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.
— Citizen Derek | নাগরিক ডেরেক (@derekobrienmp) May 21, 2020
BBC’s India correspondent Soutik Biswas has a sinking feeling…
— Soutik Biswas (@soutikBBC) May 20, 2020
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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.
My city is an example that we bloom with grace no matter how stormy the times be. 🙂
— Naimisha (@SpeakNaimisha) May 20, 2020
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.
In memory of my beloved father, Shri Rajiv Gandhi, who was martyred this day in 1991. He was a wonderful father; gentle, kind, compassionate & patient. I miss him. But he will always stay alive in my heart & in the wonderful memories I have of him. #RememberingRajivGandhi pic.twitter.com/bFO8CZoExN
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 21, 2020
To be kind to those who are unkind to you; to know that life is fair, no matter how unfair you imagine it to be; to keep walking, no matter how dark the skies or fearsome the storm; .. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/pQpwFfTqIE
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 21, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to the country’s sixth prime minister in 11 words.
On his death anniversary, tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2020
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.
No problem . You have all the right to your opinion and I respect your right but sir with all due respect since you care for poetry please don’t send us couplets which are out of meter
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) May 20, 2020
While his father indulges in Twitter fights, actor Farhan Akhtar is lending a hand to India’s battle against Covid-19.
Happy to share that our consignment of PPE kits leaves for the Cama Hospital, Mumbai. Lots of love & gratitude to all who contributed.
This will help keeping our medics at the frontline safe! Jai Hind.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 19, 2020
Indian Forest Service officer Parveen Kaswan on the species that remains unaffected during the nationwide lockdown.
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) May 21, 2020
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”.
Stimulus will have "Multiplier Effect" says FM
Yes we know zero multiplied by anything equals ZERO
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) May 20, 2020
Meanwhile, Delhi’s BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi takes on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Find out why.
Delhi failed India by not taking care of migrants. After centre sent 36,367 Tonnes Of ration only 63 Tonnes was distributed. Some in media continue to project him as best CM in the country 🤫🤭☹️ anguished 😧 pained as an Indian hailing from Delhi. https://t.co/BJ8J07eWnC
— Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi) May 20, 2020
Journalist Ismat Ara highlights a useless feature on Google Maps that has suddenly become the most important for migrant labour.
Used to laugh at this feature. Until it became a reality. pic.twitter.com/KFcL1WZK5s
— Ismat Ara (@IsmatAraa) May 20, 2020
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot thanked the health-workers in Rajasthan for the high recovery rate of coronavirus in the state.
It is a matter of great satisfaction that #Rajasthan with a recovery rate of 57% among #Corona patients is at the top among all states. This is due to the hard work of our doctors, health workers & cooperation and will power of patients. #COVID19Pandemic #राजस्थान_सतर्क_है
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 21, 2020
American actor Steve Martin seems to have run an entire circle.
I go biking to get away from it all. Then, this…. pic.twitter.com/ILpicapLv5
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) May 20, 2020
And lastly, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma spots something which went extinct million years ago.
I spotted …. A Dinosaur on the loose 🦖🦖🦖🤪🤪🤪 pic.twitter.com/mrYkICDApw
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 20, 2020
With inputs from Taran Deol.
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