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On the day of the Ayodhya judgment, which will become a validation of the people/party who incited violence in its wake in Bombay in 1993- is also the day we see the same party battling BJP/RSS to form the government in Maharashtra, have its own CM.

For the first time. As a direct result of their incitement they rose to prominence in 1993. Today that party, which won this headlock and will have its first CM, also got its validation from the Supreme Court Of India.

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Someone must translate Prof Vasantha Kandasamy's Tamil interview to English.

"Always dispose of the difficult bits in the title. Much less harm there than the text", the less you intend to do about something, the more you have to keep talking about it" -

We already know how this goes- new law with the offence in the name to attract attention, argument against being, we have laws that cover mob violence. It’s like they don’t really want a new law at all! It’s a freakin hate crime! Call it that and legislate accordingly!

Searching for some pending bill, I find that this question is before the Lok Sabha today

Commandos outside High court for a hearing in the PMC matter. What do they plan on doing to protestors? What are they smoking?!

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1. Okay, here is a brief thread on Chile. As you know, there have been widespread protests in recent days, driven primarily by economic inequality (Chile is one of the most unequal countries in the world). Counter-intuitively, at the root of this inequality is the Chilean Constitution. The Constitution was drafted in 1980, as part of a transition from military to civil rule.

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@suhrith and I wrote a piece on the Ayodhya judgment.

We asked if the judgment is legally correct; and if isn't, whether it is nonetheless justified as an act of "judicial statesmanship" that lets the country move on.

We believe that the answer to both those questions is "no".

Abysmally low standards we have for men edition ... I don’t even know:

a senior counsel repeatedly interrupts me, hijacks a discussion, starts looking right through me while I stare him down, another more sensible senior comes in, interrupts him to call my name and ask me to continue. I complete my argument, leave the room to declare that I met the best guy ever.

For context- women do this for juniors *all* the time. The men just do it for other men 💁🏻‍♀️

People who fix meetings at 8:30am are just the bloody devil. But the ones who cancel it after you somehow reach the damned meeting, teach you to be patient with the 1st kind, because you’ve never known the depth of depravity till you’ve met this 2nd kind.

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Also, I haven't done this yet so:

Ex-journalist, now writing copy/editing for a living in . , not yet the killjoy who'd make family dinner conversations uncomfortable (à la Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life), but I'm getting there, unlearning and learning.

Especially interested in , & , , , . Was once owned by a cat.

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@Memeghnad @IndiasMuslims @commandlinekid @narendramodi @PMOIndia @bbcindia @Deepsealioness @Shudraism @Ani @ndtv

I have a few suggestions:
1.) IndiaSpend
2.) BusinessStandard
3.) TheWire
4.) Internet Freedom Foundation
5.) The Economist
6.) The India Forum
7.) DownToEarth
8.) Human Rights Watch

Will add more.

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We have some good news for users! 😄

I just got message that we are added to the #Keybase database, you can verify yourself now!

No Keybase yet? See

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100 days of lockdown. For countries without fascist governments, it may be too brutal to imagine.

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One of my three final hearing matters in a 4-day week got cancelled and my heart is so so full. I’d buy everyone around me pizza, but then they support fascism so...

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