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Author, Land of the Wilted Rose (Rupa); For Love & Honour (Bloomsbury); The Rat Eater (Juggernaut). Consulting Editor & Columnist, https://t.co/sAoIGgGvTt

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But this is the bare truth, and this is what took one so long to realise, that most of our journalists would rather… https://t.co/4aighoeHIGIf this man is happy, I am happy. Period. https://t.co/ZviLDf5DH3Well-done, @PMOIndia. Onwards and upwards. https://t.co/2HH7PIWAQDOh no. #Moody upgrades India’s sovereign rating first time in 14 years (last one was during Vajpayee years). Rupee… https://t.co/N5o0FKaNcP
Retweeted by Anand Ranganathan @ARanganathan72 Here is the video of the @Redfmbengaluru airing the debate over origin of #MysorePak 😂😂 https://t.co/opzmWqiFO4
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanMeanwhile. https://t.co/y2lO5VNnCyPerfect time to land in Chennai. Well-done me. https://t.co/K0u9pek7PGHow media houses fell for a sarcastic tweet on ‘Mysore pak’ by @ARanganathan72 & goofed up big time! https://t.co/QllbjbsJMd
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanHow sections of the media reporting on the ‘war of words’ between Tamilians and Kannadigas over the #Mysuru Pak got… https://t.co/m9rrfCIcHv
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanMainstream media and the lost art of satire https://t.co/2GRX4LeL5l by @nirwamehta with due credit to Rahul Gandhi, naah to @ARanganathan72
Retweeted by Anand Ranganathan.@ARanganathan72’s priceless reaction to his 2 year old meme becoming the news peg for a food war between states wi… https://t.co/LMjBoiw3ta
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11/18
2017
Is Mysorepak a Tamilian invention or a Kannadiga invention?
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanAs always, authentic documents come to the rescue. Here it is - confirmation that Mysorepak is a Tamilian invention. http://t.co/GxSVfquwRN
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanTamil media now picks up the authentic Macaulay endorsement in a big way. (via @NaadhanThaal) https://t.co/RrAzRVYr1PIt's mutating faster than Ebola. Now in Tamil mainstream media. @ARanganathan72 https://t.co/X1jrEzolHh
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanThe Bangalore Mirror follows. (via @gothilla) https://t.co/QWgqlv7oxBSo glad the Tamilian delicacy Mysorepak has brought Lord Macaulay back from his grave. Yet another report. (via… https://t.co/eW1K0NaNzjn/n Finally, my deep appreciation of Michelangelo also did not go unnoticed. The incorrigible @KyaUkhaadLega once m… https://t.co/LzTxqpg67Z6/n There have been a few other satires, taken as true by many, and almost picked up by the MSM, but better sense p… https://t.co/xk0pwCHg8h5/n Soon the Media picked it up. Tribune ran a major story. They interviewed all involved (except me, of course).… https://t.co/2nuvwxn3RN4/n Some began asking famous Indian journalists for confirmation, or of their possible involvement in the Harappan… https://t.co/uusp1pEUIT3/n The story, of the National Museum loaning priceless artefacts to journos, including the Harappan Dancing Girl,… https://t.co/8mijLi15KS2/n Three years ago yours truly wrote a satire, as part of the Doodles series. The article contained this letter, t… https://t.co/XNnegklNJxOh, god. Had completely forgotten about that episode. Thread. 1/n https://t.co/ZWLF1yjjRnMeanwhile, the story has taken a life of its own as it journeys through the various papers. So 1853 is now 1835;… https://t.co/w3oCgPSx7ELord Macaulay's historically accurate Mysorepak endorsement finally reaches the Hindi mainland, via Agencies. (h/t… https://t.co/PDbOn36by2Lord Macaulay and Lord Crincklybottom's Mysorepak testimonials are now reaching millions of Tamilians, in print and… https://t.co/dgEkBfLSiT"बता दें, २ फ़रवरी 1853 को लॉर्ड मकौले ने कहा था" Lord Macaulay's Mysorepak endorsement now in Hindi; Swatantra Var… https://t.co/WpkgtXMOHx
11/17
2017
By the way, hate to break it to the gentle Marathi folks, but Sambar is a Tamilian invention, not Maharashtrian. [L… https://t.co/aIMSJgJXHoIn Marathi now. [Lord Macaulay is mentioned by name but Lord Crinckleybottom, presumably difficult to write in Mara… https://t.co/r6fQAkux0cOne more. https://t.co/56zBBYNp62And another one. Stunned. https://t.co/hQ8wS61sLSOkay. This is getting UNREAL now. Dear Indian media. In GOD'S NAME, stop. https://t.co/0LcPCOvT3IMiss Kannan, sorry but it's your word against TOI and India Today. [Also, if I may, what kind of Tamilian are you,… https://t.co/8kixo4kmNFFriends, Tamilians, Countrymen; lend me your iyers. Now you have IRREFUTABLE proof, via the trusted @timesofindia a… https://t.co/nLfhhdn8fyIndia Today: "[Macaulay's] account [of the Mysorepak origins] is quite moving." SPEECHLESS. https://t.co/OTjMQz55TT https://t.co/PTWCSiHU0wWhat IN HEAVEN'S NAME is going on. Now @IndiaToday follows suit, believing my Macaulay story. On #NationalPressDay.… https://t.co/EWw1G00IwMTOI: "In 1835, British officer Lord Macaulay had talked about the origins of Mysuru Pak during an address in the In… https://t.co/7b4aSxJUC2You. Cannot. Be. Serious. @timesofindia takes my old sarcastic tweet of the Macaulay story for real and PUBLISHES a… https://t.co/c5QaudLoL8Why is this @BJP4India MLA not arrested and charged with threatening and inciting violence? Sorry that… https://t.co/RkAyJw4tMR
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanEverything you wanted to know about Padmini but were afraid to ask: 1. https://t.co/iZ11qY3cIM 2. https://t.co/RefY7AkPDj
Retweeted by Anand Ranganathan17. @BJP4India MLA threatens to BURN DOWN any theatre that screens the film Padmavati. https://t.co/VXYK7ksRNo
Retweeted by Anand Ranganathan141. @INCIndia wants to STALL, BAN release of the film Padmavati. (via @Tejas_Bhatt) https://t.co/eerbh3IkaN https://t.co/SpDjoHJMY7
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanGiven a choice, which Delhi would you like @ArvindKejriwal to be in-charge of?There is a city called Paris. In Texas. https://t.co/NbTpE5tqyGThe truth. Twitter & Facebook are the crutches on which Mainstream Journalism hobbles towards respectability. https://t.co/NGB7Bc8snK
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanMainstream Media. Left: before SM. Right: after SM. https://t.co/fxtXtgWXKX
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanThere was tweet of yours @ARanganathan72 with pic "without MSM and with MSM".I suppose it deserves to be retweet https://t.co/fxREgIU6mk
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanOn #NationalPressDay, a shout-out to the millions of twitter sentinels, for exposing bias, fraud, selectivity, and… https://t.co/MZ8Kfst1KGIndian Mainstream Journalism has outsourced fact-checking to its readers. It's free but it comes at a huge cost.
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanEvery Tamilian will fight to the last man woman and child to protect our sacred Tamil heritage as embodied in the i… https://t.co/A2MfcvkPiN
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11/16
2017
Is Mysorepak a Tamilian invention or a Kannadiga invention?Sure. Truth shall prevail. https://t.co/cABmvTLwbpLooking forward to being in Chennai, the undisputed home of Indian culture and cuisine, on the 17th and the 18th, a… https://t.co/xiO5qtMOULThere is no battle to be had. It is universally accepted that Mysorepak is a Tamilian invention. [Please see suppor… https://t.co/ALmwjMN0q5Seriously, @BBCWorld. A Milk ball? https://t.co/8mh1LxNlRiThis is what I love about journalists. They know so much more than rocket scientists. https://t.co/fEAwvuAKrX
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanA millennium from now, when they scour the internet to dig up proof of how logic and common sense became extinct in… https://t.co/ACIPPhUsuY18. @BJP4India DROPS the screening of S Sasidharan's film S Durga at the International Film Festival organised by i… https://t.co/iJTDgCwZjNFor me, this won yesterday's internet. https://t.co/9K89ldJpaW
11/15
2017
True greatness is judged not by how many good men agree with you but, rather, by how many great men disagree. For… https://t.co/g2KDuLXhqCFreedom of Speech and Expression under Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. A comprehensive, crowdsourced thread. https://t.co/1JEPjzEMPL
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanJawaharlal Nehru was, in many ways, a Public Sector Unit himself. Venal, frivolous, subsidised, blundering, haughty… https://t.co/3NOJHTqIwDFreedom of Expression under @INCIndia. A comprehensive, crowdsourced thread in response to @ShashiTharoor's tweet:… https://t.co/dJ9dbxYjeY
Retweeted by Anand Ranganathan165. @INCIndia BANNED the film Nastik. https://t.co/6qS9i4HAc6 https://t.co/TMTLNfF8Wq164. @INCIndia BANNED Prakash Jha's documentary Faces After the Storm. https://t.co/UF4TN9jwVi https://t.co/EPWzrc1wpA163. Police under @INCIndia BEAT UP journalists protesting against its draconian anti-press bill. https://t.co/8w3pT1eSH3162. @INCIndia's CM revealed the idea for the DRACONIAN anti-press bill had been Indira Gandhi's.… https://t.co/qD7ZvwmF2P162. @INCIndia enacted the DRACONIAN anti-Press bill. https://t.co/clZY01smV4161. @INCIndia got the editor of @htTweets SACKED. (via @praashok) https://t.co/UpcEMauMry160. @INCIndia workers BURNT copies of newspapers and magazines, THREATENED editors with physical liquidation. https://t.co/xeE3V08wM7 @INCIndia 159. @INCIndia's CM BURNT copies of the magazine 'Sunday' because it published stories on him and his fam… https://t.co/ainqcXtARl158. @INCIndia BANNED Rabindra Sangeet (26 songs). https://t.co/bEqJY1rmr2 https://t.co/DWVIm9BjWr157. CBFC under @INCIndia BANNED the film Samskara, based on Ananthamurthy's famous novel by the same name.… https://t.co/NqAD44ZR9J156. Police under @INCIndia ARRESTED editors Ajay Mitra and Guru Sharan Singh of Singhbhum Ekta and Samata respecti… https://t.co/TY933XJWQo155. @INCIndia DEMANDED a BAN on the iconic film Parasakthi. https://t.co/6You2J5vRw https://t.co/TdmhP25KEL154. @INCIndia BANNED Krishna Chakravarty's novel Amanabik. https://t.co/bEqJY1rmr2 https://t.co/xpXdKrZ8kl
11/14
2017
Not on. Looking at the audience that was composed mostly of JNU students, whatever gave Sri Sri the idea that he wa… https://t.co/ys60I5tgFj
11/13
2017

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