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Author: Land of the Wilted Rose (Rupa); For Love & Honour (Bloomsbury); The Rat Eater (Juggernaut). Consulting Editor Swarajya. Columnist: Swarajya; Newslaundry

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I knew Gandhi better than most because he opened his real FANGS to me and I could see the inside of the man. If I D… https://t.co/OlBRwbJUvs
Retweeted by Anand Ranganathan
5/26
2018
Delivering the @SrijanFn Lecture tomorrow, Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 4 pm. Do come if you can. https://t.co/ymmjhenHh2Coming soon, my interview of @vivekagnihotri in @SwarajyaMag - on his film, his new book, on the phenomena of… https://t.co/5wLP18diye"Read the book. Because some people don't want you to." - @rahulroushan Just arrived, and now reading,… https://t.co/ilEgg08c4zOur new Podcast series on Science Academia-Industry- Technology Business Incubator outreach. We believe its the fir… https://t.co/CESPxP7u36
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanSorry, but the nation's gone mad. Are those joints made of rubber? How can a Vice Chancellor be so fit? That, too,… https://t.co/kWRR9aoocS
5/25
2018
BOTH @INCIndia & @BJP4India EXPUNGED consultation clause for Vedanta BOTH @INCIndia & @BJP4India got ILLEGAL donat… https://t.co/ZeoxVfS18cMy success is when: Teacher: My student succeeds Sportsman: My team succeeds Jawan: My country succeeds Scientist:… https://t.co/YnzWN6u1mSIf @elonmusk isn't careful, his Pravda could ironically turn into the original Правда. This is why: https://t.co/5tcHzscPQPWhat @rahulroushan thinks today, @elonmusk thinks tomorrow. (A 2010 clip courtesy @Sharanyashettyy) https://t.co/1ARKVzBvJy
5/24
2018
Kerala arranges for Ribavirin to be flown in from Malaysia. KUDOS, @CMOKerala, for following up on ALL possible tre… https://t.co/hKuVVYKYSrThe virus spreads; as viruses do. No response yet from Mr Nadda on Favipiravir, the Japanese drug that is effective… https://t.co/lQ3K8Ie0ycTranslation: What about Imams, Hindu priests, Sadhu-Sant samaj, Swaminarayan sect? https://t.co/65dukNnNpkHere is a member of the minority community being subjected to open threats and fatwas. No outrage, op-eds, TV debat… https://t.co/eEAK7ypuzNPerhaps Mr Akhtar might now like to admit his conjecture was wrong. https://t.co/4WdgesYwb5This incendiary tweet, with fake-news / unrelated images (possibly included deliberately to incite passions), is st… https://t.co/JiyiX90i34
5/23
2018
Completion of Phase-III, bioavailability, toxicity of a drug (approved for use against other diseases) go out the w… https://t.co/FFZwYQjh1TThe hunch was correct. Ribavirin, the drug against Measles Polymerase, has indeed been used against Nipah Virus. Le… https://t.co/lCrkqUcVxuJust performed a BLAST with Nipah RNA Pol, against which Favipiravir acts. Good similarity with Measles Pol, agains… https://t.co/ztWJcmUIRSHi @FujifilmHealth, your company Toyama makes Favipiravir, the anti-H5N1, anti-Ebola drug approved for use in Japan… https://t.co/7JnyMwWbq0Dear @JPNadda, I plead with you again, sir. Contact Toyama Chemical Company in Japan immediately and stock up on Fa… https://t.co/ljN8T3l9DnCould one have saved Nurse Lini had she been administered Favipiravir - an RNA Polymerase inhibitor already approve… https://t.co/GSWYs6MfpT"Take care of my kunju. Kisses." Ms Lini, the Kerala nurse who cared selflessly for the Nipah-infected patients, h… https://t.co/245FMNx4Kb
5/22
2018
"The Pandits kept waiting..." Deeply poignant yet stinging piece by @VaradSharma. A cry in the wilderness, a cry f… https://t.co/G7BZMn8f2pOn the drug front, there is hope, too. Published just last week: Favipiravir protects against Nipah virus. Think it… https://t.co/GCxLLceEyHA subunit, VLP-based vaccine provides COMPLETE protection against the deadly Nipah Virus. Don't know if this is cur… https://t.co/zRfhpUwUkeThis is very dangerous. Although the Nipah reservoir is a bat, human-to-human transmission has also been reported.… https://t.co/nTL7Bx5fdk
5/21
2018
Murder and mayhem continues unabated in the red corridor. Registered as a mere blip, nothing more. Tomorrow is anot… https://t.co/PALqouMpm0While this is welcome news, there is also a strong case for redesigning university courses in the Humanities so tha… https://t.co/4CHvY2mrTLBeautiful. Turns out Darwin's children doodled extensively on his original manuscript of The Origin of Species. Ind… https://t.co/s4hjvSGVqiVILE. TMC thugs thrash one of their own, garland his wife with shoes, make her do squats. Other reports (@Ei_Samay,… https://t.co/iLhGvFLcTcDeleting this tweet as have been informed by @Amit_Tiwariitgn that @ttindia did carry a report on this incident. Ha… https://t.co/TVlC2BCmWOEver spared a thought for Apasmara, the midget demon writhing under the feet of the dancing Nataraja? Here, the Har… https://t.co/MICgw0mbYp
5/20
2018
My opening remarks: Given there are seven seats either side of the majority mark, the BJP had two options: to poach… https://t.co/DmfOPkbYnE#KarnatakaFloorTest | This is a huge embarrassment for BJP, people are going gaga over how emotional the speech of… https://t.co/sycVgsEE5s
Retweeted by Anand RanganathanMr Yeddyurappa right now. #KarnatakaFloorTest https://t.co/WpF4wQwdQTMamma mia! Someone needs to stop Michelangelo. Now he climbs in through the bathroom window and sneaks off with a p… https://t.co/FSofBLzTnzThis made my day. Party that fought tooth & nail AGAINST the Governor calling the single largest party to form the… https://t.co/nE3upj9YjMSTUNNED. Just when one thought Prof Guha's knowledge of Law was a tad better than his knowledge of History. This is… https://t.co/t9wxTixqF6Oh mia dolce madre di dio! The pressure of delivering one triumph after another seems to have got to Michelangelo.… https://t.co/pF8tyoWmqP
5/19
2018
No. No one should be nominated. These are Houses of ELECTED representatives. People can be nominated to the Rajya S… https://t.co/krNkHdGKuGThe nomination of Anglo-Indians to the Lok Sabha as well as to the State Legislative Assemblies as MPs and MLAs is… https://t.co/RMM2GUvS32This made my day. Man who today DEMANDED that an Anglo-Indian SHOULD NOT BE nominated so as to bolster the numbers… https://t.co/DLtWSG41x4This made my day. The same two men who now want the date of an Assembly floor test to be extended and shortened res… https://t.co/iGwk5lsVDxAmit Shah 0, Supreme Court 1. https://t.co/kn8Pjja8pF
5/18
2018
Well-done, @INCIndia. Proud of you. Now walk the talk - something that you could have done when you were in power b… https://t.co/l7R2DSg8WYLegend has it that in the 1995 Presidential elections, when Saddam learnt nine Ba'ath Party members had instigated… https://t.co/yGwVeIjKvdThis was written by me five years ago, during the UPA, when it was spending 400 crores on newspaper ads every year.… https://t.co/V1rftfzMzISince it came to power in 2014, this shameless @narendramodi govt has spent three-quarters of a billion dollars on… https://t.co/z92JP2Mk1f
5/17
2018
Islamic conquests during Ramzan: Badr, 624 Mecca, 630 Guadalete, 711 Al-Zallaqa, 1086 Hattin, 1187 Ain Jalut, 1260… https://t.co/phMRSbzyBWThe SINGLE-MOST incompetent minister, in the SINGLE-MOST incompetent government, EVER given the job to run the nati… https://t.co/ojrCObBcOpAmit Shah. #KarnatakaElections2018 https://t.co/qmPVtvk84l
5/16
2018
My opening remarks on @ETNOWlive: Let's be honest. Cong is nothing more than a regional party. If only it'd bottle… https://t.co/1dsj5GBELSIn Manipur, BJP (21 seats) was invited for a floor test. It DID NOT have a pre-poll alliance with NPF (4), NPP (4),… https://t.co/qIm6waGn6DManipur, 2017. The BJP had 21 MLAs in a 60 seat house. Congress had 28. And yet, the Governor Ms Heptullah invited… https://t.co/b27bcaksWcMr HD Deve Gowda trying to control his MLAs. #KarnatakaPollResults https://t.co/epRNnaMNn5Don't know what kind of Modi wave is this to have lasted four years. The more you try and block it, the stronger it… https://t.co/jOxpeETMexModi should be wary of looking too much into the Karnataka victory. 2024 is still very much an open race.Cambridge Analytica 0, Amit Shah 1.
5/15
2018
So long, fustian turnip. Benedictions for May 24. Don’t turn eau-de-nil in front of the vaticidal spouse of an igni… https://t.co/uno7JHNxYC498A: Cruelty to wife. Imprisonment upto 3 years. 306: Abetment of suicide. Imprisonment upto 10 years. https://t.co/oUVdps2py7Bengal is burning; polling booths captured; voters intimidated; journalists attacked, many hospitalised; reporters… https://t.co/jYLnBhy63CTranslation: Yes, yes, but what about @cpimspeak violence? https://t.co/GNLfPjj9NaViolence Shrugged. @ttindia https://t.co/KywR1cvOGfMust congratulate @MamataOfficial for turning Bengal into a war-zone without American intervention. Unprecedented a… https://t.co/mk3F2BEGud
5/14
2018
Dear Ms @nsitharaman. One realises that Law & Order is a State subject, but enough is ENOUGH. Get reinstated ALL ca… https://t.co/pnCWTIIue6Have turned round this harrowing photo of our brave CRPF jawan hit by a stonepelter, and now battling for his life.… https://t.co/kYxZJKv4ZgParvez the stone-pelter: Throwing stones at infidels is a holy act. A special place is ascribed for those who do so… https://t.co/0ExQ8wt6GHWild Wild West Bengal. https://t.co/W63Sb5m4jeDear @vikramsampath, just saw @anuraag_saxena's tweet, of your mother's passing away recently. Shocked and devastat… https://t.co/kMXWsVSKYmDon't know about him being Michelangelo but you sure are Boccaccio. That was dazzling. https://t.co/vvqgWdvM93
5/13
2018
Sistine shut for the night but that doesn't stop Michelangelo from shimmying up a drain pipe like a coconut tree cl… https://t.co/wms8YHm5Z7Son of a cattle-grazer; Gramsciesque use of 'Subaltern'; non-Elite. I'm afraid this is a horrible run of borrowed i… https://t.co/Dcuz1xMUMh#KarnatakaElections2018 is an acid test for Modi. If he loses this, no way is he coming to power in 2024.All these self-appointed intellectuals, eminent journalists, and velcro historians remind one of the Titanic. Pompo… https://t.co/7jEEAh71W1Some stone-pelters spill on to the streets, the rest become journalists. https://t.co/9Ts4hIPswk#KarnatakaElections2018 [Illustration by Pawel Kuczynski.] https://t.co/ftvClJPgpWMr Brijesh Kalappa is the kind of man who, if he were to lose an election on ballot paper, would blame the Brigade… https://t.co/h34zkp2Vgq
5/12
2018
My opening remarks on the @ETNOWlive #KarnatakaElection2018 debate: The common Kannadiga stands no chance in winnin… https://t.co/BqaMZj4sKa
5/11
2018

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