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“Aditya is a cross between a gopher and an otter, and I'm sure the gay community will find a label for him eventually” @chimeracoder.bsky.social
Sep 19, 2018 21 tweets 4 min read
Ironically, in Hindu mythology. the donkey is the vehicle ridden by one of the forms of the goddess Durga. She not only represents the vanquishing power of good over evil, but also is a feminist icon and the most metal deity in all of mythology. http://www.newsindiatimes.com/some-indian-americans-cry-foul-about-use-of-lord-ganesh-in-political-ad-gop-apologizeshttp://www.newsindiatimes.com/some-indian-americans-cry-foul-about-use-of-lord-ganesh-in-political-ad-gop-apologizes Picture this... the asuras (demons) have risen and taken over the kingdom of the male gods and demigods. They go to their omnipotent leader (Shiva) expecting him to save them. Instead he says, "no, I can't save you, but my wife can."
Sep 6, 2018 22 tweets 5 min read
I'm thrilled that India has finally repealed the colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex, a law imposed by the British during imperial rule. Today, one fifth of the world's population was just freed from this homophobic legal relic. 🏳️‍🌈 🇮🇳 hindustantimes.com/india-news/on-… The social and legal status of LGBTQ people in India is incredibly complicated and nuanced - so, naturally, it's often misunderstood by people in the US and Europe.
Jun 26, 2018 17 tweets 3 min read
Today's SCOTUS ruling on the Muslim Ban is ghastly. I have literally been at a loss for words on how to talk about it.

Unfortunately, not everyone is at the same loss, and I've seen a lot of Bad Takes™ on the situation, particularly from white non-Americans. If you are white and want to talk about the SCOTUS ruling, or about racism and Islamophobia in the US more generally, there are two fundamental principles:

1. Center the victims and marginalized people, not yourself

2. Stay in your lane
Jun 23, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
On my Lyft Line back from the Pride weekend kickoff party, I got matched with a Bengali driver. After a few minutes, he told me (in Bengali, so the other passengers wouldn't understand) that he liked my outfit. Let's be entirely clear... my outfit tonight is the sort of thing that would not be considered... high fashion. The significance of him complimenting me (in Bengali, no less) on my outfit was not lost on me.
Apr 17, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
If you'd asked me a few weeks ago whether I preferred squash-merges or merge commits, I'd have been somewhat ambivalent.

After today, I'm pretty sold on squash-merge as the better strategy. It's not without drawbacks, but on net, it's still so much better to work with. Most of the drawbacks of squash commits in Git can be alleviated with other supporting tooling.

The inverse is not true - the drawbacks of merge commits are more difficult to work around.