West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits a ration shop during the lockdown in Kolkata on 17 April 2020
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits a ration shop during the lockdown in Kolkata on 17 April 2020 | PTI
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New Delhi: Twitter is aghast at the world today. While many were shocked that a super cyclone which wreaked havoc in West Bengal did not make it to prime time TV news, others were amused that NASA discovered an alternate universe but nobody seemed to really care. Let’s see what else boggled Twitteratis:

Cyclone Amphan caused massive destruction in West Bengal, killing at least 77 people. Here, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shares an uplifting message in this difficult time.

 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his comradely solidarity with West Bengal.

 

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A painful sight from Kolkata’s famed College Street after cyclone Amphan.

 

The ecological costs of Cyclone Amphan can be seen in this photograph shared by Indian Forest Services officer Praveen Kaswan.

 

Looks like the media is set to fail yet another nationalism test, at least according to Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav.

 

And Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for Covid-19. His ex-party colleague, now BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia wishes him well.

 

Meanwhile, this Twitter user explains how propaganda works, perhaps, better than anyone else.

 

Does Congress get full credits for coining ‘NYAY’?

 

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal sees RBI’s latest repo rate cuts as a way to help India reach ‘aatma nirbharta’ (self-reliance).

 Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray reponds to the BJP’s protests against the Maharashtra government 

BJP MLA from Mumbai, Ameet Satam, joins a protest, which, thankfully, follows social distancing norms, against the Maharashtra government. Not sure how this helps, though.

 

The only approval you’ll ever need in the cricketing world?

 

BCCI Chairman Sourav Ganguly had quite a ‘tree’ problem on his hands.

 

A joke to remember. Food reviewers Rocky and Mayur hilariously take a potshot at an article by The Times of India.

Talking about jokes, US President Donald Trump is furious at something, again. At what? We don’t really know, if you do, please write to US analyst Bill Palmer. He’d appreciate the help.

 

Some Twitter users are amused that NASA’s revelation of an alternate universe has not managed to make it to the front page.

Here’s Hollywood actor Armie Hammer’s reaction.

 

But has NASA really found the place where we only go backwards?

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