Pinned toot

Last week, I wrote a piece that caused massive churn in the RW birdsite ecosystem.

It was 'on how BJP leaders and their staff have dialled up the heat up on the party’s own social media followers – accounts which have used everything in their arsenal from memes to analysis to scathing political commentary to attacking anyone who doesn’t agree with Hindutva politics – for not fully toeing the official line'.

With the tweeting done, let the tooting begin.

Enjoy!

thewire.in/media/twitter-handl

ICYMI

‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims nyti.ms/379s0ch

making examples out of leaders and presenting it to the nation. It's intentions and capabilities.

How politicians were treated in captivity to make them fall in line.

telegraphindia.com/amp/india/i

Don't miss the last section on how to save yourself!

This old article of mine still rings as true as ever:

Present-day Indian zombies may not be flesh-eating ghouls yet, but there are certain characteristics they mirror perfectly:

Rabid - often angry and abusive to the point of foaming at the mouth.

Social (strength in numbers); they even travel in hordes online.

A need to infect everyone in the vicinity.

Hive mind - zombies aren't much for original or creative thought. They'll follow the strongest zombie around.

catchnews.com/pov/why-the-rssz

'For all its claim to base itself on evidence and a secular Constitution, there are several places in the judgment where the common sense of the RSS/VHP seems to have become the common sense of the Court.'

Nandini Sundar on the via @thewire

thewire.in/rights/ayodhya-verd

Our very own 'MP No. 1'

Gambhir Skips Meet to Tackle Air Pollution for Jalebi in Indore, AAP Kicks up Row

thewire.in/politics/gautam-gam

Left: There is a strong case for public and universal education. Attempts to make campuses inaccessible to people must be protested strongly.

Right: Look at these evil kids, they vandalised a statue.

Let’s see how many of you will #boost this! :0140:

"It is foolish to think that the Ayodhya verdict will bring about communal peace.

Appeasement, like the Munich pact of 1938, only whets the appetite of the aggressor."

thewire.in/law/the-ayodhya-ver

This is to all the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University. And all of you who are standing strong with the

You have stood for the founding principles and vision of the University.

@Paridhigupta @jnukiladki @ranjona @sanjayuvacha @iladikshit @almatharu

When the richest people in your country buy tweets like 2 bit frauds, it shows how pathetic your country and those richest people really are. Disgusting. Stuff your election to Met board.
#NitaAmbaniOnMETBoard

The 1045-page judgment not only refers to Sikhism as a 'cult' but also quotes accounts of Sikhs worshipping idols, which experts believe is an affront to the religious history of Sikhs.

thewire.in/religion/why-sikhs-

DHYAVERDICT

"When the kar sevaks began demolishing the Babri Masjid none of the BJP leaders who were present, including Advani, made any efforts to stop them.

Once the mosque was demolished, the BJP leaders distributed sweets." | Kabir Agarwal writes.

thewire.in/politics/the-provoc

‘If you say you want a temple for Ram in Ayodhya, we have no quarrel about that. But if you say to build the temple you will demolish Babri Masjid, we will not agree!'

In 1992, Karunanidhi predicted a scar on the nation's soul. | Vaasanthi writes.

thewire.in/politics/karunanidh

The gravity and drama of the first televised impeachment hearings into Donald Trump's presidency on Wednesday will imprint themselves on history and reverberate far from Washington.

Damn, shit's about to go down

edition.cnn.com/2019/11/13/pol

Check out this poem by Amrita Brahmo, a 25-year-old 'who writes to find goodness in a haywire world'.

What’s in a Name?

livewire.thewire.in/fiction-an

Office folks have been inquiring about my sanity considering the drivel I have to wade through

Here's my article from this week rounding up some of the voices from the right:

thewire.in/media/rightsideup-a

I'm a good 30 weeks into doing this column. Some of the things I end up reading make me want to slam my screen shut.

But it's been very insightful trawling through these sites and keeping an eye on some of the biggie wig RW birdsite accounts

The @MastodonProject@twitter.com founder, Eugen Rochko, tells how the platform is coping with the sudden rise in users and why Indian law enforcement can do little to censor free speech on the platform buff.ly/2NGJd5e 👍 👍

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