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A purr-fect platform for a pet
- Taslima gifts feline daughter a Twitter account on Valentine’s Day

Hi, world!

I was a helpless kitten living on the street. I now live a luxurious life. I’m lucky...


A kitten that Taslima Nasrin picked up from the Gariahat fish market seven years ago and adopted as her daughter is now a fine young lady with a Twitter account all to herself.

Minu the cat joined Twitter on February 14 and already has 90 followers. The proud “mother” of the feline can’t stop gushing about Minu’s popularity. “Minu has already turned out to be very attractive. A lot of boys and girls are feeling jealous and have complained to me that they have 1,000 tweets but don’t have more than 30 followers but look at Minu… she has 90 followers already!” gushed the exiled author over phone from Delhi.

“Both Minu and I see V-Day as a day against violence towards women and animals so it was the right day for Minu to get started. Not too many people know about her presence on Twitter yet so I guess she will have to join some Twitter clubs like Friday Friends to find more followers,” Taslima said.

The writer feels her beloved pet “is wiser, kinder and more intelligent than me” and deserved her own space to express her thoughts, opinions and connect with her fans. “Often when I tweet a silly question, Minu has an intelligent answer that she expresses through my Twitter account. Many of my friends and followers respect Minu and her opinion and they felt she should have her own separate identity. I agreed,” she said