Dear little ones,
Season 8 was crappy. CSK couldn't win the IPL cup this time. Dhoni couldn't play in the final World cup match he more than deserved. BJP won. Again. (Don't ask me how). Greta Thunberg's motives were hugely misrepresented by the media that she turned into a meme material overnight even though she convinced millions to join the cause. There seems to be little hope. (1)
Our PM's preference from all the world leaders as special guest for Republic Day y'all!
A proud homophobe, a climate change skeptic, anti-feminist, extremely sexist, anti-environmental rhetoric and against indigenous people rights. smh
I started consuming 'socially relevant' news primarily to prepare myself for my higher studies a year ago. But little did I know I was getting too much of the information that had flourished during my living in denial period that processing them together at the same time would take a toll on my relationships, emotional and mental health and the basic thought processes I have with events happening around me.(1)
We had a short protest against the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 at Townhall, Bangalore today evening in light of its passage by the Rajya Sabha. Post the protest, a meeting to discuss the way forward was held. Certain key takeaways from the protest and the meeting, in summary: (1/n)
What happened to the 'probes' that were assigned to look into JAMIA and AMU violence? More probes and no substantial reports yet. Are we supposed to save videos and images to ourselves each passing month?! #JNUViolence
Date: December 23, 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Quddus Saheb Eidgah, Behind Cantonment Railway Station, Bangalore.
Spread a word.
One side of IIM-B are students , the other side are cops. Professors and students keep their footwear outside the gate as symbolic protest against Sec 144. Cops told them If you step out we'll arrest you. Hence they remain inside and footwear out!
I wrote about the student protests here - https://link.medium.com/yCLsSEVft2
Deciding to start this blog was good. It gives me a place to read, research, think, write - instead of just consuming content and getting paranoid.
I'm 17. Born to an ex-Xian mother & an ex-Hindu father who have raised me as an atheist. I firmly stand w/ my Muslim countrymen to protest against the discriminatory #CAA2019 & #NRCBill.
I won't let Narendra Chodi's facist govt turn India into Nazi Germany.
Our power lies in our inclusivity and secularism, not discrimation and persecution!!
I don’t believe I’m doing this and I hope like hell that I’m being a paranoid tinfoil hat wearer, but here are some tips if you think you might be exposed to teargas.
Tear gas works very quickly. Symptoms could be:
- Burning in the eyes, nose, mouth, skin; coughing, difficulty breathing.
- Lots of tears, mucous from your nose, saliva from your mouth.
- Rash or chemical burns on exposed skin
- Disorientation, confusion, leading to panic
Assamese, Bengali, Tribal, Hindu, Muslim - doesn't matter. The #CABBill is reminding all of Assam about the 80s and 90s. Everyone who lived through those times in Assam suffers from a collective PTSD, which has reared its head once again after 20 years.
Images not loading on mastodon.social issue has been partially fixed. My flexify.io credit has run out while I was outside so they shut off the virtual bucket I had in place while fixing file permissions on Exoscale. I've now redirected the traffic directly to Exoscale. Caveat: Not all file permissions have been fixed yet so some images will still not load. But newly uploaded ones from the last few days will be fine.
We can go crazy with this. We can have a KBC style, phone a friend (can be used only once on a BSNL connection only) - of course not even the Almighty can help one with the Zha. Imagine a Rashtra where everyone greets everyone else with "Vazhga Vazhamudan". What a lovely place it would be. People would be so scared of twisting their tongues that peace is a given.
An observer outside. A learner inside.
Religions, Nations and Patriarchy are 'man'-made.
Kind at times.
In solidarity with the Trans community 🌈
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