Religion leaves me cold. Too bad that it holds my country hostage.

I was 8 years old when the mosque fell. My uncle had gone for the kar sewa. I went to a fancy school in Lucknow. It was the only time when unexpected holidays were not a happy occasion. There was uncertainty because we didn’t know when would school re-open.

We had many Muslim classmates and we are all friends with each other. Religion never, never came in the way. This was Lucknow. But now there was an awkwardness in the air. I can’t forget the name of the Bengali class teacher, Mrs Sen.

After 3-Year Delay, Government Releases Farmer Suicide Data

Released on the eve of Kartarpur and Ram Mandir judgement so it gets lost in the din.

thewire.in/agriculture/farmer-

Remember Aaron Swartz. If you don't know about or already watched the documentary, find some friends, and watch it again together youtube.com/watch?v=9vz06QO3Uk Please boost. #AaronSwartzDay

Started blocking people than arguing, yay to mastodon

I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

Hello mastodonians and Twitter refugees. We'll have a good time here and less bullshit.

The manner in which this Govt went after an IAS officer who resigned from service and also now Aatish Taseer is so cheap even by the standards of this Govt.

Twitter is Delhi now. So people are shifting elsewhere.

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Via @existentialcoms

@Mastodon is a COOL platform. Also safe and secure. Most importantly, won't trade your privacy.

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