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PROFESSOR CHANDRA FOLLOWS HIS BLISS (Chatto & Windus / Random House) Ƭ̵̬̊ Rep'd by @pew_literary

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Absolutely. Though lately, I've been trying to see it as test cricket. Some balls you leave, some balls you hit. A… https://t.co/q9RegOZwIN
2/28
2020
Muslim friends in Delhi are contemplating leaving the city, some are already leaving for fear of riots spreading a… https://t.co/ujpc4hFZsu
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamEvents leading up to the rioting in Delhi have strong resemblance to the carnage in Gujarat, in Bombay and in Delhi… https://t.co/GPtmT8p5SR
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2/25
2020
The correct answer is indeed "Sanders's," as you all well know. https://t.co/IsGd2BzLwY
Retweeted by Rajeev Balasubramanyam @bentosnbuttons Ah, the 3 key ingredients to any story :)I think whiteness had twisted the discourse around racism to such a degree that it isn't actually possible to admit… https://t.co/1w6QoHH4BkI remember, in a neighbouring village, an oldish man telling me, "If I got to know you I might like you, but till t… https://t.co/MeM21gE0jdDidn't she directly admit to being prejudiced, while saying she wasn't? What if she'd said, "I AM prejudiced, and I… https://t.co/loVYoGZ4pRTwo hours later someone explained to me that it was owned by a pair of brothers who were known heroin smugglers. Th… https://t.co/Rjh5y5AJwFYears ago I returned to the village in Lancashire I grew up in and saw a halal butcher. I thought it strange: no Mu… https://t.co/ka2XIXPMB7
2/24
2020
@DrRauk Thank you :)Morning! Thanks to all of those who have read and shared my latest on intergenerational trauma. Do pls read & shar… https://t.co/5FWktHrzQu
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2/23
2020
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been told my novel is too sad/ hard to read. For @TheCut I wrote about trauma, di… https://t.co/gbXR4EA7Kv
Retweeted by Rajeev Balasubramanyam @Jon__Stone To me, claiming belief or disbelief kind of suggests we know what we're believing or disbelieving in.Oh thank god https://t.co/xuTAmqiAmE @buckchance And kind of as arrogant as the other two: "I hereby declare that I do not know, and I am very boring, a… https://t.co/DaUhJ0QRqiSometimes, there just isn't a bag of tea big enough to say man of the people. https://t.co/IMNvlaZzKx
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamInstead of agnostic couldn't we say "God-curious"?After watching 1917 it occurred to me that it's hard to blame men for toxic masculinity so long as we live in a wor… https://t.co/o2Lq87cOh8Saw 1917 last night. Incredibly distressing film. I remember when we saw the Sikh soldier thinking, "How could an… https://t.co/Sb4B4OlzyC
2/22
2020
@ZebaTalk Well done. I am not there yet. Someone once borrowed my Remains of the Day. I now call it Remains of the Book.I walked past a woman on the street with the words "ONLY TRUTH" tattooed on her face and without meaning to ended u… https://t.co/8bTAFX1ywW @ZebaTalk It's barbaric. I smile at people with silent rage when they return books in such condition. I feel the s… https://t.co/CUQto9ekwf
2/21
2020
@TheStuffOfMemes They belong to us all... so it's best if we have them.
2/20
2020
This guy challenged strangers to ‘finish the lyrics’ and this woman passing by started belting out Shallow like she… https://t.co/rVJuGken1j
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamPriti Patel is the kind of auntie who gives you Fair & Lovely as a birthday present
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2/19
2020
Without democracy: the richest & most ruthless rule and force the people to worship them. With democracy: the peo… https://t.co/lYp9EHUjMzI work on human genetics and am honorary professor at the UCL Genetics Institute. I’m the editor-in chief of a jour… https://t.co/dh6imzuOny
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamGrew up hearing "paki" every day and thinkng only achievement mattered. Ignored his bleeding wounds and by 32 was a… https://t.co/fHI15i3WzN
2/18
2020
@afshandl Need more info. What do they look like? Pictures?For anyone wondering why "Parasite" is resonating with audiences around the world... https://t.co/6J228UUSz7
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamJust read this in a Susan Choi novel: "...the younger departmental secretaries saw him as an exotic prince of the… https://t.co/zF9jcqkTUfThis isn’t a year for chasing or forcing things to happen, it’s a year for alignment. That’s how you become happy,… https://t.co/YjNTQmrd1a
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2/17
2020
Just finished AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by @tayari . So well-structured, beautifully drawn characters, and with SUCH a p… https://t.co/2iR8c4p3Hw @mahsudasnaith @peterkalu Put your novel in the fridge! @mahsudasnaith @peterkalu Put the fridge in the study.All of Dawkins’ tweets make more sense if you add “... Mr Bond” at the end of them. https://t.co/epg3PeCTqq
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2/16
2020
My son will be Chancellor one day #IndianParenting https://t.co/qvBhVcN4QTI just googled Rishi Sunak (who I'd never heard of). It's the classic south Asian migrant's ascent to evil: Pharma… https://t.co/I0Izqq7ceG
2/13
2020
Just finished this at 1 a.m. after hours of reading. A huge achievement: exquisite similes, superb dialogue. This l… https://t.co/gLEN4aBErk“a box full of darkness” ~ Mary Oliver https://t.co/J9Miw4hQJG
Retweeted by Rajeev Balasubramanyam @DeathSentencePC @TheStuffOfMemes That's beautiful. Didn't know that. @TheStuffOfMemes I tried to explain that it's a Great Spiritual Teacher and he kept saying, "You're pulling my leg,… https://t.co/r6xOjYeYvxTrue story: I once did some acid with an Etonian of Boris's ilk at Oxford. The doors of his mind were blown open an… https://t.co/IzR50qd8Ov
2/12
2020
Show me a paragon of duty and obedience, and I'll show you a molten core of rage & resentment beneath the crusty su… https://t.co/gDyxhxJPCKThis is beautiful (and kind of obvious but it needs repeating). https://t.co/pbUi2jLV5h
2/10
2020
Loving this. I read so many adventures stories as a kid, but always about murdery Rider Haggard/ Indiana Jones whit… https://t.co/Jwm5eVaiSn @WillChancellor @BCDreyer I love this! So beautiful.oops https://t.co/IMqbrqJD2M
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2/9
2020
This is why cultural (mis)appropriation is a useful concept. You remove meditation from the culture that created it… https://t.co/W98dtOop64
2/8
2020
Your reminder that 'blood is thicker than water' is an abbreviation of the full Biblical quote which reads 'the blo… https://t.co/oTgB1Gv8cn
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamThere is a woman on this Turkish tv show who gave her husband a kidney and now they’ve broken up she wants it back.… https://t.co/ULKnirKJS4
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamThe advantage of having had a drug or alcohol problem, is you start to see addiction everywhere: to status, approva… https://t.co/Q9VA6ZeC6Z
2/6
2020
Have they tried unplugging Iowa and plugging it back in?
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2/5
2020
Once you accept Britain is racist, you can help make it less so. All this "not all" & "we're lovely" & "a few b… https://t.co/C1Ur6htKft"If you don't display yourself, people will see your light. If you have nothing to prove, people will trust you… https://t.co/vAJIRMNo8M
2/2
2020
@Rajeevbalasu "Selfishness and self-love, far from being identical, are actually opposites. The selfish person doe… https://t.co/AYdhY9bvxB
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamThe Tao Te Ching takes the edge off shiny self help. "Stand on your toes and you won't stand firm. Rush ahead an… https://t.co/eB5pd5ybTv
2/1
2020
@afshandl I definitely met people like her at school, but as an adult... I keep thinking it's all a joke, but she… https://t.co/mXzdiGOib6 @afshandl I keep wondering How did she get to be like this? And how does it feel? I she feels like she's burning al… https://t.co/SdT3tit6T4The speech she gave. I mean wow. https://t.co/dZCgGJbSaz
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1/31
2020
@thezahidhussain Until it stops.Freud's term Wiederholungszwang = repetitive compulsion. If we have abusive parents and don't heal, we marry or bec… https://t.co/NbSWjnjnnW
1/30
2020
It is such a sad irony that parents teach their children that self-love is selfish. In fact, self love is the only… https://t.co/FgfRnUnCRs @BookswapD @penguinrandom And Chocolate Orange is a strong contender for my favourite thing in the world :) So happ… https://t.co/DovTekvxDMWe ❤ this book about soul-searching & self awareness @Rajeevbalasu @penguinrandom. A joyous, laugh-out-loud read th… https://t.co/phbIlJqkGO
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1/29
2020
@afshandl I just put them on whenever the world looks a little flat. @afshandl I take 3D glasses with me everywhere, just in case. @afshandl You take the sewing kit with you wherever you go?
1/22
2020
TS Eliot prize-winner Roger Robinson: ‘I want these poems to help people to practise empathy’ https://t.co/fP8jRaUOoK
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1/16
2020
@jpbrammer It *is* true that when Beyoncé hugs your wife, that’s Beyoncé’s wife now
Retweeted by Rajeev Balasubramanyam"You can't achieve your way out of childhood trauma." — Will Smith https://t.co/G776WOpf12
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1/14
2020
@NotoriousREL It's actually really good (YOU), once you can get past certain implausibilities. Definitely creepy. B… https://t.co/ohwKn6ZPgbYes! Roger has been at it for years and finally, finally, here is his recognition, a wonderful poet and encourager… https://t.co/WkBx1Uifyv @NotoriousREL What else is good these days? I'm watching the second season of YOU but I'm not sure it's been good for my wellbeing. @NotoriousREL Oh yes, I love this one. The teenage girl whose name I've just forgotten is one of my favourite characters ever.
1/13
2020
Humanity's Last Tweet https://t.co/XlQUhj09Og
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1/12
2020
Seems to me that novels take years to write because you are hard at work becoming the person who can write the book… https://t.co/tqG7rfqUJY
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamI keep hearing this argument in defence of colonialism & slavery: "they fought wars among themselves"; "they kept s… https://t.co/Z0xhOtB9Tm
1/11
2020
@constantwhine I think it was Peter. But you were in there somewhere. @constantwhine Yes, Theseus and the minotaur (I was the minotaur; I think you or Peter played Theseus); the Martin… https://t.co/PGtlB17p2lThis actually happened. When I was 10 we did a school play: the Cliff Richard Story. I wanted to play Cliff, or the… https://t.co/Ol6Kpl99zrThese days I tend to avoid space travel just in case I meet someone from another planet who asks, "How are things o… https://t.co/QmquE6teKgIf someone asks you "What's your novel about?" say, "Why don't you tell me, if you know everything?" then whip out… https://t.co/cwNHeaNcAN
1/10
2020
Can we stop talking about politics as if it's the X-Factor. These are damaged people acting out their trauma via th… https://t.co/0Hims4kgZw
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1/9
2020
It's 6.08am in Iraq. 6.38am in Iran. 120 million people must go to work and school, feed their families, take care… https://t.co/5UQc7E14hN
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamAnd remember, it's politicians starting this war, not civilians, not countries, not "nations", not "Americans", no… https://t.co/pNr3uJAvqBFor those too young to remember the Iraq War, so many will die every day, and the politicians will ignore us. Why?… https://t.co/ryiXQzFRIL
1/8
2020
What I always loved about Elizabeth Wurzel was her incredible capacity to piss people off, a combination of honesty… https://t.co/275iT07ngR
1/7
2020
No more negative self-talk. Your detractors don’t need assistance. Less self deprecation, less self-destruction. No… https://t.co/qACI2FkG1U
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamReading Michelle Obama. The girls had to pick their own code names, beginning with "R". "Radiance" for Malia, "Rose… https://t.co/geoAuLymQBI don't know who else needs to read this but yes, to all of this. #selfcare https://t.co/nR1zBjRygs
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamIf you've grown up with authoritarians, you've been told that self-care is selfish; that putting yourself in situat… https://t.co/6pNuYJGjQe
1/6
2020
On this suddenly terrifying night, I find myself thinking of this epigraph in Solmaz Sharif’s Look (2016), quoted f… https://t.co/9UmXugOKEw
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamSeeing people start to ask ‘what is going on in Australia?!’ Ongoing colonisation, that’s what’s going on. This… https://t.co/94vRt0jp0n
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamThich Nhat Hahn has this advice for when you've been wronged by someone. In your meditation, invite them to walk wi… https://t.co/UJYcGA64BLThere has been so little talk about how the fires have affected Aboriginal communities and how, like the Amazon fir… https://t.co/gePTc5FD47
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1/5
2020
Fox News has done to our parents what they thought video games would do to us
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamEverybody breathe, please. Deeply.
1/4
2020

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