If you ignore the noise, the IPL is still solid entertainment. It still fills the latent demand for a sportainment property in a cricket-crazy nation that was discovered by Lalit Modi and co. ages ago. Personally, I am among those who prefers to watch it on TV. Irrespective of where one follows it, it is exciting sporting action with a lot of bells and whistles. Some of the whistles are witnessed purely on social media; a lot of the fan frenzy that resonates is authentic. And those are the things that are priceless.
— Xavier Uncle (@xavierunclelite) April 14, 2023
— the avinasha (@thinkbigh) April 15, 2023
what humble beginnings, how far he has come. Rinku Singh. Such an inspiration 🙏 pic.twitter.com/goOKsNGFZO
— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) April 9, 2023
Malleswaran protestors charged with unlawful assembly and more. They walked silently and hugged trees. They made a peaceful statement for the conservation of trees. Dangerous. What’s the motivation for this muffling for dissent? Meantime, a ‘Naatu Naatu’ inspired ‘Modi Modi’ is setting the tone for the upcoming state elections. Predictions are out. So are ‘Exit Polls’.
Bengaluru police books 77 peaceful protesters demanding heritage trees be saved! Stifling of Dissent! Speak Up against Authoritarianism! #KarnatakaElections #Democracy #Constitution pic.twitter.com/uFsHY1kEBX
— Teesta Setalvad (@TeestaSetalvad) April 9, 2023
Naattu Naattu – Modi Style 🔥🔥
Some like minded Sanghi has done this for Karnataka Elections 👌👌👌
Let our tribe grow ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2S0JZb5P92
— இந்தா வாயின்கோ – Take That (@indhavaainko) April 11, 2023
Today’s election memory,exactly a month before counting day for 2023 #Karnataka Elections
Outside #Bengaluru South counting centre for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
With camperson Govind
This time next month – we should know…(May take longer if no single party gets majority) pic.twitter.com/dPohCVXFKG
— Maya Sharma (@MayaSharmaNDTV) April 13, 2023
Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore him. Applies more to Elon Musk than Kangana Ranaut today. This week, he made news for comments on everything from AI to India’s social media laws to gender.
"AI…has the potential of a civilizational destruction."
– Elon Muskpic.twitter.com/biSx51Ei9e
— Smoke-away (@SmokeAwayyy) April 15, 2023
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 14, 2023
It’s election season. Not taking anything away from Thapar for this great story. But we can expect more scandals, exposes, claims and counterclaims, communal tension, et al. All the way up to 2024. Sad, but true. There was a time when one looked forward to elections and the coverage around it. Now one dreads some parts of it, or simply cringes.
In an extraordinarily revealing interview with Karan Thapar, Satyapal Malik says that the CRPF had asked for aircrafts ahead of the Pulwama tragedy, and the request was denied by the Union govt.
— The Wire (@thewire_in) April 14, 2023
If Satyapal Malik were really silenced on the lapses leading to Pulwama attack, was he waiting that one day Karan Thapar will interview him and to make it explosive, he will spill this secret? There is no plausible reason to hold back this information. It's clearly concocted.
— Priyanka (Astrology Guidance) (@AstroAmigo) April 15, 2023
Neither Karan Thapar nor any1 else raised the qtn if 100% airlifting of all rotating Army/CRPF/BSF/CAPF troops frm Kashmir to mainland is financially + logistically feasible in the 1st place. Did we do it even in 1990, at the peak of K'mir jihad? https://t.co/sbdIz75XWY
— Somnath Mukherjee (@somnath1978) April 14, 2023
The world is watching, even as one more round of poisoning of school girls has been reported by some sections. It’s hard to fact check everything that is coming from Iran but the #IranRevolution is far from over. So is the persecution of protestors.
— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) April 11, 2023
— Atousa E (@AtousaE) April 15, 2023
Great news! Thank you @RepDonBacon for supporting the Iranian people by co-sponsoring the #MAHSAAct
We need to put maximum pressure on the terrorist Islamic Regime and stop them from committing more crimes. #MahsaAmini #IRGCterrorists https://t.co/ezbc5zNBVT
— SunnyBunny (@SunnyBunny2022) April 15, 2023
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