From a friend who complains that the curiosity is so exciting and why cannot she just Google the result, to a dad who sat glued on his recliner from dawn to dusk, to friends who had betted for Rs. 500 on BJP’s West Bengal seat (to be settled via Google Pay) “Democracy lies at the very core of every Indian’s DNA. And what better than the result day to experience it all!
Democracy animates our conversations, energizes our minds and brings out the best and occasionally, the worst in us. The more deprived we are, the poorer we are, the more alienated we are, the more we participate and are protective of our country’s elections and democracy.
Every time democracy comes under attack, the Indian voter fights back at election time. The saga of Indian elections is the story of the triumph of freedom. The Indian voter is always ahead of the politician l, constantly pushing, punishing and teaching the latter a lesson or two when necessary.
While democracy is in the DNA of our voters, it is the voter and not the politician who is at the core of our democracy!” “Indira, Rajiv & Vajpayee - all of them were undone by fragmented opposition parties to unite and form an alliance of normally squabbling opponents.” Modi faced a similar obstacle and this time he has cleared it in a sweep! “2019 ballot offered a choice of two different political visions, one celebrating the reality of the many Indias, the other aspiring to BUILD ONE INDIA.”
We all know which one came of triumphant! “While in world democracy is said to be in retreat, it is THRIVING IN INDIA”
Taiwan is the first asian country ever to legalize same-sex relations and marriages. Though same-sex couples are not permitted to the same adoption rights as heterosexual couples, this is a huge step in the right direction. For over a decade, Taiwan has shown great acceptance towards the LGBT community, passing amendments to two employment laws to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation at work in 2007-2008, and a 2015 online poll showed that 59% of respondents approved legislation allowing same-sex couples to establish "marriage-like" relations, with 75% supporting the full legalization of same-sex marriage. Don't let anyone stop you from being true to yourself. 🇹🇼🌈💕
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Mainstream media does not need you to spread their news, you don’t work for them!! They got distribution on an unbelievable scale, your promotion shouldn’t be free, unless you sharing something for a righteous cause... #CNN#CBS#ABC#GNRL#NEWS#politics#weneedourown
In a longer #LoveNote than usual, I celebrate the importance, accessibility and joy of graphic novels. I discuss the Holy Trinity that is #Maus#Palestine and #Persepolis as well as some newer reads like Malik Sajad's 'Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir'. How beautiful are these books?! 'Munnu' in particular feels all the more important to read now that Modi has been re-elected in India. Incidentally, this graphic novel wasn't published in India, which signals that we are entering even more difficult times for Kashmiris living under occupation. Please do get a copy of you can, it is enlightening and enriching. Click on the link in my bio for more ♥ 📝
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“It's a very deep issue we're addressing, which began about 400 years ago. This matter won't be resolved overnight.” – National Action Network (@TheRevAl) | Our children deserve equal opportunities to excel.
Cheating people out of what they need and controlling people to get what you want.
People being treated cruelly and violently by politicians who are out to get what they want. In Iran the smell of war, starvation and political deception are exactly the same as they were 40 years ago . And now politicians want to do the same thing again by manipulating and abusing people, completely ignoring people's feelings. We must not forget history and what happened 40 years ago!
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"Theresa May’s Last Attempt on a Brexit Deal" - Theresa May proposed what will likely be her final attempt to create a deal surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union. In her ten point strategy, May reiterates many of the same promises and plans in her old Brexit deal- the same one that had already been firmly rejected by Parliament- with a few additions. #BorisJohnson#Brexit#EU#EuropeanUnion#MargaretBeckett#Parliament#politics#TheresaMay#WorkersRights Read Full Article Here: https://www.financialbuzz.com/theresa-mays-last-attempt-on-a-brexit-deal/
Some of the best moments of my junior year were with some of these people. Thank you all for being amazing human beings. #CAMP
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News: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has claimed a landslide victory in India general elections that cements him as the country's most formidable politican in decades & he will sworn in as Prime Minister of world's largest democracy on 26 May 2019... Athukkum inthe picture kkum enna samenthem thaane kekeringe... P/S : The attire i wore on this picture was inspired by Shri Narendra Modi ji...😂😂😂 #modi#namo#namoagain#modiji#loksabhaelections2019#narendramodi#politics#pmmodi#india#democracy
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Playing a series of shows for the The Living Stage @hotelrl Last night was Baltimore, tonight is Washington DC. Tonight I’m performing on the outdoor stage to the streets of DC - Political songs to the city of politics. ❤️ Apparently a flash tornado is coming to Washington - so let’s see how real it gets x #wasteoftimetour - mum always said I enter a room like a tornado lol now I’m in one ✌🏽
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I've voted! Have you? You've got until 10pm tonight to do so!
I'll be honest... I used to be a big politics sceptic. Politics is slow, and with the UN warning we have less than 12 years to reverse climate collapse, it can feel too slow for what we need.
Despite this, it's important to vote. If we're to make real change happen, we have to be commercially-involved, politically-involved, and emotionally-involved too. I care about this earth, and I know the politicians I voted for today do too.
Alongside voting, why not get involved with @defrauk's #YearofGreenAction ? This is a Government campaign to support our local environments - if you'd like to get involved, head on over to their website for ideas and events! 🌿