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🔴 #Sikkim makes headlines‼️

🟡2 weeks ago New York Times published an article on SIKKIM and it’s declining population.

🟡Yes, it’s true Sikkim’s TFR (total fertility rate) is declining. According to stats on an avg every woman had about 1 child. Image
🟡Govt is now encouraging 3 children per family

🟡 govt is ready to pay attendants ready to look after infants, Rs 10,000 per month

🟡Reasons for low TFR— female labour participation in the state is 59% as compared to 29%; Men go to other states for work and get married late.
🟡 Govt had introduced VATSALYA scheme: A women-centric scheme where an amount of Rs. 3 lakhs of financial assistance for treating infertility would be given to couples having difficulty in conceiving where the couples can undergo In-vitro Fertilization (#IVF) treatment.
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So here’s the detailed day by day itinerary of my recent Sikkim trip. So much to explore in this beautiful state. We covered Gangtok, Lachung and Pelling. Day trips from each place. Also visited Darjeeling mainly for the heritage train and the zoo. It was an awesome trip and……
So we had a flight from Mumbai to Bagdogra (West Bengal) which is the nearest airport. I took an early morning flight (about 3 hrs duration) as the road journey to Gangtok is about 4-5 hours and we wanted to reach by evening latest. We had lunch on the way. After settling in the……
Next morning we were planned for local Gangtok sightseeing. Bakthang waterfalls, Institute of Tibetology, Chorten stupa. Some local fruits🍍 on the way too!


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Comparación de India 🇮🇳  con México 🇲🇽 en la misma escala.

India es 67% más grande que México.

Dicho de otra forma, si a México le quitamos solo Chihuahua y Coahuila y duplicamos (2x) el área restante apenas sería comparable a India. 🤯 Image
No solo se trata de bastedad territorial.

Tres de sus estados tienen +100 millones de hab. y diez tienen+50M.
Imaginen que Uttar Pradesh es un poco más pequeño que CHIH pero tiene casi 200M de hab.
Bihar, del tamaño de OAX, cuenta con 105 millones de individuos. ImageImage
A pesar de su inmenso tamaño, también tiene estados pequeños.

#Sikkim es del tamaño de la tercera parte de HGO, mientras que Tlaxcala es incluso más grande que #Goa. Image
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Big Breaking News 🇮🇳: An Avalanche occurred near Tsomgo Lake in East Sikkim

6 tourists died, including four men, a woman & a child

150 people are reported to be trapped in the snow.

The incident took place at around 12:20 pm at 14th mile on J N marg +
#SikkimAvalanche #sikkim
on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg connecting Gangtok to Nathu La Pass

Rescue op'n underway, 22 tourists who were trapped in snow have been rescued, including 6 of them were rescued out of a deep gorge. 350 stranded tourists & 80 vehicles were rescued after snow clearance from the road. +
If you are on Instagram, Post/Reel link @/ashwinisahaya_ 👇…

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24. SIKKIM thali #Sikkim
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#SupremeCourt ने #Sikkim में टैक्स में छूट को लेकर 13 जनवरी के अपने फैसले से सिक्किम-नेपालियों को ‘विदेशी मूल के लोग’ बताने वाले संदर्भ को बुधवार को अपने आदेश से हटा लिया है।…
#SupremeCourt द्वारा अपने फैसले में की गई टिप्पणी के बाद #sikkim में विरोध प्रदर्शन तेज हो गया था। बहुसंख्यक सिक्किम-नेपाली समुदाय ने इस पर कड़ा विरोध दर्ज किया था।
13 जनवरी, 2023 को सुप्रीम कोर्ट द्वारा #Sikkim के नेपालियों को ‘विदेशी मूल के व्यक्ति’ बताए जाने पर बहुत दिनों से बवाल मचा हुआ है। इसके ख़िलाफ़ केंद्रीय गृह मंत्रालय ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट में एक पुनर्विचार याचिका दायर की थी।
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Today is the last day of campaigning for the first phase of #GujaratElections2022    . Here is a thread on the campaigning style and content. Must read for all those who follow #GujaratElections2022 .
PM @narendramodi in Rajkot said these #GujaratElections2022 is* to resolve that we want to take Hindustan and Gujarat to that height ( of Vikas) , come what may .
Well .. you wondering why these Gujarat Assembly elections imp for Hindustan 's development? We too🤩
Most imp reason forwarded by Mrs Smriti Irani for why BJP should be voted and confined to be voted for power.
1. In non BJP States, people are like for chanting Jai Shri Ram
2. Women who wear saffron are picked up from their homes sadness harassed in @AITCofficial ruled Bengal
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As only 145 days left to celebrate 75th anniversary of Indian Independence and I am starting an an initiative of #Dekhoapnadesh with #philately on the ocassion of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
"Rashtrapati Bhawan,New Delhi- Official Residence of President of India #indianstamps Image
#DekhoApnaDesh (see the India) with #philately to celebrate #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
Day 2 : Kayang - A folk dance from Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh,India #indianstamps #indianphilately Image
Day 3 :Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or"Toy train" runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal which is one of the iconic mountain railways of India and in 1999,it was declared as UNESCO world heritage site
#DekhoApnaDesh with #philately #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav Image
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#mustread thread for anyone who wishes to understand #defence in depth & how #Finland is far more militarised & prepared as a society for war than even the #USA .
Much here that #India can imbibe especially in the #himalayas .
Much to learn here .
Imho this is what #India should pick up & implement .
1) Basic military training to all males 18+ in #Ladakh , #ArunachalPradesh,#Sikkim , #Uttarakhand & #HimachalPradesh .
2) Prepositioned places for demolition charges in all critical infrastructure.
3) Prepositioned stocks of small arms including ATGMs & Manpads that can be distributed if required .
4) Bunkers in all major & minor settlements alongwith vehicles for pre-planned escape routes .
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🧵Four by @ChawlaSwati

1/ 🚨🚨Who is a #Tibetan?🚨🚨

❓Where is #Tibet?
❓Are all Tibetans #Buddhist?
❓Do all of them revere @DalaiLama?
❓Are there Tibetans (other than #exiled pop"n) outside Tibet?
❓Do all #Tibetans identify as... erm ..Tibetan?

2/ The 11th Zurmang Trungpa (1939-87) said #Tibetan 'insiders' (ནང་པ་) share these common features:

☑️speaking some variant of Tibetan lang
☑️following #Buddhist faith
☑️eating tsampa (roasted barley flour)

Who was he?…

A handy definition, but...

3/ Let's tackle the big one first: #Tibet has long been identified as a pristine Buddhist #Shangrila.

❌Not Tibetans are Buddhist.

❌Not all Tibetan Buddhists revere the @DalaiLama in the same way.

See #himalayanhistories 🧵on #Shangrila:

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🧵Two by @ChawlaSwati

1/ On #Tibet in the Indian imagination:

Yesterday, we looked at how #Tibetans perceived India+ how the @DalaiLama walked in the path of many of his countrymen before him when he came into exile in India.

Let's turn the gaze in the other direction today.
2/ Indians have at least two vantage points from where to view #Tibet. Parts of #Himalayan India border Tibet👇. Thanks to older connections of religious patronage, pilgrimage, and trade, the perspective from these regions is often v. diff from the capital in New Delhi.
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3/ Indian cities of Gaya, Sanchi+ Sarnath were imp pilgrimage sites for Tibetan Buddhists; as was Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet for Hindu+ Buddhist pilgrims from India. The imagination of an “Akhand Bharat” (Undivided India) often included #Tibet.


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🧵One by @ChawlaSwati

On the @DalaiLama & India:
1/ Many of us know that the 14th @DalaiLama has been living in #exile in #Himalayan town of #Dharamsala in northern India since 31 Mar 1959.

Why India?
Was he blazing a trail w/ his escape?

Map from @TIME (1959)
2/ Second question first: No, he wasn't.

In coming to India, the @DalaiLama trod the path of many #Tibetans before him-- traders+ aristocrats, monastics+ laity, and his predecessor, the 13th #DalaiLama, Thupten Gyatso, who had lived in exile in British India from 1910-12.

3/ Aristocratic families in #Tibet were closely tied in networks of monastic patronage, intermarriage +trade w/ eastern #Himalayan kingdoms of #Bhutan+ #Sikkim. The British Political Officer in Sikkim kept close watch on these alliances. Here he is w/ the 13th #DalaiLama👇.

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@IndiAves #Sikkim #Gangtok #NE #NEnostalgia
Road along the River Teesta, eventually takes you into the clouds!
To the city of Gangtok!
Beauty of the gurgling mountain streams as we crossed bridges over troughs and valleys on the way was simply mesmerising ! (1/n)
On reaching the RH, family members rushed to the mobile chargers, or to the toilets , जैसी जिसकी श्रद्धा !
But, I rushed to the windows to click pics of the valley down below !
Here are the pics.......(2/n)
There can be no hill station worth its salt which may not have a MG Road, or a Mall Road !
Gangtok is no exception !
First thing after the siesta, we all dashed to MG Road for the evening ! It was raining !
Found it a very lively place !
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ICYMI here's a 🧵of titles on our Summer #TibetReadingList which we published last week - you can see the whole list on our website too!… Image
First in our broadly categorised #Buddhism section on #TibetReadingList is "Under the Shadow of White Tara: #Buriat Buddhists in Imperial #Russia" by Nikolay Tsyrempilov published in May 2021 by the @FSchoeningh Publishing House.

Available on Amazon here: Image
Published by @OxUniPress in April 2021, “The Dalai Lama and the #Nechung Oracle” by Christopher Bell offers the most sustained discussion and history of the Nechung Oracle to date #TibetReadingList

Available on Bookshop here:… Image
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It seems highly questionable that the sequences found by @jbloom_lab, which would likely have suggested the wet market origin story was wrong, were deleted just when the Chinese gov’t was actively peddling an outbreak story they very likely knew was false.…
It’s equally outrageous that int'l experts can’t even speak w/ the scientists who did this work & that journalists from countries where so many have died from this totally avoidable catastrophe can’t ask Chinese scientists the most basic questions about their work & actions.
A brave Chinese scientist, Botao Xiao, released a preprint in Feb '20 considering a possible #COVID19 lab origin. His paper was withdrawn and int’l media & experts have no access to him & most other Chinese scientists w/ relevant info. This is outrageous.…
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Name: Soldier Akash Maharia
Honey trapped by #ISI, ws posted in #Sikkim.
Shared info of confidential nature.
Arrested by Rajasthan Police now.

Interesting part is-- he was trapped by WOMEN agents. And not the mullahs who masquerade as females. Image
Sources: Diff News agencies.

Ostensibly, his chats wr explicit in nature.
He is a resident of Sikar district of Rajasthan, he ws picked up when he ws on a family visit.
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19 Nov: #India crossed 9M reported #COVID19 cases & 132202 deaths. 4.4L active cases
👉1M new cases & 12.1K deaths added in the past 23 days. The previous 1L cases were added in 18 days.

*⃣Follow this data thread to know important trends national, state & district level*⃣
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👉Cases growing at 0.44% (it was 0.57% at 8M)
👉Steady fall in 7-day avg. daily new cases seem to have halted for now
👉Daily active cases still in -ve territory
👉Daily tests averaged 9.3L past 7 days (down from 10.5 at 8M)
👉Daily deaths ~500 (It was 511 at 8M)
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👉Growth of tests slightly above that of cases now
👉Daily TPR at 4.2% and has been <5% level for 30 days now.
👉only 5.88 (45.4%) of the 12.96 crores tests so far are RT-PCR
👉Testing (whether RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen) need to increase significantly
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The Buddha Park of #Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Rabong (Ravangla) in South #Sikkim district, Sikkim, India. It was constructed between 2006 and 2013 and features a 130-foot (40 m) high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece. The site was
chosen within the larger religious complex of the #RabongGompa (#Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage. Also nearby is #RalangMonastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism.

The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the 14th Dalai Lama, and became a
stop on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'. The statue of the Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This statue was built and installed in the place through the joint efforts of the Sikkim government and its people.
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सिक्किम का एक खास राजनीतिक अतीत है जिसमें कई महत्वपूर्ण एवं रोचक घटनाएं शामिल हैं।
2.अगर उत्तर पूर्वी राज्यों को 7 Sisters की उपाधि दी गई है तो सिक्किम को भी उन सबका भाई मानना गलत नहीं होगा। भौगोलिक स्थिति को समझें तो भारत का उत्तर-पूर्वी हिस्सा सामरिक और रणनीतिक रूप से देश का एक महत्वपूर्ण अंग है।
3.इसे हिंदुस्तान का दुर्भाग्य कहो या कुछ और, लेकिन हमें किसी स्थान का सामरिक और रणनीतिक महत्व उसके खोने के बाद ही चलता है। जैसे लद्दाख UT में अक्साई चीन और गिलगित बाल्टिस्तान को खोने के बाद ही हमें यह अहसास हुआ कि यह सिर्फ वो जमीन का टुकड़ा नहीं है जहाँ घास भी नहीं उगती।
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Fiscal marksmanship is a problem that plagues the #budgeting process at all level of government, from #Centre to #state governments. Attention is however still focused on the #Centre, despite #states now accounting for one and a half times the spending of the #Centre. (1/n)
This @IDFCinstitute working paper on fiscal marksmanship by @SharmadhaS and @PrakharMisra analyses the revenue #budgets of 28 #states of 15 years to analyse why state #budget estimates often miss the actuals on the various components of their total revenues. (2/n)
Fiscal marksmanship is a structural issue cutting across all #states, whether rich or poor. A rich state like #Kerala overestimated its total revenue in all 15 years but so did #Assam in 14 out of 15 years by an average of a massive 18.18%. (3/n) Image
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Welcome back to another episode of the #WildAboutFacts series. Today, we are taking over your feed with pictures and #trivia of one of the most alluring creatures from the #wild, the #RedPanda.

Join us, share your #photographs of the #Firefox of the #Himalayas.

📷Sourav Mondal

Its distinctive fur has earned this species monikers such as #Firefox, Firecat, or Fire-coloured Cat. Arguably, the #RedPanda is the only true #Panda, as the #GiantPanda, which is believed to be closely related, belongs to the #bear family.

📷Senthil Murugan

Around half of the #RedPanda’s natural habitat lies in the Eastern #Himalayas#Nepal, #Sikkim, northern #WestBengal, #Bhutan, and #ArunachalPradesh.

Its remaining home is in northern #Myanmar and a few provinces of central #China.

📷Ramshesha N
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1/n #SunTzuWithMe Everyone has heard about Sun Tzu. ‘Art of War’ must have sold millions of copies. 2500 years and it still hits bulls eye!! I will, over a period, take you through what exactly did he write and how does it effect us, governance, business and life? Contd...
2/n #SunTzuWithMe 2500 yrs back he pointed out a BIG FLAW in Chinese Army. Officers in Administration studied ‘military tactics’ late in service and came to command while actual military officers could never reach highest levels. FAMILIAR?? NSA? DefSecy? Cadre Offrs? IPS?
3/n #SunTzuWithMe These people without experience ‘directed operations’ in time of war while experienced military officers executed. This system brought disaster to the Army. What he write then can be seen today. #Galwan Do not play with organisation is the simple lesson.
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The #IndiaChina border is 3488 km long, not the LAC. The India-China border as India defines it extends eastward from the India-Afghanistan-China trijunction far west of the Karakoram pass to the India-Myanmar-China trijunction in the Eastern Sector.1/n
Which is why the border from that western trijunction to the India-Myanmar-China trijunction in the Eastern Sector is 3488 km long. Chinese refuse to discuss stretch west of #KarakoramPass which
largely covers so-called border between #PakOccupiedKashmir &Chinese #Xinjiang. 2/n
In the Chinese definition, the India-China border (their calculation of the length is obviously east of the Karakoram Pass but it has never been properly explained) is around 2000 km long. 3/n
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#DeltaCorp - A #Gaming Behemoth

Market Cap- 2,016 cr
Industry- Gaming/Casino
1) Company Overview

Delta Corp only listed casino operator in India enjoying 55% #marketshare in organized #casino market

Along with its casino business, company also owns #Adda52 a leading online poker.

It has licenses in all casino destinations ie #Goa, #Daman & #Sikkim.
2) Competitive advantage & strong entry barriers

Delta owns 3 out of 6 offshore casino licenses and has a total installed capacity of 1lac sq feet and 1200 gaming positions.

The last license issued by Government of Goa was in 2011.
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