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@npueu Greatly enjoyed the book and its brand of fantasy mixed with humor! Began Discworld shortly afterwards too 🥰… https://t.co/396IeuLJVx @npueu A bunch of friends were doing a read-along of it so I bought it too; I only got around to reading it a few m… https://t.co/LaUUrlveKAWho did this? https://t.co/AR6mHaRavL
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕHas your newsroom made cutbacks? I am tracking newsrooms cutbacks in India due to COVID19. If you are personally a… https://t.co/ohxnH60k3E
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @angstential Rituparna @ConradkBarwa Treebeard was a mansplainer, or as the ents call it, a man-HOOM-er.I'm having trouble concentrating on science animations right now, so instead here are some screenshots from my favo… https://t.co/zjCIr0P295
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ"With thousands of migrant workers stuck miles away from their homes, the seamless distribution of cash and food ne… https://t.co/WQddaUgPUz
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕThe only collective consciousness we need right now is the Borg. https://t.co/gdDiwaiki9Hot take : More people should gatekeep when it comes to stuff where people believe inherent "logic" is enough. @a_srinidhi @holatombola Yeap, same experience while doing research on Dakhni in South KA. Fluency in spoken Kannad… https://t.co/rJV1s6rxGIPlease tell me someone made a Petromax meme about this
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @MarginalScribb1 This is clearly not 0K.Black person with hand-held thermometer = firearm. Asian person with hand-held thermometer = electronic device. Co… https://t.co/dl1Wo4K1B9
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4/3
2020
@bambaiyya__ @Vada_Yakshi Getting padharo mhare des vibes @bambaiyya__ @Vada_Yakshi Yours coz it says Hindi film @bambaiyya__ @Vada_Yakshi Scenes from your birthday party revealed @neerjadeodhar I'm guessing, yeah! Black, furry, and tiny! Palm sized (smol palm). @neerjadeodhar I'm further ahead in morphing into one, it's no coincidence that a baby bat turned up at our front gate this afternoon. @tfoolexperience Bīmārī-e-murg @neerjadeodhar Only during the day. @vinayaravind TBH I used to wish people happy Good Friday until I was told what it actually was. False advertising.This is horrific. Two French doctors on live television are discussing how a potential new treatment against… https://t.co/OWFOo5drYV
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @tfoolexperience NAALE NADU @kookykarthik Yeah Misr is the Arabic word for Egypt. The song's Greek name comes from Arabic. "Egypt" in English is from Greek. @kookykarthik The title Misirlou itself is a Greek language reference to Egypt. @holatombola Yes, they do, although education in Standard Urdu is widespread (Dakhni isn't standardized etc). If it… https://t.co/2hhV8c7ZvXPeople sucking up to billionaires are still waiting, wide eyed, for their promised deliverance. Unless you're a sha… https://t.co/dLUG4ThgZBVery interestingly, the ongoing COVID19 crisis has pushed states to look beyond their official language(s) in an ef… https://t.co/Hd0gMDdTEp
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @holatombola Health crisis, so official communications should be in languages that reach as many people as possible TBH.Boo hoo being asked not to hoard is an existential attack on my bania lived experience :( :( @MarginalScribb1 Next they'll talk about Holi in TNRich uncles defending hoarding masks and essential supplies and feeling oppressed when you call them out on it. Peo… https://t.co/tolT2LGx5iAnother incredible professor. Do join. https://t.co/AK2RitgXhI
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕThe same northern Kasaragod region claimed by #Kannada nationalists for its close economic & institutional ties (in… https://t.co/pzz3qEVSup
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕKerala HC directs Centre to remove blockades on Kerala-Karnataka border https://t.co/QfoFTqUp6I
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @npueu The duality of ma'am! @npueu 🤭🤭 @MarginalScribb1 The California Republic will rise.These are @chennaicorp sanitary workers on contract basis. No masks, no gloves, no protective gear for them in th… https://t.co/UA9m16K18E
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕI hope this is an April Fool story and not real. https://t.co/wvRKFfVz7f
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @npueu Think I have an inkling though...Huttidare TOMORROWLAND alli huttabekku https://t.co/PfYYETjgBiWe all know who the clear (feline) winners here are 😎✌🏼😎✌🏼 https://t.co/k6dI88O3q3 @chanderiteja @waterlilyfault FFarsi, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme... @losabrazosrotos @shabbalilies Not at all!! Good luck!! 🥰🥰 I need to get back into the game too TFWThere are a 150 meals available in bangalore. Please get in touch with us if you know anyone who needs the meals
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @vinayaravind @bambaiyya__ @aditya_mani_jha All show, no Wellington parotta.ASHA worker breaks down as she recalls ordeal of being gheraoed & heckled by residents of two localities in Bengalu… https://t.co/Zms3tSmbzF
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @bambaiyya__ @aditya_mani_jha @vinayaravind Chal chaiyya chaiyya @tfoolexperience Stockholm @saantoryuu @losabrazosrotos @Vada_Yakshi @violetreess No prob! Just Mexican Spanish then hehe. But yeah your broad… https://t.co/LuoDBPsywm @bambaiyya__ "SRK broke his spine to dance on a train for you shameless fellows" @losabrazosrotos @shabbalilies For pronunciation you need a pronunciation training module from an audio course. Sin… https://t.co/xLqQbHN33z @saantoryuu @losabrazosrotos @Vada_Yakshi @violetreess (Castellano** without the ñ) @saantoryuu @losabrazosrotos @Vada_Yakshi @violetreess In Spanish itself, it's either español or castellaño dependi… https://t.co/9f0BrnM1bA @saantoryuu @losabrazosrotos @Vada_Yakshi @violetreess (Español is just Spanish in Spanish! If you mean European Sp… https://t.co/IK8vUCT892 @losabrazosrotos As @shabbalilies pointed out Memrise is great too!! And use flashcards for irregular verbs and the… https://t.co/4KsQma7Hp6 @losabrazosrotos Maam forget Duolingo etc and download a Teach Yourself or an actual course book. Get an audio cour… https://t.co/VOC0acdy1L @neerjadeodhar Good question, and I honestly don't know. I think I'd be satisfied with the research, but the writin… https://t.co/ZalOcT8HspVasant Vihar for rendezvous memories and the open space around it, Hauz Khas for how essential it was. But otherwi… https://t.co/2cbqnBGwy7Hat tip to @tfoolexperienceSo what should I do https://t.co/WloMkNLsYk @missroohafza Visited Hong Kong + Taiwan and learned conversational Mandarin a few years ago and it opened a new world to me 🥰🥰 @missroohafza And Taiwan + Mainland China. That one went a lot deeper. @missroohafza Brazil!
4/2
2020
@npueu Peak Karen behaviorMadras High Court directs govt committee to consider representation for use of Indian traditional medicine to treat… https://t.co/SHC3fiZL97
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @saturnian_s Whoa what recipe did you use?? 😍😍 @aveekcvora @_riqsha Read this as feasting and went whoa, that sounds cool af. @FahadMotiKhan https://t.co/070613EovX It's not that they're asking us to help, it's that they're trying to completely outsource this to us. @marculenta PaGHis, the city of love. @_riqsha @FahadMotiKhan @faisalabdallah @TheSortedChaos @Olacabs Bro startups gonna change the world bro but won't pay workers bro #hustleSomehow we're supposed to have sympathy for rich VCs losing their inflated, made up investments but not actual work… https://t.co/K8PFEnYJ92Within 24hrs of the media gag, an FIR is registered against @thewire_in This is pure intimidation and the editors… https://t.co/oAMtFeMPGY
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @FahadMotiKhan @_riqsha @TheSortedChaos @Olacabs Nope, it's not okay to absolve responsibility this way, and it's a… https://t.co/ckyQTSZwai @debausheri @iFilmProject Comments disabled now lolJump in corona cases due to lack of community support, says govt https://t.co/Ydee4VVCse
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @MarginalScribb1 Would that be a Hindi-ism? Sounds like it.Another TN update! Apparently tahsildars and VAOs have been allocated funds and asked to produce a count of migrant… https://t.co/8VPeS2f5Zp
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ1 lick = 1 scritchLast night I certified far more deaths than I can ever remember doing in a single shift. The little things hit you:… https://t.co/0jsJSwqla9
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @maanasads @drdang Would rather spend that money on actual lobsterNow corporations will not fund the people they 'aggregate' (causing them to take loans) during a time of crisis and… https://t.co/sRV0c1JqV1
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕWHY DON'T YOU FUCKING PAY THEM THEN?!?!??!?! @Olacabs https://t.co/Ns8IgIZTd2
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ @sureshicpark Speechless, this is just infuriating. @sureshicpark Wish I could RTBolsonaro ignored by state governors amid anger at handling of Covid-19 crisis https://t.co/ED0zzppWSl
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕKnow of migrant workers stranded in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu? Please contact me via twitter. E… https://t.co/sh4YR2jisi
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕTikTok is donating 400,000 hazmat medical protective suits and 200,000 masks to protect doctors and front line medi… https://t.co/fzMJm1hXFX
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ"Experts said one key reasons for rising contact with the Jarawa is the Andaman Trunk Road, passes through Jarawa t… https://t.co/YZ2KvgabqH
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕVikings existed before the Romans and Old Norse, apparently. People are big on rhetoric but refuse to read ✌🏽TIL Vikings moved to the US in 900 BC, according to twitter dot com.Home Affairs: 21,486 relief camps have been set up in which 6,75,133 people have been sheltered. And 25,00,000 peop… https://t.co/K5TgOvtNsH
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕIt's all a bit unclear, but as far as I can understand EPS has said that district collectors will be in charge of e… https://t.co/KyqYnCS4F1
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕVital reporting by @snktjain for @firstpost on the risk ASHA workers in Mah'tra are exposing themselves to; they've… https://t.co/i46uKu0TX2
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕListening to this again and again, what a banger!! And dat pic. https://t.co/lCyCEKcZ32Just a reminder that Politicians (across party lines) in Goa hoarding veggies and essentials and routing them to th… https://t.co/pkinezOYC8
Retweeted by Kārtik | കാർത്തിക് | ಕಾರ್ತಿಕCoward Kanika Kapoor disabled Instagram notifications. Thought I'd be greeted with a flood of MC BC messages but no such luck.
4/1
2020

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