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Gaston Roberge SJ (1935-2020), Jesuit from #Calcutta, has been among India’s acclaimed #film scholars. Born in Montreal, he joined the #Jesuits in 1956, studied film at @UCLA, came to India in 1961, and was ordained priest in 1967. He passed away on Aug 26 in #Kolkata @SXC_Kol.
In collab with filmmaker #SatyajitRay, #GastonRoberge founded #Chitrabani — the only independent film library in Calcutta, in 1970. From here, Roberge pioneered film studies from early 70s. His friendship with Ray led to a creative effluence b/w each other’s film theory&practice.
Roberge’s #scholarship influenced numerous filmmakers & theorists in #Bengal & India. He authored numerous books on film & media; some of which include: Chitrabani(1975), Mediation(1978), The Faithful Witness (2000), Cyberbani(2005), Media Dancer(2008), Indian Film Theory (2011).
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#Thread on the city I grew up in as she celebrates her 330th birthday today

To Calcutta, with love
good times (and not so good coffee) at coffee house
“passion is like pressure cooker ki seeti it doesn’t last long but love is patient love is kind”
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Just found out today is Calcutta's birthday. 330 years old.
So in homage to my city of Beautiful Devastations, I will barrage my feed with images I've taken over the years.

Monsoon, 2018
Shovabazar Rajbari, #kolkata
#calcutta 330 years old.
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THREAD: Why is DISCHARGE numbers higher than positive #Covid19 cases in #WestBengal?
Why there’s nothing to celebrate yet!

Revised policy by @ICMRDELHI says mild & moderate patients can be DISCHARGED if they don’t have fever for 3 days & their oxygen saturation isn’t below 95%
#WestBengal Govt in sync with @ICMRDELHI guidelines decided that mild, moderate & asymptomatic #Covid patients can be discharged without testing with a week-long self-isolation protocol at home. This to make beds available for critical patients with rising numbers.
According to @wbdhfw the improved numbers of patients discharged compared to the total active cases are not reflected in #Kolkata. In Kolkata, the state data says, 1,548 people have been discharged and there are 2,097 active cases.
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Plotting the moving average of new #COVID19 cases and new deaths in #India

12 districts --> 57% cases

#Hyderabad has recently seen a sharp increase of cases

#Kolkata & #Ahmedabad --> high case fatality ratio

(1/3)

@aparanjape @c_aashish @MulaMutha @calamur @CafeEconomics
Next 12 districts make up 8% of all cases

#Jalgaon and #Solapur have a worrisome CFR - 10.9% & 7.7% respectively

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Next 12 districts make up 4% of all cases

#Agra has a high CFR - 9.4%

Hope that we can get the case fatality ratio down to near zero!

(3/3)
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Telecommunication is bad even in Secretariat nothing is working. In this situation who is forcing people to ptotest on road? It will take time this is not like a normal day. In districts several houses been completely damaged. : Mamata Banerjee.
CM Mamata: I am appealing to people- don't come on road just by listening to some others. Let us do our work peacefully. #Kolkata corporation commissioner has been removed yesterday new one has been appointed.

#CyclonAmphan
CM Mamata: there’s no electricity & water in pockets of #Kolkata. Unnecessarily some are creating unrest. This is not the time for all this. @CESCLimited is pvt co. This is not in our hands. Due to Corona. Lots have gone home & there is less manpower. You have to understand.
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#WestBengal CM @MamataOfficial: Telecommunication is bad even in Secretariat nothing is working. In this situation who is forcing people to ptotest on road? It will take time this is not like a normal day. In districts several houses been completely damaged. (Cont)
CM @MamataOfficial: I am appealing to people- don't come on road just by listening to some others. Let us do our work peacefully. #Kolkata corporation commissioner has been removed yesterday new one has been appointed.

#CyclonAmphan
CM @MamataOfficial: there’s no electricity & water in pockets of #Kolkata. Unnecessarily some are creating unrest. This is not the time for all this. #CESC is pvt co. This is not in our hands. Due to Corona. Lots have gone home & there is less manpower. You have to understand.
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Hearing :

- @airindiain 's hangars in Kolkata hit hard by #Amphan

- Assessment on of damage because of water logging. One plane looks hit.

- AI has around 6 - mostly @Airbus A319/A320 planes - there, it had flown off 3 @ATRaircraft to Ranchi before cyclone. ImageImageImageImage
Here is a video forward from Air India hangar :

#Kolkata #Amphan
Some more forwards:

#Kolkata #Amphan ImageImageImageImage
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Thread: #prithvirajchauhanjayanti

2001: Bandit/Parliamentarian #PhoolanDevi (#Bundelkhand, #UttarPradesh) ki!!ed by Sher Singh Rana.
2004: Sher Singh Rana escapes #TiharJail. Travels #Kolkata-#Dhaka-#Kabul, #Afghanistan.

Why?

To bring back the remains of our Maharaja #PrithvirajChauhan.
#rajputsamratprithvirajchauhan
Who was #PrithvirajChauhan?

The ruler of a Kingdom stretched from #Rajasthan to #Gujarat to East #Punjab with twin capital cities; #Ajmer and #Delhi - 1178 CE to 1192 CE.

#rajputsamratprithvirajchauhan
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Reforms are coming to India's power sector. #DISCOMs in union territories are proposed to be privatized. What has India learnt from privatizing #electricity #distribution #utilities in the past?

Some food for thought >

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#ElectricityTwitter #EnergyTwitter #privatization
Private/PPP DISCOMs operate in a few cities of India—most notably in #Delhi (Tata Power Delhi Distribution, #BSES Rajdhani & Yamuna), although among others, #Kolkata (CESC) and #Mumbai also receive power from privatized #DISCOMs.

What benefits accrue from #privatization?

2/n
Improvements in performance are best outcomes of #DISCOMs' #privatization—AT&C losses have fallen from 50+% in 2002 to ~8% in '19 for Delhi's DISCOMs, and CESC incurs 9.8% as against the 14.3% allowable in Kolkata.

3/n
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#THREAD: #WestBengal To Restart Skeleton Bus Service & Cabs shortly.

HERE IS THE PLAN:
Minimum bus service will be operated connecting nodal points of #Kolkata & adjoining areas for emergency purposes/frontline workers/migrant returnees who are travelling by roads or trains.
Per bus not more than 20 passengers will be allowed. Face mask will be mandatory for all travelling passengers.
FOR AAP CABS: Following passengers will be eligible:

•Frontline employees/service providers both govt and pvt sector
•Patients who have emergency or time bound treatment eg:dialysis.
•Persons engaged in emergency services as defined by govt orders.
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INDIAN ARMED FORCES FIGHT COVID-19 TOGETHER

•Six Quarantine Facilities established at #Mumbai #Jaisalmer #Jodhpur #Hindon #Manesar & #Chennai being run by #ArmedForces in which 1737 persons have been quarantined, of which 403 have been discharged on being ascertained fit.(1/n)
•Additional 15 facilities for 7000 people kept as standby at #Babina #Jhansi #Barmer #Bhopal #Kolkata #Binaguri #Bathinda #Hyderabad #Deolali #Kanpur #Gorakhpur #Agra #Vishakapatnam #Kochi & #Chilka.(2/n)
•Dedicated #COVID19 facilities including High Dependency Units & ICUs being prepared in approximately 51 #ArmedForces hospitals across the country.(n/n)

Together we will fight #COVID19

#HarKaamDeshKeNaam
#SayNo2Panic
#SayYes2Precautions
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Thread: #COVID2019 #Kolkata #Volunteering

Hi all, here's a map of Kolkata with wards marked out. 1-141

The current lockdown might last long & we have to prepare for the situation. 1 way to approach this problem is decentralisation. Stay with me. (1/n)
The map here lists all the wards of Kolkata with boundaries. We form ward level information & volunteer units. Add information about each ward, & some people from each ward to take ownership of their respective wards. This will help us resolve issues locally. (2/n)
Use this live map below to identify the ward you live in, and contact me so that i can share with you a map of your ward with you.

Then, you start adding information on essential services such as pharmacies, groceries that are currently servicing. (3/n)
drive.google.com/open?id=1IUXaG…
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#NEW A new publication from Indian Journal of Medical Research presents a mathematical model for #COVID19 in India, #coronaupdatesindia #Corona #COVID19 [Thread]
The mathematical model seeks to capture various aspects of a future trends in India considering two contrasting scenarios
While the study considers variables such as failure and success of airport screenings, quarantine measures, it doesn't explicitly has global spread variable (US, Europe) and domestic lockdown (since it was submitted in Feb, when the speed of pandemic was unknown
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#COVID19 tests (First and second confirmatory tests), are free for all citizens. The country has enough testing capacity as only 10% of total capacity has been utilized per day so far.
An order has been placed for procurement of an additional 80,56,365 #N95 masks and Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers.
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#Threads Collating National Protests Against #CAA_NRC_NPR
Scheduled On 30 January 2020, Thursday
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#DELHI
24x7 | Shaheen Bagh | women led protest
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24x7 | near Khureji Petrol Pump, Khureji | women led dharna
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24x7 | Seelampur-Jafrabad, in front of Al Taj Dawakhana
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24x7 | Inderlok Metro Station
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24x7 | Turkman Gate, Chandni Chowk
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24x7 | Jamia Millia Islamia Gate 7
#Delhi
24x7 | Brijpuri Pullya, Mustafabad
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24x7 | Kardampuri Chowk, opp. Yamuna Vihar
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24x7 | Chand Bagh, near Gokulpuri Metro Station
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24x7 | Sri Ram Colony, Ramleela Ground, near Hanuman Mandir, Khajuri
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24x7 | Gandhi Park, Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar
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Today, it’s not just Republic Day, but also the establishment day of the state of West Bengal. Abnormal it may sound, but after much hardship #DrSyamaPrasadMukherjee was able to influence the Bengal Legislature to include the Hindu part of Bengal within India. #WestBengal
Mohammad Ali Jinnah very clearly said he will not settle for Bengal, if Calcutta is not given to Pakistan. If he succeeded in this demand, entire Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Manipur would fall in the lap of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. #DrSyamaPrasadMukherjee #WestBengal
While our Communists found the demand for Pakistan very much justified, the #Congress too was almost ready to gift entire Bengal to Pakistan, ignoring the interests of its huge Hindu population. #DrSyamaPrasadMukherjee #WestBengal
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Here is the updated thread for all 24x7 Sit-in Protests from all over INDIA 🇮🇳

50+ Shaheen Bagh type 24x7 Sit-in Protests Across 34 towns/cities.

13 - 24x7 Sit-in Protests in Delhi

#Resistance
AHMEDABAD (GJ)
24x7 - Rakhyal - indefinite sit-in

ALIGARH (UP)
24x7 - Bab-e-Syed, AMU - Indefinite sit-in

ALLAHABAD (UP)
24x7 - Mansoor Ali Park, Roshan Bagh - Indefinite sit-in

AURANGABAD (BR)
24x7 -Mujeeb Bagh, Nawadih Rd., nr. Hotel Royal Biryani - Day 20
AURANGABAD (MH)
24x7 - Shaheen Bagh, Delhi Gate, outside Div. Comm. Office - Day15

BANGALORE (KA)
24x7 - Frazer Town Mosque, Opposite Carry Fresh Hypermarket - Day 2

BAREILLY (UP)
24x7 - Islamia College, Civil Lines - Indefinite sit-in
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Youth throughout the country have shown up today in overwhelming numbers to stand for a democratic, secular & republic India
Any effort to divide them only makes them stronger.

Here is a thread of nationwide youth protests in solidarity with #BharatBandh today
Law students at Carter Road, Bandra, #Mumbai
Raipur, #Chhattisgarh
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#Thread | Goons on campus: Unprecedented mayhem inside #JNU as masked men run riot inside campus for 3 hours; 23 people admitted to AIIMS.

Here's our coverage of the #JNUViolence
Masked men wielding sticks, rods and sledgehammers terrorised #JNU for close to three hours on Sunday evening, attacking students and teachers, @AnyaShankar and @BaruahSukrita report

bit.ly/39Fm104
@AnyaShankar @BaruahSukrita #JNUViolence | The #Delhi Police watch as ambulances were smashed and leaders heckled, reports @journoshivs and @BaruahSukrita. The violence happened in darkness as all streetlights in front of the gates were switched off.
bit.ly/37I5jLB
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URGENT SPREAD THE WORD!!

Here are the thread collating #CAAPotests & Protests in Solidarity with JNU planned for 6th JANUARY from all over INDIA🇮🇳 & World
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#JNUattack #JNUVioence #EmergencyinJNU #SOSJNU #JNUUnderAttack
#Oxford With JNU @ 12 noon
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#Malegaon Protest Rally of WOMEN against CAA / NRC

6th Janury @ 2:30 pm
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Thread:

Here's a compilation of some timelapse animations that show different stories from across India over the 3 decades (1989 - 2018) . Created with @googleearth @EarthOutreach #newyear2020

1: Restless #Brahmaputra n tributaries meandering,changing course in #Assam
2. Growth of Brick Kiln industry in the banks of #Hooghly, #Rupnarayan rivers near #Kolkata (brown polygons close to the rivers' banks) #WestBengal
3. Embankment failure in #Kosi River (2008) caused flooding. It also left a sediment footprint that was visible from satellites. #Bihar
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Protests against #CitizenshipAmendmentAct | Waseem Khan, Chief Proctor of the #JamiaMiliaIslamia, said, "Police have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Follow LIVE updates:
bit.ly/2PNYZLu
A political science student at the #Jamia University claimed that the police entered the library, hurled smoke bombs and baton charged the students.

Follow LIVE updates:
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"Police ran after the students. They could have at least asked us but they just entered the university. They broke open our library and troubled our students," alleges #Jamia V-C Najma Akhtar.

Follow LIVE updates:
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