This reads like a list of newsmakers from the week gone by.
The high profile takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk was right up there in the social chatter. Musk fuelled the fire a bit more by walking in with a sink and a Tweet that let the reality sink in. That was before he fired the CEO, CFO and legal head, not sure who else and in what order. Voices hoping for the return of Donald Trump are getting louder. Meantime, Musk is making the right noises to woo advertisers to the blue bird that he claims to have freed.
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) October 28, 2022
Vijaya Gadde, the woman behind Trump's Twitter suspension, fired by Elon Musk. pic.twitter.com/GSt74SCrM1
— Farrago Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) October 28, 2022
Elon at Twitter today! pic.twitter.com/3u3pavAT7s
— Ganesh Ramachandran (@aLastWordFreak) October 28, 2022
The cartoon below says it better than a thousand words could. Kejriwal just hijacked the Hindutva plank from under the BJP’s feet. I’m not sure how successful this will turn out to be in terms of garnering votes, but it was an audacious move to ask for Hindu deities to be imprinted on rupee notes. It certainly made news and generated buzz.
— Cartoonist Alok (@caricatured) October 27, 2022
Me whenever I visit apple service center pic.twitter.com/UOqfEH6LXl
— Anurag Minus Verma (@confusedvichar) October 27, 2022
Pakistan, why don't you have Fawad Khan on your currency notes?
— Satan (@Agrimonious) October 27, 2022
Ground Report: Priests, devotees across several cities back demand to have photos of Goddess Laxmi and Ganesha on Indian rupee notes.
— Rohan Dua (@rohanduaT02) October 27, 2022
King Kohli was in the spotlight and when he puts up a show, it’s worth watching. The stage was an #IndVsPak T20 World Cup special and did he light up Diwali! He also got hundreds of people writing on leadership lessons and the like on platforms like LinkedIn. Kohli also made a wonderful comment that reminded us of the grace of Tendulkar and Dhoni. Asked about him being a G.O.A.T., Kohli said only two people fit that bill according to him: Tendulkar and Richards.
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) October 27, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar celebration is all of us Indians 😭😭😭 https://t.co/e92ZyjAvjv
— Hemant (@SportsCuppa) October 23, 2022
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) October 28, 2022
There are stories of real life plus-size dancers who wow us with their graceful moves. Now, here comes an animated show on Disney. The comments are worth reading, if only to understand that there is a societal problem with plus-sized people and their right to dance. Let them be. Well done, Disney.
Fans praise Disney's first-ever 'plus-sized' heroine in new film 🍿
More below 👇https://t.co/J6vaLVu7S2
— Tyla (@Tyla) October 27, 2022
damned if you do, damned if you don't. ppl just want fat people to simply quit existing from what i can gather
— ✂ boogie (@whewtaewoon) October 27, 2022
Here’s hoping his tenure is longer than the previous Prime Minister’s. It’s a hot seat and it’s understandably making a lot of noise back home, thanks to Sunak’s connection(s) with India. Jokes are also flying thick and fast on WhatsApp. Whether it was the India-born Kalpana Chawla or California-born Kamala Harris, we just need an Indian connection to celebrate their successes as our own.
I would like to clarify, My sand sculpture was on newly appointed UK PM @RishiSunak. As an Artist I have tried my best to portray Mr Rishi Sunak through my sand art. It was my only intention to congratulate Mr Sunak and nothing else. pic.twitter.com/4TgjDtIPWM
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) October 27, 2022
Brilliant to drop into tonight’s Diwali reception in No10.
I will do everything I can in this job to build a Britain where our children and our grandchildren can light their Diyas and look to the future with hope.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) October 26, 2022
The first test of leadership is to turn up. The new PM's decision not to attend COP27 makes a mockery of any Government claims on continued climate leadership – and what a shameful way to end the UK's COP Presidency https://t.co/zUUD7HnNWz
— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) October 27, 2022
The protests in Iran continue. The appeals for support continue.
This is today in Iran. She could get killed for standing up unveiled but she’s not risking her life to just get rid of compulsory hijab. She wants to get rid of a regime which killed #MahsaAmini and thousands of innocent people for 40 years. Enough is enough.#مهسا_امینی pic.twitter.com/UQQk2COxiX
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) October 26, 2022
Hey @elonmusk we'd greatly appreciate it if you could add Hashflags for #MahsaAmini and #مهسا_امینی on @Twitter . The Islamic Republic's so called "cyber army" has been hard at work to create alternate hashtags in order to undermine Iranians' fight for freedom.
Tnx in advance.
— Hichkas (@HichkasOfficial) October 26, 2022
The world is watching and witnessing the first ever female led revolution and it’s all happening in Iran. #MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینی #زن_زندگی_آزادی #WomanLifeFreedom #IranRevolution pic.twitter.com/RnTjFfDfXW
— Dr. Nina Ansary (@drninaansary) October 26, 2022
On the 40th day after #MahsaAmini’s death while in custody of the Iranian regime, thousands of protesters take to the streets, despite authorities efforts to stop them. This is in her home town Saqiz pic.twitter.com/EgFaHOp135
— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) October 26, 2022