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Popagandhi | Too much coffee since 2003

Two years ago I found out I have an autoimmune disease. I will always have it. It changed everything about my life from what I do for money to ...

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  • Singapore’s So-Called Moral Majority |

    popagandhi.com 21 Jul '14, 4pm

    No doubt these people have barely met any real LGBT people, and have believed that the only group that is visible to them — caricatures of limp-wristed and/or well-toned gym-going gay men — are the only ones they are waving their flags against. Not the overweight butch with an over-si...

  • The Freedom to Love

    popagandhi.com 28 Jun '14, 5am

    Ten years ago the Internet was a different place. Singapore was a different place. While it wasn’t exactly the sort of pitchfork-wielding, gay-vilifying environment you would imagine, you certainly did not feel like people understood . You felt, at that time, at odds with large swathe...

  • Videos Games & Political Consciousness

    popagandhi.com 05 Jun '14, 7am

    I’ve spent the last couple of nights binge-playing through the Mass Effect trilogy, which reminds me a little bit too much of the late nights I’ve pulled work- ing on political campaigns and social causes in the past. The setup is about the same: all of the above require a single-mind...

  • All In

    popagandhi.com 06 May '14, 12pm

    Write clear, concise emails. I wish I knew it earlier, but learning to ask for things clearly and briefly is a life skill. Talk about money without feeling weird. I don’t know about you, but I used to find it difficult to talk about money. Expected compensation, ballpark estimates, mo...

  • An Indian Decade

    popagandhi.com 02 Feb '14, 5pm

    As a wee child in Varanasi before I threw away my backpacker wardrobe. I’ve been coming and going from India for the last ten years. In 2004 I started to hatch the first plans to flee the terrifying life laid out for me — that of a student in a Singapore university, doomed for the cor...

  • Sitrep

    Sitrep

    popagandhi.com 04 Apr '14, 7pm

    I got a Battlestar Galactica tattoo I’m pretty pleased about that It’s one half of the pair of wings and Caprica constellation that Starbuck gets when she marries Anders Within a couple of hours of getting it, a random stranger proposed to me — saying she would get “the other side” Wh...

  • What I Learned

    popagandhi.com 15 Mar '14, 7pm

    Two years ago I found out I have an autoimmune disease. I will always have it. It changed everything about my life from what I do for money to where I live. It prompted a reinvention of myself which was at turns painful, but ultimately necessary. This is what I learned. 1. Never foreg...

  • Life Is Short. Have A Kit Kat.

    popagandhi.com 27 Oct '13, 3pm

    Wherein the real gross monthly income of our lowest 20th percentile of employed residents rose only 0.1% each year from 2002 to 2012 (link ) Where an estimated one-quarter of Singapore households would be under the poverty line, if we indeed had one (link ) Where his Ministry’s profes...

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