Assorted tweets for general information:
joy of crossing the brahmaputra river from dibrugarh https://t.co/WNScrECDeS @asamtour @assamtourism @AdventureDub @lonelyplanet_in
The difference between d Emergency suddenly clamped down by in 1975 by then Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi & the ‘undeclared emergency’ imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that the latter is like slow poison injected in2 d body-politic of d country, Yashwant Sinha
Very happy to see #MamataBanerjee for PM campaign. I hope Mayawati and other leaders gather force, pump up their ambitions for PM post. This competition is very imp in democracy, leaders across board seemed to have surrendered to Modi. Get ready people. https://t.co/4SR8buuHHc
This is a classic case of how parties in power will subvert good sense to get votes. The other was Shah Bano Act. BJP is also advocating personal law for Sikhs, while advocating Uniform Civil Code #UCC. Please read my #DraftUCC2016 https://t.co/RG0cBCuOJv
The number of MPs in Parliament and state legislatures can be trebled and at least one-third of seats be reserved for women. This is another idea.
I am also advocating 50% jobs for women in all police stations across India.
Each constituency electing one man and one woman is the best formula for deepening of Democracy and dependable airing of people's voices.
Sexism isn’t just unfair https://t.co/BRNeZA48Dj
Identity politics: A defining trait of Karnataka polls
Unlike the Westernized, English-speaking progressives in India, Siddaramaiah is not rootless. He has located his politics in regional identity & ethnic pride instead of religious triumphalism - @BDUTT https://t.co/QiKChCA4Mz
Dual citizenship concept must be extended to all states, as in J&K. Each state must have the power to define eligibility for state citizenship, independent of federal citizenship. Linguistic homelands must be preserved.
#stopHindiImposition @nomorehindi @PLEKarnataka @GargaC
भारत के हिन्दुओ, अब तो इकट्ठा हो जाओ! https://t.co/g4uiYztQrt
@Kripasabha @RevolutionMonk please look up Dhananjay Keer's biography of Dr Ambedkar
@AgentSaffron It can only be Dr. Ambedkar. Intellectually honest to the core
@AgentSaffron have you read his scholarly critique of Islam?
दलित शब्द के इस्तेमाल पर RSS ने रोक लगाई
दलित शब्द का इस्तेमाल नहीं करेंगे स्वयंसेवक
भाजपा नेता शांत प्रकाश जाटव की मुहिम हुई सफल संघ का आभार जताया https://t.co/MpJdsbEYXJ
Logic behind the perversion of caste https://t.co/eBnvePNFZq via @Pragyata_
‘Reaching out to Dalits’ is the political flavour, but BJP & Congress are failing at it, writes @kalyanishankar
"You don't win in a competition with Walmart," an expert warns India https://t.co/sbwfeHeUn0
Make no mistake - Marxism is responsible for the misery of untold millions. My column for @ProSyn. https://t.co/wl2uDW8ukL
‘New secularism’ of Indian liberals is a scary kind of fundamentalism by @SujoyGhosh1729
The Jinnah Portrait is only a Pretext – Democratic India Is the Real Target https://t.co/BTFG7CLB4m
While we have demonetisation to give credit for our economy. https://t.co/hSFksAXIJc
audacious of @incindia to claim nehruism did wonders for india. see https://t.co/Z9RkwsaUvo using data from goldman sachs. nehruvian penalty
I remember reading yours and Varshas posts on Rediff early 2000's. Incisive and brilliant. Today we have Swarajyas and Opeds, but then V few
Can We Fix The Deeply Troubled Judiciary? @RajeevSrinivasa has some answers. https://t.co/wAZob2J5td
Ram Swarup founded the publishing house Voice of India which included writers such as Sita Ram Goel who described him as a person who "had no use for any conventional morality or code of manners & could see clearly how they were mostly used to put the other fellow in the wrong." https://t.co/w5da7f6bYC
Ashok Mitra: "Guru Golwalkar decimated our prejudices. He talked only when it was absolutely essential...in a humble manner...He knew almost all Indian languages. Most of the times he spoke to me in Bengali. I have to admit Golwalkar’s behavior did really conquer me..." Must read https://t.co/NciQjYRm0d
#ScrollMagazine | Sufism doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it does https://t.co/R0nLFCrpmv https://t.co/ha5NGuJetV
Liberalism in #India before independence – an article by Ray Smith https://t.co/1PkZCRFfdt #liberty
The best way to read “Why Liberalism Failed” is not as a funeral oration, but as a call to action https://t.co/CsCSXmNPkA
Robert Goldman, leading Indologist, talking about the prejudices within Indology. https://t.co/nBIOsZIHgq
Since 2015, Shourie has become a scholar for Ramachandra Guha because that was when Shourie turned anti BJP
Earlier, when Shourie hadn't turned anti BJP, the same Ramachandra Guha had abused Shourie and dismissed him as "a pamphleteer parading as historian" https://t.co/57JTu3MiXN
A quick rebuttal to Prof Ram Guha's scathing piece on narcissism and Indian scientists: http://t.co/81Yrysql8x http://t.co/gg0G5fzoGj
STUNNED. In his books, articles, tweets, Prof Guha does mention Allama Iqbal, but NEVER ONCE his chilling fanaticism, bigotry, misogyny. 1/2 https://t.co/EUqSDkZ8bJ
STUNNED. Prof Guha, although credits Sir Syed with the two-nation theory, OMITS all of his SHOCKINGLY bigoted views. https://t.co/YqCExKUrGz https://t.co/uynVI3nNJP
STUNNED. Prof Guha names Periyar as one of the Makers of Modern Asia; is laudatory, but WIPES OUT his call for breaking Gandhi's statues, slandering Ambedkar, burning holy books & the Constitution, and openly calling for the killing of Brahmins.
SHOCKING selectivity on display. https://t.co/btiQTDOxwO
STUNNED. Prof Guha, who now showers praise on Arun Shourie calling him a credible intellectual & author of serious books, had earlier showered ABUSES at him, calling him ill-informed, bilious, bigoted, and a pamphleteer. (h/t @TrueIndology & @rahulroushan) https://t.co/bnE7HYw8lK https://t.co/wvvqdLt68l
Funny how ideologues conveniently hide that their 'Leftist Communist' Bhagat Singh avenged the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai, who said this: https://t.co/Z5tDitN73S
Doubtless Bhagat Singh was in disagreement with Lajpat Rai on many views, but there was tremendous mutual respect. Left ignores this.
The Left also hides the fact that, if it was Lala Lajpat Rai who co-founded the Hindu Mahasabha, he also co-founded AITUC. Own up. https://t.co/41kFcRGerV
SHOCKING bigotry, racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism of Dr Mahathir Mohammad, seen as a progressive, moderate Muslim leader by many. https://t.co/2QBgYVPKYi
Outright ethnic hate articles remain in RW flagship portals, principal office bearers who expressed ethnic hate remain too. Not surprised that think tanks hire “scholars” who plagiarize. Anti-intellectualism and hate are at the core of BJP-RSS ecosystem https://t.co/swdMb6x5xr
Shri Elst is wrong here. The primary goal of the Hindu Nationalist project is to wean so called backwards away from the anti-nationalist camp. Anything that enables it, must be done. https://t.co/bWplAZdsE2
Shriman @saliltripathi is an ideological Liberal. To be illiberal towards ideological Liberalism is a virtue all Nationalists must inculcate in themselves. Without this clarity, one shouldn't label such Liberals, illiberal. https://t.co/cZaLktnsZ8
I don’t agree with the thrust in Shourie’s books but at least he sought to make a sustained argument which is much more than be said of the RW Trolls of today who cannot go beyond filthy personal abuse. You can debate Shourie, as I did, but you can’t debate mere name callers. https://t.co/aCFpm2W1qi
If you have not learned the Vedas orally in a veda school I suggest that you read Aurobindo's "The Secret of the Veda"-freely downloadable (or expositions on his work by Rl Kashyap). All this kine-shine, horse-shorse etc are all metaphors with deeper meaning mistranslated by gora
Good question. A Vedic education takes 10-15 years the time that a modern education eats in order to get a PhD. That is why we have so much misunderstanding of the Veda. Our education is English Christian Indologists wrote in Eng & we read that. Aurobindo is readable in English
Internet age is only the current excuse for the handicap of English education being needed for survival. That problem has existed since late 1900s - not just 'internet age"
In fact Internet age has made it far easier to access the lies and controversies that have been piled on us that our fathers and grandfathers could do nothing about
Was happy to address teacher-innovators of govt schools in UP on #NewIndia,innovations in education, was moved by their enthusiasm #Rupantar https://t.co/a3kkjzN3S8
Sri Aurobindo Society is happy to announce the signing of mou with government of meghalaya the 20th state in India for #Rupantar and 3rd in north east @swarup58 @AuroSociety @SAS_Rupantar @HRDMinistry @teachersofindia @amitabhk87 @vijaymaroo https://t.co/Vmw3Ql0rFp
Sri Aurobindo Society is happy to announce the signing of mou with SSA Andaman & Nicobar the 21st state in India for #Rupantar, was amazed to know that SAS is the first ngo to sign an mou with A&N @swarup58 @AuroSociety @SAS_Rupantar @teachersofindia @amitabhk87 @vijaymaroo https://t.co/R9nZARGwA5
The next chapter of a short biography of The Mother (TEXT).
"The International Centre is an experiment in the process of growth, a very comprehensive and... https://t.co/zKGxGezWZz
As criticisms raged over Bose’s work in England, Tagore wrote in a Bengali magazine that Bose was to be celebrated not just because he was helping recover the self-respect that colonial rule had injured and for leading India into Western science, but also because he was +
Salute to this great son of India who showed there was an “Indian way of doing science” and for a while, seemed on the brink of challenging not just the experimental and theoretical protocols of western science but also its very foundations.
#JagadishChandraBose #Crescograph https://t.co/7w0iAOi3YF
How the Father of Computer Science Decoded Nature’s Mysterious Patterns https://t.co/xQwjgCTvNY https://t.co/zwpxudCC67
The Hidden Agenda Of Christian Churches in Tamil Nadu Will Shock You To The Core..
Wikipedia: Our New Technological McCarthyism, Part Two https://t.co/C6Wmu42c1W
Why Jonathan Swift’s satire and ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ still matter https://t.co/qrfIOW1Bhq
Derided by Dadaists and Surrealists and hijacked by contemporary narcissism, beauty is an idea that's been up and down. What does it mean today? https://t.co/vqGcJbwyYN
Marketime: New autocrats maintain a façade of democracy https://t.co/Q3ru1DrDDo @NathTusar @ashoswai @_YogendraYadav
This mire must harbour the orchid and the rose,
From her blind unwilling substance must emerge
A beauty that belongs to happier spheres.
- SAVITRI by Sri Aurobindo