We want to add a moderator who speaks Hindi to the team. Must uphold our code of conduct, must stick around on Mastodon, some monetary compensation is included.

Apply over DM or reply. Will try to get through the applications in the following days (I’m not home though)

@Gargron Hi I can speak Hindi . Please add me as Moderator. Thanks

@Gargron I'm ready to moderate Tamil. Please consider me if you form Tamil team.

@Gargron I suggest you steadily bring in moderators on other Indian languages too. India is far beyond Hindi. Many other regional languages/dialects. I can help with Assamese and Bengali.

Hey great proactive effort from Ur end I must Appreciate 👏. It's looks like this new connection between Mastodon & India is gonna live long henceforth.

I can speak Hindi, Bengali - India being a multi lingual country, I hope U would consider moderators for more then one major Indian language over time.

For now, I am ready to take the role of Moderator in any of these language, if you consider same. This platform & instance must grow. Best of Luck 🙏

Hello @Gargron, i can speak, read and write Hindi. Please consider me for the moderator. Thanks!

Hey @Gargron, I'm very good with Hindi and also interested in being a moderator. So, contact me if you find me suitable. Thanks.

@Gargron I'm fluent in English Hindi Urdu Language's respectively.

I'm also very familiar in Cyber law's & technical aspects of running an online social media platform.

Please give me an opportunity & chance to show case my ability to moderate this unique & democratic social media platform Mastodon.

@Revler Wow! Why does this look like Linkedin all of a sudden? 😂😂 @Gargron

Moderator thing apart, how many of you have pronounced @Gargron as Gurgaon 😂

@Gargron Good move. Will help spread the word. I suggest, though, that you also think about other Indian languages, at least the major ones.
All the best.

India is multi lingual, I suggest including a call for multiple languages as well.

@prashere @Gargron Hindi has worst abuses though and hate speech. But Indian users migrated here have political biases, I can help in indentifying anti nazi voices if the site is passionate about it but few applying it suggested here have political biases

@Deepsealioness @prashere @Gargron Glad to see you here. I'm worried some bigot or communal bloke will become the moderator. Then it'll be all downhill like it is in twitter.

You sure haven't heard most of other language abuses if you think like that.
and one more thing: An abuse is an abuse that's it, abuse itself is worst no need to define worst and best abuse.
@prashere @Gargron

@prashere @Gargron There are more Malayalam toots in than Hindi toots. You can confirm this by checking last 72 hours toots

@tachyons @prashere @Gargron
Yet to find them though . Pretty new here and still feeling a little lost

@Gargron Just FYI, there are hundreds of languages in India. Over 700 at-least. You should be looking for someone who understands not just Hindi but also Indian politics and culture. Because most Indians use English as a bridge language at-least on social media. Definitely good to know Hindi but that shouldn’t be the only criteria. India has no national language. There are two official languages of business and 22 scheduled languages. Gonna be hard policing all Indian languages at this stage.

I'm glad you made that point. I'm not indian, but I thought that was common knowledge.
In my small (16,000) town in northern bc canada I guessed the most common indian language was punjabi (statscan agrees) and I know some who speak gujarati. I don't actually know anyone who speaks hindi (I think).,

@gemlog Hello sir from snowy . This a common misconception. Most people think Indians speak Hindi. In Canada, Punjabi must be the most spoken. But in India it is a minority language at best. Hindi in its many forms is spoken by at best half the population (this can be disputed because they lump together its many forms). Bengali is the next biggest. Punjabi is 12th at best.

@aab1dh Hello :-)
I am very far from Toronto, that would be nearly a 5,000km trip by road
I know punjabi is a minor language, but it is popular where I live - this whole area actually
It's like there was so much canto when I lived in vancouver in my youth that I thought it was the major language in china!
BTW, I live here:,
In the 2016 census of my town only 5 people reported speaking hindi. Only 5 gujarati too, but I know more than that personally. 145 Punjabi. 0 Bengali

@gemlog 😭 Yes that makes sense. As the famous Japanese saying goes -- a frog in a well thinks he is in the Ocean. When I was growing up in Southern India, Kerala, we spoke Malayalam. I had similar assumptions back then. Thank you for the insight on Terrace. If I do come to BC, I would love to take a trip to see your town.

@aab1dh Thank you. I like the Japanese saying.
But canada is a big outfit and the only outstanding thing about my town is that I happen to like it :-)
There are plenty of other places to visit with more attractions.
Although, the major attraction is wilderness - and we have plenty of that! Only 37 million ppl in the 2nd largest country in the world by area.
This means that it is very easy to take a walk and get lost in no time :-)

@gemlog The BC side wilderness is definitely on my bucket list. 😀

@aab1dh Ha ha! :-)
I was caught up in all the news of ppl in india today!
Your profile didn't provice a clue otherwise.
Yes, I'm aware we have provinces ;-)

@aab1dh sorry about that.
At least I had to look up my town in statscan and correct our wikipedia page, because your post made me curious about the actual language distribution as opposed to my perception of it.

@gemlog I thought for a second if you are asking me about my state of being. Nirvana types. 😭


Hello from Singapore. 🙂

Here, the official Indian language is Tamil, probably because most migrants to Singapore from the Indian subcontinent are from that ethic group.

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@sohkamyung @aab1dh
'Morning Kam. How's it going?
Interesting posts lately, thanks.


Okay so far. About 11am here, but it's already raining. Plus, a minor disruption in the local mass-rapid train service, so I was a bit late for work.


@sohkamyung @gemlog We had disruption you the TTC here as well. What a coincidence. 😎

@sohkamyung @gemlog Yes I heard the Tamil songs in pubs there are awesome. I studied in Chennai most of my life. Picked up some Tamil there. Fun fact: Here in Toronto, Scarborough has a lot of Tamilians. Mostly from SriLanka. Fun fact 2: Apparently Canada has the second largest Tamil expat population after the UK.

@aab1dh @sohkamyung
Our last priest was from Chennai. Our current one is also from Tamil Nadu. Can't think of the city right now. 2nd biggest one.

@aab1dh @sohkamyung
If it makes you feel any better, buddy emailed from Alert, NU earlier today:
and snowing...

@aab1dh @sohkamyung
That's it! Thanks :-)
This new priest is a fiend for mushroom picking and fishing. Anyhow, one day we were out fishing for salmon and I'd seen a story on the BBC about a woman in Coimbatore and I asked him how to pronounce it, not knowing it was his home town. Plus - he knew the woman even!

@gemlog @sohkamyung Yes it’s a smaller city. Chennai is big. Coimbatore is also very lush green. Tamil Nadu, the state, falls on the Leeward side of the Western Ghats. So it’s a dry semi-arid place in general. Coimbatore however was saved from this fate by the Palghat pass which allows for the monsoon rains to reach it. The Nilgiri Reserve Park is beautiful. The city was also known as Kovai in the past.

@aab1dh @sohkamyung The story was about a woman who has been selling breakfasts for one rupee for like 40 years or something.

@aab1dh @sohkamyung
Yeah, like only 2 months ago.

Now, I just churned out 8 nearly identical scripts and 2 don't work!

See you guys later...

@aab1dh @gemlog @sohkamyung

I remember reading that too and thinking she looks like my late grandmother, but that is not surprising as my mothers side of the family are Tamil Indians from Selangor, Malaysia...

@vfrmedia @aab1dh @sohkamyung Oh, yeah. I remember. I made a good guess at you when I saw your picture :-)

@vfrmedia @aab1dh @sohkamyung

Here she is:
Indian granny's one rupee breakfast wins hearts

Kamalaathaal has been serving up delicious meals in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore for the past 30 years - and she has not increased her prices since the day she launched her business.

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