"Fieldwork conducted by ethnographer Satendra Kumar shows the membership of these groups is driven by a massive cohort of unemployed or semi-employed youth, seeking agency & dignity through religiosity."
And then there's the soft target in every religion & society, #women, who as 50% 🎯 are the largest ignored demographic in the world
LURK are running an online workshop on how to run your own Mastodon instance. May 13-14th, aimed at existing groups with the intent to set up their own server: https://txt.lurk.org/how-to-run-a-small-social-networking-site/
Person Suffering From Covid-19 Cannot Be Expected To Produce Proof For Free Treatment In Hospital Under EWS Category: Bombay HC [Read Order] https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/person-suffering-from-covid-19-proof-free-treatment-in-hospital-under-ews-category-bombay-hc-159008
URGENT: Calling all FOSS technologists: You may not have heard of @OpenTechFund@twitter.com, but it's likely you've benefited from their work - they seeded vital secure projects like Signal & Tor. Their mission is at risk and if we don't act we'll all pay the price. https://saveinternetfreedom.tech/
Vikas Khanna, michelin star chef, gives it back to BBC news anchor.
Anchor: In India, you were not from a rich family. So your sense of hunger must have come from there.
Vikas: NO, I am from Amritsar, everyone gets fed there in the langars. My sense of hunger came from New York!
Your regular reminder that when people* were saying AI would solve content moderation and hate speech... they ended up making racist AI, 1.5x more likely to label African American tweets as “offensive”. 
* guess the majority of which color
Centre issues guidelines for people under home quarantine to prevent spread of coronavirus in India http://dnai.in/gsyC
Here’s something that’s absolutely terrifying: a comparison of the age distributions of Covid-19 cases in Italy, where they are only testing people who show symptoms, and S. Korea, which has broad testing. A whole lot of 20-29yos out there who feel just fine but are v contagious.
As the credibility of India’s data is compromised, so is the credibility of the Indian state to enact effective policy.
My piece w Devesh Kapur on the irrevocable damage that will be done to the last vestiges of India’s data system and the Census by NPR. https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/the-new-challenge-for-census-2021/story-bPNr2SPMGSLp7ofdVMUO7J.html
Anyone at any age can be affected by PTSD: war veterans, victims of abuse or people affected by natural disasters, major accidents, and the death of a loved one. #PTSD symptoms can appear months or years after the event.
Canonical are finally going to remove the Amazon web app in Ubuntu 20.04, thank you Canonical!
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