Yo bangalore quisling MP, how jobless are you that you're going around playing Sherlock Sherlock in the middle of a pandemic? People aren't suffering enough that they have to suffer you? And what is this bed management software trumpeting? Dude, it's 90s tech.
One Thejaswi is Bangalore Quizzing
One Tejasvi is Bangalore Quisling
So much of bangalore life seems to be either talking to or about Nandan Nilekani like he's some combination of Tony Stark and Bran Stark. Dude set up a decent labor arbitrage business, people. And his grasp of what is latest and relevant tech seems shaky and dated.
Wonder if NN offered to build a BMSMS. A management information system to manage the management of the bed management system. Secured with cutting edge techniques like captcha and OTP!

"Sorry, it's do0Fu8 not doOFu8, so no bed or oxygen for you. Try again in 75 seconds."
This is what has me so pissed off at that vestigial rectal polyp named Tejasvi Surya. For US friends, imagine josh hawley and matt gaetz rolled into one and painted saffron like a roadside rock everyone urinated on.

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5 May
How is this not like 1930s Germany? How can you still feign offence at being labeled Nazis if you still support the BJP? At what point does the country just give up the pretense of being a republic?
Gist - Modi's young acolyte Member of Parliament went to the bangalore city government's covid war room, singled out all the Muslims, accused them of corruption AND terrorism, had them fired. And put a crosshairs on an unconnected senior city official just for being Muslim.
Just imagine being one of those 17 muslims working long hours in a pandemic at great personal risk and being bullied and summarily fired and maybe even arrested just because you're muslim. Because one privileged nazi wanted it. Every such news reminds me of the Shylock speech.
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If he at least had the best digital solutions, it could be understood. Like in NYC, a QR code based system for the vaccine worked really well, without being forced down people's throats. For record keeping, not gate keeping.

This uncle is still in early 00s mindset and ability.
Also this lie being spread by NN fanboys that "even in US, you need to give ssn and photo id for vaccines."
Absolute blatant lies!
Here's how tech works in normal countries. In NYC, if you have a phone or computer, go to the website, fill out the information, under penalty of perjury (as in, if you lie to jump the line, you may be prosecuted later, AFTER the pandemic is done, but if you honest, you cool).
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Oooh I'm going to plug one of my favorite longforms of all time from historian Jill Lepore! I mentioned this in detail to my graduating students. 😍
The tldr is it's because we were TOO efficient at hunting and gathering. 😭😭😭😭
I love my job. But it's just my job. It's very meaningful to shape young lives and fun to turn my social media obsessions into academic papers. But it's just my job.
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I came across this going through some old links. I remember when this news came out, our worry was "uh oh, we live just 5 blocks from Bellevue! Hope we don't have to quarantine!"

Oh February 2020 Gaurav, I have so much to tell you!
The reason I was looking up news about covid in Feb 2020 was that I was scheduled to take a class of 32 undergrads to Munich and Prague in March for a week as part of a full 3 credit course. But Italy had started a lockdown. With the worst outbreaks in the north near Munich.
As professor, I was the main point of contact. Students and parents (paying $$$ for the trip) started asking me about precautions we were taking, insurance coverage, etc if the virus spread to Bavaria when we were there. I took the questions to my school leadership.
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Nailed it. Remember when people praised the late Sushma Swaraj when she was External Affairs Minister for personally responding on Twitter to some pleas for help from troubled Indian nationals abroad. I was like, what exactly are consulates doing then? There's phone, email!
India has never even tried to build public services and systems for everyone. They are only built minimally, for elites like me. When the minimal systems don't work, we usually know someone who knows someone. How we elites coasted through demonetization. But this...Is unusual!
So much of living through crises in India is about being "atmanirbhar" - self-sufficient! This government, which is usually up in everyone's business, even promotes it as a national virtue. Even as it seeks to deflect the blame to actually self-sufficient foreign countries.
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So after making a few phone calls and sending a few aggrieved emails to people I know close to powers that be about the patent protection thing, here's a gist of the explanation I got. Which is at least a nuanced and thoughtful one, not the least "profiteering" related. ...
Whether you agree or disagree, this is the gist.
This is very much like a choice between a horrible situation and an even more horrible situation. And they're going with the decision, for now, that they think is the less horrible situation. Which is protecting patents.
These mRNA vaccines are a miracle of sorts. Their effectiveness as well as the speed with which they were put out. But that was made possible in large part by a massive behind the scenes effort by the CDC, FDA, Pfizer, Moderna, and the Biden admin's experienced Klain team.
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