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If you are a Hindu, then, this story is for you. After reading this thread, you will feel proud to be born in India & sympathise with those who couldn’t return back during Partition. (Long Thread) @Aabhas24 @ARanganathan72
@Aabhas24 @ARanganathan72 This is the story of Jogendra Nath Mandal. He was one of the Founding Fathers of Pakistan. Wait, what? Yes. He was a Bengali, and a Hindu ( Dalit ). He was subjected to vehement caste discrimination as he belonged to the untouchable “Namasudra Community.” #BatlaHouse
@Aabhas24 @ARanganathan72 Tweet (3/19):

BR Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution, would not have made it to the Constituent Assembly had it not been for Mandal. The @INCIndia was opposed to getting Ambedkar elected. #MissionMangal @arifmohdkha
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Independence Day & the Mahatma:

I remember going to this restaurant in Siem Reap, Cambodia, which is operated by the North Korean government. It is believed that these restaurants are a front for the Kim family to launder their money to get past international sanctions. (1/16)
The waitresses who work at these restaurants are picked from elite families in Pyongyang. They are posted at these places & waiting on tables is just a part of the job. Mostly, they’re expected to listen on conversations (especially those of South Korean customers) (2/16)
They live as prisoners in these places. Stepping out of the place is impossible & their families back home would be dead if they escaped.

All employees are North Koreans who have had zero exposure to the outside world. Therefore, I was very curious to interact with them. (3/16)
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I don't know who created this funny Whatsapp forward that's spread like wildfire amongst people from #Kalimpong. But it has made me start a thread to share a few things you might not know about how my hometown in the hills celebrates our #IndependenceDay #FitinAugust #PondaAugus
While the rest of the country celebrates our #IndependenceDay on the 15th of August, we #Kalimpong folks need 3 WHOLE DAYS! If you gotta party, party like you mean it!

Photo courtesy: Praveen Chettri

#FitinAugust #PondaAugus
I don't think there's ever been a #FitinAugust celebration in #Kalimpong without the Singhi (Snow Lion) & Yak Dance presented by the Indo Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute, Kalimpong. #PondaAugus. #IndpendenceDay #15thAugust #India Photo Courtesy: Praveen Chettri
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On July 4th 1776, moments before the vote was to be taken by the 56 delegates to determine whether or not Thomas Jefferson's document (the Declaration of Independence) would be approved by a vote it looked like it would be struck down.
John Hancock had just finished speaking and urged the delegates to use restraint and remain loyal English subjects. (Note at
this point that the war between the colonies and England was already 14 months old!
When the war began the colonists weren't fighting for independence,
they merely wanted representation in Parliament which had been denied them
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Eager crowds starting to stream in for the #SaluteToAmerica, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Scene from the media riser about an hour before the #IndependenceDay #SaluteToAmerica event begins @ the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. (4G basically nonexistent due to the big crowd; will send more photos/video when possible!)
I had the distinct honor to participate in 4th of July celebrations for the FIRST TIME—#SaluteToAmerica—here in Washington, DC (you may know that I'm Canadian). I saw a genuine and moving celebration of America and especially the US military. VIDEO & PHOTO THREAD commencing NOW👇
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recap monthly MT GLOBAL M.PMI Jun2019 surveys - Business Confidence vs Markets thread 1/n

• most countries continue to weaken = #GlobalSlowDown
• Global index falls to 80M low
• market prices global central bank renew /continue dovish stance
• first chart: "breadth"
2/n Global M.PMI DM vs EM

• Global 49.6 80M low
• DM 49.5 80M low
• EM 49.6 36M low

all now < 50

(GDP weighted calculations)
3/n Global / DM / EM 5Y rolling pctl and Freight costs BDI YoY

• everyone expects global flush of liquidity, rate cuts, possible QE, to quickly stimulate way ahead of lurking recessions ?
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Happy Fourth Of July Proud Americans! God Bless The USA!
Salute From 40.5923*N, 73.5807*W Aboard Freedom! #IndependenceDay2019
#HappyBirthdayAmerica 🙏🙏🗽🦅🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
July 4th, 1776 The Declaration Of Independence 🗽🦅🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

The United States Constitution~ “WE THE PEOPLE of the United States In Order To Form A More Perfect Union...” 🗽🦅🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


Video~ Preamble 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸…
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