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@Roo_the_Boo 😂 "kaasa mukkiyum?! Koovardhu dhaan mukkiyum" @CityOrdinary 130 days since I last flew. :(
7/8
2020
@ranjitag Damn! This guy, a mildly younger Roger Moore and slightly aged Rajiv Gandhi - same guy!
7/6
2020
@CityOrdinary Tata Ace, Tata Ace Magic, Tata Ace Magic share auto (limited edition of 12000 nos), Tata Ace Magic WTFisapermit @CityOrdinary If only I could buy a lot of Force Motors shares.
7/4
2020
@CityOrdinary That bus has traveled at least 600miles so far. @CityOrdinary What's the brick line by the tree? A former footpath consumed by nature?Really proud of this special issue of the @NewStatesman we've been working on for a while - an "Anatomy of a Crisis… https://t.co/M6RHYTyYxY
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7/2
2020
'Zero COVID' strategy is not about lockdown. In fact, S. Korea never locked down. It's about mass testing & tracing… https://t.co/TTOgH9Nv78
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7/1
2020
@Roo_the_Boo Bujo means that Bong Navratri thing only no? :P
6/29
2020
Politicians and the need to remain in power at any cost. https://t.co/97MW63DFNtThe conquest of Sri Lanka is perhaps the first instance of an Indian king crossing a sea to establish dominion. The… https://t.co/UjnSbQGMt9
Retweeted by Varun ShridharHere is a brief thread on the very underrated and much ignored Chola dynasty (by Delhi of course!) Read if you want… https://t.co/19lAEOKRMB
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6/28
2020
@sandip_chwdry Absolutely!Are disciplinary suspensions and transfers severe enough to reform the police when they are guaranteed monthly inco… https://t.co/8EByuI5t3q
6/26
2020
@varunkrish *SF. S7 only operates narrow bodies @varunkrish The SQ 787-10 has been a near daily thing for weeks now. The S7 Jumbo has been a weekly visitor for months. Nothing new.
6/22
2020
Can we make this mandatory training for all drivers - cars and public buses, please? Won't cost governments much,… https://t.co/MV0a9O8T2vI could stand in the middle of 5th Ave & shoot somebody & I wouldn't lose voters-Jan 2016 When you do testing to t… https://t.co/5Kny9nzKYY
Retweeted by Varun Shridhar @IyerOnTheRun @jennineak Excessively evil, when you read the stuff Pizarro and Cortes did to Incan and Aztec civili… https://t.co/IdqCUE3K2k
6/21
2020
@kritika136 https://t.co/xeol3XDgzM @Teekkayy @THChennai Any comments on how the redoing of signage and content online will be funded at a time when th… https://t.co/kbF4ZYZzYe
6/19
2020
@priyankawriting @aravindkumar Ooh! Major throwback to 2009 and Google Wave.
6/17
2020
Shocking. If done for the economy, did decision makers consider the scenario where there are fewer people left to… https://t.co/AapwHDpwy7
6/15
2020
@companyoutsider This is a classic public good versus private interest case had the government made the tests free… https://t.co/8iwvfQaee5
6/14
2020
@kritika136 https://t.co/pmKPm8OmGc @IyerOnTheRun https://t.co/DitFwi1be7
6/12
2020
@RailwaySeva Thank you so much for the directions. @IRCTCofficial can you guide us on how we can collect cancellation refund for a ticket booked at the counter and no… https://t.co/cbdd54Dp07
6/6
2020
@CityOrdinary Share link?This has finished me. INDIA 💪💪 https://t.co/3wFvGJjGhv
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6/5
2020
@iRatzzz @jananevenk Wow! Such an old image. VST Motors + Fiat is circa 2011/12 no?
6/4
2020
@namginoya @IndiaPostOffice True. Govts haven't done a great job with providing directions either. In all the rush… https://t.co/3YPDwu3F4gSocial distancing? What's that, @IndiaPostOffice? https://t.co/l48PGQzse6
6/2
2020
@IyerOnTheRun Given guidelines are meant to explicitly define what's permitted or not, leaving certain things to th… https://t.co/nIxlRmrUFX
6/1
2020
@Roo_the_Boo Well, let's not arm them more than we already have. Legally or with equipment.Sure, states get to decide if public transport services will run or not. But national government guidelines cannot… https://t.co/95DvkbdBOcIf anything, #Unlock1 guidelines validate the notion that the government does not understand the average Indian.… https://t.co/vQAiECowdh @CityOrdinary If she were part of the X-Men, would she be Rogue/Storm? @krishnandeepak1 https://t.co/K0Len6Xg6D
5/31
2020
Air India's Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway to Delhi as ground team realises the pilot is COVID-19 positive: Officials
Retweeted by Varun Shridhar @IyerOnTheRun @RedTRaccoon @VICE Of course. As precedents go, this is easily the most scary for any protest / city from now on, I guess. @IyerOnTheRun @RedTRaccoon @VICE Unarmed. Has been used for surveillance before.
5/30
2020
@vetti Oh lost all hope ah @vetti Retire Karthik from new baby name list or Karthik will be the South Indian Amit forever.
5/21
2020
@priyankawriting Damn! That was from a decade / lifetime ago. How did he find it!
5/20
2020
@CityOrdinary How high is that footpath!We aim to bring together contributions by key academics and #aviation industry experts aiming to shed light on poli… https://t.co/3yzyCnV7Jl
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5/17
2020
@bhargavkrishna Yes, people who like cars can still bat for better buses 😁
5/16
2020
@manasarao Hasn't it been shut for years now?This isn't how you build trust with the public at a time of national crisis. #PMQs https://t.co/TxZfwng8aw
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5/14
2020
@nirajvasavada Our case study. #KasaragodInitiative https://t.co/plT4FFugft
Retweeted by Varun Shridhar @CityOrdinary Is the pink one a midi?
5/13
2020
@cinnabar_dust @Falooly tch @CityOrdinary Hyderabad could use your expertise here, mate https://t.co/wVjFG8xJAY#Boeing CEO: Air traffic may not be back to 50% of pre-#COVID19 levels until the end of the year. He's talking ab… https://t.co/QeVj1S30Rs
5/12
2020
A sub-50 #AQI in #Chennai perhaps for the last time today. https://t.co/Gvj5v5HxAr
5/10
2020
Hi. Rate yourself after the pandemic crises is solved. No student rates grades himself while the exam is still goin… https://t.co/aMtDSSLhmD
Retweeted by Varun ShridharGoing up tomorrow. #Covid19Streets Thanks for sharing @NYC_DOTr https://t.co/SjYHTDrG4V
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5/9
2020
@CityOrdinary I love it that the front doesn't meet the top at a right angle.
5/7
2020
@AdithyaDushyant @airtelindia Heard the same from one more person. This is bad for Airtel. @mahafreed Hahaha! Adai fan, eh? @krishnandeepak1 @RailMinIndia Sure, faster trains possible. But that French no competition bit won't work here/nee… https://t.co/SAgne8cmw6 @Airtel_Presence Just did on DMEmails to your customer support have yielded no solution to what appears to be a technical problem at your end. @airtelindia you have suspended incoming and outgoing calls despite timely bill payment (screenshots attached). C… https://t.co/VXQ6SFIhc8
5/5
2020
@krishnandeepak1 kid in white t-shirt majorly restoring faith. https://t.co/cmJhtEzKYaI'd like to fund a couple of tickets for the migrants. Where can I do so?
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5/4
2020
The problem with most @NHAI_Official roads running through Indian cities. https://t.co/uaGtcPhyfr
5/3
2020
Here's what's allowed and what's not allowed in Chennai from May 4. @THChennai https://t.co/qylLE240LM
Retweeted by Varun Shridhar @IyerOnTheRun @chandrarsrikant Including emails and work calls during weekends, which is banned in some European co… https://t.co/Nwd9KFlQXi @chandrarsrikant I think Mr Murthy is delusional and not in touch with reality in thinking we currently have 40 hou… https://t.co/NU88hBD3dk @CityOrdinary Why the state govt won't pitch in is the only question to ask. Must be asked one an hour every hour,… https://t.co/JnrLcMJiW5
5/2
2020
@Falooly On many levels. :)
5/1
2020
Webinar series on High Speed Rail by Asian Development Bank Institute icw @WCTRSoc #SIGA4. First webinar by Prof.… https://t.co/dcwzfLDzoU
Retweeted by Varun ShridharThe aim of the new Council Task Force will be to identify and recommend strategic priorities and policies for States and industry operators.
Retweeted by Varun ShridharBREAKING: ICAO Council establishes #COVID19 #Aviation Recovery Task Force https://t.co/f9ktN6eTH5 https://t.co/9UTPaAuxNg
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4/30
2020
We announced today that we have terminated our agreement with Embraer under which the two companies planned to esta… https://t.co/SuF3fKaGnV
Retweeted by Varun ShridharBack to reading after weeks with Michael Wood's Conquistadors. Revisiting favourite chapters in the book. Might s… https://t.co/ANtaHYCKXIBus lanes are common sense https://t.co/9qBHEarX8V
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4/26
2020
Hommage to @flysaa facing the end (1): Stunning #avgeek video of flypast @ortambo_int in May 2019 https://t.co/BcIPqn3s07
Retweeted by Varun ShridharHeavy! South African Airways days away from its end after 8 decades of service. https://t.co/SMK9W6r3MB Farewell, Springbok. @flysaa
4/25
2020
@CityOrdinary Given they're all parked now, some airline can try this with its entire fleet.
4/24
2020
Today is three years since our #FourTrains event, a world first bringing together four generations of intercity tra… https://t.co/dPyWrNRb0S
Retweeted by Varun Shridhar @CityOrdinary Perfect choice then! I'm gonna take this ride when in Hyd next. @CityOrdinary Between Hussain Sagar and Begumpet Airport, eh? Nice @CityOrdinary They should.At €2.1mn per kilometre, a 50km cycle network is easily within the budget of most Indian cities. A Singapore styl… https://t.co/DUB2jp3ItY
4/23
2020
@krishnandeepak1 @malaviyasumedha https://t.co/5YWZs0CZQA
4/18
2020
@vj_gooner @ESPNcricinfo Alan Donald
4/17
2020
TN: 25 more #covid positive cases today. Total 1,267. 22 districts had no new cases today. District wise figures… https://t.co/j91i03cAED
Retweeted by Varun ShridharShe is just so good https://t.co/AclI3gn3F9
Retweeted by Varun Shridhar @RaaghavRam Looks like we joined 3 weeks apart.
4/16
2020
Classic bully. Can't go after China, can't afford a war of any kind. So go after the smaller, weaker of the two acc… https://t.co/s74piBMbEh
4/15
2020
@CityOrdinary https://t.co/mqqTDkrQQ0 @CityOrdinary #hero @CityOrdinary #JaiChennakesavaIn 2019, just 10mins after elai sapadu/full meal lunch, I had to sprint up and down the railway footover bridge to… https://t.co/ZmrkgdNoOSAll domestic and international scheduled airlines operations shall remain suspended till11:59pm of 03 May 2020.
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4/14
2020
@CityOrdinary I think of chicken tikka masala with pilaf rice / tan-doo-ree naan bread
4/12
2020

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