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Twitter’s apology a cop out or was CEO Jack Dorsey wrong to hold Brahmin-patriarchy poster?

A photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey holding a poster that said ‘Smash Brahminal Patriarchy’ triggered social media outrage after Right-wing ideologues called it ‘hate speech’. The legal head of Twitter Vijaya Gadde apologised and said: "it is not reflective of our views". While Twitter India distanced itself from the poster, journalist Anna Vetticad, who was part of the group that met Dorsey, tweeted that the photo was taken by a Twitter representative and sent for distribution. ThePrint asks: Twitter’s apology a cop out or was CEO Jack Dorsey wrong to hold Brahminical-patriarchy poster? Poster I gifted to Jack Dorsey questioned concentration of power in the hands of Brahmin community Sanghapali Aruna Founder, Project Mukti Brahminical patriarchy controls all of us in more ways than one. Brahmin women have been one of the victims of this hegemony. The ‘Smash Brahminical patriarchy’ poster which I gifted to Jack Dorsey was questioning precisely this hegemony and concentration of power...
Vibhor Anand

Former pilot ‘followed by Modi’ & SC lawyer want to be India’s media vigilantes

Duo is in the process of registering NGO, India Against Biased Media, already filed cases against actor Swara Bhaskar, YouTuber Dhruv Rathee.
Dabholkar, Pansare, Kalburgi, Lankesh

Bombay HC’s remark on Dabholkar shows our fear isn’t just a product of the paranoid

Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar stood for rational and scientific temper, and they were killed for it.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.