Yesterday I met a woman who never swears. Like never ever, ever.
Eager to break what I thought was a "good girl" image, I asked, "Is it because you think it's rude?"
"No no. Don't feel the need to give gaali."
"Never felt an f-bomb come up?"
"Never. I don't manage my frustration with gaali. If I feel I've been wronged then I just threaten people with the real consequences. If they don't change their behavior, I just carry out the punishment."
She proceeded to give me a huge grin.
Good people of Mastodon, I've been seeing a number of posts here that compare the Ayodhya judgment to a husband losing his wife to another man, treatment of rape victims etc. This is quite worrisome.
Women aren't property that one can win/lose claim over. Such comparisons reinforce the idea of ownership over women as passive objects. I have high hopes from this space and how we talk about women here.
So please do continue with the much-needed criticism, but please keep women out of it.
Friend's dad excitedly shows me a laptop his son got him.
I ask, "Uncle what are the specs?"
"He managed to get 40% discount and also did the exchange offer. All in all, ended up spending only 9000 rupees!"
Uncle hugs beta.
I smile benignly.
Thrift is the best gift for #Indian dads.
I like to clarify why we don’t have a verification system like the #birdsite with the blue thingy next to your name.
We have plenty of methods to prove who you are on other platforms, we don’t need a badge for that 😉 Ofcourse you can use it however you like but this would be the reason, I’ll hope you’ll understand
Alternatives to popular apps.
WhatsApp --> Signal
Gmail --> Tutanota/Protonmail
Videos --> Peertube
Search Engine --> Duckduckgo
Browser --> Mozilla
VPN -- 2 Uses( 1. Bypass = Proton VPN - 2. Privacy = Self hosted, Torrent = Mullvad etc)
Operating System --> Linux(Debian/Ubuntu, Arch, CentOS etc..)
Media Players --> MPV/VLC
Text Editor --> Notepad++
ART --> Krita
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No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.
You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.
It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.
There are so many horrors of demonetisation that I can recall but one will stick with me forever. I came across a carpenter sobbing near Churchgate St, he didn't want to beg. He had no work since past several and no money left. He had no hopes of getting work, he had spent all morning gazing at skyscrapers hoping for some work to fall into his lap. Nothing. I heard him whimpering and he reluctantly accepted some money and a vada pav, which was to be my lunch I still tear up when I think of him
The interesting feature is, you can follow a Pixelfed account from your Mastodon account, and new photos there will end up in your Mastodon timeline. ;)
Yay for #federation.
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