So the governor has recommended President’s rule. There will be only one political party rejoicing over this development and that says much about how damaging the Congress’ dithering has been.

Must say I am torn on whether the Congress should have any truck with the Sena in . Sure, it would mean an ideological compromise (past dalliances notwithstanding) but the alternative - of not seeing an opposition government installed - possibly has graver long-term implications for sustaining the same values that the Congress reluctance is said to be upholding.

‘Chanakya’ is trumped by an old ally. The BJP will not be staking a claim to form the next government in .

A bilious campaign. A broken structure. Crude triumphalism. A fatiguing trial. At the end, diseased minds, broken hearts, numb consciences. Healing won’t be easy.

Name that one person you would really like to see on . And that one person you think this platform will be better without. No explanations needed. My own answers: Arundhati Roy and Amitabh Bachchan, respectively.

will get this. It took me two months to lose what I have gained in the last two days.

So, what’s your summary reading of the ?

Film and sports stars have yet to react to the . They are awaiting content.

So, what’s your summary reading of the ?

‪Those finding the BJP top brass’ reactions to the reassuring should wait till the Jharkhand and Delhi assembly campaigns. That is when the ‘honest’ outpouring will occur.‬

This morning, an excited someone at the gym went around saying Modi had fulfilled all promises. Article 370, Uniform Civil Code (by which he presumably meant the outlawing of triple talaq, and now Ram Mandir (which was troubling at several levels given that the verdict isn’t out yet). Everyone nodded politely, nobody reminded of the promises unfulfilled.

Thanks, @anupverma, @officialjilani, and @sridharlaxman for your tips on iOS app and server. One, hopefully last query. I picked Toot and the mstdnsocial server but can’t see to get myself authenticated on the server before launching into Toot. The same user name-password combo works just fine on the site though. How do I fix this?

Using the Toot app for Mastodon? What’s a good server to pick for an user?

@Deepsealioness Availing your generous offer to boost...

Hi. I, Manish, am a writer. Of columns on politics, with increasingly frequent forays into cricket. Of two books of noir fiction.

The bread and butter comes from consulting with federal and provincial governments, development finance institutions, international NGOs, and private philanthropies on policy and governance issues, mainly in the water & sanitation and livelihood sectors.

Looking forward to the Mastodon experience.

The Sena’s persistent twisting of the knife and the obvious glee with which the performance is being welcomed within and outside the polity should be a warning to the BJP about how much - and how many - it has upset with its hubris.

Meanwhile here’s the latest piece I wrote. On one of the relatively minor injustices in the world. About bowlers denied cricket captaincy. deccanherald.com/opinion/test-

Mind-boggling, the warmth here on . As if we are - as we should be - intent on creating a space for conversation, a proper conversation. Spirited but without rancor. Apologies for not being able to react to every mention. No lack of reciprocal solidarity, I assure you. Just too much happening, and I’m still feeling lost without the App crutch.

Folks, recommendations please for an iOS app, preferably free, for Mastodon

Hi. I, Manish, am a writer. Of columns on politics, with increasingly frequent forays into cricket. Of two books of noir fiction.

The bread and butter comes from consulting with federal and provincial governments, development finance institutions, international NGOs, and private philanthropies on policy and governance issues, mainly in the water & sanitation and livelihood sectors.

Looking forward to the Mastodon experience.

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