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This is going to be a lot of water/rivers/environment/trees/politics. Follow if you're up for it! Will soon share other profiles I like. :))

If you are based in & want to volunteer please get in touch with @sidagarwal, they're mapping out essential services based on each ward and building local mutual aid networks available on a live map

Time. Aravalli Mountains, Rajasthan.

Do you know what has led to these formations?

Information courtesy of a few geologist friends. The feature is called 'Flatiron', and the triangular shapes are actually natural. Details here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatiron

Google Map co-ordinates: 27.253459, 76.127651

This year my 70 yr old father was at BKK airport and misplaced his passport. First time abroad, he was shook at how the behavior of airport staff changed towards him when they found out he was without docs.

I keep drilling this experience to him when we discuss CAA, NRC.

Green velvety hills of Manipur, and a patch on the hill showing signs of the slash and burn - Jhum cultivation practice.

If you know of any, please send interesting reading on the 'slash and burn practice'. From the Out of Eden Walk trail in Manipur.

Green velvety hills of Manipur, and a patch on the hill showing signs of the slash and burn - Jhum cultivation practice.

If you know of any, please send interesting reading on the 'slash and burn practice'. From the Out of Eden Walk trail in Manipur.

A paddy party & natural sun-block. Rice fields, East of Imphal, Manipur.

From while walking with Paul Salopek in Manipur on his Out of Eden Walk project. It is a multi-year project where a 2 time Pulitzer prize winning journalist is walking across the world in the footsteps of our ancestors who first discovered the world.

Check out their website - www.outofedenwalk.org

&

contribute to their fundraiser if possible for you - outofedenwalknonprofit.org/mat

Hi , quick question.

Do you click on 'CW: Content Warning' labels to uncover content or do you just pass those? Will appreciate if you can respond to this toot with an answer to "why" as well. Please boost. Thanks! :)

My first tryst with the state of Manipur, its amazing food and lovely umbrellas. That too with Paul Salopek and Arati Kumar Rao. What joy!

Ofcourse the people are great. They almost always are! :)

First Nomad Inc. 2019 conference

on 6 December 2019 in New Delhi on the status of Denotified, Semi-nomadic and Nomadic Tribes in India.

As this community faces the barriers of caste, tribe, criminality and morality, the conference aims at bringing together education, anti-child marriage and anti-bonded labour campaigners to explore innovative solutions in terms of schemes, programmes, policy shifts and laws.

@h_tejas

"Women were considered uniquely susceptible to a phenomenon called “Bovarysme”—the view that, after Gustave Flaubert’s heroine in his 1856 novel Madame Bovary, books could corrupt a woman and untether them from their traditional roles. Even doctors even weighed in, providing medical explanations of “Bovarysme,” some arguing that since women a “lower brain-weight” than men, they were physically not constituted for intellectual pursuits."

nybooks.com/daily/2019/11/18/t

We forget how young feminism is.

My first tryst with the state of Manipur, its amazing food and lovely umbrellas. That too with Paul Salopek and Arati Kumar Rao. What joy!

Ofcourse the people are great. They almost always are! :)

#ElectoralBonds Investigations. 3 parts out.

We have yet more to tell. The govt didn't just stop at things you have read so far.

Tomorrow
@HuffPostIndia@twitter.com leading, in Eng
@newslaundry@twitter.com in Hindi
@azhimukham@twitter.com in Malayalam
@DharitriLive1@twitter.com starts in Odia &
@raiotzine@twitter.com soon in Khasi

Politics / Corruption / Election funding 

Chowkidar hi Chor hai?

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office directed the finance ministry to break its own rules to approve the special and illegal sale of electoral bonds just before critical state assembly elections."

huffingtonpost.in/entry/electo

Data says over half of JNU students can afford the fee hike. Data also says it's not a big deal if the other half drops out of college because it is known that only richer half is entitled to education.

Data is political.

t.co/s5tFSgNkcU

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Offering solidarity to the students protesting the fee hike at JNU, as a beneficiary of subsidised education and a "tax-paying citizen".

A state must ensure universal public education. Any attempts to make education inaccessible must be condemned.

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'Don't make me do stuff'. Says the t-shirt of a guy pushing a cycle cart full of Buddha statues. :))

On @OnReality_Check@twitter.com with @SreenivasanJain@twitter.com, who first told us about the big #ElectoralBond sale nos. Discussing the first scoop from our investigative series: How RBI was dead against them. But Modi govt didn't care. More to be revealed over next 4 days ndtv.com/video/shows/reality-c

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