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Hi all, a lot of you have been dealing with questions about moving here to Mastodon from Birdsite.

I thought I'll offer up my reasons for migrating here and tell you why I feel pretty good about it. Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't, but it's worth giving it a shot.

Do read and share with people who want to move here!

Tried listening to a Modi speech. Realized that I can't hear the man beyond 3 seconds.

He has nothing new to say and is just plain irritating. Weirdly enough, Amit Shah sounds more interesting now. Ugh.

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A basic primer on why the CAA is harmful and why it must be read with the NRC. As lawyers, we are being asked the issue. This is a kind of introduction without the constitutional bits

H/t also: Nimita Kaul

People, please thank Nandan Nilekani for creating a weapon like Aadhaar and handing it over to monsters!

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I'm genuinely worried and scared about the future.

Really hoping that all this that I said just DOES NOT come true and that it's just my overactive imaginative brain at work. :(

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Ok then there will be a concerted effort, mostly led by a very very pliant media, to explain why these infiltrators who are in detention camps are a burden on taxpayers.

Arnab will ask, why should I support these 'dharamshalas' with my taxpayer money!? Why should I feed these anti-nationals? These Urban Naxals? These mosquitos! Pests!

Then, there will be some sort of a 'solution' this government will come up with. I don't know what the solution would be but it would be FUCKING HORRIBLE.

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In the weeding out process, all the people the government *wants* as citizens will get citizenship. Others will be rendered stateless, without any rights and tagged as infiltrators.

They will be sent to detention camps which are already being built across the country. If you spot a new building with high af walls and a lot of construction activity around it, that's the one.

Get where I'm going with this?

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Ok people here's what is going to happen now.

Our gormint is going to create a register of citizens by carrying out a door to door exercise. They will ask for all sorts of data including Aadhaar number, birthplace and who knows what all.

Based on that information, they will identify "doubtful citizens". Some babu will take a call on whether he/she likes you or not.

Then, they will start the weeding out process...

Hello Mastodon. How are you doing?

"So bloody fucked" is an acceptable response.

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@Memeghnad um, I go behind their back and create an army of allies because a bully's toxic environment (esp. workplace) would surely affect other people too. And then you now have 8-10 people who will jointly confront this bully when they try to do what they do. This has worked, but in a workplace. Not sure about a home/family environment.

Hello hello!

I did my first ever video interview!!! That too with the kickass journalist Nitin Sethi, who has been causing waves last week and taking on the government like nobody's business!

Please do watch and share. Also, please give feedback too!

Peeps pls, I'm not talking about birdsite. I'm talking IRL. Like, verbal bullying at scary levels which scares people into having panic attacks types.

(I should have been clearer. My bad. :P)

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How does one deal with bullies who create toxic environments?

I get confused whenever I see a mother dairy ice-cream cart in winters. I want to badly meet the people who eat ice-cream, outdoors, in Delhi, in winters.

Avid Gamers (especially Dota2) please boost this. Will follow!

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The relentless trolling of feminists today on the Birdsite makes me all the more grateful for the men close to me. So, here goes:

Happy to the kind, well-adjusted men in my life, working to dismantle patriarchy in their own ways. I am, because you are.

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Boost if you agree Education must be free for all

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Since it's Men's day, it's a good opportunity to talk about how our society promotes aggressive toxic overly manly man behavior.

If you were a 'puny child' who goes to school, there is a 99% chance you were compared to other manly men, derided, taunted and made to feel unwanted.

I wish there was someone who had told me as a child, "It's OK to be puny, vulnerable and introverted. You do you."

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@Memeghnad agree. Same here. This morning I considered wading into this and tweeting about male survivors of rape & how patriarchy affects men, & how men need to reject and resist patriarchy @ranjona

"When you stare into the abyss,
Modiji stares back at you."

~ Modern Indian Proveb

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