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Tried watching Avengers End Game in Tamil. Cuz I like to fuck around like that.

But damnit... Forgot how embarrassingly bad the movie really is. I can't get through one sequence without going ugh. Feel bad for kids who'll have this movie define their generation's memories.

So Bounce has arrived and arrived big in Manipal and Udupi. And people have already taken a liking for the two wheelers as it's much affordable. Two weeks later, auto drivers are on strike today. They're feeling the pinch.

One auto driver told me he regrets not having supported the cab drivers who wanted to protest when Zoom car came to town.

Almost all auto unions are BJP affiliated. Wonder what the BJP MLA will do...

Coastal Karnataka is as good as any place to become a world class tourist hub. Lack of imagination though, is quite a crippling thing. ಉಡುಪಿಯ ಕೋಡಿಬೆಂಗ್ರೆ ವರ್ಲ್ಡ್ ಕ್ಲಾಸ್ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿತಾಣ ಆಗ್ಬಹುದು, ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ ಇದ್ದರೆ.

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I've also imported the Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu and other new translations from Crowdin. If you would like to see those translations completed, you can contribute here:

crowdin.com/project/mastodon

Please look at that page before asking for new languages to be added! They are probably already there!!

Udupi SI, head constable suspended for lapses in ‘moral policing’ case. Superb step by Nisha James, SP, Udupi. The only illegality was committed by Sunil and Rakesh; men who assaulted a group of friends just because they were of different religious communities. Hopefully this will put an end to the awful practice of police preaching to mix- faith couples and friend groups, when the Sanghi moral police report them as having committed a crime.
thehindu.com/news/cities/Manga

ಸರ್ವ ಜನಾಂಗದ ಶಾಂತಿಯ ತೋಟ (an orchard where all communities live in harmony)- Kuvempu on Karnataka.
Loving the civility of debates here.
Let Mastodon ( @Gargron ) also be that orchard.

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As promised, mastodon.social code of conduct has been updated to add "casteism and advocation of casteism" to the list of explicitly prohibited offenses

Since Mastodon is cat friendly, here is Kitty Perry saying hi

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This is a historic day for the Hindu Rashtra, a narrow political vision built on hate, false history, and the use of violence to force adherence to majoritarian norms.

bbc.com/news/world-asia-india- #HinduRashtra #Ayodhyaverdict #JaiShriRam

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Investigative journalist, founder: Reporter At large, fellow: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), Oxford University, Alumna: Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), St Xavier's College (Kolkata), Fojo Media Institute (Linnaeus University). Winner: Kurt Schork Memorial Award, United Nations Correspondents Award, ICRC-PII Award etc. Research Scholar: AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. Dog mom, coffee addict, bookworm. Cheers!

My gym in , patronised mostly by just working class men (cuz it's the cheapest in town), has two curious entrants. The duo, both working women, work out along with the men. Barring one lech, other men, especially the young worker lads, have gotten used to these two. The two seek help from the younger lot without any qualms; they're all charm and smarts. And no, not salwar-kameez - T-Shirt and track pants. Small development at a gym, but a big development for a town.

ಇದು ಕೂಡ ನೋಡೇಬಿಡೋಣ. ಟ್ವಿಟರ್ ಅಥವಾ ಫೇಸ್ಬುಕ್ನ ತರಹ ವಿಚಿತ್ರ ಜಾತ್ರೆ ಆಗದಿದ್ದರೆ ಸಾಕು. ಮಾಸ್ಟಡಾನ್ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಮುದಾಯ ಕಟ್ಟೋಣ.

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For those who are #NewHere, I'd like share another aspect of #mastodon that brought many of us here much before the current wave. Mastodon is Free Software (sometimes called as Open Source or Free and Open Source Software). It means anyone is Free to use, study, modify and share the software. This means we are not dependent on any single entity (person, company, country...) and we can be self-reliant.

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource

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My Mother went into hospital 6 weeks after demonic demonetisation. She died in January 2017. We saw the suffering in hospital, as people scrambled for money. You stood in line for your own money or you nursed your Mother. We had to borrow cash for her funeral. No cremation ground in Dehradun is digitalised! (I add this because I was severely trolled on Twitter for mentioning this). I can never forgive nor forget Narendra Modi's assualt on India. 1/2

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