So yesterday (Tuesday, November 21, 2017) was a funny day on Twitter.
A creep and stalker – the kinds that morph into murderers and rapists when people in power are supportive – put some private information about me on Twitter.
Before the creep put the private information about my family life – about which I’d talk about later – I was supposedly “exposed” that I run a parody news website juntakareporter.com, real news website opindia.com, and also run at least two parody Twitter handles that go by the names Adarsh Liberal and Eminent Intellectual.
I only wish I was such a genius or multitasker do all these things all by myself, however, at the same time I find no reason to disassociate myself from any of these brilliant initiatives that have given mega burns to the so-called liberal crowd, who in reality are sick bunch of fascist monsters. And I am surely involved in some way or the other in many of these initiatives – something which I am proud of.
However, I thank the creep for doing it. For two reasons – he exposed himself, and he has given me an opportunity to write about it. Continue reading
Barkha Dutt, the celeb journalist from NDTV, has written a book and it’s getting negative reviews (one star) on Amazon, by scores of people who have most probably not even read a sentence of it. It’s silly, but it’s not unprecedented.
Barkha is blaming it on “bhakts” – a term she and other “liberal” commentators use very liberally to describe people who support Narendra Modi. And the truth is, most of those giving one star and negative reviews to her books are indeed Modi supporters.
So this is all about Barkha vs Bhakts? Or rather just about Bhakts, who last month, angered by Aamir Khan’s comments on “rising intolerance”, raced to uninstall the Snapdeal app and give it a bad review on app stores?
Can we simply close the case because these Bhakts appear as an organized gang of online goons? Gundays harassing a “liberal” law abiding citizen Barkha?
Yeah, gundays, rather Gunday. There lies another story.
It’s almost certain that most of you have not only heard about the term “Net Neutrality” but also support the cause. Most certainly you have also gone through various articles explaining the issue, including a video by AIB that is being talked about by everyone in the mainstream media.
The video by AIB makes an analogy where a person is asked to pay different prices for different rides in a park. This is termed unfair and akin to violation of network neutrality. However, if you’ve gone to an amusement park, that’s exactly how it operates.
That might make some people wonder if Net Neutrality is unfair to private businesses, for what is already happening in an amusement park is being termed wrong when replicated in the digital world.
To the credit of AIB, it’s never easy to come up with a perfect analogy. They have done enough to spread the awareness, and this article is an attempt to complement their effort by using a different analogy, which I believe is nearer to how it is in the virtual world.