Life in Bangalore does have its ups and downs pic.twitter.com/qUOCHRMLMF— aarthi parthasarathy (@aarthipartha) August 4, 2022
Bangalore needs a connecting flight from the airport to the city.— Harish Iyengaar (@scaryhairyman) August 4, 2022
It’s pouring buckets !— Lavanya Ballal (@LavanyaBallal) August 4, 2022
Davangere to Bangalore pic.twitter.com/3K6BJH8Eho
Things I love about Bangalore:— Tanay Pratap (@tanaypratap) July 31, 2022
- Coffee stops
- Beautiful skies
- Collaboration mindset
- Networking opportunities
Other cities might have less traffic, high living standards, & cheap transportation rates, but Bangalore is a vibe.
In Bangalore if you are travelling to office all five days and still manage to deliver all your projects within deadlines then trust me you are no less than superhuman #bengalurutraffic pic.twitter.com/PzVf78GuJ8— Divyanshu Singh (@Divys_singh) August 4, 2022
Cancel culture in Bangalore is guessing which of your 3 rides that are 20+ minutes away are most likely to cancel on you so you can cancel 2 of them before you're charged a cancellation fee only to have the chosen one cancel on you as well.— Shikha (@ShikhaGupta__) August 2, 2022
Just took an auto in #Bangalore and my driver is a STARTUP FOUNDER. Still in research phase but in transportation industry. He works as an auto driver at night to understand the commute problem in Bangalore better— Rishita Singh (@rishiitaaa) July 28, 2022
MY MIND IS BLOWN🤯
My @peakbengaluru & I think it’s unbeatable🤯
1956 :: Traffic and Weather In Bangalore— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) July 28, 2022
(Photo Division ) pic.twitter.com/JmeeEVMfLQ
Earlier CM's : We'll make Bangalore like California.— Pramod Kanni 💙 (@Pramod_Kanni) July 30, 2022
Current CM: We'll follow UP model.
What a fall ...
One small request to the TN govt.— The Kaipullai (@thekaipullai) August 1, 2022
Before you operationalize the airport, please build a Metro or a Rapid Metro, from an existing metro station to this airport.
Else, like in Bangalore, we will have to pay more in taxi fare than our flight fare. https://t.co/gEOu8Bpdmg
Best thing happened today 🙌— Shivaye (@sagareyaa) July 31, 2022
ISKCON BANGALORE ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Qaxzovkfnz
In bangalore 👿Open rajakaluve sucks a person inside. pic.twitter.com/nNEXPAt9ur— Indira(இந்திரா) (@Indirakkdi) August 4, 2022
Bangalore if everyone decided to follow lane discipline while driving pic.twitter.com/AmM3ZWUyZJ— RaunakBaig (@RaunakBaig) August 4, 2022
UP Model is here in Bangalore. Yay https://t.co/WstnUmVgXc— Drunk Journalist (@drunkJournalist) August 4, 2022
It’s been 8 months since I moved to Bangalore and the quality of people I come across here just keeps on impressing me.— Paras Chopra (@paraschopra) July 31, 2022
It’s the network effect of talent in play.
I was missing Bombay too much so it came to Bangalore pic.twitter.com/3PLISPJoBg— meko kya main toh minion hoon (@youcandothisbis) August 4, 2022
When I see roads without traffic in Bangalore pic.twitter.com/Ahrd8inzvx— Vedant (@vedantkhanduja) August 4, 2022
Why can't Chennai have a decent international airport with some restaurants, good art? When I see swanky Bangalore Airport, my heart weeps for my city. @aaichnairport— KALPANA SUNDER (@KalpanaSunder) August 4, 2022
Bangalore makes you a better sales person.— Astha (@asthapastaa) August 2, 2022
You’ll be rejected by cab and auto drivers so much that canceled meetings and clients ghosting won’t even bother as much lmao.
@bbmpcommr @BBMPCOMM @mla_raghu @BSBommai @CMofKarnataka Situation in CV Ramani Nagar is so pathetic after every rain. Please do something.. It feels like no authority is bothered to help..#Bangalore_Rain #bangalorerains pic.twitter.com/djj80UP2qz— Lalitha (@Lalitha_S_Iyer) August 4, 2022
Thinking of opening a seafood restaurant in Bangalore called Fintech.— T. H. Houghton (@sidin) July 25, 2022
In Mar 2020 I announced Coinbase was going "remote first". This is what it now looks like in the US where we now have employees in almost every state. (each red dot represents a region where we have at least one employee)https://t.co/M0NUSdFmjs pic.twitter.com/zD03f6ue61— Brian Armstrong - barmstrong.eth (@brian_armstrong) August 3, 2022
Before you criticize me, try walking a mile in my saint laurent boots— Samuel Spitz in SF (@samuel_spitz) August 3, 2022
Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, voicing U.S. 'solidarity' as China fumes "Our congressional delegation's visit to Taiwan honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy," Pelosi said in a statement shortly after landing. "America's solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy." ....... Chinese warplanes buzzed the line dividing the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday before her arrival, and Chinese state media said People's Liberation Army would hold exercises near Taiwan from Thursday through Sunday. ........ Several Chinese warships have also sailed near the unofficial dividing line since Monday and remained there ........ Taiwan rejects China's sovereignty claims and says only its people can decide the island's future. ....... During a phone call last Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Biden that Washington should abide by the one-China principle and "those who play with fire will perish by it". Biden told Xi that U.S. policy on Taiwan had not changed and that Washington strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. ........ Bonnie Glaser, a Taiwan expert at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, told reporters in a call that the damage to American-Chinese relations done by the Pelosi visit would be hard to repair. "We all know how bad this relationship has been in the past year. And I just think that this visit by Nancy Pelosi is just going to take it to a new low," Glaser said. "And I think that it's going to be very difficult to recover from that."
The rouble is soaring and Putin is stronger than ever - our sanctions have backfired Western sanctions against Russia are the most ill-conceived and counterproductive policy in recent international history. Military aid to Ukraine is justified, but the economic war is ineffective against the regime in Moscow, and devastating for its unintended targets. World energy prices are rocketing, inflation is soaring, supply chains are chaotic and millions are being starved of gas, grain and fertiliser. Yet
Vladimir Putin’s barbarity only escalates – as does his hold over his own people................. To criticise western sanctions is close to anathema. Defence analysts are dumb on the subject. Strategy thinktanks are silent. Britain’s putative leaders, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, compete in belligerent rhetoric, promising ever tougher sanctions without a word of purpose. Yet, hint at scepticism on the subject and you will be excoriated as “pro-Putin” and anti-Ukraine. Sanctions are the war cry of the west’s crusade. ............. The reality of sanctions on Russia is that they invite retaliation. Putin is free to freeze Europe this winter. He has slashed supply from major pipelines such as Nord Stream 1 by up to 80%. World oil prices have surged and eastern Europe’s flow of wheat and other foodstuffs to Africa and Asia has been all but suspended. .......... Britain’s domestic gas bills face tripling inside a year. The chief beneficiary is none other than Russia, whose energy exports to Asia have soared, driving its balance of payments into unprecedented surplus. The rouble is one of the world’s strongest currencies this year, having strengthened since January by nearly 50%. Moscow’s overseas assets have been frozen and its oligarchs have relocated their yachts, but
there is no sign that Putin cares. He has no electorate to worry him............... They want to bomb Russia’s economy “back to the stone age”. ......... The assumption seems to be that if trade embargos hurt they are working. As they do not directly kill people, they are somehow an acceptable form of aggression. They are based on a neo-imperial assumption that western countries are entitled to order the world as they wish. They are enforced, if not through gunboats, then through capitalist muscle in a globalised economy. Since they are mostly imposed on small, weak states soon out of the headlines, their purpose has largely been of “feelgood” symbolism. ........... more than 30 sanctions “wars” in the past 50 years have had minimal if not counterproductive impact. They are meant to “intimidate peoples into restraining their princes”. If anything they have had the opposite effect. From Cuba to Korea, Myanmar to Iran, Venezuela to Russia, autocratic regimes have been entrenched, elites strengthened and freedoms crushed. Sanctions seem to instil stability and self-reliance on even their weakest victim. Almost all the world’s oldest dictatorships have benefited from western sanctions. .............. Putin’s response to the sanctions imposed on him since his 2014 seizure of Crimea and Donbas. Their objective was to change Russia’s course in those regions and deter further aggression. Their failure could hardly be more glaring. .......... the toughest ever imposed on a major world power, may not be working yet, but will apparently work in time. They are said to be starving Russia of microchips and drone spares. They will soon have Putin begging for peace. ............ Russia is “slowly adjusting to its new circumstances”. Sanctions have promoted trade with China, Iran and India. They have benefited “insiders connected to Putin and the ruling entourage, making huge profits from import substitution”. McDonald’s locations across the country have been replaced by a Russian-owned chain called Vkusno & tochka (“Tasty and that’s it”). Of course the economy is weaker, but Putin is, if anything, stronger while sanctions are cohering a new economic realm across Asia, embracing an ever enhanced role for China. ............ Meanwhile, the west and its peoples have been plunged into recession. Leadership has been shaken and insecurity spread in Britain, France, Italy and the US. Gas-starved Germany and Hungary are close to dancing to Putin’s tune. Living costs are escalating everywhere. Yet still no one dares question sanctions. It is sacrilege to admit their failure or conceive retreat. The west has been enticed into the timeless irony of aggression. Eventually its most conspicuous victim is the aggressor. Perhaps, after all, we should stick to war.
Republicans’ agenda for a second Trump term is far more radical than the first Rather than sideline federal agencies, Republicans want to seize control of them, purge civil servants and replace them with America First footsoldiers .......... the intention to strip away employment protections from thousands of senior civil servants, eliminating at a stroke a large chunk of the civil service’s expertise and institutional memory. ......... Often, it seemed like Trump considered his own government to be more useful to him as a political foil than as a tool in his hands. Trump appeared to have decided there was little point to trying to actually control the “deep state” when he could instead portray himself as its victim. ........ The people at the heart of the movement today are more likely to idolize the Hungarian autocrat Viktor Orbán than they are Ronald Reagan. .......... the recent overturning of Roe v Wade provides a blueprint for how a compliant conservative judiciary can enable government officials to take away even the most fundamental of human rights. ......... With the Department of Justice finally under control, the next Republican president would be free to launch criminal inquiries into political opponents. The brutality of immigration enforcement would be sharply increased while environmental regulations would languish unenforced. Rightwing extremists would go unmolested while American Muslims had their rights abused. Corruption and venality would become rampant across the government as checks and balances were removed and inexperienced hacks had their first taste of power. .......... today’s conservatives act more like revolutionaries. And like all revolutionaries, they want to seize control of the state and launch an offensive on as many fronts as possible.
Sunak closing gap on Truss in Tory leadership contest, poll shows Foreign secretary’s lead down to five points in latest poll of party members, after 24-point lead a fortnight ago ........... Truss on 31%, Sunak 29%, and more than 30% saying they did not know.
Recently, a growing number of tourists and remote workers have flooded the nation’s capital and left a scent of new-wave imperialism.https://t.co/F9G2SaI4E6— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 27, 2022
Unpopular Opinion: most consumer app startups are just features, not real businesses.— Eric Bahn 💛 (@ericbahn) August 1, 2022