Gautam Gambhir skipped a parliamentary meeting on air pollution today. His reason? He has a family to support!

So here's a quick reminder of how much a Member of Parliament earns for doing his job (including attending such meetings).

My piece.
newslaundry.com/2019/11/15/gau

National Herald is now officially on Mastodon @nationalherald. Give it some love too peeps!

"Any opposition not based on rationalism or science or experience will one day or other, reveal the fraud, selfishness, lies and conspiracies."
-Periyar

"By helping the poor, we must be able to remove their poverty. But extending help to one here and one there in the form of providing food will not remove poverty."
-Periyar

"Man is equal to man. There should not be exploitation. One should help the other. No one should harm anybody. Generally there should be no room for grievance or complaint from anybody. Everyone should live and let others live, with a national spirit"
-Periyar

Hey people. Karuna Nundy is here.
She is an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and international human rights lawyer. She represents and acts as legal policy adviser to governments, United Nations, companies and civil society movements. And beyond that she is a real-life hero and an inspiration.

Welcome @karunanundy :)

Go follow her quick!!!

Does anybody remember this incident? It's high time we once again remind ourselves the fact that we have elected a characterless man as our Prime Minister. No wonder misogyny is in his DNA and his party men consider rape as a recreation activity. And this is not limited to rape alone, but rising masculinity and other social attitudes. Having said this before also, the fact of the matter is that daughters in India were never safe but the normalization of rape culture was this government's gift to New India residents. Hence, thousands of women everyday are being victim's of the cannibals of this government.

t.co/vFSrsU8EOf

@Gargron Thank you for an alternative to the tyranny of Twitter. I hope that more people from India and elsewhere use the platform. Will stand you a meal, if you are ever in Delhi, India

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10309

People of , please keep giving shout outs to people who are joining Mastodon!

Our power is in the networks we will form here organically. Before the trolls arrive and do their inorganic trolly BS, we will have a tightly knit group of people who will be prepared to deal with the incoming hate.

Hi guys,

We're here on Mastodon. If you're new here and need to connect or need a boost just tag us.

Happy tooting.

and I'd like to personally thank @h_tejas for getting me on here and also because he will do some amazing tamasha on this forum.

I am running out of words in happiness becuase most of them from India are flocking towards #fediverse as a sign of protest against the bird site.

Welcome to fediverse you all. Damn we have been waiting for you people so so long. Events after events we people from Free Software Movement of India were giving lecture and demo about decentralized web, peer to peer, etc and all it took was one move by Twitter. Thanks Twitter.

Fediverse is a open garden. Find your place. Go explore. Also beware there are dark places too where anti social elements like fascists and pro hindutuva breeds. I don't want to mention the name of that instance and give an unwanted attention to them. But beware and you can mute their posts if you don't want to hear them.
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