New Delhi: Twitter was majorly about the different crises plaguing the country — the Covid-19 crisis, Rajasthan’s political crisis and the nepotism crisis in Bollywood.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend, provides a lesson in leadership.
प्रिय प्रदेशवासियों, आपको #COVID19 से डरने की जरूरत नहीं है। लक्षण प्रकट होते ही टेस्ट कराएं और पॉजिटिव होने पर तत्काल इलाज शुरू करवाएं तो कोरोना पर विजय अवश्य मिलेगी।
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) July 26, 2020
Onto another leader. With his government on shaky ground, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot turns to the divine.
"लोकतंत्र बचाओ-संविधान बचाओ" कार्यक्रम के तहत आयोजित प्रार्थना सभा में.. pic.twitter.com/M0J0HnXGJs
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) July 27, 2020
While on the subject of celestial beings, BJP’s Shiva Gandhi accuses Congress of being anti-Lord Ram.
कांग्रेस का अंत नजदीक है लिख के ले लो।
जो इंदिरा गांधी की लाश को 3 दिन तक DD नेशनल पर लाइव दिखा रहे थे,आज वही कोंग्रसी अयोध्या में हो रहे भूमि पूजन को लाइव दिखाने पर सवाल उठा रहे हैं!
इन कोंग्रेसियों को आपत्ति मोदी जी और योगी जी से नही, बल्कि श्रीराम जी और सनातनी हिंदुओं से है।
— Shiva Gandhi (@shivagandhi23) July 27, 2020
Back to human affairs, National Conference’s Omar Abdullah is confused by Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi’s comment that the BJP’s toppling of governments is reprehensible during a pandemic.
I don’t get the whole “during pandemic” argument. As though some how toppling an elected government would be less reprehensible if we weren’t battling a health crisis. IMHO it’s wrong regardless of COVID. https://t.co/0ev0BOFyFe
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 26, 2020
Gandhi, for her part, clarifies her statement. Hope that satisfies Mr Abdullah…
You’re absolutely right @omarabdullah. What I actually said was that leadership becomes evident during a crisis, and while the pandemic is on, the nation needs a leadership that works in the interest of its people. However, the BJP government has been busy trying to topple..1/2 https://t.co/fXGP1S81lN
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 27, 2020
Moving on, Bollywood where the nepotism drama has become a daily soap opera.
Here’s the latest in the Taapsee Pannu vs Kangana Ranaut war.
And this one also. Bas last 😂😂 https://t.co/Fe3kVBP09c
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 26, 2020
In an interview, Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman said that some groups in Bollywood were spreading rumours about him. But now, he is taking the high road – read on.
Lost Money comes back, fame comes back, but the wasted prime time of our lives will never come back. Peace! Lets move on. We have greater things to do😊 https://t.co/7oWnS4ATvB
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) July 26, 2020
Wonder who filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is talking about in this cryptic tweet.
When the wounded lioness fights back. She roars. And the whole forest shakes. Remember, she will fight to death. Are you ready ?
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 27, 2020
Telugu Desam Party President Chandrababu Naidu is so inspired by actor Sonu Sood’s tractor gift to a family that he comes up with a generous offer of his own.
Spoke with @SonuSood ji & applauded him for his inspiring effort to send a tractor to Nageswara Rao’s family in Chittoor District. Moved by the plight of the family, I have decided to take care of the education of the two daughters and help them pursue their dreams pic.twitter.com/g2z7Ot9dl3
— N Chandrababu Naidu #StayHomeSaveLives (@ncbn) July 26, 2020
Do Superman’s powers derive from his costume? Here’s what Sonu Sood thinks.
जिसके पास ड्रेस होता है वो सूपर्मैन नहीं होते भाई। 😜 https://t.co/GjfwzGgUxm
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) July 26, 2020
BJP MP and actor Hema Malini came out of her self-imposed hibernation to wish someone a happy birthday. So did BJP’s Syed Shahnawaz Hussain. Find out who.
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) July 27, 2020
महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्री और मेरे मित्र उद्धव ठाकरे जी को जन्मदिन की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि आप दीर्घायु हो।
महाराष्ट्राचे मुख्यमंत्री आणि माझे मित्र उद्धव ठाकरे यांना वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा.
आपणास दीर्घायुष्य लाभो हीच ईश्वराकडे प्रार्थना.@OfficeofUT
— Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) July 27, 2020
And after a long wait, something is on its way from France.
Rafale aircrafts maneuvered by the world’s best pilots, soar into the sky. Emblematic of new heights in India-France defence collaboration #ResurgentIndia #NewIndia@IAF_MCC @MeaIndia @rajnathsingh @Dassault_OnAir @DefenceMinIndia @PMOIndia@JawedAshraf5 @DDNewslive @ANI pic.twitter.com/FrEQYROWSv
— India in France (@Indian_Embassy) July 27, 2020
A bit of nostalgia now: Take a look at where author R.K. Narayan began to write the magic of Swami’s adventures in the fictional town of Malgudi.
A personal anecdote I'd posted 8yrs ago:#RKNarayan's family were tenants in our ancestral home in #Mysore. Family friends. This room, where I work when I go there, used to be his space once. They say he wrote Malgudi Days here 🙂
There's an irresistible quietude to this room. pic.twitter.com/JigpMOjtFt
— Arati Kumar-Rao (@AratiKumarRao) July 26, 2020
Finally, US President Donald Trump is in a mellow mood as he looks beyond his love for golf.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020
With inputs from Shubhangi Misra
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