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To anyone who has been awake and literate for the past couple of decades, the notion that we live in a Brahminical patriarchy and that some people want to smash it will not come as a surprise

Mihir S Sharma

For Twitter Inc.’s global management, the fallout from the recent trip to India by its head, Jack Dorsey, must have been dumbfounding. Out of nowhere — to them at least — they were embroiled in a typically Indian political kerfuffle, involving claim and counter-claim of hate-speech, whataboutery, insistence that the government should step in, insistence that the government had already stepped in, accusations of bias, intemperate prime-time television shows, and trending hashtags on Twitter itself.  The facts of the case are these: At a meeting last week with ...