Ah, interesting etymology for "zamana", the Urdu/Hindi word for time/epoch.
Zurvan, the central god of the Sasanian Zurvanite heresy, was also known in Middle Persian/Pahlavi as ‘zamān,’ whose name was directly brought into Modern Persian as ‘time, epoch’ as the same word (زمان).
These Hindiwalas re-writing our history is hilarious. We Tamils are not insecure enough to make up history. And no, Chola raids to Lanka and SE Asia are nothing to be proud of.
Which is the longest ruling dynasty of the world?
Ruled from 3rd century BC to nearly 13th century AD. Their empire covered part of South India as well as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Maldives at one or the other time.
Congress is politically bankrupt. No one *wants to* vote for Congress.
People who vote against BJP are those who can afford to (have principles etc, besides money). And some of them vote for Congress only as a protest vote against BJP.
Atleast, I did, in 2014 and 2019.
The BJP+'s highest vote share came from the lowest two family income categories - BPL (below Rs.5k) & Rs.6-10k. The Cong+did the best amongst the most affluent - with over Rs.31K family income. In other words, BJP did well among the poorest, Cong amongst the richest. (4/n)
twitter thinks python is like mitch mcconnell https://twitter.com/yc_yc_yc_yc/status/1307802176819871745
This is provocative. But very good advice to @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @SushantSin@twitter.com et al. India cannot afford a war with China. Personally, I don't think Ladakh itself is not worth fighting for, let alone disputed areas on the LAC.
The PLA released latest video of joint land-air drill in Tibet region. Of course its target audience is Indian troops and politicians. I want to tell nationalists in India: Please calm down. Indian military is truly no match for PLA. Don't force your soldiers to be conceited.
This is how India is handling COVID19. There is no institutionalized handling of the pandemic anymore. Govts have washed their hands off. Individuals are taking risks which they would not if they had a choice.
This is murder, who was the superior who posted a pregnant lady to work in Covid ward when we know the prognosis
This needs to be investigated and guilty punished.
@firstname.lastname@example.org do you know about this doctor death?
@email@example.com says he has no data of doctors who died of Corona https://twitter.com/IKaransharma27/status/1307924903358726145
Unfortunately, Sen. McConnell has decided to go against Justice Ginsburg's dying wishes and is cementing a shameful legacy of brazen hypocrisy.
The right thing to do here is clear, and Senate Republicans know it. We should let voters decide. Period.
I don't understand how parents are sending kids to school.
Death from COVID19 comes from very adverse reaction of the immune system to the virus (bradykinin hypothesis). Children may not have such immune response. But they aren't immune to the virus.
Note: Not his daughter.
Heartbreaking. 6 year daughter started school last week. Got Covid-19 in school and just passed away. Killed her in 7 days.
In ‘ab tak chappan’, Imtiaz will call their police force, dog chasing team. Indian media is such a dog chasing service.
Just because some actress got fixed by NCB, legalising cannabis is now an issue?! What next? Critical race theory?
At a time when the @firstname.lastname@example.org has lowered the bar of evidence for a non bailable charge by even dragging in cooks/house help as part of a ‘drug syndicate’ , @IndiaToday@twitter.com magazine cover story on legalising cannabis is a good read: https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/magazine/cover-story/story/20200928-should-india-make-cannabis-legal-1723088-2020-09-19
I write and review papers for a living. The sero-prevalence survey numbers seem bogus to me. Such high values were not found even among healthcare workers. If @ProfBhargava@twitter.com advised against submitting such numbers, I think he is right. @SumiSukanya@twitter.com https://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/2020/sep/20/icmr-firewalled-crucial-data-of-serosurvey-study-conducted-to-assessextent-of-covid-19-spread-2199272.html
Delhi should be a prominent center of India’s multilingual film/media industry. Not going to happen because @ArvindKejriwal@twitter.com is a Hindi chauvinist.
Good that the monopoly of Bollywood is being challenged. One Hindi film industry should be replaced by several ones like Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali and several other film industries. It’s good for everyone. https://twitter.com/kanganateam/status/1307186657582411776
Chidambaram wonders why farmers are willing to sell paddy at ₹850 per quintal to private players instead of to the govt at ₹1150 per quintal.
Answer is obvious. Delayed payments and quotas in MSP procurement.
Solution: Reduce procurement from (polluting) Punjab farmers.
தமிழ்நாட்டில் நெல் கொள்முதல் விலை குவின்டால் ஒன்றுக்கு ரூ1150. ஆனால் பல விவசாயிகள் ரூ850க்கு தனியார் வியாபாரிகளுக்கு விற்கிறார்கள். இது ஏன் என்று தமிழ்நாடு அரசு விளக்கவேண்டும்
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