7 highlights from the past week on Indian Twitter
Indian Twitter users comment on issues as they unfold in the country, from DU removing Mahashweta Devi and two Dalit authors from the syllabus to the renovation of Jallianwala Bagh
Over 25,000 seconds’ analysis of prime-time debates on 11 TV channels by the Institute of Perception Studies. Only 599 seconds on #COVID-19 and #Third Wave; only 1817 seconds on National Monetisation Pipeline.
•Under which law one can break heads for breaching cordon? If true, the young IAS Ayush Sinha must be proceeded against immediately. UPSC has reduced itself to a farce by recruiting people who have neither knowledge of law nor respect for it.
-Dr NC Asthana, former IPS
A sound and light show at a place of great sorrow and mourning. If that doesn’t sound gross to you, don’t know what will. No prizes for guessing there’s an election in Punjab next year.
I’ve had students come up to me in tears after reading Phule and Bama. I’ve had students sit slack-jawed after reading Mahasweta Devi and Manto. You don’t have to do much. It’s how some things are. Classrooms can be transformative. That’s why they scare some people.
Mumbai’s civic chief says Nariman Point and Mantralaya will be submerged by 2050 due to sea level rise. That 70% of the wards in South Mumbai will be under water. Why then is the govt building a Rs 12,700-crore Coastal Road, that flouts several environmental laws and regulations? An overinvestment in creating infrastructure for cars will only add to the record high levels of carbon emissions and pollution in Mumbai. Instead, there’s a pressing need for upgrading public transport infrastructure, creating cycle lanes, and making the city walker-friendly.
The U.S. has advanced from “Make America Great Again” to “Make Terrorists Great Again”: Historians will be baffled that the world’s mightiest power waged war for two decades to make the Taliban, the world’s deadliest terrorists, great again.
I also wonder how the share market is rising so much? When there is no investment, GDP is going down, day after day the value of Indian rupee is declining against the dollar. Inflation double digit but the share market is going up. There is something wrong with that.