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Analyzing recent #Tribal Voting Patterns and Trends..There are 51 parliament seats in Central India (Chattisgarh,MP,Gujarat,Rajasthan,Odisha,Jharkhand n Maharastra) where Tribal voters are more than 20%. What are the indications in #assemblyelections2018 ? Lets analyze.
In #Chattisgarh there are 7 Parliament seats where #Tribal Population is >20%. @BJP4India won all 7 in 2014 parliament election. The avg. tribal population in these seats is 44.5%. @BJP4India lost an average vote% of 17.5% in these seats. Huge loss. Refer the attached pics.
In #MP there are 10 Parliament seats where #Tribal Population is >20%. @BJP4India won 9 in 2014 parliament election. The avg. tribal population in these seats is 42.8%. @BJP4India lost an average vote% of 11.4% in these seats. Huge loss. Refer the attached pic.
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#Rajasthan textbook explicitly lists “demerits of democracy,” “democracy teaches a person to be selfish, cunning& illusive, “democracies do not produce economic development”,& they are particularly weak “in times of crisis.” #BJP_ভাগাও_দেশ_বাঁচাও #Hindutva kractivist.org/indias-rewritt…
The new textbooks promote the BJP’s political program and ideology.
History is twisted to promote Hindu supremacy&islamophobia. Maharana pratap won battle of haldighati, India won sino india conflict, Nazis were good etc etc #BJP_ভাগাও_দেশ_বাঁচাও #HinduRashtra
these textbooks are essentially political manifestos.
#Rajasthan’s 7th-grade book directs students to “prepare a chart of the advertisements published by the Govt abt its different schemes&with the help of your teacher discuss the benefits of these schemes.”
#BJP_ভাগাও_দেশ_বাঁচাও
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.#AugustaGA "euthanized" an alligator in Lake Olmstead wfxg.com/story/38792486… Many people were bothered by this story, including myself. Only after watching a @pbs @PBSNature episode on people & lions in #Gujarat #India was I able to articulate why this seemingly trivial
event actually points to the larger issue of whether we humans are going to adapt to this planet or whether we are going to continue to act as if our choices have no consequences until this planet changes & boots us out. #IndiasWanderingLions pbs.org/video/nature-i… Rather than
change our behavior which resulted in an alligator inhabiting this lake or take measures to limit the risk it would cause harm, we humans killed it to eliminate the minor risk it posed. We again positioned ourselves *outside* of the biosphere, even though our lives would be
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After getting a good rap on the knuckles by editors for being a lazy lurker on social media, here's course correction. I am now doing a thread of all my reportage in 2018. (@sree and @prempanicker had encouraged me to do this many years ago 🙈) Please read and share.
While urbanisation is a global trend, villagers around #Ahmedabad don't want to live in cities. Since 2012, #Gujarat government has encouraged 12 cities to swallow up some 800 villages. And now, most of them are resisting. A take on the 'Gujarat Model'.
theguardian.com/cities/2018/fe…
The two main problems for the new state of #Telangana are exemplified in
Vemulaghat, a village off #Hyderabad. I went there to understand their conflict over land and #water for irrigation. CC: @Landesa_Global @LandConflicts thewire.in/politics/despi…
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#ShalomNamaste
In a special gesture for a special friend, PM @narendramodi personally receives PM Benjamin Netanyahu on his State Visit to India.
Here's a look at the broad spectrum of bilateral relations b/w #IndiaIsrael
mymea.in/ctw
In memoriam.
The Teen Murti memorial salutes Indian heroes who fought in World War I to liberate Haifa in 1918 as a call of duty.
Remembering our heroes.
@adgpi celebrates ‘Haifa Day’ every year on 23rd September to commemorate the war dead during World War I at the Battle of Haifa
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