deaths/100 infections)

* ⬇️ owing to conservative estimates + factors
Dec 11, 2019 39 tweets 22 min read
🔴🔴🔴Long Thread 🔴🔴🔴

Topic: The #NRC v #CAB Debate

Given the umpteen opinions and point of views surrounding NRC and CAB, I wanted to write a simple and neutral point of view on these 2 bills, covering pros & cons of the same.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah Before I start. If any of you notice glaring errors or misjudgement in my thread, I'm more than happy to hear you. But let's keep the thread / replies civil.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Sep 14, 2019 8 tweets 3 min read
Something HEAVY in Saudi Arabia. Explosions and firing reported across Buqayq (Abqaiq) in #SaudiArabia

Facilities of #ARAMCO have seen explosions.


Saudi Aramco is gearing up for what could be the largest IPO ever in the world.…
Apr 21, 2019 13 tweets 6 min read
Terrible events in #SriLanka. This is targeted killings.

We can certainly rule out #LTTE hand in this (whatever that's left) as it specifically targeted the Catholic churches and foreigners.

This looks like a hand of the Islamic outfits.

#SrilankaBlast #SriLanka has been peaceful for a decade now. Is this now a sign of the entry of radical islamic outfits !?

Usually they do indulge in large scale attacks to announce themselves...

Hope not.

If it is indeed #Islamic terror, Srilanka must weed them out NOW.