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A request.

We are looking to help out a bunch of passionate young people who have sacrificed their careers to fight against Climate Change along with The Extinction Rebellion & Friday For Future. They form the core of XR India and they are in 15 cities in India.

They are self-funded, as of now.

The Delhi-NCR chapter is looking for good samaritans who could sponsor a meeting place once a week.

Would appreciate if we could use our social capital and help the kids in their fight. Thank you!

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I joined and boycotted @Twitter in solidarity with Sanjay Hegde and for free speech.

तुछ को देख कर कभी वृत खोला तो कभी ईद बनाई,
परदेस में रह कर तेरी बहुत याद आई,
तेरा तसव्वुर मुझे वतन की याद दिलवाता है,
तेरे दीदार से अपनी नन्ही गुड़िया का चेहरा नजर आता है,
चाहे गाड़े पत्थर से बना हो तू लेकिन,
तेरा हुस्न नायाब नज़र आता है !

I request all the people in my network to pass this on to the hindi speaking people who have fallen prey to the propaganda against

In the first part of the show Ravish Kumar answers pretty much all the questions people have formed.


In March we leaked out the draconian new draft Indian Forest act that the Union govt had proposed. For long govt defended it. Today it has withdrawn the draft. It gave perpetual AFSPA like powers to forest officials over tribals. read here:


Kashmir - An Artisan soap as complicated and layered as . -

The design of this soap will keep changing as you use it and new layers are revealed - do see the photos of the making in the link.

I poured heart and soul into this soap. It is expensive, but whether you buy or not, do check out the page. Read description, see photos of the inside. Would mean a lot to me that it reached you.

Let us not forget Kashmir.

In a positive development the Govt has announced that it will be withdrawing amendments to the Indian Forest Act.

Farmer agitation leaders are happy with this particular development & the withdrawal from RCEP. They will be meeting shortly to decide on the future course of action.

The proposed rally of tribal farmers in Delhi WILL still happen on 21 Nov at Jantar Mantar.

"अयोध्या विवाद पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट का फैसला भारत के खिलाफ है : @ShabnamHashmi"

एक सुकून की तलाश में, जाने कितनी बेचैनियाँ पाल लीं
और लोग कहते हैं हम बड़े हो गए हमने जिंदगी संभाल ली !

इंसान बहुत कमाल का है

पसन्द करे तो बुराई नही देखता,
नफरत करे तो अच्छाई नही देखता!

It's interesting to see the kind of creatures the modern consumerism produces and the mass media encourages. Environmentalists who can't live without air conditioning. Farmers leaders who've never spent a day in the farm. Trade unionists who've never gone to factory. This is the why I find radical dalit politics so interesting. They might be uneducated, or immature but they know that the leadership has to come from the shared experience. A Brahmin how can never understand what they go through.

Jee Karda,
Jee Karda ki aaj mera ke dil twode te gubar diwan!

Main mandir te vich, Allah Allah akhanga
Main Gurudware vich Ram Ram ....
@musafir @Gulrayys

@majchowdhury The way of life for your mother and her mother wasn't the same as the way of life for my mother and her mother. The label Hindu tried to bring them under the same identity even though they practiced completely different 'religions'.

It is time that we understood our basic instincts.

It is time that we understand that religion came to us as a corollary. We were born first.

The interpretation of religion ( by others) serves to divide us our beliefs.

That takes me back to my moot question. Am I human? Or am I a Hindu??

Who am I?

What should I choose to be?

@majchowdhury @Gulrayys @dushyant

रात भर जो भी मिला उगते बदन पर हमको
काट के दाल दिया जलाते अलावों मसं उसे
रात भर फून्कों से हर लोऊ को जगाये रखा
और दो जिस्मों के ईंधन को जलाए रखा
रात भर बुझते हुए रिश्ते को तापा हमने |



@majchowdhury @Gulrayys @dushyant

This reminds me of a beautiful nazm of Gulzar Sahab

रात भर सर्द हवा चलती रही
रात भर हमने अलाव तापा
मैंने माजी से कई खुश्क सी शाखें काटीं
तुमने भी गुजरे हुये लम्हों के पत्ते तोड़े
मैंने जेबों से निकालीं सभी सूखीं नज़्में
तुमने भी हाथों से मुरझाये हुये खत खोलें
अपनी इन आंखों से मैंने कई मांजे तोड़े
और हाथों से कई बासी लकीरें फेंकी
तुमने पलकों पे नामी सूख गयी थी, सो गिरा दी|


ज़िन्दगी जीने के बस दो ही तरीके हैं,
एक तुझे नहीं आता एक मुझे नहीं आता

तुझे प्यार करना नहीं आता,
मुझे प्यार के सिवा कुच्छ नहीं आता,

ज़िन्दगी जीने के बस.........!

@musafir @Gulrayys @dushyant

@Gargron @stux
The cross posting systems aren't working.

doesn't work.

I checked in with cross poster. Even though I have closed the options, cross posting from mastodon to Twitter still happens.


Often times, I wonder

How fragile are their egos? How fragile is their ideology? How fragile are their systems?
That they cannot withstand a question?

All dissent emerges from an unanswered question.

It signifies the end of rationale & the beginning of application of force.

They may coerce/push into submission prominent people with ED/CBI et al.
How will they tackle a question from a common man?

@musafir In some ways, we will always be different. In other ways, we will always be the same. There is always room to disagree and blame, just as there is always room to take a new perspective and empathize. Understanding is a choice.

Vironika Tugaleva

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