@profvarshney - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by Ashutosh Varshney, from 18 Oct 2021 to 20 Jan 2022.

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Ashutosh Varshney


Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and Director, Center for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University | Columnist, The Indian Express |

5,501 tweets
6,619 favourites
2 tweets per day
2012 since
485 following
366 listed
Providence; Boston; Bangalore location

Top Tweets by @profvarshney

Ashutosh Varshney
I might be a professor, but my love for cricket borders on my teenage son’s fascination for football/soccer. I was an admirer of Saurav Ganguly. He really lifted Indian cricket during his cricketing days, but how he has dealt with Virat Kohli now can only bring India down. Awful!
20 Jan, 2022 - 03:01 AM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
The idea that India’s home market is big enough to generate high economic growth and increasing trade tariffs won’t hurt is a flawed economic fantasy | Thoughtful column by @andymukherjee70 | https://t.co/J1DrMBBh5R
17 Jan, 2022 - 01:05 PM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
By Kohli’s own admission, India’s batting is a problem. India has been winning abroad -Australia, England-because of fast bowling, something India was not known for (unlike Pakistan), ably supported by spin. At home, spin dominates, and fast bowlers play a supportive role.(1/n)
15 Jan, 2022 - 02:27 AM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
Happy to announce the publication of "Patching Development" by @RajeshVeeraa in my Modern South Asia Series, Oxford University Press, New York | Innovative account of how technology can help deliver welfare benefits to marginalized citizens | https://t.co/9tfDCocKnB
28 Dec, 2021 - 05:17 PM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
After how badly England have been thrashed in Australia this season, the victory of India’s cricket team last year in Australia becomes even bigger than we had originally thought.
28 Dec, 2021 - 04:37 AM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
“Boosted”but also canceled a trip to India in January. Was so looking forward to visiting after two years, but the awful virus and travel uncertainties have upended the plans. Hope it will be possible to visit in March, the next window for longish travel.
28 Dec, 2021 - 04:24 AM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
Waah kyaa baat hai. Aapne kabhi BJP politicians ki content analysis ki hai? Apne ideological passion to kyaa research ki parikshaa denaa chaahenge? Haridwaar ki dharm sansad kyaa aapko VP Singh se zyaadaa achchi lagti hai? https://t.co/GmyXXiZmaB
25 Dec, 2021 - 04:04 AM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
A call to mass murder is not only condemnable, but also liable under Indian law| If the govt. does not take action against these speakers, however religious they might be, it will only demonstrate complicity| India's drift into savagery against its own citizens must be arrested| https://t.co/p4mIjJEmPU
24 Dec, 2021 - 02:42 AM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
Mandiron se dharm bun saktaa hai. Mandiron se rashtra aaj tak nahin banaa. Israel mein nahin, Italy mein nahin, Srilanka mein nahin, Pakistan mein nahin. Haan .. Pakistan mein mandiron ka naam masjid hai. Kyaa aap nationalism theory padhnaa chaahenge … Savarkar ke beyond? https://t.co/9xTJ63yBpD
19 Dec, 2021 - 03:55 AM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
The best piece yet on Modi's economic performance | What has been achieved, and what the crippling flaws and dangers are | by @arvindsubraman and @FelmanJosh | Presented first at a seminar @SouthAsiaBrown @WatsonInstitute | https://t.co/sUcrmGTPRb
15 Dec, 2021 - 07:31 PM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
Great news! For the study of Indonesian politics, ANU is among the best places in the world. Congratulations @sdjaffrey and best wishes! https://t.co/gSOpZCWXCZ
15 Dec, 2021 - 01:26 PM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
Also, Kabir Das, the ultimate poet of syncretism, who chided Mullahs, was from Varanasi. https://t.co/ZKNCyYTAGN
13 Dec, 2021 - 11:26 PM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
Exactly right. Varanasi is not simply the land of Hindu religiosity, but also a land of Bismilla Khan & Girija Devi, two of the greatest stars of Hindustani classical. They were what the scholarly world calls syncretistic, meaning a micx of all religious traditions of India. https://t.co/YERQMAanrK
13 Dec, 2021 - 11:22 PM UTC
Ashutosh Varshney
Former Chief Justice Gogoi confirms that India’s Supreme Court also suffers from corruption. https://t.co/ufAAQXk2lj
12 Dec, 2021 - 06:59 PM UTC

Top Retweets by @profvarshney

CCSA @ Brown
1/28 | Join us for a #BookAdda on @RajeshVeeraa's new book, "Patching Development: Information Politics and Social Change in India" | Comments from @BruleRachel, @HashmiZehra, & @CUNY's Robert Jenkins. Join or watch live: https://t.co/Xn0DWe7nfk @WatsonInstitute @ProfVarshney
18 Jan, 2022 - 04:13 PM UTC
Vivek Sengupta
I could read this again and again and again
11 Jan, 2022 - 07:31 AM UTC
Ramachandra Guha
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue. https://t.co/azvYoqdjvL
25 Dec, 2021 - 03:45 AM UTC
Apoorvanand अपूर्वानंद
Hindus have to prove that they have not been absorbed by the RSS completely.Tthey can do it in polls if not elsewhere. But it is unacceptable that political parties behave as if Muslims and Christians are not equal people and their dignity and lives don’t matter.
24 Dec, 2021 - 03:40 AM UTC
Mrinal Pande
राम नाम की लूट है, लूट सके तो लूट, अंत काल पछतायेगा, प्राण जायेंगे छूट। https://t.co/v7ufGXGvXc
22 Dec, 2021 - 04:22 AM UTC
Bhramar Mukherjee
I am disheartened that 2021 is ending with the Omicron. I have been reluctant to comment on COVID in 2022 as I just feel tired. However, for a lecture on Monday, I realized I cannot avoid talking about the "Omicron in the room." So here is a 10-point strategy, adapted for India.
19 Dec, 2021 - 01:02 AM UTC
Mrinal Pande
बचवा, ई त रीतै चलि आई। द्वापरकालीन राजा शांतनु मछुआरे की बिटिया ले आइन, ऊ हतो लव जिहाद । क्षत्रिय भीम जनजातीय हिडिंबा संग बियाह किया, उहै रहल लव जिहाद। मध्यकालीन अकबर जोधा, अउर अधुना कई बड़े नेता इहै कैटेगरी में रहिन । सो चुपई मारो परकाश https://t.co/UosIADaHfL
18 Dec, 2021 - 05:42 AM UTC
Samar Halarnkar
A photo that should haunt India
09 Dec, 2021 - 04:25 PM UTC
Consider the semiotics and propriety of these photos and then ask how to square them with the dictum that justice must also be seen to be done. What exactly are we seeing in this photo? What does it mean when judges 'celebrate' the verdict in a case that had contesting parties? https://t.co/MzKNSHTf2O
09 Dec, 2021 - 10:18 AM UTC
IE Lifestyle 😷
#SundayEYE | Writer Salman Rushdie on locating himself through his novels, Pakistan’s strategic importance to the Taliban and why the religious imagination is unappealing to him @ProfVarshney https://t.co/7pzfPtY2Mx
05 Dec, 2021 - 03:07 AM UTC
CCSA @ Brown
TODAY @ 12pm ET | Join us for a conversation with @zuheirdesai and @goyal_tanushree on How Gender Quotas Impact Accountability Register to join the webinar: https://t.co/Gy3XCRWlps @ProfVarshney @eeemda @MittalInstitute @HarvardWCFIA @WatsonInstitute @IEuniversity
03 Dec, 2021 - 12:56 PM UTC
Xifan Yang 杨希璠
Being rich in China is no funny business: "Among the 72 billionaires, 15 were murdered, 17 committed suicide, seven died from accidents, 14 were executed according to the law and 19 died from diseases." https://t.co/rQwCZxNf93
30 Nov, 2021 - 04:26 AM UTC
CCSA @ Brown
FRIDAY | @IEuniversity's @zuheirdesai on How Gender Quotas Impact Accountability | @goyal_tanushree as discussant Register to join the webinar: https://t.co/Gy3XCRWlps @ProfVarshney @eeemda @MittalInstitute @HarvardWCFIA @WatsonInstitute
29 Nov, 2021 - 06:03 PM UTC
Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH
Every few months, we hear about anew variant Most turn out to not be much Well, unfortunately, there's a new variant B.1.1.529 that is concerning What do we know so far? A few things but not a lot Reminder: when it comes to variants, we focus on three things Short thread
26 Nov, 2021 - 01:29 PM UTC
Rajdeep Sardesai
Thought for the day: More than 70 % ‘male’ Indians eat non veg. When it comes to food habits, most Indians have always lived by the dictum: live and let live. It’s governments who seek to enter and police our kitchens.
22 Nov, 2021 - 04:06 AM UTC



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