Uplifting things from this past week

A few things I found uplifting from this past week.

  • Courts refused to re-instate the immigration ban exec order
    So last week the courts refused to reinstate the immigration ban executive order until the administration provided more information regarding how many people the order affected. The next hearing is happening tomorrow (Tuesday - 02/07/2017). It was good to see the judiciary performing its function of keeping the executive in check.
  • Melissa McCarthy's SNL sketch impersonating Sean Spicer was an absolute killer.
  • This rendition of Mirza Ghalib's Har Ek Baat Pe by Kris Ashok is beautiful.
  • NYC Subway riders scrubbed Swastikas from subway cars
    This was a very heartening story in a rather bleak few months. NYC subway riders scrubbed the train after some vandals wrote swastikas inside the cars. One of the riders who helped clean up wrote a Facebook post about it.

"I guess this is Trump's America," said one passenger. No sir, it's not. Not tonight and not ever. Not as long as stubborn New Yorkers have anything to say about it.

And finally,

  • This brilliantly thought out tweet from the PM of India. And this reply to it.