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16 Sep
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There is an archaic rule that pharma companies can't advertise their products, nor can baby product companies. Brands also can't have doctors endorsing them, offering the consumers potential medical reasons/benefits.
This is archaic, IMHO and accordingly what I see is a smart move by the brands - they hire foreign doctors, and shoot the TVCs in their clinics and present to Indian consumers.
Another archaic rule currently in vogue is the media-gag - ruled famously by the ecosystem's favorite poster boy Chandrachud and poster ungle Joseph. This Gopakumar has picked a leaf from their book and is using the same.
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9 Sep
#RedefinedWords

Secularism - minority appeasement
Socialism - leaders' self-aggrandisement
Marxism - killing innocents
Christianity - paid-for & conditional love
Islam - peace for you after you are beheaded
#RedefinedWords

Congress - CON, CON and CON more
Manmohan - Maun Mohan
Sonia - Maino
Rahul - Pappu
Priyanka - Bottle
#RedefinedWords

Sumanth Raman - Asamanjam
Saket Gokhale - Foot Mat
Chetan Bhagat - Ultracrepidarian
Uxorious - Shampoo Boy
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22 Aug
#CreativeWords

Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs

Right kind of word during the right time, like now - COVID days, right?
#CreativeWords

Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained

These are festival days - I'd surely be flabbergasted soon after mid-November - to avoid such shocks, I don't walk past full-length mirrors these days
#CreativeWords

Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

Broadly an inspiration (!?) from the previous tweet
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18 Aug
How much would you need to comb thru the annals of history to find the last annal?

If you pick up one piece from a bomb site where it blew off into smithereens, would you all it a smithereen?
Which other language says that your feet can smell and your nose can run?

Why do we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?

Why do you say you wear your shoes and socks on, when you actually do it in reverse order?
If blueberry is blue, what is strawberry? And then what is huckleberry?

Why are guinea pigs called so when they are neither pigs nor from Guinea?

Why do you say you drink a hot cup of coffee when it is actually the coffee that is hot?
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17 Aug
#YoKamalaSoIndian

She uses her petticoats to clean her car

She uses an used toothbrush to clean her combs

She uses a quarter to push the leftover toothpaste to be used I'll the last dropdrop#
#YoKamalaSoIndian

She used to study with the notes of her elder cousin, because her mom couldn't afford new books (The Mudi Shud Rejine)

She used to study under the street lamp because they were stealing electricity and the utility company cut off her electricity
#YoKamalaSoIndian

She loves her porks chops because that was the cheapest protein she could afford

She used to cover her notebooks with brown colored papers with labels of Natraj Pencils, Amul Butter and Camlin Geometry Box

She used to stand up on the bench for telling lies!
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16 Jul
My thoughts as a thread

Every action has a consequence (call it, say, Karma)

The choice of giving liberal marks in subjects which have subjective evaluation method, unfortunately, has ONLY bad consequences. Let me explain.
It sets expectations high. It tells, subtly or otherwise, that all systems are there to be broken, including subjectivity. In a deeper sense, it makes life a complete binary (in the expectation of the people who are brought up with such objectivity in subjective situations)
Unfortunately, in doing so, it doesn't prepare those students for real life. Having been brought up in binary situations, they approach life in a black-or-white, one-or-zero mentality.

As you can expect, it hits them with a 100-ton force!
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11 Jul
#WhatsappForward

In late Dec-1971, when communal violence targetting Muslims reached Thalasseri, Kerala, a prominent young CPI-M leader Vijayan Koran & MV Raghavan had been given charge by CPI-M of protecting mosques ...
allegedly targeted by the RSS. Their goal was to make the Muslims believe that the communists were the saviors of Muslims. Vijayan Koran and his comrades travelled in the riot-hit regions with microphones and requested people to maintain harmony.
They appealed the people not to fall into the communal propaganda while some research shows was unleashed by themselves.

They stood guard at mosques which the mobs had targeted for destruction, and one of them, UK Kunjiraman, lost his life in that defence on January 4, 1972.
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6 Jul
A very favorite subject of mine is this - how Big Pharma and Big Food companies have cheated consumers using sugars, while Big Researchers have lived a life of being paid off by the Big Brother Companies.
To start with read this article on Nat-Geo magazine (2013/08) still worth reading

Sugar is a drug - yes, you read it right, Sugar is nothing but a drug.

nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2013/…
If you bring up a child with home-made non-sugary foods, the child doesn't start life with chocolate or sweet addiction. At least the initial 5-10 years you can have the child kept away from sugar.

However, in the middle of life, if the child moves into sugar, the addiction is
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29 Jun
#Lockdown

Granny’s message on Work from Home

A youngster was attending a video a conference with his Manager and his Manager was upset over the background noises, the Youngster turned around and told his grandmother to keep quiet.

@kalpavirksha @KalpanaSubrama5
#Lockdown

She walked towards the youngster to take a look into what he was doing, she saw a person on the Monitor & asked “who is he?”

The youngster muted his audio and video by stating that “he is my Manager”

@anexcommie @aparnasridhar7
#Lockdown

She said “I want to talk to your Manager”, But the youngster denied by the time the Manager started pinging the youngster and the youngster unmuted to talk and his grandmother shouted “Manager I want to talk to you"

@chittukuruvi4 @caustickonar
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27 Jun
#WhatsappForward

1 Kashmiri = carpet salesman.
2 Kashmiris = carpet factory.
3 Kashmiris = terrorist outfit.
4 Kashmiris = shoot-at-sight order.
#WhatsappForward

1 Tam-Brahm = priest at the Vardarajaperumal temple.
2 Tam-Brahms = Maths tuition class.
3 Tam-Brahms = Queue outside the U.S consulate at 4 a.m.
4 Tam-Brahms = Thyagaraja music festival in Santa Clara
#WhatsappForward

1 Mallu = coconut stall.
2 Mallus = a boat race.
3 Mallus = Gulf job racket.
4 Mallus = oil slick.
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10 Jun
#CoronaVirus

#JAnbazhagan

கொரோனா எவ்வளவு கொடியது என்பது சாதாரண மக்களை தாக்கும் பொழுது தெரிவதில்லை

பிரமுகர்களை தாக்கும் பொழுதே அதன் வீரியமும் வலியும் தெரியும்
#CoronaVirus

#JAnbazhagan

மருத்துவர்கள் சுருண்ட பொழுது தான் சீனா அதிர்ந்தது

பிரதமர் போரிஸ் ஜான்சன் முடங்கிய பொழுது பிரிட்டன் உணர்ந்தது

பிரதமர் மிக்கயில் மிஷுஸ்டின் மீது கொரோனா தொற்றிக் கொண்ட பின் ரஷ்யா உணர்ந்தது
#CoronaVirus

#JAnbazhagan

சென்னையில் அன்பழகன் மரணித்த இப்பொழுது தமிழகம் அதிர்ந்து நிற்கின்றது

மிகப் பெரும் அதிர்ச்சி அலைகளை பரவ விட்டிருக்கிறது அவரின் மரணம்

ஆம் கொரோனா யாரை விடும், யாரை தூக்கும் என்பது கணிக்க முடியா ஒன்று
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8 Jun
5. Brahmins were so oppressive that Jeebus decided to hang on the cross; but the even more oppressed Jews decided they'd have none of it. Even as he was hanging, they slammed those nails on him.
6. Brahmins were so oppressive that they kept on chanting mantras. Hearing their mantras, the Samurais took out their katanas, & beheaded THEMSELVES

7. Brahmins kept on conducting homams everywhere they went; hence Abraham migrated from Ur of the Chaldeans all the way to Israel.
8. Brahmins propitiated the Gods so much that they decided to carve a perfect black cube and present them. But one group of Brahmins got so angry that they cursed the Black Cube as it descended towards India. The curse took the Black Cube to you-know-where!
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6 Jun
Paternal Grandfather had uncertain income due to drama actor role. Often would disappear from home, seeking employment. When he was back, was instrumental in creating the village we are blessed with today (in the number of relatives / cousins, not the land)
Maternal Grandfather, despite being the eldest and most docile, died early, leaving mom, periyamma and chithi + mama at the mercy of their uncles. Got lands appropriated (within the relatives and outside, due to contract farming (by you-know-who))
Mom, considered the smartest in her family (including cousins), couldn't study beyond 5th standard, due to economic conditions.

Mama went on to study his degree and became a teacher ... Chithi studied her graduation and joined the Excise Dept!
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3 Jun
Annadurai, Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalitha - with their own refined brand of free-bie politics made sure that TN stayed regressed. None of the promised social reforms happened. Power "allegedly" transferred & dominant caste names changed.
Their bogeyman, the Tam-Brahm, was hounded, humiliated, guillotined and excommunicated. The Tam-Brahms in TN are a pale shadow of their chequered past and importantly, the younger generation is either deracinated (coopted under social pressure) or successful emigrants elsewhere.
Never given to violence, but victims of violence themselves, they left their ageing parents and not-so-eligible brethren back in TN, while the capable ones moved on.

The muscular castes were squabbling among themselves, driven by the greed of money, power and honor.
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28 May
The shamelessness of one of the backpfeifengesicht candidates like @americai sir knows no bounds

Very easy to ascribe blame on anyone's death upon Modi, isn't it? I wish all the karmic responses for such utterances soon visits you too ... read this up, Sir and repent ...
... for the day of reckoning is near (not that Jeebus returning day, that won't happen, but this is something about our own day of meeting the Maker)

Here is a story for you to consider repenting:
A sage was once sitting in front of his home weaving a basket. He heard someone calling out ‘Ram Ram’ and walking along the road but could not see him. He asked his sister who was calling out the name of God.
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21 May
What do we hear?
Brahmins oppressed "lower" castes

Who created castes?
Portuguese & other Europeans

Did India have castes in the past?
No, she did not

Did India have social classification in the past?
Yes, she did
Who says India had castes?
Europeans and Marxist historians

Are they truthful?
Alternative reading does leave us a room of doubt about their claims to & assertion about veracity
Why do you say that?
The Europeans, who didn't know Earth was round or Earth is billions of years old or the number ZERO & calculus existed, should need a credibility to make a claim about Indian history

How about Marxists?
They are falsifiers of history - don't we know that?
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18 May
This was always the game ... by Abrahamics ... now out in the open in the electronic media too
When you read the history of slavery, listed in the BTQ-Books, and their chroniclers, you'd realize that their joy is unparalleled when they achieve these goals

(1) attack the sanctum sanctorum of the conquered natives,

(2) kill the knowledge bearers,
(3) demolish their architectural marvels,

(4) enslave their women,

(5) buy out their weaklings (weak links)

(6) destroy their social cohesion
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18 May
The attack on Hindus is motivated at various levels.

Since the dawn of modern history of invasion, Hindus have been targeted as if they were easy pickings. Probably they were.
The historical invasions, as if, at the drop of a hat, it was a holy duty for the Moonie Marauders, whether from Arabia, Persia, Turkey or CA-stans, were all motivated by the evil exhortations in a vile book propagated by the schizophrenic pedophilic broken-tooth bandit
Never satiated, never replused completely due to random interpretations of scriptures (Dharmic treatment to such Mlechhas, for starters), never uprooted forever ... they kept coming back even after getting royally beaten back.
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15 May
Realize that parents & siblings matter
Marry early, raise a family early
Focus on your choice of spouse 🌟⭐️
Fall for the heart, not the charm
Bond with your children deeply
Prioritize family over career
Teach your life to your children
Live your faith with your children
Root them in your faith
Support them emotionally
Educate them on Karma
Show them love matters
Cry if you have to
Stay strong, even then
Keep away from debt
Invest for protection & returns
Provide for one year of cash needs
Take that slowly, but close it before 30
Insure at 3X of CTC by 35, 5X by 50
Buy insurance as insurance & not investment
Own (only) the house you live in
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11 May
#Somnath

மே மாதம் 11-ம் தேதி!

ஹிந்துக்கள் மறக்க முடியாத, மறக்கக் கூடாத திருநாள்! 1951-ம் ஆண்டு, மே மாதம் 11-ம் தேதிதான், குஜராத் மாநிலத்தின் ஜுனாகட் பகுதியில் அமைந்துள்ள தற்போதைய சோம்நாத் மகாதேவர் ஆலயம், அப்போதைய குடியரசுத்தலைவர் ராஜேந்திர பிரசாத் முன்னிலையில் நாட்டுமக்களுக்கு
#Somnath

அர்ப்பணிக்கப்பட்டது. 12 ஜோதிர்லிங்கங்களில் முதலாவதான ஜோதிர்லிங்கம் சோம்நாத் மகாதேவர் ஆலயம், முகமது கஜினி, அலாவுதீன் கில்ஜி மற்றும் ஔரங்கசீப் ஆகியோரால் சூறையாடப்பட்டு, இடித்துத் தரைமட்டமாக்கப்பட்டது வரலாறு.
#Somnath

மொத்தம் ஏழு முறை அன்னியர்களால் சூறையாடப்பட்ட, சோம்நாத் ஆலயத்திலிருந்து கொள்ளையடித்துச் சென்ற செல்வத்தைக் கொண்டு, முகமது கஜினி தனது காஸ்னவியைச் செல்வத்தால் கொழிக்க வைத்தான்; அந்த நாட்டின் குடிமக்கள்கூட, பல அடிமைகளை வைத்துக் கொள்ளுமளவுக்கு செல்வச்செழிப்பு அடைந்தனர்
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