Got my first shot at Nair Memorial today - so thank you to @mybmc!

Because vaccine stocks are low, getting an appointment right now takes some major Tatkal booking type energy and getting very lucky.

Currently the tech barrier to getting this feels huge, and that was reflected in the people getting vaccinated with me - most looked well-off.

Hopefully they will open up physical door to door or neighbourhood registration soon to address this imbalance.

On the plus side it definitely looks like the systems are in place to vaccinate much larger numbers per day when they get stock.

The @mybmc and the hospital staff are all really efficient and helpful!

Also, if you do get your shot in Mumbai for free and can afford it, please consider contributing to the Maharashtra CMs Disaster Relief Fund - Covid 19 to help the state fund Covid relief for those who need it. Let’s pay it forward.

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3 May
This whole Adar Poonawala melodrama is a side show designed to distract from the real questions: why hasn’t the central government placed more orders? Who took the decision to only order a measly 11 million doses upfront?

Why did the ICMR allow only Bharat Biotech to manufacture covaxin given their low manufacturing capabilities? Why didn’t they simultaneously license all public sector vaccine manufacturers at least to make it?
What is the 35,000 crores allocated in the budget being used for?
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1 May
Poor dear. Apparently things were so terrible, he was forced to jet off to the UK. 😢…
The Times is very upset with us for being mean to our billionaires
Yikes- who’s going to chop of your head, Adar? Do tell!
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The “give them what they want to hear” media model is not new. It’s was what spurred Bennet Coleman’s (Times Group) rapid growth in the late 90s and early noughties.

But it’s important to understand fully how it has harmed all of us and how that harm began before 2014

First - it created a vicious feedback loop.

We’ve always been aware of communalism in our society. But the fact that you didn’t see it portrayed on television or in major newspapers made its expression limited in day to day affairs. It wasn’t “normal” or civilised.

Of course it would break through from time to time around festivals or rumours or specific events. But it wasn’t openly expressed in workplaces and social conversations.

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23 Apr
At the end of the day sports stars, movie stars and other celebrities are all in the business of monetising our emotions. They convert our adulation into wealth for themselves

The smarter ones give a small portion of that money back to the community.
It’s an investment - that money then generates more adulation which they can monetise further.

Some use their platform for genuine good, but that’s the exception not the norm. Most just raise their voices when they know that will generate more adulation at minimal cost

When there is a cost involved to raising their voice, they weigh it. Carefully. Is angering a authoritarian government in India worth the adulation it will get you? If it isn’t, they don’t speak. An elephant in an opposition ruled state is an easy win- so they speak.

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Putting together the must-read Bobde retirement articles as I find them so that when we have more time, we can sit back and savour each zinger.

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