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I can't help but wade into the debate this paper throws up -not just of authors not being from India but 'authenticity', of data and insights used. Thread on what I think will be the definitive solution to India's AQ modeling woes 1/
it is widely known that @UrbanEmissions (retreated from twitter) has the best quality inventory at a decent geographic resolution. The problem, like with most other aspects of research is, this is not public. At a time, when western scholars (specifically) 2/
but perhaps scholars in general, don't really give much credit to other progenitors of ideas ala @jasonhickel in his recent Lancet paper not having even acknoweledged the likes of @tjayaraman group in the paper means that one can only expect 'southern' researchers to be 3/
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#Taldiacomavui de 1918 va néixer l'arquitecta nord-americana Georgia Louise Harris #Brown. Fou la primera dona #afroamericana en fer la carrera d'arquitectura als Estats Units i qui calculà l'estructura (!) dels gratacels 860-880 #Lake Shore Drive de #Mies van der Rohe a Chicago.
#Brown, filla d'una família de classe mitjana de la capital de Kansas, Topeka, estudià #arquitectura a la Universitat de Kansas entre 1938 i 1944, però l'estiu de 1942 el passà a Chicago assistint a les classes que feia #Mies van der Rohe a l'Illinois #Institute of Technology.
Acabats els estudis, el 1945 tornà a Chicago i treballà per a Kenneth Roderick #O'Neal, un arquitecte #estructurista afroamericà que també havia estudiat amb #Mies a l'IIT i que ajudava a la minoria d'arquitectes #afroamericans a trobar feina en una societat encara molt #racista.
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In the coming days, resolve of the Government of India and Railway Board to upgrade India's rly system to high speed (160-250 kmph) will be tested. Powerful foreign lobbies, which represent the interests of the manufacturers of airplanes and automobiles and the oil companies,....
... have been trying to cripple the railways in India by preventing it from raising speed and line capacity. Their first success came in 2004-06, when the Govt decided to build the Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors instead of a 200-250 kmph line which would have...
.... benifited both the passenger and freight transport (both DFCs and 200-250 kmph lines cost the same). Their next success came in 2017, when the Government decided to build the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train line instead of the much cheaper and better option of 200-250 kmph..
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Nehru did not create IITs. Dr BC Roy, CM of West Bengal, set up first IIT in Cal in 1950; it later moved to Kharagpur. IIT Kharagpur Act came in 1956. Soviet Union set up IIT Powai; US set up IIT Kanpur; Germans set up IIT Madras (all of them with trade surplus and aid).
We learned this in junior school as compulsory GK. I guess General Knowledge is dangerously Right Wing shyt now, so declared by our Left Liberals. What to do? #IIT #Nehru
Just in case @madversity is interested, the idea of setting up Indian institutes of technology took shape in 1946 with Humayun Kabir leading the way and Nalini Ranjan Sarkar Committee preparing a report. Extant records do not mention any role played by Nehru. So.
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This thread will list down the 75 reasons why everyone should vote for @narendramodi and @BJP4India

Thanks to @muglikar_ and @IndiaPeCharcha for coming up with these brilliant 1 minute videos.

My effort here is to list all the 75 reasons in a single thread
#Reason1 - @BJP4India MPs work for you.

👉 #Attendance #DiscussBills
👉#PassLaw #75ReasonsToVoteForModi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar

#1MinuteTalk by @muglikar_ and @IndiaPeCharcha -

#Reason2 - Electricity for All

👉 100% Rural Electrification #DeendayalGramJyotiYojana
👉 Electrification of 100% households #Saubhagya

@PiyushGoyal @grameenvidyut

#75ReasonsToVoteForModi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar

#1MinuteTalk @muglikar_
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