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Mani Pillai @ManiPillai1886 London, England

Continuously moving between insider/outsider status. Views my own etc.

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Joined Twitter 3/11/17


Many Indian crickets fans in London, wandering around in bewilderment at this weather. They were sold a summer in England!French media reports former UEFA president Michel Platini is in custody on suspicion of corruption for the award of… https://t.co/L3kRIMkmLS
Retweeted by Mani PillaiChimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "When we reject the single story, when we realise that there is never a single story abou… https://t.co/pFHMIyLg6p @IanCallaway352 @goodenough_fu Ten to three is a bit early to consider tea, let alone anything else! Morning. @superchiasmatic Hi Katherine, I am going to do this #30DayPaperChallenge in July so thanks for the inspiration. Ha… https://t.co/8I8r1Vy9LY"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that can be counted matters." #WilliamCameron #QualitativeResearch #phdchat
6/18
2019
@NicTrades No. This year’s is dull.Jordan: “When I finished uni, I went into financial services but I am a model now.” #ThisGuyShouldBeOurMentor #loveislandJohn Barnes, I can understand, but Ray Parlour?! #CarabaoCup3 hours on Research Integrity today and I have only done 20% of it. I haven’t been able to adhere to the “write ev… https://t.co/o3ZJds1tJ5 @ConnellyAL It's a very compelling account. I have always wondered why Singapore authorities have said next to noth… https://t.co/p0QciTrnRiMalaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished into the Indian Ocean five years ago, and we still don’t know why. The explan… https://t.co/i1Uw3qhq9h
Retweeted by Mani PillaiAfter yesterday’s marathon session, can’t afford to spend another day watching cricket, tempting though it is. Wish… https://t.co/UcaP8qqvJ7Mahathir launched his 2020 campaign in the nineties. He wanted #Malaysia to achieve a number of things to propel th… https://t.co/dpwDsFupQd
6/17
2019
@Vickyinvincible Congratulations. What a long day too.Rajinikanth should relinquish the #Thailavar title and hand it to #ViratKohli. #TeamIndia look unassailable. #CWC19 @Sapere_vivere I am surprised that JC hasn’t said something to support them but, perhaps, JC’s world only extends f… https://t.co/2ijrr06TRZShankar is doing the #TamilNation proud. #IndiaVsPakistan #CWC19 @royngerng My generation all studied Animal Farm. I was from Bukit Panjang SS.According to the latest statistics, the number of participants in the demonstrations in Hong Kong is currently 2.01… https://t.co/w5aUA4xRau
Retweeted by Mani PillaiLove how every #IPL team is supporting #TeamIndia on Twitter. @ArsenalHQ19 Surprised Wenger doesn’t do self-service machines.Spotted Arsene Wenger in Totteridge Waitrose, such a humble man. Looking healthy since leaving Arsenal. 🧐🔴 #AFC https://t.co/G4ecCeiR5J
Retweeted by Mani PillaiProud of #香港人。#SolidarityI’ll find out this week how the #616protest is being played out in Malaysia and, most notably, in Singapore. #616黑衣大遊行 #香港加油 @BCCI In my little flat in London .Manchester looks like Mumbai 🇮🇳✌️ #TeamIndia #IndiaVsPakistan https://t.co/cbdVdT8Rcc
Retweeted by Mani PillaiPakistan’s fielding is comical. #cwc19I used to wonder how much of his own background influenced his behaviour. His father was Tamil, from India.I find Naser Hussain rather irritating as a pundit. When he was captain of England, his behaviour towards India was… https://t.co/rPCrdyenQEChina had an ambition to have a test cricket team by 2020 but they don’t talk about it now.Yes! Rohit Sharma gets his century and he should eat as many butter naans he wants! #INDvPAK #TeamIndia #CWC19 @manick62 An interview being cut to 1 min! I don’t know about the new adaptation. @rtalwar I am resting after a migraine attack in the early hours of the morning and have a craving for India carbs. @rtalwar You don’t share the same waist measurements, thankfully. Seriously, I look at him and ask why and how. But… https://t.co/FHHw1ODG2e @ashwinravi99 @JJSinghSTARR @LeoDiCaprio Thambi, with the greatest respect, it always rains in English summer seaso… https://t.co/uhljALkpte @rtalwar I always think of you whenever I see his name!Rohit Sharma doesn’t really look like an athlete, does he? Every time I see him, I wonder how many butter naans he had the precious evening.#India forging ahead nicely. #Cwc19 @Sapere_vivere There will be more nervousness than usual when these two face each other. If they lose, they get sla… https://t.co/l7ltXwgkas @Sapere_vivere You think so? This match is a matter of pride for both teams, though. @Sapere_vivere He’s made a similar mistake too.I made one observation on my day at #ZEEJLFatBL2019. No one on stage or in the audience tried to shoehorn any discu… https://t.co/MlHhjFC9Pk @Sapere_vivere She is from China. His ex-girlfriend was Japanese.Goodness me! Edith Wharton foresaw this some 90 years ago! And @IanCallaway352 will be delighted to know that he is… https://t.co/PZfGo3lnql @Sapere_vivere But it is an affectionate name in Chinese language. @manick62 It’s ridic, isn’t it? @IanCallaway352 Sadly, I had an Ulyssean evening which I am regretting deeply. Edith Wharton was right to think he… https://t.co/UKzJufVQAv @Vickyinvincible Good luck! I will be rooting for #India but we will all be praying for no rain!I wonder if Jeremy Hunt’s nickname is 大米 or 大米饭。Either way, it is an affectionate nickname in Chinese language. @steve_hawkes It’s an affectionate nickname in Chinese but can also mean someone who provides. @Vickyinvincible Are you in Manchester? @HaseenahKoya The resourcefulness of people when the odds are stacked against them is a marvel. Thanks for sharing… https://t.co/u3uFlWmpkm @Vickyinvincible Manchester has rain forecast. Oh dear.Seeing Rory Stewart say “listen and listen again” after that fatal stabbing incident in Poplar makes me angry. We a… https://t.co/0skZjLm5JJ
6/16
2019
@IanCallaway352 I quite like her. She used to live in E London and I used to frequent her studio and got to know he… https://t.co/jlhgPRIuMy @IanCallaway352 Is that artwork from Tracey Emin? @graemearcher That looks nice. I bemoan the state of tea that is served in London, outside of our homes. They are… https://t.co/RpsnzAERd3 @PennyGane1 This is crazy.#ShashiTharoor: “One day the voters may return me to the world of literature. I have read enough of Shakespeare to… https://t.co/GcPUZVqIUM#ShashiTharoor : “Each MP in India represents some 2 million people.” #Tharoorisms #ZEEJLFatBL2019#ShashiTharoor relates a story to show that the phrase #cattleclass was seen as an insult in India. #Tharoorisms #ZEEJLFatBL2019#ShashiTharoor: “I very much poke fun at myself as I poke fun at others when I use unwielding language”. #ZEEJLFatBL2019#Tharoorisms #ZEEJLFatBL2019 https://t.co/1BJaPRyHKI#SirVenkiRamakrishnan : “If you don’t give freedom to thought or to challenge others, you can’t make progress in science.” #ZEEJLFatBL2019#SirVenkiRamakrishnan : “Every new technology has a huge amount of hype and people get disillusioned. Then there is… https://t.co/XpxWMGJfbm#SirVenkiRamakrishnan : “the problem with prizes is that they convert science into a sports metaphor. Science is a… https://t.co/M6pEV0MQFmThe work that led to the #NobelPrize for #SirVenkiRamakrishnan. #ZEEJLFatBL2019 https://t.co/iCgqsZwr1K#SirVenkiRamakrishnan : “In terms of number of genes we have, we are no more complex than a weed or a worm.” #GeneMachine #ZEEJLFatBL2019#SirVenkiRamakrishnan: My career in science wasn’t smooth. Science segregates and clusters. I wasn’t a fast-tracked… https://t.co/2i0eUJrDV3The real reason why I am at the #ZEEJLFatBL2019: to listen to this brilliant man, #SirVenkiRanakrishnan.… https://t.co/Ew1cOtY4IJThat was a very good session from @GylesB1 and #JeffreyArcher. #ZEEJLFatBL2019 https://t.co/cicJK4plO6#JeffreyArcher: “The Indian race are the most ambitious race I have ever met.” #ZEEJLFatBL2019#JeffreyArcher: “#RKNarayan should have got the Nobel Prize.” #HearHear #ZEEJLFatBL2019#JeffreyArcher: “If you have energy plus talent, you are a king. If you have energy but no talent, you can be a pri… https://t.co/UhWSPp1tlR#JeffreyArcher: “If I hadn’t faced bankruptcy, I would have ended up as under-secretary in the Dept of Transport.” #ZEEJLFatBL2019#JeffreyArcher: “There’s a generation of young Indian women who are going to STARTLE India.” [Emphasis is his.] #ZEEJLFatBL2019. @GylesB1 introduces #JeffreyArcher as “the world’s greatest storyteller.” #ZEEJLFatBL2019 https://t.co/Xk16YJoORkIndian sponsorship ads are as long as Bollywood films. 🤦🏾‍♀️Programme and wrist band. Ready for #ZEEJLFatBL2019 . #jaipurlitfest #britishlibrary https://t.co/WsZR2MXgiy @HaseenahKoya 谢谢 @HaseenahKoya I am dying to know how the HK protests have been covered within China. @corianderratic @BethcooperER @GuiltFemPod @EverydaySexism At one leadership training session in Europe, I was told… https://t.co/qwaWHbdL53Have the #CWC19 organisers and the @ECB_cricket not considered reserve days for matches that have been affected by… https://t.co/F7L9Ltephw @graemearcher Nice duvet. Have you got out the Beethoven phase? Mine lasted for a week and I was spent by the end of it. @HLTCO There are three things certain in life: 1. Death 2. Taxes 3. The inability of Chelsea fans to consider reason or logic @Sapere_vivere I have heard similar stories. Media organisations are snake pits. @logan_angie @thesiswhisperer Thank you v much.
6/15
2019
There really is something special coming from Africa: pan-African fiction from female writers. They’re forging thei… https://t.co/V3s1PK7Q2V“Even in NYC, in a place of many nations and cultures, men and women, young and old, rich and poor, preferred their… https://t.co/GJM5PyORkfAn email arrives from @TheTimesBooks and I learn that #SimonRaven was the new #AnthonyPowell. @logan_angie @thesiswhisperer I have been looking for a book on #AcWri as I begin my doctoral research journey. Tha… https://t.co/59yRaNqoF8 @tunkuv I hate that term. It is wrong on many levels.Keeping fingers crossed for the #MenInMaroon although it is already looking like a tough day for them. #ENGvsWI #CWC19 @HarryScoffin 👏🏾 @IanCallaway352 Were people signing off with kisses in 1993? @ssgtstanleychia Banana leaf food in Malaysia is THE BEST food in the world! Maybe one day, your mother will get an… https://t.co/kl8LFTalOb @HaseenahKoya Tidak lama lagi for her.“Home isn’t where you land; home is where you launch.” #AnAmericanMarriage by #TayariJones
6/14
2019
@JackWilshere Very courageous of you to open up about the challenges you and your family faced, reminding everyone… https://t.co/eoccdJaUbA
6/13
2019

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