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I am a public interest technologist working at the Freedom of the Press Foundation freedom.press My day job is to work on securedrop.org using which people can leak information to the journalists securely. I also contribute to many projects. I am a core member of the @torproject and also core developer of the programming language & a director and fellow of Python Software Foundation.

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Lovely interview of @bijal on writing, reading, kiddie lit and generally being awesome. (If you haven't read A Cloud Called Bhura, you should. So many resonances with the very real climate catastrophe that we're going through.) #writers #India thesoup.website/interviews/201

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#introduction #india

I'm a lawyer. I feel most competent in constitutional law. This means I'm constantly recovering from the trauma of being alive in these times.

In my doctoral work, I'm trying to understand constitutional claims outside courts - or the gulf between the Constitution of India & the constitution of India.

I'm currently teaching the law & science module to science undergrads, developing an RPG for children to work the Constitution democratically, and writing writing writing.

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@kushal already bookmarked so many toots. So happy that mastodon is expanding and introducing so many features on tooters' demand. Thanks to all who have worked so hard to bring in the changes in this beautiful and clean platform.

We have bookmarks on this server. Yay to , you can have it too. Deploy from master.

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#RafaleVerdict | “The Indian government proposed this service group [Reliance], and Dassault negotiated with Ambani,” Hollande added. “We did not have a choice, we took the interlocutor who was given to us.”

From September 2018: bit.ly/2X8CEvd

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**Quality of education is falling because of low fee**

Ayyayo! Such discrimination against the upper-castes that everyone is able to afford education.

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There are those like Prof Jean Dreze, who gave up his Belgian citizenship and became an Indian. He wears it proudly, and has spent the better part of his life to make this country better for its most marginalized.

Those are the citizens we must celebrate, defend and aid.

Taseer will go on to write his columns in The Guardian, Time and New Yorker. Dreze will continue to cycle on the streets of Ranchi and Dantewada, fighting for every Indian's right to livelihood, dignity and sustenance.

Once upon a time I used to spend a lot of time taking portraits.

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Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. ...

Read the full text at eff.org/cyberspace-independenc and all other writings from John Perry Barlow.

If you want to learn about browsers and trackers and privacy, this is a good talk to watch youtube.com/watch?v=cnzrUcDM1_

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