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Happiness is a monstrosity. Punished are those who seek it.
~Gustave Flaubert
(from other sources)

"Jaffer Alone"–What is the point of being a cricket immortal if you can’t stand up for a teammate publicly accused of bigotry by a petty official? What price your Bharat Ratna if you can’t practise that basic fraternity within narrow bounds of your sport? telegraphindia.com/opinion/jaf

1628: Shahabuddin Muhammad Khurram ascends The Mughal Throne as Emperor Shah Jahan (Coronation) at Agra.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, this very Emperor built for His Beloved Wife Padshah Begum Empress Mumtaz Mahal; the Rauza-i-Munavvara, popularly known to the world as The Taj Mahal, one of the finest Mausoleums in World History.

to everyone ❤️

When we played blind while the State prosecuted, harassed, arrested, cheated and beat down thousands of tribal and other communities asking for their rights over land, environment and resources, we set ourselves up for this.

RT @dhanyarajendran@twitter.com

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in Bengaluru, Delhi cops say she shared Greta ‘toolkit’. She joined FFF movement as a school kid. We have been told she has been taken to Delhi. thenewsminute.com/article/clim

🐦🔗: twitter.com/dhanyarajendran/st

RT @dhanyarajendran@twitter.com

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in Bengaluru, Delhi cops say she shared Greta ‘toolkit’. She joined FFF movement as a school kid. We have been told she has been taken to Delhi. thenewsminute.com/article/clim

🐦🔗: twitter.com/dhanyarajendran/st

Sharing a "toolkit" is nothing compared to what activists have done worldwide to bring attention to . No where have they been arrested for the right to protest, including at meetings with global leaders. How insecure do you have to be to be afraid of 20 year olds?

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all species within the 'homo' genus have/had the anatomy required to speak and hear complex language like we can, and had them for several million years

which means, sophisticated spoken language could have existed for millions of years, with only written language being 'modern'

Hello everyone. Here after a long time. Anyone listening?

THE COP WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD

"It would be a mistake to think of Davinder Singh as the one rotten apple in a basket-full of fresh ones. Rather, he is symbolic of the deep rot in the Indian security establishment, parts of which is largely unbridled without adequate accountability. To understand that rot, one needs to have a sense of India’s engagements in militancy operations."

mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/ot

How India's National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act target Muslims



This new move to validate every Indian's citizenship by enrolling them into a National Register of Citizens, even without the discrimination of the CAB, will lead to massive pain which will dwarf anything India has faced ever!

RT @pbhushan1
While CAB discriminates on religious lines, the tanking economy will not discriminate. All of us will sink or sail in the same ship

From @advsanjoy Sanjoy Ghose on Twitter:

On 22.8.96, South African Govt sought 2 impose a law which required Transvaal Indians 2 go thru an identification 2 get residence permits. This made Gandhi mobilise 3000 Indians in Joberg 2 protest against this Black Law. The world got a Mahatma & it’s first taste of satyagraha...

The inevitability of errors in determining citizenship:

The odds of genuine citizens facing state action are high enough to spark a humanitarian crisis in

"8.8% of Aadhaar holders reported errors. In the NRC, 8.8% affects over 120 million. A very low error rate of 1%, 13.5 million Indians would still be erroneously excluded, equalling the human displacement caused by Partition"

livemint.com/opinion/columns/t

"A fair manner of offering refuge, of correcting the injustice of Partition, would be to permit anyone who does not want to live in a religious state – no matter what the state religion is – to enter the secular polity that is ".

A good primer of the falsehood at the heart of Home Minister Amit Shah's justification for the devious Citizenship Amendment Bill.

This is the first step towards India's own Nuremberg laws ...

scroll.in/article/946292/the-f

This Chilean protest against rape and rape enabling in our society and polity is so powerful.

And was so happy to see young women organise it in Delhi too
scoopwhoop.com/news/a-rapist-i

Happiness is a monstrosity. Punished are those who seek it.
~Gustave Flaubert
(from other sources)

So much more convenience...
So much more surveillance...

Let us not think too much about what one Rahul Bajaj. Here is the next stage, uttered in one of the crucibles of Hindutva (managalore, South Kanara);

This is what is coming next...the NCR coms next.

@AnyCat

newindianexpress.com/states/ka

Choosing Begging over Paid Labour

Beggars are usually ignored on the streets and questions are asked about why they do not work. Many have indeed worked as paid labour and then each for her own reasons has chosen begging as the primary activity.

A report and analysis from the field in the wonderful new publication @theindiaforum

theindiaforum.in/article/choos

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