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After posting the rooftop image, I got a lot of questions. I am motivated to share our 10 year journey. I have witnessed these mechanisms in neighborhoods like PECHS, Azam Basti, many other areas. All it takes is neighborhood association. Let me share some notes
Alternative way of urban neighborhood development; @DHAKarachiOfc I have written a lot on this, it has a failed isolated grid. It doesn't involve the ideology of a neighborhood. This image below is my street in a non DHA zone. We have 30 houses, build an internal association. Image
We recycle, we have planted more than 70 trees outside. You can see it is the greenest street in the neighborhood. Neighbors take care of street dogs, feed them, children play safely outside like how we use to when we were growing up. There is a lot of trust and care involved.
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"It is important that the #UnitedStates restores for #Pakistan foreign military financing & foreign military sales which were suspended by the previous administration" Pakistan Amb to the US Masood Khan told @TheWilsonCenter earlier Thursday
#Pakistan Ambassador to the US Khan also calls on #Washington to "revive its role for strategic stability in #SouthAsia"

"We believe a policy of imbalance & disequilibrium is fraught with serious perils"
"#Afghanistan's stability is imperative...1st & foremost for its own ppl who have suffered grievously" per #Pakistan Amb Khan

"It is equally important to stem the surge of terrorism that has viciously attacked Pakistan" since August 2021
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"It is important that the #UnitedStates restores for #Pakistan foreign military financing & foreign military sales which were suspended by the previous administration" Pakistan Amb to the US Masood Khan tells @TheWilsonCenter
#Pakistan Ambassador to the US Shah also calls on #Washington to "revive its role for strategic stability in #SouthAsia"

"We believe a policy of imbalance & disequilibrium is fraught with serious perils"
"#Afghanistan's stability is imperative...1st & foremost for its own ppl who have suffered grievously" per #Pakistan Amb Shah

"It is equally important to stem the surge of terrorism that has viciously attacked Pakistan" since August 2021
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When it comes to #China, the world’s attention may be focused on its threatening military manoeuvres against Taiwan and the visits by various European leaders to Beijing, but for #India, it is about deciphering the message China is trying to send with its recent actions. On April……
Even then, his politician’s mask slips at times. Like when he admitted, “Look, they (China) are the bigger economy. What am I going to do? As a smaller economy, I am going to pick up a fight with the bigger economy? It is not a question of being reactionary, it’s a question of……
The report says that “Indian officials probably believe they would be able to reach out and obtain substantial support from the United States in the event of another potential border crisis.” But her report warned the American decision-makers that the Modi government “clearly…… Image
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" Exploratory Data Analysis on Terrorism "

We are performed Exploratory Data Analysis on terrorism #dataset to find out the hot zone of #terrorism. #EDA nothing but #analyzing the given data & finding the #trends, patterns & making some assumptions. #DataVisualization #DataScience #MachineLearning
In this #dataset, there are many features including countries, states, regions, gang names, weapon types, target types, years, months, days, and many more features.
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Richness of cultures, languages & traditions in #SouthAsia also translated into a rich landscape of poetry; giving birth to some of the most renowned & celebrated #poets of the world.

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Names like Iqbal, Ghalib, Krishan Chandar, Rehman Baba, Khushal Khan, Amir Khusro, Amjad Islam Amjad, Jalib, Parveen Shakir, Noon Meem Rashid, Abdul Latif Bhitai, Hali, Abul Kalam Azad, Mir Taqi Mir, Rabindranath Tagore, Bhupi Sherchan, Kamila Bhasin; hail from this region.

Perhaps the one who sits high on the throne of poetry in the region is no other but the legend #Iqbal.

The subcontinent, Afg, as well as Middle Eastern & Central Asian poetic traditions hold Allama Iqbal in high esteem, while he is the acclaimed national poet of 🇵🇰.

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Thread: Modi on the Spree of Military Modernization

The @SIPRIorg has published its annual report which presents global trends in arms exports and imports. India continues to be the leading arms importer in the world since 1993however a decline of 11% in its arms imports ..., last 5 yrs indicate #Indian attempt to mitigate volume of def imports through self-reliance initiatives (#MakeInIndia). @SIPRIorg has identified 167 states as importers of maj arms in 2018–22. The top five arms importers, India, KSA, Qatar, Australia, and China...,
...received 36% of total global arms imports in the pd. States in Asia and Oceania accounted for 41% of all arms imports in 2018–22, fol by the Middle East (31%), Europe (16%), the Americas (5.8%) and Africa (5.0%).
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Women’s Movements in South Asian Countries - A 🧵

Movements of women's rights in #SouthAsia can be traced on junctures of striving for justice in social issues & handling external (often post-colonial) influences.

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In #India, it was 1980 when the Mathura rape case propelled an anti-rape feminist-led movement that remains the biggest wave till today.

But the current wave spreads beyond protection against sexual violence, to economic rights and has taken up significant digital space.

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In #Pakistan, Women Action Forum (WAF) remained the face of women’s movement through 1980s & beyond.

A fresh start came about in 2018 when yearly demonstration called ‘Aurat March’ surfaced. Its momentum has equally met with backlash from different segments of society.

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"For the 6.3 billion people who live outside of #TheWest, 66 percent feel positively towards #Russia and 70 percent feel positively towards #China, and, among the 66 percent who feel positively about Russia the breakdown is 75 percent in #SouthAsia, ...…
... 68 percent in Francophone #Africa, and 62 percent in Southeast #Asia. Public opinion of #Russia remains positive in #SaudiArabia, #Malaysia, #India, #Pakistan, and #Vietnam. ...
... Sentiments of this nature have caused some ire, surprise, and even anger in the West. It is difficult for them to believe that two-thirds of the world’s population is not siding with the West. What are some of the reasons or causes for this?
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The latest victim of the growing hate for all things related to #Dharmic faiths. After attacking or co-opting all number of #Hindu traditions, it's now the turn of a micro-minority : the #Jain faith and being #vegetarian in general. SouthAsian vegetarians be warned! 1/n
During the public comments section of the @SeattleCouncil meeting on 2/14, supporters of the proposed #Caste ordinance turned their ire on the "militant vegetarianism" of #Jains. Hear the sound byte to understand the outright hate being mainstreamed!
Ironically the long and ancient tradition of #vegetarianism among SOME #Hindus, #Jains, #Sikhs and #Buddhists is under fire-even as western society as a whole discovers the benefits of a #plantbased diet and #MeatLessMonday proliferates. 3/n
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7 years ago, on January 18, 2016, I wrote:
“Bitterly cold day as I cross No Man's Land. Off to pay my respects at the Martyrs' Well in Ajnala where the bodies of native sepoys (who rebelled at the Mianmir Cantt in Lahore in 1857 & who were summarily executed at Ajnala) were 1/n
disposed on a rainy day all those years ago.”
It was to be a memorable trip as some elderly Sikh gentlemen present at the site received very warmly a person who suddenly stepped out of the fog - and across the fog - spoke to them in Punjabi and respectfully asked to be guided 2/n
on the place & its history. Initially they were a bit taken aback. Yes I too revere them as you do I told them. Their valor & common cause unites us far above & beyond what divides us today.
The images of the place still haunt me. As was expected I barely managed to catch my 3/n
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The below tweet is steaming pile of Hindutva nonsense. I haven't done this in a while, but let's unpack, shall we?

#history #India #SouthAsia #Hindutva #propaganda
First of all sources -- Those making this ahistorical statement are not historians. Both men are Hindu Right ideologues, and the individual to whom the statement is attributed is a plagiarist and Savarkar sycophant.

What are they claiming and how does it hold up to scrutiny?
There seems to be a claim of a single Islamic conquest of India. That's wrong.

Real story -- There were many Indo-Muslim dynasties who ruled parts of South Asia over the centuries. Some came from outside the subcontinent, and others did not. Nobody ever conquered all of India.
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ANNOUNCEMENT🧵 from Three Essays Collective!

We've re-released, in Kindle edition globally & print editions in major foreign markets (via Amazon):

On Communalism and Globalization: Offensives of the Far Right

By Aijaz Ahmad

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On Communalism and Globalization: Offensives of the Far Right - Aijaz Ahmad

Available for just ₹150 for the Kindle edition in India.

Tags: #Ayodhya, Culture, #Globalization, #Marxism, #NeoImperialism, #Fascism, #SouthAsia, #AcademicChatter…
In 3 celebrated lectures, extensively re-worked since they were delivered first, Prof. Aijaz Ahmad discusses the progress of neo-imperialism & the increasing influence of fascism in the 3rd world societies & critically evaluates their resources – cultural, social & ideological. Image
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Today we’ll talk about how🇵🇰&🇮🇳have assisted and contributed in Afg.
This🧵is for those who compare🇵🇰efforts with that of🇮🇳. 🇮🇳doesn’t even come close to what🇵🇰has been doing for the Afghan ppl despite having fragile economy.
Spoiler: Most of the🇮🇳projects exist only on paper😉
Pakistan Assistance to Afghanistan:
1. Education and Training:
• Rahman Baba School, Kabul.
• Rahman Baba Hostel, Kabul.
• Allama Iqbal Faculty of Humanities, Kabul University.
• Sir Syed Post Graduate Faculty of Sciences, Nangarhar University.
• Liaqat Ali Khan Engineering Faculty, Balkh University.
• Six Primary Schools in various provinces.
• Two Vocational Training Institutes in Kabul city and Baghlan.
• 2×200 KVA Generator for Kabul University.
• 10 Buses for Kabul and Nangarhar Universities.
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Mountains of garbage near #SouthAsia megacities are contributing to some of the world’s strongest and most persistent #methane clouds observed by satellite, highlighting a major challenge in the global climate fight. A 🧵 on my latest for @climate… 1/10
Waste sites generate the potent greenhouse gas when organic material like food scraps or cardboard breaks down in the absence of oxygen. 2/10
Failing to curb releases from the waste sector, which is responsible for about 20% of all methane generated from human activity, could derail global climate goals. A good overview on this issue from @RockyMtnInst here:… 3/10
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NEW—Global estimates of #ExcessDeaths indicates that 18.2 million people may have died because of the #COVID19 pandemic by December 31, 2021, according to our analysis published in @TheLancet…
The peer-reviewed analysis found over 18 million* deaths as opposed to the reported nearly 6 million deaths, more than 3 times higher.

“COVID effectively increased the global death rate each year by nearly 20% in both 2020 and 2021,” said IHME Director Chris Murray ⤵
💡So what is #ExcessMortality?

Our excess mortality estimates reflect the full impact of the #pandemic on mortality around the world (after correcting for known biases), not just the deaths directly attributable to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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1/n 📢🧵: The @IPCC_CH launched their new report (WG2-AR6) this week, exploring the impacts of #climate risks, #adaptation & vulnerability. Here are some insights on the key takeaways for #India.🇮🇳🌏♻️
#ClimateReport #IPCC #IPCCReport
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2/n #India🇮🇳 is at risk of multiple #climaticrisks, many of which are accelerating in frequency & intensity. Rising temp.🌡️are likely to cause severe heat stress in summer, esp. in cities where temp.🌡️can be more than 2℃ warmer than the surroundings due to heat island effects. Image
3/n Extreme rainfall events are projected to lead to more frequent #flooding in settlements near vulnerable rivers & flood risks across the country will become more frequent & severe. Higher than 🌏 mean sea level rise for #Asia’s coasts exposes 🇮🇳’s large coastal population. Image
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@MondayNightIBD @southasianIBD @ibdesis @Empoweringpts9 @DCharabaty @ownyourcrohns @crohnsbabble @LivingWithUmeed @vkckiranpullela @TheMaveilousGut @dunung_ruchita 📣 #IBD patients & caregivers:

#IBDPoll 1️⃣

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📝 In the replies, elaborate. What’s helped your care?

Please share your #PatientExperience w #MondayNightIBD 👇🏽

@MondayNightIBD @southasianIBD @ibdesis @Empoweringpts9 @DCharabaty @ownyourcrohns @crohnsbabble @LivingWithUmeed @vkckiranpullela @TheMaveilousGut @dunung_ruchita #MondayNightIBD #PatientExperience
#IBDPoll 2️⃣

🧐Thinking about your culture’s expectations

📊 Have you tried Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Therapies (ex: ayurveda, homeopathy)?

What drove you to try these therapies? Please share your experience.

SE=side effects
@MondayNightIBD @southasianIBD @ibdesis @Empoweringpts9 @DCharabaty @ownyourcrohns @crohnsbabble @LivingWithUmeed @vkckiranpullela @TheMaveilousGut @dunung_ruchita Thank you @MondayNightIBD for shining a spotlight on 🌏 #SouthAsianIBD pt experience!

I'm Madhura from 🇮🇳, co-founder Team @ibdesis. We are proud to lead #PatientExperience on #MondayNightIBD!

We hope to improve care for our community around the 🌍 through @SouthAsianIBD.
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‼️🆕‼️@HEIresearch x IHME study found that coal accounts for the highest #FossilFuel pollution emissions & related deaths 🧵/8⤵️

Read study here »
According to the study, more than 27% of all deaths are from outdoor fine particulate matter (PM2.5), #coal combustion alone was responsible for half of those deaths, with natural gas and #oil combustion accounting for the other half
💡Notably, the burning of solid biofuels (like wood🪵for indoor heating and cooking 🍳), is another source of PM2.5, accounting for an addition 740k deaths, especially across #SouthAsia and Sub-Saharan #Africa.
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-#China's Belt and Road Initiative is always bad news for locals
-139 countries are part of BRI because local leaders due to personal greed have disregarded #NationalSecurity
-#Cambodia’s Lower Sesan 2 dam & #Guinea’s Souapiti Dam have resulted in severe #HumanRightsViolations SCMP
-BRi isn't just enormous network of roads, railways, tunnels, dams, airports, ports, energy pipelines, power plants
-It comes bundled with digital glue of telecommunications networks, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and above all search for food & minrals Fortune
-Iran is another nation which is fast replacing #Pakistan as core BRI country
-China has multiple large-scale BRI projects in #Iran with complete disregard for rights of locals
-Chinese fishing ships are creating havoc in leased out territorial waters of #Persian Gulf
@KlasraRauf France24
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ਚੀਨ-ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਸੰਬੰਧ ਅਤੇ ਚੀਨ ਦਾ “ਬੈਲਟ ਐਂਡ ਰੋਡ ਇਨਿਸ਼ੀਏਟਿਵ”

ਸਾਲ 2014 ਤੋਂ ਬੀਜਿੰਗ ਨੇ ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਆਪਣੀ ਸ਼ਮੂਲੀਅਤ ਕਾਫੀ ਵਧਾ ਲਈ ਹੈ। ਚੀਨ ਦੇ ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਿਵੇਸ਼ ਦਾ ਟੀਚਾ ਇਸ ਖੇਤਰ ਦੇ ਕੁਦਰਤੀ ਸਾਧਨਾਂ ਤੱਕ ਆਪਣੀ ਰਸਾਈ ਕਾਇਮ ਕਰਨੀ ਹੈ।
ਮਿਸਾਲ ਵੱਜੋਂ ਬੀਜਿੰਗ ਨੇ ਸਾਲ 2007 ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ ਲੋਗਾਰ ਵਿਚਲੀ ਤਾਂਬੇ ਦੀ ਮੇਸ ਆਇਨਾਕ ਖਾਨ ਦੇ ਵਾਹਿਦ ਹੱਕ (ਐਕਸਕੂਸਿਵ ਰਾਈਟਸ) ਹਾਸਿਲ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ ਸੀ।
ਚੀਨੀ ਕੰਪਨੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਦੇ ਊਰਜਾ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਿਵੇਸ਼ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਰੁਚੀ ਦਿਖਾਈ ਹੈ।
ਸਾਲ 2011 ਵਿੱਚ ‘ਚਾਈਨਾ ਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਪੈਟਰੋਲੀਅਮ ਕਾਰਪੋਰੇਸ਼ਨ’ ਨੇ 400 ਡਾਲਰ ਦੀ ਬੋਲੀ ਲਗਾ ਕੇ ਅਮੂ ਦਰਿਆ ਦੇ ਬੇਸਿਨ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ 25 ਸਾਲ ਲਈ ਤੇਲ ਕੱਢਣ ਦੇ ਅਖਤਿਆਰ ਹਾਸਿਲ ਕਰ ਲਏ ਸਨ। ਸਮਝਿਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ 87 ਮਿਲੀਅਨ ਬੈਰਲ ਤੇਲ ਹੈ।
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In the context of #Africa Day 2021, what's #Pakistan's untapped #export potential with that region? #thread 👇👇👇
We have recently estimated #Pakistan's export potential at about US$88 billion. The untapped portion of that is close to US$61 billion.… 2/n
The largest untapped #export potentials for #Pakistan are with #China, and with its own region, #SouthAsia, for about 13 and 12.5 billion respectively, stressing the importance #regional #integration initiatives. 3/n
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1/This piece is full of straight facts! Such an in-depth & an impeccable analysis! So glad I came across it. The entire reading was worth it but below are some points that’s lingered around for a while!
#IndoPacific #Eurasia #SouthAsia #SoutheastAsia #AsiaPacific
2/Thus, South Asia will witness growing competition between China and India over ‘hearts and minds’ in each of these countries, even as there might be diplomatic efforts towards the normalisation of relations between New Delhi and Islamabad in the future.
3/ Logically, the US regards India as a significant and reliable partner in creating a counterweight to China’s overwhelming presence in South and Southeast Asia.
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