Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey seems to be in the news for the wrong reasons. The latest is his holding and arguably supporting a poster that says “Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy”. Such statements whether written or spoken are viewed as “attempts to promote hatred and disharmony between castes or communities. The punishment is up to three years.”
This poster reportedly emerged after the Twitter CEO met privately and secretly with women journalists who say that he was handed this poster. Regardless, both he and the other women journalists who created such a poster could be found guilty if and when the law takes it its natural course. And hope it will …
- 20 Nov 2018
Well known local Karnataka journalist, Santhosh Thammaiah, was arrested by Karnataka police. And slapped him with charges of hurting religious feelings. Journalist Santhosh has been writing against the current government and ruling secular political parties in the state about so many lawless and illegal things happening in the state:
* Muslim migration from Kerala to hill regions to change the demography, encouraged by certain political parties.
* Protesting Tipu Sultan celebrations. Why, because Tipu influenced by islamic ideology killed many hindus in the state and destroyed so many temples.
* Allowed illegal workers from Bangladesh to populate certain forest areas.
* Allowing Rohingya muslims, who are all illegals to settle in parts of the state.
* And much more.
Isn’t it the job of journalists (and sadly there are only a few brave ones) to highly problems and issues caused or overlooked by the government and police? Why are such people being arrested at midnight and treated like criminals?
- 16 Nov 2018
It is really hard to miss the Supreme Court opposite treatment of two prestigious and famous matters.
The Ayodhya – Ram Janmabhoomi case needs a settlement – however the Supreme Court’s hearings and final judgment keeps getting delayed for decades.
On the other hand, on the Sabarimala issue, the court has ruled against the 1,000s year old traditions – probably a hurried judgment. And when the judgement was appealed on henalf of lakhs and crores of devotees and even when they sought an emergency hearing, the Supreme Court has refused to hear these?
Source: Business Standard
- 15 Nov 2018
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey was on his first visit to India. While he was lucky to get his first meeting with PM Modi, most people feel he was rude and highly disrespectful of India and Prime Minister. The meeting had so many negatives:
* He was so so casually dressed – black hoodie or sweatshirt, casual or black leather pants, casual shoes.
* He was cross-legged, a huge sign of disrespect.
* He took with him a Mahima Kaul, an employee who has been a strong Modi – hater.
It was not clear if one was going to the vegetable market, or to see a picture to meet one of the most important people in the world. Would he have done the same in meetings (if he got one) with the US President or heads of many other countries?
Was this a mistake or done on purpose by one who is nearly half the age of the Prime Minister? What was hoped to be achieved or what was achieved? Was it to show that the head of one minor social media company superior to Prime Minister of India?
- 14 Nov 2018
India’s Air Force chief said that their pilots are spending too much time on social media which is causing sleep deprivation. As a result this is impacting the ability of our Air Force pilots. Also no surprise – too much social media is taking away interpersonal and communication skills.
The Air Force Chief said pilots who had been drinking too much can be observed and stopped from flying. The barman could spot and report then so that they don’t fly. But with social media it is much harder to know when anyone and especially the pilots have been up too late.
This could impact their flying and even cause accidents and fatalities. It was noted that such an issue caused an accident in 2013. A real human issue with pilots on social media – but we also need to ensure pilots safety and the defence readiness of our armed forces….
- 18 Sep 2018
News reports say that the Supreme Court order on the Diwali firecracker ban mentions “Diwali” in almost every paragraph and in a few instances “Dussehra”.
They have had UNILATERIAL RULINGS – REALLY RESTRICTIONS on Dahi Handi of Krishna Janmasthmi, during Holi and the Jallikattu (bull-hugging race). People feel that Hindu festivals are being unfairly targeted and these rulings are either stopping their celebrations or taking joy out of them. Social media where people are really angry about this most recent and all earlier restrictions, they have listed many instances of intolerance of Hindu culture.
Diwali firecrackers are arguably a small part of the pollution, while many other aspects – car and bus traffic, construction, fires from nearby states all account for huge pollution in Delhi. The honorable Supreme Court has taken the easiest and most controversial step with this firecracker ban – with no scientific backup. Does the Court care about people’s sentiments? Most people would say – they do not based on views expressed in various media…
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 20 Oct 2017
Facebook is upset that “most” Indian women don’t upload their Selfie profile picture but instead pictures of others points of interest. They want to change it, but it feels like they want to “force” such a change by hoping to provide security features. Indian woman are both smarter and more careful. Their reasons could be both personal, social and maybe security. With little understanding of our value system, trying to force such a change may or may not be valuable.
- 26 Jun 2017
Prime Minister Modi had 14 million fans in May 2014 when the current Lok Sabha election results were declared, currently he has 42 million fans or a 3 fold increase in 3 years. At this rate, we can soon expect even 100 million fans or more. And there are crores and crores of shares and post likes. The three most followed Facebook pages are PM personal page, Donald Trump the US president’s page and the PMO or the Prime Minister’s Office. Because of active social media usage, several ministers and key ministries have active followings, engagement and events. This is amazing as no other country or government of size is so active and proactive with social media interactions.
- 1 Jun 2017
Snapchat being the latest example – companies from outside India seem to be at ease in making fun of, or abusing, or call abusing or call it what you want of Indians. We can get upset or create a lot of media and social media storm as it happening – all this hype will be around for at least a few days, or we could really bring these companies to their knees and even make them bankrupt by stop using their products and their Apps. Till recently these didn’t exist so NOT using them should not be an issue. So can we take the pledge to really teach these companies a lesson or just want some media sensation – that is for us to choose?
Source: Economic Times
- 17 Apr 2017
Tina Dutta, television actress was sexually molested on a recent flight by a man seated next to her. What is shocking is that when she complained to the flight attendants, they said – SUCH THINGS HAPPEN AND THEY CAN CHANGE HER SEAT. The captain said THEIR RESPONSIBILITY STARTS POST TAKE OFF OF THE FLIGHT, and no passenger came to her rescue. Left with no choice, Tina went on social media to narrate her story.
Source: Financial Express
- 18 Dec 2016
People may not agree with lots of what Shahrukh Khan has said, but it is hard not to agree with what he said in light of the upcoming elections which was – “If You Don’t Vote, You Have No Right To Complain on Social Media”. Hope all citizens and voters are listening? Every citizen has both a right and a duty to vote..
Source: New Indian Express
- 9 May 2016