Villagers walk on a road during a storm due to Cyclone Amphan at Kakdwip near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Villagers walk on a road during a storm due to Cyclone Amphan at Kakdwip near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. | PTI
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New Delhi: Twitter gets you the details from the eye of the storm Thursday as Cyclone Amphan continues to wreak havoc in West Bengal and Odisha.

But let’s not forget that the microblogging site is itself the eye of many political storms every day. Take a look:

All India Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien has a perfectly reasonable explanation to put to rest frustrated complaints about Kolkata’s power blackouts to rest—with a little help from the media.

BBC’s India correspondent Soutik Biswas has a sinking feeling…


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The skies of Bhubaneswar sure look stunning here, not quite sure if it’s the right time to revel in its beauty.


As the country remembers former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 29th death anniversary, his children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra get all emotional about their late father.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to the country’s sixth prime minister in 11 words.

Justice Markandey Kataju and lyricist Javed Akhtar get into a bit of a war of words over some poetry. Keep your popcorn ready for this one.

While his father indulges in Twitter fights, actor Farhan Akhtar is lending a hand to India’s battle against Covid-19.

Indian Forest Service officer Parveen Kaswan on the species that remains unaffected during the nationwide lockdown.

TMC MP Mahua Moitra takes a dig at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after the latter claimed that the central government’s fiscal package will have a “multiplier effect”.

Meanwhile, Delhi’s BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi takes on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Find out why.

Journalist Ismat Ara highlights a useless feature on Google Maps that has suddenly become the most important for migrant labour.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot thanked the health-workers in Rajasthan for the high recovery rate of coronavirus in the state.

American actor Steve Martin seems to have run an entire circle.

And lastly, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma spots something which went extinct million years ago.

With inputs from Taran Deol.

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