Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Twitter

Video tweeted by Tarek Fateh showing road rage between Saudi women is three years old

Fateh, Gaurav Pradhan tweeted road rage video saying it was the first fight on the day Saudi removed ban on women driving.

Has BJP thrown Sushma Swaraj to the wolves?

Experts weigh in on whether Twitter trolling has become a part of the right-wing culture. The recent victim was the BJP’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. She helped an inter-faith couple with their passports. For this, Swaraj was viciously attacked by trolls, many of whom claim to be BJP supporters, and accused of ‘Muslim appeasement’.

Mehbooba Mufti & Twitter speak up against Sushma Swaraj trolls, but not a tweet from BJP

By Sunday afternoon, ‘no’ led ‘yes’ on Sushma Swaraj's poll asking users if they supported abusive trolling. New Delhi: It’s been nearly a week since...

Haryana dancer Sapna Chaudhary viciously trolled for supporting Congress party

The comments ranged from Sapna Chaudhary bewafa hai to ‘Because she supports Congress, I hate her’. 

Unfair, spot on: What influencers thought of Shekhar Gupta’s argument with the liberal elite

The latest ‘National Interest’ column, published 23 June, has elicited backlash and support in equal measure. New Delhi: When he argued that the aggressive, ‘my-way-or-the-highway’ line...

From Hadiya to Tanvi Seth, casual bigotry is fashionable, politically celebrated

The blatant display of communal hatred in everyday lives shows the scary direction towards which New India is moving.

Lucknow passport officer transferred for ‘humiliating’ interfaith couple

In a series of tweets to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the couple had shared their harrowing experience.

Dinesh D’Souza: A Mumbaikar who is now America’s greatest conservative troll

D’Souza justified slavery, colonialism and joked about the Florida school shootings. He also wants Obama’s Nobel to be given to Trump.

Secunderabad to Mumbai, the remarkable captain Chhetri and the fire he lit

Sunil Chhetri’s Twitter plea to fans and the full house in Mumbai only cement his status as the face of Indian football who transcends the sport in this cricket-crazy nation.

BJP is leaving Twitter behind, wants to stay in touch via NaMo app

BJP wants Namo app to be its main medium of communication; PMO is keeping a hawk eye on the feedback it receives on BJP leaders area-wise.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.