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A THREAD on Saint #AmartyaSen.
A comprehensive story of how the Nobel Laureate in economics (a committed communist klutz to be precise) thoroughly botched up the revival of the Nalanda University using a mix of nepotism, incompetency, and ad hoc functioning.

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First, the appointment of #AmartyaSen, who throughout his career has heaped scorn on everything that is rooted in the Indian tradition, was outrageous for Nalanda University, that had once symbolized Indian culture and the world’s best traditions of excellence in learning.
Indeed, it is open knowledge that the sole qualification of #AmartyaSen to head the Nalanda University was his proximity with Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.
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Ich kann nur allen die Schriften von #AmartyaSen empfehlen, zuvorderst "Identity and Violence". Sens Denken zeigt, wie sich jenseits identitärer Dogmas linke, liberale und konservative Elemente zu einem menschenfreundlichen Ganzen verbinden lassen; auch wie ein nüchterner, aber
gerechter Blick auf Realitäten volltönenden, denkstilkonform-klientelistischen Theorien den Wind aus den Segeln nimmt: "Unter anderem weist er sowohl die 'kulturtheoretische' Ansicht zurück, Gewalt sei eine Folge des 'Kampfes der Kulturen', als auch die der politischen Ökonomie,
Armut und Ungleichheit seien hauptverantwortlich. In diesem Zusammenhang erscheint der überraschende Hinweis, die Mordrate einer der ärmsten Städte der Welt, Kolkata, liege bei 0,3 pro Jahr und 100 000 Einwohnern, in Delhi beinahe zehnmal so hoch, in New York noch einmal 65
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#AmartyaSen's great insight was that dreadful disasters (s/as mass starvation) do not happen in a democracy because news of the early signs of distress are seen, heard and responded by those in power.
That theory is being tested in #Modi's #India. And so far found wanting
A willingly controlled and spontaneously sycophantic media refuses to hold the Great Leader to account; such criticism as may be made by intellectuals and a remnant of the free press is silenced by the howls of mobs on social media. Free debate is replaced by adulatory paeans.
Respectful discussion of policy choices has been pushed aside by a Know-it-all leadership that adopts a We-Can-never-admit-to-any-failings style of governance that places false propaganda over real performance, empty spin over true substance.
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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