Pinned toot

“What is the cost of lies? It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that we’ll hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.” : Legasov in HBO's "Chernobyl"

Pinned toot

"আত্মোপকারীকে বনবাসে বিসর্জন করা যাহাদিগের প্রকৃতি, তাহারা চিরকাল আত্মোপকারীকে বনবাস দিবে–কিন্তু যত বার বনবাসিত করুক না কেন, পরের কাষ্ঠাহরণ করা যাহার স্বভাব, সে পুনর্বার পরের কাষ্ঠাহরণে যাইবে। তুমি অধম–তাই বলিয়া আমি উত্তম না হইব কেন?"

RT @Wikimedia
Closing soon: Add your culture's most remarkable sights to the sum of all knowledge via , an international photography contest seeking to preserve local folk culture: w.wiki/xTg

📸: Hongkongfoodlover123, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is odd that there's no nice way to block out a time slice on one calendar and be offered a choice of copying that across subscribed calendars from different sources. Still the good old copy paste and miss.

The 'does not make money' is an interesting choice of phrasing.
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RT @barandbench
Asset management company does not make money from the value of portfolio. They make money from managing assets. It's counterintuitive. Winding up is not an easy decision and it's not that we gained anything.



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telegraphindia.com/india/prime

“On this day two years ago the PM-Kisan scheme was launched with an aim to ensure a life of dignity as well as prosperity for our hardworking farmers, who work day and night to keep our nation fed,” Modi said.

Under the scheme, a dole of Rs 6,000 a year — which works out to less than Rs 16.50 a day — is given to small and marginal farmers with cultivable land holding up to 2 hectares.

The TNM newsletter with the 'What is the future of electoral democracy in India, if the central ruling party can ‘manoeuvre’ governments anyway? ' makes for depressing reading. And while this isn't where one gets a solution, merely pushing for reforms to democracy is likely not the way. There is a concerted effort to create the notion that democracy is a goal - an end outcome. Instead of considering it was a 'state' or 'condition'. One can maintain, improve or deteriorate such a state.

Get me to wonder how vaccination record keeping for the recipients is expected to be managed? Do we continue with paper certificates or do we attempt to get CoWIN at scale?
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RT @rishika625
BREAKING | Those above 60 to be vaccinated from March 1.

Those above 45 with comorbidities will also be vaccinated.

Vaccine at Govt facilities free.

Those getting vaccine at private hospitals will have to pay, cost to be decoded by @MoHFW_IND…
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It is important to introspect that if the author highlights 3 of the biggest PR items as "had some mistakes" then what remains? "...as Deng Xiaoping said, you are doing great if you get things right two-thirds of the time." is an insane defensive response.

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"Mistakes are inevitable; GST could have started off simpler, demonetisation could have anticipated retail banker-enabled swapping, skilling should have targeted apprenticeships, and ease-of-doing-business should have targeted employer reality around filings and licenses."
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RT @sonaliranade
This alleged rejoinder to @andymukherjee70 ’s piece “Why I am losing hope” has not one cogent & convincing argument why growth can take off und…
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sankarshan boosted

The Calcutta High Court has set aside an order removing a blind Professor from the position of Head of the Bengali Department by the Haringhata Mahavidyalaya, primarily on the ground of his physical disability.
Read more: t.ly/HEhw

So much gushing about how Ishant Sharma walked out for his 100th test and the team recognized his achievement and celebrated. The lesson that is not internalized is that it is possible to celebrate things when you observe and listen. All things big or small can be celebrated. Expressing gratitude does not need a high powered occasion.

With the summer season on us a surge in the number of cases will require more engaged and proactive response. And a more responsible media which focuses on this.
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RT @airnewsalerts
Government decides to create micro-containment zone in the areas of the state where fresh cases are spiking. Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar says, everyone in such areas will be tested. SP of all districts told to get vaccination of home guards comp…
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A small section titled “Rules and Conduct” buried in the app’s terms and conditions forbids people from posting content that “is invasive of another’s privacy,” “hateful,” “racially” or “ethnically objectionable,” or “disparaging.”

Who determines how these criteria are met?
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RT @pranavdixit
Unsurprisingly Koo, a Twitter alternative embraced by India’s government, is full of hate speech and does not have a moderation strategy in pl…
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Now to wait and see if there's a change in investigation agencies. That's what has been happening so far.
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RT @sankarshan
'মাদক মামলায় রাকেশকে মঙ্গলবার বিকেল ৪টেয় তলব করেছিল লালবাজার। কিন্তু দিল্লিতে তাঁর কাজ রয়েছে বলে যেতে পারবেন না— এমনটা জানিয়ে কলকাতা পুলিশকে পাল্টা চিঠি দেন রাকেশ। '
anandabazar.com/west-bengal/ko
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Almost anyone who does grocery, provisions and vegetable purchases would be able to deduce how prices are trending upward. The real deal is to be able to acknowledge this fact, reject any spin and be open to realizing that we are in a bad way.
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RT @sonaliranade
Reports from Mom, my best inflation gauge for India says, over last few weeks, veggies are higher by 30 to 40%, edible oil has shot up by 50%, & rest of the groceries are qu…
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The ethical and moral aspect of 'acceptable risk' needs discussion. Far too often we pre-determine and select the groups who can be pushed towards risk because of a skewed sense of privilege. Policy biases tend to amplify this.
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RT @DeccanHerald
In coming months, Covid will probably recede, as a result of vaccinations and growing natural immunity. But it will not disappear.


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'মাদক মামলায় রাকেশকে মঙ্গলবার বিকেল ৪টেয় তলব করেছিল লালবাজার। কিন্তু দিল্লিতে তাঁর কাজ রয়েছে বলে যেতে পারবেন না— এমনটা জানিয়ে কলকাতা পুলিশকে পাল্টা চিঠি দেন রাকেশ। '
anandabazar.com/west-bengal/ko

The Rules and Governance Workstream at @CCI_CovidCreds will be meeting at 1500 UTC on 23Feb. We are planning to begin the review of existing work in context of additional data governance and ethical data usage topics as well as accessibility.

There's quite a few of EV models now. What are apartment complexes doing in terms of charging stations? And do all these models require their own special chargers?

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