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Feb 1 6 tweets 3 min read
A small 🧵
Dr Rajendra Prasad, one of the tallest freedom fighters (from Bihar), who became the first President of independent India, wrote to Nehru on 12/12/1948.

He wrote RSS is a secretive Maharashtrian Brahmin Organisation.

74 years passed. What changed? (1/-) Image Dr Rejendra Prasad wrote: "RSS practices secret and violent methods which promote fascism. No regard is paid to truthful means and constitutional methods. There is no constitution of the organisation; its aims and objects have never been clearly defined." (2/-) Image
Feb 23, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
1. @ANI has repeatedly been quoting a think tank that was dissolved in 2014 and no longer exists.
2. ANI has been quoting a journalist, as well as several bloggers and geopolitical experts, who do not exist.
(1/-) International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS) website – a so-called Canadian ‘think tank’ of fake news and propaganda factory run by Srivastava Group, creates exclusive fake contents for @ANI, which is spread (unknowingly) by mainstream Indian media.
Feb 21, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
1. A few days ago, EAM S Jaishankar accused billionaire investor George Soros of being "old, rich, opinionated and dangerous," and "...such people actually invest resources in shaping narratives."
Let me expose the hypocrisy of Jaishankar through his son Dhruva Jaishankar🧵 2. Dhruva Jaishankar’s first think tank job was as a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow at the Aspen Institute. - Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) has awarded the Aspen Institute numerous large grants over the years.
Jan 30, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
1/- Annexure 10, page 401 of Adani's 413-page reply to Hindenburg Research.

What this has to do with @HindenburgRes is not known. Image 2/- page 402 Image
Oct 7, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
"In his interviews with Reghunath, Aseemanand claimed that the need for violence in the name of Hindus was discussed at a meeting held in Gujarat at his Shabari Dham Ashram with the RSS leaders Mohan Bhagwat, Sunil Joshi and Kumar." +
caravanmagazine.in/politics/yashw… "Aseemanand admitted to participating in a conspiracy to carry out five bombings that killed 119 people. These were the Malegaon blasts of 2006 and 2008, as well as the 2007 attacks on the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Sharif." ++
Aug 3, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
In June 2021, the National Cargo Tracking System of Customs department red flagged a container which arrived in Adani's Mundra port with 24,730 kg of cargo with large quantities of heroin in it but was allowed “through passage” by the port authorities. +
thewire.in/government/her… The June consignment of 300 kg of heroin made its way to a warehouse in Alipur, New Delhi, before it vanished. The Adani group has refrained from answering questions put to it by The Wire about whether it has taken any action against its port officials. +
Aug 2, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
Two companies owned by union minister Smriti Irani's husband and children hold the majority stake of 75% in Eightall Food and Beverages LLP, the company that runs the Silly Souls Goa Restaurant and Bar.
thewire.in/government/smr… Zubin Irani's company, Ugraya Mercantile Pvt Ltd, resolved to invest 50% of the total capital of Eightall Fodd and Beverages LLP on 5 Nov 2020 +
Jun 20, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
1. I reported in February 2021 that the Modi government was imposing the Adani group on Sri Lanka, and Sri Lankans are opposing it tooth and nail. Then nobody bothered to believe it. Many publications were reluctant to publish the story. +
2. This is what I tweeted on the topic in December 2020 +
Jun 20, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Rural families queuing up for poorly paid MGNREGA jobs — Rs 209/day for male workers — is a sign of acute distress in rural India. A record number of 3.1 crore families sought MGNREGA work in May. It is 43% higher than the 5 yr average from 2015-19 +
theprint.in/economy/mgnreg… Non-farm rural wages adjusted for inflation, contracting since January 2022. This signals a livelihood crisis in the hinterland. +
May 31, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
How did India become a Vishwa Guru after 2014?
1. Annual growth rate from 2004-'21.
(World Bank Database) 2. Gross fixed capital formation
(World Bank Database)
May 16, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
One partner in the Star9 Mobility Pvt Ltd consortium, Maharaja Aviation, earned profit only once in the last seven years - ₹4.92 lakh in 2019-20. The company’s net worth is ₹–7.59 crore. The next partner, +
thewire.in/business/pawan… Big Chater Aviation was in a deep financial crisis in the middle of 2021. It reportedly couldn’t pay salaries to employees. Big Charter’s net profit in FY 2020-21 was only ₹98.45 lakh and had a net worth of ₹9.5 crore. +
May 16, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
For the info of all AAP trolls: No state govt in India charges for medical treatment and schooling up to 12 std in govt institutions. Free ration for the deserved is not an AAP govt scheme. Electricity and water are not free in Delhi, as he claimed. This is entirely misleading. + About free ration for the BPL: Antyodaya Anna Yojana, under the Targeted Public Distribution System, was started in India in December 2000 by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt, not the AAP govt under Arvind Kejriwal.
The issue is that the AAP Supremo didn't say the facts as it is. +
May 15, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
There is a shorthand list of when the project of making a Hindu nation has clashed with the idea of Indian nationhood. The murder of Gandhi, in 1948, was the first. +
caravanmagazine.in/religion/ram-n… Sadhus laying siege to the gates of Parliament for cow protection, in 1966, can be seen as the next moment. In 1992, the idea of being Indian was sought to be conflated with being Hindu, when the Babri Masjid was pulled down. +
May 12, 2022 20 tweets 3 min read
The Hindutva ideologues’ version of the ancient period of Indian history as "a golden age marked by social harmony, devoid of any religious violence" is a ridiculous approach to hiding Hindu atrocities on Buddhists. + "Demolition and desecration of rival religious establishments, and the appropriation of their idols, was not uncommon in India before the advent of Islam", - Says noted historian DN Jha in his book Against The Grain. +
May 11, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
96% of sedition cases filed against 405 Indians for criticising politicians and governments over the last decade were registered after 2014, with 149 accused of making "critical" and/or "derogatory" remarks against Modi, and 144 against UP CM Adityanath. + 65% of nearly 11,000 individuals in 816 sedition cases since 2010 were implicated after 2014 when Modi took office. Among those charged with sedition are opposition politicians, students, journalists, authors and academics. +
May 10, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
In May 2019, one of the country’s largest Buddhist chapters called for stoning Muslims to death and spread rumours that Muslim-owned restaurants used “sterilization medicine” in their food to reduce Sinhalese Buddhist fertility rates.
Sounds familiar? +
foreignpolicy.com/2019/11/27/got… While ethnic polarization may have helped increase Gotabaya’s vote share among the majority Sinhalese community, silencing those critical of the Rajapaksas’ ethnocratic nationalism or shunning human rights obligations will only harm the country in the long run. +
Apr 8, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
1. There are six classical languages in India -Tamil, Sanskrit, Telugu, Malayalam and Odia.
Hindi is not one of them.
For a language to be described as a Classical language, it should meet 4 criteria. 2. (a) High antiquity of its early texts/recorded history for 1500-2000 years
(b) A body of ancient literature/texts, which is considered a valuable heritage by generations of speakers
(c) The literary tradition be original and not borrowed from another speech community
Mar 19, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Why does asking for a complete ban of the movie Kashmir Files and the Modi government and the BJP's open promotion of the movie is very troublesome in many ways?
Rajdeep Sardesai eloquently explained what many of us wanted to say. (1/4) When Parzania was about to be released in Gujarat, the state govt (unofficially) ordered the movie theatres not to show the film.
The current PM, who spoke at length about the freedom of expression and why Kashmir Files is an important movie, was then the CM of the state (2/4)
Sep 20, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Do you know a total of 14 FIRs were registered against 49 BJP-RSS leaders for their role in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984? The RSS and the BJP were first in line with those who pressured the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government at the centre to take military action in the Golden Temple. BJP under Vajpayee and Advani sat on a dharna demanding the armed forces be sent into the Golden Temple.
Jun 29, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Diversity: 24% of Hindus and 22% Muslims think India’s religious diversity is harmful.
Food Choice: 72% of Hindus said a person eating beef can't be a Hindu. 77% of Muslims say the same about those who eat pork
Tough competition doesn't end there. Read on
article-14.com/post/untitled-… 64% of the surveyed idiots believe it is very important to be Hindu to be “truly” Indian. 59% of dumbasses linked Indian identity with the ability to speak Hindi. (Note: My parents can't 'speak' Hindi.)
Jun 3, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Initially, the GoI through PM care funds procured the 5.6 crores doses of Covishield at the unit cost of
Rs.210/- including taxes (Rs.200 + 5% GST) and 1.0 crores doses of Covaxin at the unit cost of Rs. 309.75/- including taxes (Rs. 295 + 5% GST).
[1/n] Currently, the govt is procuring the COVID-19 vaccines (10 crores Covishield and 2 crore Covaxin) at the unit cost of Rs. 157.50/- including taxes (Rs.150 + 5% GST).
That means, in the initial purchase, the govt spent an additional Rs. 446.25 crores. Who was the PM caring?