If even ONE student drops out for financial reasons due to the , it would be a blot on our education system.

We can debate separately how best to fund edu and even JNU, but pls don't mess up students' lives and future.

Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwas.

Two issues that drop the non-Sanghi mask from the faces of even the MOST staunch BJP critics:



Best lines ever to describe the current PM's attitude:

(sach much tamaase ki jindagaani hai)

aag lage humri jhopadiya mein, hum gaave malhaar
dekh bhai kitne tamaase ki jindagaani hamaar


Have migrated here completely. Taking a break from Twitter toxicity.
Am tired of the abuses heaped on me

Peeps, Manisha Pande of NewsLaundry is now here on Mastodon!
Join me in following her.
Welcome @Manisha_ !!


RT @dugalira@twitter.com

Sept IIP:
-- Mining sector contracts 8.5%
-- Manufacturing sector contracts 3.9%
-- Electricity sector contracts 2.6%
-- Capital goods output contracts 20.7%
-- Intermediate goods see 7% increase
-- Consumer durable output contracts 9.9%, consumer non durables output falls 0.4% twitter.com/dugalira/status/11

🐦🔗: twitter.com/dugalira/status/11

My alma mater #JNU is fighting against fee hike and draconian hostel rules. They are fighting for the under privileged people's right to education. Stand with them Mastodon users.

Water shortage would be so severe in coming years that it may paralyze our as well as our domestic consumption and no one seems serious,

No wonder elections would fought on water issue in in Indian future

Today 89th b'day of Martin Luther Jr, to pay homage to him, let's read some of his famous quotes,

"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict."

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

For the #India new mastodon users specially, will you be interested in a weekly #digitalsecurity office hour where I will be taking questions about security and #privacy here and answer / demo over both video + on toots? Please boost for more reach

Need to make a list of these tone deaf tweets, like we had for the demonetisation ones.
Harsha pontificating on how it was "a good day for India" cos "there was no violence and we moved ahead".

Oh, I forgot to mention one other thing she said. 🙂
If there's a temple to be constructed in a village, you will immediately see a lot of old people scrambling to help. Arranging for funds, writing to family abroad to send money, all that.
When they have so much energy for all this, can't they use this to help arrange decent bus transport for the village?

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My experience of getting harassed and how Mastadon dealt with it brought up some insights.

1. I joined Mastadon yesterday, a network that presents an alternative to toxic social platforms.

Rest in the pictures below 2-5.

The primacy of the individual, and thus individual liberty, is a social construct. It is neither self-evident nor is it historically inevitable.

It has to be fought for, gained and preserved at every moment. It is a task for every generation.

Many of us born in the second half of the 20th century comfortably believed that arc of liberty will only expand. We took liberal democracy for granted. We were wrong.

Was talking to my mom, in her mid-80s, about rural India today.
Her thoughts:
Why can't retired govt employees, say 60-70 yrs and in decent health, assured of pension and with few worries, go to villages and work on improving infra there? They are educated, know the ways of administration better, experienced. They lived in cities for their employment but now they can give back. Villagers will be happy to help, after all it's for their own good.

What do you say?

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