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Socho kitni doori hai: 5 things we learnt from Javed Akhtar's latest Twitter war

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29.01.2019

Javed Akhtar is an asset for Bollywood, for India — and for Twitter. He wears his heart on his sleeve, doesn’t mince his words (though he may eat them sometimes) and makes his opinions clear on social media. His tweets often make news. So, there’s nothing new to add to that.

Usually.

But his recent Twitter spat, ensuing over a tweet written by historian Ramachandra Guha, revealed quite a few new things about the famous lyricist-poet.

We bring you a few of these as the spat is still going on and has taken the form of a (thankfully bloodless) war of attrition on social media.

1. IQ matters — a lot

Clearly, the poet places a great deal of importance on IQ, i.e., intelligence quotient.

Going by the textbook definition, an 'intelligence quotient' is a score derived from a set of standardised tests, developed to measure a person’s cognitive abilities in relation to their age group.

But here, the famed poet can apparently understand immediately who is a low-IQ person, or a........

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