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On todays episode of “Know Your HashTag”

Origin - India
Quality - Derogatory, Anti-National, Bigoted
Commonly used by - Indian Right wing

First lets understand what a Naxal is.

Naxalites are a breakaway faction of the Communist Party of India Marxist that decided to take up arms against the Indian Government in the name of protecting the poor. The arms were supplied by China, and were obviously an unsuccesfull attempt at breaking up the Indian Union.

It has to be noted that the Naxals arose out of the need of the protection of rights of certain Indigenous people that werw loosing their livelihoods due to India Industrialising(Chinese didn’t like this). But it also should be observed that the Naxalite Movement didn’t help the very people they set out to help and would often burn their houses and rape their women. It was the very same poor people that ratted these Naxals out for carrying out the Chinese agenda on Indian soil.

Wanna know more about Communist Party of India(Marxist - Leninist) ? - It is the 6th most dangerous terrorist organization.

Wanna know more about Naxals and CPI(ML) — GYIF

So what is an UrbanNaxal?

Originally the UrbanNaxal were urbanites that would provide the naxals with technological, financial and ideological support.

But on the Interwebs we define and UrbanNaxal as -:

1. Someone who hides behind the facade of liberalism while secretly propagating sectarian views.

2. Someone who distorts facts and statistics to paint a false picture of the current scenario.

3. A rich person that has lost touch with the ground reality, and yet tries to dictate what is best for the poor.

4. People who talk about revolution with wine glasses in their hand, while the poor drink water out of plastic bags.

5. People who hate the Idea of Identity as they want India to always be subdued to western influences.

6. Ideological Terrorists that misinform people for the benefit of few corrupt political parties.

Basically a Wine Glass Revolutionary

Feel free to extend this discussion

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@freemo @stux @Gargron

This is Babri Masjid.

A mostly dilapidated Mosque that has been the subject of a 150 year old legal dispute, and 400 year old controversy

What is the controversy?

The mosque was built in 1600 by a mughal ruler Aurangazeb (muslim invader) after demolishing what some believe to be the most Holy Site for the Hindus - The birth place of Lord Ram.

Even after the construction of the mosque Hindus would throng to the structure to offer prayers to their lord, and had been doing so from 1600 - 1947

Mention of this can be found in the records of the British Empire, who themselves recorded the site as Ram Janmabhoomi(Ram Birthplace) + Babri Masjid.

After Independence quite a few Muslim Scholars requested the Muslim Board to give the Babri Site to Hindus saying -

“Babri Masjid is not a frequented site or a significant mosque, it doesn’t hold much importance to us Muslims but for the Hindus it is a very Holy Place. Let it be a peace offering and an end to religion of Politics”

But the the then goverment and the muslim board refused to take this proposal forward as doing so would mean that they could no longer ask for votes in the name of Religion.

The politics of religion went on unabated.

Leading to this-

In 1992 a gathering of around 100,000 Hindus tore down the dilapidated mosque demanding that Ram Temple underneath it be restored.

The government shot and killed 100s of Hindus that had gathered to bring the mosque down.

Then Congress government didn’t budge when asked to resolve the matter and said there was no proof that any structure existed underneath the mosque.

It said this without conducting any Archaeological Investigation.


How do you deal with involuntary hesitation?

I have course book open in front of me but my body is physically resisting. I feel like I have to fight my body to be able to just sit down and study.

What is this internal resistance?

Panic is the virus we need to worry about.

I'm using this time to learn how to properly cluster node.js processes.

And get a better understanding of various Javasdcript async objects.

Trying to see if I find something in Devops that catches my fancy for more than a week.

Damn you digitally induced ADD.

eSagan 🇮🇳

So, I recently got interested in neuroscience and decided to learn more. Having had no formal training in neurobiology before, I just registered fo...


I am halfinary based. Instead of binary that is 1's and zeros I am halfinary which is composed og 0.5's and zeros.



Actually my head is just the cooling unit. All male models of robot have their Neural Net installed in their genitals.


Excavate me. I have been buried for way too long now.


Make Paper Great Again

This is me solving a stack and a queue problem on paper.

Do have a go at it if you're into Kiddy puzzles. (although circular arrays is a bit of a mind bender)


We have a stack and queue, [-,-,4,3] and [-,-,2,1] respectively. When you pop off of the stack, it enqueues on to the queue, implemented as a circular array. (So pop(x) => both pop off the stack, and enqueue(x))

(Front of the queue is currently on 2, and back on 1. We queue on to the front, and remove from the back. Note: This pattern is different from question 2!!).

What will the stack and queue look like after:













@jump_spider @Full_marx @design_RG @tek @kornel @namark @Raman @fahrni @mngrif @rodolpho @shibaprasad @Gomario @freemo

What a bunch of beautiful people!! You all have been so helpful.

I like the book recommendations but I don't know if my ADD will let me go through them, but then again, no pain no gain right?

The code challenges route is something that I frankly never looked into. It's surprising how a nudge from some experienced devs pushes you down the right direction.

I don't get enough practice and this gamified approach to learning development may just be what I'm looking for.

Thankyou all for the love !!


@freemo I think there are undeserving candidates in every field of expertise. In fact, at least 80% of craftsmen in any specialisation are "not good".

The more demanding the area of expertise, the wider this ratio will be.

From what I believe, it's just the 1% that actually create 99% of whatever the trade is involved in.

Maybe it's the same for opensource? IDK

This is a very universal thing, in any field where the barriers of entry are low.

I know many truly horrible programmers that make a lot of money in India, simply by being able to assemble a team of mediocre developers and delivering a project. Maybe that comes under the class of managerial skill of whatever.

But as it is we don't reward people who are truly good, and hence there is less motivation to go around.

(that's just my opinion, I haven't seen the world much to know a lot about this)


@tek @kornel @namark @Raman @fahrni @mngrif @jump_spider @rodolpho @shibaprasad @Gomario @EdS @freemo @design_RG

So I have realised that I'm quite a shoddy programmer.

This is what happens when you learn from "Instant" online courses : You skip over the fundamentals.

So to remedy that I"m on a journey.

I am currently following a course of udemy:


Computer Science 101: Learn Computer Science to become a better Programmer and Software Engineer.
The course basically teaches you what the Big(0) is and also teaches the various memory models like Arrays and Linked Lists (It's more of a close to the metal approach)


This course is helping me understand memory, after @design_RG exposed me to drum memory. I got fascinated with the way the register works and everything and now i want to first understand CompSci fundamentals before jumping into languages.

But the problem is that I feel Memory is only part of the equation.

The reason I decided to get into CompSci at 29 was because I was interested in Logic.

I wonder if anyone knows a good cheap online resource to understand the fundamentals of Algorithms.

As I've always known that these courses that teach the rocks of this craft always have the word Data Structures and Algorithms in them,

I have a course that covers Data Structures in a language agnostic way.

Anyone know of a similar cheap course that covers Algorithms too?? Does this even exist or is it a product of my imagination?

@tek @kornel @namark @raman @fahrni @mngrif @jump_spider @rodolpho @shibaprasad @Gomario @EdS @freemo


She is off her cone today, and enjoying nap time.

Sutures look scary, but are clean, dry and intact.

Sorry for having disappeared this way.

My cat had developed Pyometra. Had to rush in for surgery. Luckily we caught it before it could spread.

There is still some infection in the vaginal stump, but tackling it with antibiotics, good food and love.

She is 95% in the clear.


@jump_spider @digitaldutta

Dutta is talking about something completely different.

Dutta is implying that traffic cams intended to fine motorists for not wearing helmets are actually for surveilance.

He is of the opinion that peolle who believe helmets are unfashionable shouldn’t be punished. That the no-helmet culture prevalent in India shouldn’t be corrected. That people should just die eve after minor motor cycle accidents.(head injuries)

Death by bikes is cool isn’t it - ? @design_RG

The reason they have the bill-board is to scare people of facing heavy traffic fines if caught by the camera.

Let’s not cross the fine line between caution and paranoia.

It is the youths who mostly die in these motorcycle accidents. Let’s do whatever we can to protect them.

@TNINDDefInfo @TheSecularOne

The left wing is gonna be so confussed.

I guess now I will have to but subuthi on Lenin as well ??

@TNINDDefInfo well this NDA govt is also a commie. More commie than left. They are refusing to disinvest even sick companies or close them down. Kerala actually sold some. Then these guys are giving 6k cash to farmers. Modi keeps harping on poor and more poor 🤪🤪🤪🤪

I am more a dog than human... If I look at my values maybe majority is left....

Schizophrenic. Genius. Victim of State Apathy

RIP Vashishtha Narayan

Let’s collectively make sure we find our Vashishthas before mental disease does.

Genius walks on a a fine line between sanity and insanity.

@Warhorse @design_RG @freemo

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