New Delhi: On Monday, Twitter was all over the place — not surprising for the micro-blogging site, though. Some directly attacked the government for the plight of migrant workers, some chose a more poetic approach, while the rest took matters into their own hands.
While you’re at it, do check out an ethical hacker’s small ‘victory’ against ‘that’ mobile app.
CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar wants more actions and less words from the Narendra Modi government on the migrant workers’ crisis. And he is not happy about the labour law reforms announced by the Uttar Pradesh government.
सरकारों का दावा है कि वो मजदूरों का ख्याल रख रही हैं। कैसे? मजदूरों को सुरक्षा देने वाले देश के श्रम कानूनों को खत्म करके! है न कमाल की बात?
राग दरबारियों की भाषा में इसी बेशर्मी को कहते हैं- "मास्टर स्ट्रोक"
— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) May 17, 2020
Advocate Prashant Bhushan has a scary prediction.
This is happening in all BJP ruled states. The anger is building up against the govt. Just about to explode. We are at the cusp of a million mutinies https://t.co/CtaHRazCa0
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) May 17, 2020
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and former diplomat K.C. Singh deploy evergreen Hindi adages to take jibes at the Modi government.
You mean: Na ghar ke; Na ghat ke ? https://t.co/DhEuF687E0
— K. C. Singh (@ambkcsingh) May 18, 2020
देर आए, मगर क्या दुरुस्त भी आए?
वक्त ही तय करेगा।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 17, 2020
French ethical hacker Elliot Alderson, who hit headlines in India recently after raising privacy concerns on the government’s Aarogya Setu app, is celebrating a small victory today.
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) May 17, 2020
Robert Vadra, businessman and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband, takes to Twitter to announce how he wants to help migrant labourers.
The plight of migrant workers- be it children, the elderly or women–who have been walking for days to reach their home towns is heart wrenching. They don't have food to eat, no chappals, no water & they are in bad shape1/2 pic.twitter.com/brfqLdP4lh
— Robert Vadra (@irobertvadra) May 17, 2020
Tesla’s Elon Musk had another one of his moments when he was reminded of the ‘red pill’ in the classic 1999 movie ‘The Matrix’. The blue pill signifies a life full of ignorance and the red one reveals hard truths. Musk’s choice here is obvious.
Take the red pill 🌹
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2020
Ivanka Trump, advisor to US President Donald Trump, also ironically prefers a life of hard truths. Who knew?
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 17, 2020
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah sums up everyone’s reaction to ‘Lockdown 4.0’.
4.0 31st May now! pic.twitter.com/2iADHDihq6
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 17, 2020
Congress national spokesperson Pawan Khera mocks Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
यह छात्रा बड़ी हो कर मोदी जी की सरकार में वित्त मंत्री बनी। pic.twitter.com/3iPxa2u1yV
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) May 17, 2020
Moving on to some lighter news: Desperate times call for desperate measures. Who would have thought that involved a Batman costume?
In order to entertain his daughter who is bored during quarantine they go to the garbage every day together — wearing different costumes.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 17, 2020
Here’s a witty exchange between brands Amazon Prime Video and Swiggy on the latest television craze Patal Lok.
#PaatalLok in the watchlist 😎👌
dishes in the washlist 😔🤚 https://t.co/7i8C5zIogw
— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) May 18, 2020
In his mission to feed the poor and the hungry, renowned chef Vikas Khanna shares a snapshot of a ‘proud moment’ straight from the kitchen. The New York-based chef had earlier contributed approximately 4 million dry ration meals to the needy across 79 cities in India to fight hunger amid Covid-19 crisis.
Never been more proud-humbled-emotional to write this post.
Tomorrow morning as Sun will rise over India, thousands of cooked meals will be making their ways to Highways-Railway Stations-Bus Stops for Migrant Workers and Local Communities. #Mumbai #NCR #FeedIndia by #IndiaGate pic.twitter.com/Z5pW6KUJqK
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) May 17, 2020
With inputs from Yimkumla Longkumer