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Mani Pillai @ManiPillai1886 London, England

Continuously moving between insider/outsider status. Views my own etc. Doctoral researcher. 🇬🇧 🇸🇬 🇲🇾 🇮🇳 🇲🇲

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Joined Twitter 3/11/17


#breaking Global News exclusive: Video shows Trudeau in blackface in 3rd instance of racist makeup #cdnpoli #elxn43 https://t.co/Qb0BhIXUIL
Retweeted by Mani Pillai @_Tattycoram_ I had a day like this yesterday so packed it in and went home and read a crime fiction book, set in Glasgow.I love #Desis who post fitness videos on Insta followed by pics of burgeoning #thali plates. We only move so that we can eat! @PriyaRaju This is something that people here want to shift from which I think it is right to in order to allow eve… https://t.co/Uoly1gcpyn @steve_hawkes But the FT that speaks for companies have already come out in support of Corbyn. @PriyaRaju Scumbags one of them certainly is. The other one wasn’t too bad. @PriyaRaju I agree that India has more gender parity than countries in the west. As for caste and socio-economic ba… https://t.co/RSsp7UgIRKTo be fair, I don’t just face these in the West. I have faced these in Singapore and Hong Kong and will face these… https://t.co/mWsgaszacv @buffsoldier_96 I cancelled him when former colleagues used to swoon over him, citing him as an exemplar to all lea… https://t.co/mWlnCGpVNp
9/19
2019
Things WeWork's Adam Neumann has said to others -he was interested in becoming Israel's PM -he was interested in… https://t.co/qQBH4vnw8n
Retweeted by Mani PillaiThe WeWork CEO's wife "has ordered multiple employees fired after meeting them for just minutes, telling staff she… https://t.co/Dvg0avKrpT
Retweeted by Mani PillaiReading academic papers yesterday, I discovered that there are three types of ceilings that people face at work in… https://t.co/R3Ay5Qct9DWe all know Tottenham will lose this.The CEO of WeWork left a cereal box full of weed on a private jet last summer and ended up stranded in Israel when… https://t.co/JZSnFFoN6D
Retweeted by Mani Pillai @dcpl The Dead Hour by Denise Mina. @raulpacheco No but there are nuances which few are interested in and for which Twitter is the wrong place. @MabizelaToda @HLTCO It’s also followed by ex-public school people who work in insurance. @HLTCO It’s a class thing a class privilege thing. If only they knew how crass they come across as they whinge and… https://t.co/eQeILJJ2mRI don’t know if this is deliberate but the new crop of crime fiction from Britain are hilarious for emphasising the… https://t.co/Yi3rBKGMoZReading academic books takes its toil and crime fiction provide a counterbalance. Reading #TartanNoir, which was re… https://t.co/TsRYnnSHFHItalian football fans tarnish the sport. I have never forgotten what they had done to Arsenal and Tottenham fans. B… https://t.co/bjiPYPRXkg @HLTCO This is the Liverpool way, of course! @nick_gutteridge Hi, next time you speak to him, could you ask him if the EU countries give "automatic registration… https://t.co/5w6Q8xIOli
9/18
2019
@aaronramsey Hi Aaron, you may wish to have a word with Cristiano because he believed Piers Morgan when Morgan anno… https://t.co/FyDrrsstAKAccording to Piers Morgan, it isn’t poverty when you have a single parent working and all of you are living in a one-bedroom dwelling. 😠This is also an opportunity to remind everyone that Arsenal beat both Napoli and Valencia last season. Your clubs are forever in our shadow!#CristianoRonaldo says his mum gets extremely nervous ahead of his big games that she fainted twice . I came close… https://t.co/bFvoutyYaVListening to #CristianoRonaldo reaffirms my love for football. Class defines us and I don’t know any other institut… https://t.co/dwHUbTavblLove Morgan being referred to as “Reporter”. Delicious. https://t.co/K6gs0fIYKO#CristianoRonaldo : “Talent isn’t enough.” He cites discipline and mental strength as contributing factors to his success.Poor Mason Mount. Coquelin’s challenge was nasty. But, much to my worry, Chelsea are playing better than I had hoped. @afcstuff @gunnerblog My heart explodes with expletives when I see Gazidis’ name.We used to fight Roy Keane and everyone else but this is now who we are. https://t.co/V3JQ791q8kQuantitative studies in non-STEM subjects have their uses but they do not provide any consideration to how individu… https://t.co/2YBD6w2NuGThis is appalling and indefensible. https://t.co/jmevff78Zg“Career appears to have been subsumed in the somewhat inchoate label ‘talent management’.” My own view is that th… https://t.co/9XxMBzr9soWhen I hear #KamalHaasan speak Tamil, I get goosebumps and feel a tingling sensation in my spine. #கமல்ஹாசன் #தமிழ் @PriyaRaju I won’t comment on the content of his speech but I LOVE listening to him speak Tamil. His fluency in Tam… https://t.co/SrHguPGavA @PriyaRaju I don’t remember Navaratri being marked this way in Singapore although when I was growing up, it wasn’t… https://t.co/XnxRFM8XYSWhen did #Navaratri become a festival for exchanging gifts? Instagram is full of Chennai Tamils suggesting gifts. “… https://t.co/FY8Zu6Wp5I @HLTCO To be honest, it’s the same conclusion any sane person would come to after spending years at C*elsea and bei… https://t.co/OmmxMjAqC5
9/17
2019
Vincent Kompany providing shelter and hope for the homeless. Why society increasingly looks to football for help an… https://t.co/gLYGodiawb
Retweeted by Mani Pillai @rtalwar I didn’t mean to belittle this paper - I worried that you might think this after Inhad sent the tweet. Con… https://t.co/eD1q8uL6wk @_Tattycoram_ I hate this too. It's only in this country where I have experienced bus-passengers asking for windows… https://t.co/mm1LLOa7uD @rtalwar I don't know what this means but CONGRATULATIONS!David Cameron’s book, on the whole, shows two things: that he didn’t understand his country and that he didn’t unde… https://t.co/oPbwxb8ths
9/16
2019
@TomWrightAsia I have just seen your Sunday Times story and am pleased that I can now get hold of this book in the… https://t.co/7FyTMho6FCBet "Billion Dollar Whale" isn't on the list.... https://t.co/uy4G6QYHb8
Retweeted by Mani PillaiWatched 2011 Newcastle v Arsenal match. Memories came flooding back. And when Tiote scored their 4th goal, it was d… https://t.co/nRfa6b3QRYSky Sports commentators say this was an entertaining match. Perhaps, it was for neutrals but, overall, both teams s… https://t.co/9LWZoLIVcCThis afternoon has confirmed that Emery has no redeeming qualities as a manager or a coach or whatever he is at Arsenal. #WATARSI can’t keep up with Watford’s ceaseless carousel of managers.I guess we should feel honored that Mesut Özil has given up his Sunday to play for us this afternoon. #WATARS“The whole confraternity of politicians prefers to operate within the closed circle of its own initiates, rather th… https://t.co/6giBGJPu50Predictably, Cameron’s book is being analyzed for the Brexit events and the shenanigans within his own party. Issue… https://t.co/bwf2RbQeByCameron criticises Corbyn’s role in the EU referendum. “He delivered a few desultory speeches and went on holiday.… https://t.co/fYXmdbBJjNCameron says “every voice that mattered” supported Remain. He then lists these voices: businesses, fashion, pharmac… https://t.co/ZP2YN6tVQECameron discovered that he didn’t really know the people he was close to ad seemed to be surprised that they didn’t… https://t.co/FO5v8JQT4r
9/15
2019
All those demanding Hindi to be made the national language should be forced to learn Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam first… https://t.co/4Udkcw5mC6
Retweeted by Mani PillaiHow is Nick Clegg a “Fulham FC season ticket holder” when he admitted in 2013 that he was new to football and was a… https://t.co/y0hN7iH5pA @holski_beat Do you like SG? @MesutOzil1088 Hi Mesut, will you go to great troubles to show up tomorrow?The die-hard commitment that football fans (the real ones) have and show must be an alien concept to Tory MPs. https://t.co/wQ8FNEa26GBloody hell. #NORMCI @BrophyLevey A friend and neighbour grows hibiscus on her balcony. This is the first hibiscus plant that I have see… https://t.co/qtMGQ7s4cEWalking through Wapping to get home and I hear jubilant voices going “Spurs 4 nil”. There are TOO MANY Spurs fans everywhere.More problems for von der Leyen. Didier Reynders, her proposed justice commissioner, has been named in a Belgian c… https://t.co/o5jQ9tJe5M
Retweeted by Mani PillaiI don’t tweet about India’s politics because I am not Indian. But I am a proud Tamilian. People like #AmitShah shou… https://t.co/TmH1jma51KAs #StopHindiImposition is trending, I want to make the point that Air India flights from Chennai to Singapore don… https://t.co/Mg2URhs4h3#DavidCameron: “Conservatism was about where you were going, not where you come from. Class war was never our thing… https://t.co/kvrW0NEb3t
9/14
2019
@DMcWilliams_UK Yes, I remember him. What an interesting man he is. @tnewtondunn @steve_hawkes That’s because they had no control over the EU before the referendum was called. Once it… https://t.co/4vHyNkMTcRIn his week-long interview with Ian Skelly for @BBCRadio3 this week, #GeorgeAlagiah said something poignant: that… https://t.co/4sAls23bJB @DMcWilliams_UK I love your father even more now! @DMcWilliams_UK Your dad spoke to me in perfect Malay. What a lovely he is.Malay curry puffs >>>>> Empanadas. I have physically left the kampung but the kampung hasn’t left me. #MissingMalaysia @PriyaRaju Wow. This is quite something.“You are either a team player or a wanker” is what Cameron was supposed to have told Gove. In football, players who… https://t.co/dupKODW6ZUThese are the same "vintage boho dresses" that my Mum was called a "paki" for in the early 90s whilst working at th… https://t.co/OL5ABwZNku
Retweeted by Mani Pillai @tunkuv This is nearly as surprising as Panesar’s prediction for Punjabi films. @glacialicon This is me while I read every paper."In the third millennium, the fast-changing social world makes it incumbent on everyone to exercise more and more r… https://t.co/G9gPGPXwn9The corn and jalapeño muffin @britishlibrary is 👌🏾. This has been my most productive find this morning.Another illustration of Jon Snow’s legendary observation: “I’ve never seen so many white people gathered in one pla… https://t.co/BpCxI0rPSC
Retweeted by Mani PillaiWhat I like about Prof Ram Mahalingham is that while he has reached the upper echelons of academia, his works have… https://t.co/5GEtB54bQX @_Tattycoram_ XProf Ram Mahalingham will be in London in December. He is the antithesis of the upper-caste Indians in academia. A… https://t.co/LL25g42d5G @_Tattycoram_ Think of me as you enjoy your view. I shall be in a windowless British library reading room and havin… https://t.co/qzYaiOsaiU @davidawfulbot @bencobley @francessmith Wait till you stumble upon The One Show. It reminded me of what V.S. Naipau… https://t.co/gIJVg5JE6S @_Tattycoram_ With cheese plants! My PhD office is too far to travel to but I also love being in early. @DMcWilliams_UK If your publishers have contacts at the LSE and, in particular, with the LSE Institute or Inequalit… https://t.co/8X8g9IWtzx @DMcWilliams_UK I also thought that you ought to be speaking at the LSE’s public lectures. I hope you do! @AcademicChatter After some twenty years in industry and, spending more than 3 decades watching and analysing footb… https://t.co/WBduIQn4cu @DMcWilliams_UK At first, I thought the same. But the topics for this autumn are about inequality and inequalities… https://t.co/0seNEcDzHJ
9/13
2019
@Sapere_vivere I don’t think Gaz has allowed any pesky fact get in his way once he has set his mind on his subject. 😉 @raulpacheco Structuring my day is important for me too. One of your previous blogs or tweets advised setting daily… https://t.co/wbYSxj6CZjI was right. The fawning, sycophantic lead up to this was a clue. https://t.co/Vp8YxRrVbpPiers Morgan must be interviewing Cristiano Ronaldo, I think. He is in Turin. @buffsoldier_96 Precisely. @buffsoldier_96 Exactly. This rebrand is deliberate in painting the rest of the world as backwards.
9/12
2019

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