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Kumbh Calling. Will be at Kumbh for the first time in life, traveling solo so no chance of getting lost, but let's see what I find & what finds me. If you are in #prayagrajkumbh for next 4 days, connect on. #travel #KumbhMela #kumbh
My Kumbh journey begins with Triveni Arti - live music, everyone singing along #travel #kumbhmela #Prayagraj
Baba Munna Giri of Ramanandi Juna Akhara, who lives on a 2.5 X 3 feet asana, even sleeps on that. A dhuni is always next to him. #travel #kumbh #prayagrajkumbh
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short thread on books I have read, starting with sometime late 2017...
1. The Asshole Survival Guide. @work_matters's sequel to his blockbuster bestseller, "The No Asshole Rule". A depressing read when you realize how toxic some workplaces can be.
2."Black Money and Tax Havens", by Prof @rvaidya2000 - a short, breezy window into the world of black money. Again, a somewhat depressing read when you realize how weak the intent and how inconsequential the efforts into rooting out black money have been.
#books #ReviewInATweet
3. "Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India's 12-digit Revolution", by @ShankkarAiyar
Perhaps the first comprehensive account of Aadhaar's birth & its midwives. Insightful a/c into how the world's largest & most intrusive, privacy-destroying scheme came to life.
#ReviewInATweet
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Thread: Books about #Lahore city, culture, heritage and history
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Inspired by @BillGates, I made a resolution in the beginning of 2018 that I'll read 53 books in the whole year, averaging a book per week. As 2018 ends, I am happy to share that I could meet my target, and hence made this year intellectually stimulating and unforgettable for me.
In addition to my personal preferences, my reading list is influenced by the likes of @rammadhavbjp, @bibekdebroy, @HindolSengupta, @BillGates and @PandaJay. I read the following books this year:
1) The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean
2) Our Time has Come by @AyresAlyssa
3) China's India War by Bertil Linter
4) Skin in the Game by @nntaleb
5) Factfullness by @OlaRosling et al
6) Enlightenment Now by @sapinker
7) The Future of Humanity by @michiokaku
8) Adi Shankaracharya by @PavanK_Varma
9) Directorate S by @SteveCollNY
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2018, I read 18 solid books ! I already have at least 10 books lined up for 2019. I shall share the titles soon. #books #bookslover #BookWorm
Okay, here is my 2019 reading list, perhaps for the first half of the year.
1. Messenger: Sydney Elton and the making of Penticostalism in Nigeria by @AyodejiAbodunde
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Here's a thread about the books I read this year!

#reading #books #libraries #readingrainbow
1. "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff. Yes, I hate-read this book in a matter of days. Problematically, Bannon comes across as an articulate, insightful source and not an arch nationalist parasite. Will Wolff's depiction be hagiography in the future?
2. "The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control" and "The Invention of the White Race, Volume 2: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America" by Theodore Allen. Who knew how important Bacon's Rebellion (1676) was to the history of racism?
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My novel #TailoftheBlueBird has a fictional #Kenyan character called #Gawana who has run away from home to escape #British brutality. He's a vital sub character for me, but I'm often asked by Euro-readers who notice him: how is that possible? Nothing bad happened in Kenya! Well..
You can read more about things like the #DilutionTechnique used by the Brits to 'subdue' the #Kikuyu in this @guardian piece: theguardian.com/news/2016/aug/… Other sources reveal varied sexual assaults, which echo in my story Scotch Bonnets from #TheCityWillLoveYou. Writers hide research
Writers hide a whole lot of research, but it's those snippets from history that add ballast to our work. It's why I always say a book is the beginning of a conversation (more on that later) and as readers we can always do more. In fact I think I love being a reader more... #books
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'Tis the season to peddle our wares, so I just updated my "stuff to buy" webpage to include links to my books Whipping Girl (now in audiobook!), Excluded, and Outspoken! plus a special opportunity to purchase a *signed copy* of Outspoken – check it out!
juliaserano.com/buystuff.html
I know people are most familiar with my first book #WhippingGirl – it is now in 2nd edition, with a new Preface! plus it is newly available in audiobook (with me reading) – here's the link for that version:
amazon.com/Whipping-Girl-… #transgender #trans #feminism #LGBTQ #books
if you're interested in my takes on intersectionality, call-out culture, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
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The book that introduced me to Lila Bard #30DayBookChallenge - Favourite book in a series
Day 2 #30DayBookChallenge
Favourite book by favourite author
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Get a #free copy of Her Deepest Fear here: dl.bookfunnel.com/loxztdnaaq
Hopefully the Amazon glitch will be fixed soon!
#books #reading #suspense
There's an #Amazon glitch. @Regan Black's final book in the Breakdown series WHAT SHE KNEW and her short read, TRUST NO ONE and my Her Deepest Fear were caught up in it and can't be bought so I'm giving away Her Deepest Fear to hold readers over. dl.bookfunnel.com/loxztdnaaq #reading
@PeggyWebbAuthor 's Just One Look is snagged up in the glitch also! Hold tight, readers. They're working on it! #kindle #amazon
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प्रणाम - रघु राम की नगरी अयोध्या से।

#travel #Ayodhya
Journey of #Ayodhya begins with Litti Chokha at Guptaar Ghat #travel #vegetarian #incredibleindia
Sri Ram Paduka at Guptargarhi or Chakrahari Tirth at #Ayodhya #travel #indology
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1/ I’m very passionate about #books. Every opportunity I get I try to buy some more books for my #antilibrary. However, over the last year, I have changed how I read books. I’d like to share the short story and process in the following thread:
2/ Story: I felt like I was stagnating. I read a lot but I didn’t think I read well. I’d forget almost all of what I read besides a few key points in a fairly short period of time. Being in fields that require consistent learning, I felt I needed to change my approach.
3/ I also researched retainment of learning and found the Ebbinghaus Curve otherwise known as the Forgetting Curve: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgettin…
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18. The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do. Edward Tenner (@edward_tenner). #my2018reading #books 1/9
The book is an exploration of technology-enabled efficiency and the many ways that seeking short-term efficiency undermines innovation and, in the long run, efficiency itself. 2/9
Following a similar path to that in earlier work on unintended consequences of tech, Ed reaches the same conclusion as @timoreilly & others: that the best future lies in using technology to augment human abilities, not replace them. 3/9
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The BBC Believes You Only Read 6 of These #Books...How many have you read? bit.ly/2F1jWvB Many have read "To Kill a Mockingbird", but how many have read Emile Zola's "Germinal"?
On a literary basis, at the very least, my @Twitter community rocks! Evidence - tweeted and otherwise - suggests my friends and followers here are "far above average", across many walks of life...
One of the pleasures of @Twitter (sprinkled betwixt the challenges!) is discovering how diverse and inspiring this global community continues to be. Thank you for that! Hoping your weekends give you a moment to curl up with a good book! :)
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1/ Manu (The progenitor of Humankind)
All different races of Mankind are derived from Manu and Shradha. The current Manu is Vaivasvata Manu.
2/ The word Manu literary means man but it is a title given to the progenitor of mankind. According to Hindu Puranas there are many kalpas (One day of Lord Brahma the creator) and each Kalpa has 14 manvantara and each manvatara has one manu. So basically each Kalpa has 14 Manus.
3/ The current manu of the present manvantara is Shraddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu of this current Kalpa. He is the son of Vivasvat (Probably Surya) and is therefore also known as Manu-vaivasvata.
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