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PM @narendramodi addresses event in Nepal's Lumbini on the auspicious occasion of #BuddhaPurnima

#PMModiInNepal live updates:

#Nepal #Lumbini

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The energy of the place where #LordBuddha was born, gives a different feeling. I was happy to see that the #Mahabodhi sapling I had gifted in 2014 for this place, is now growing into a tree: PM #NarendraModi at #BuddhaJayanti event in Lumbini Image
Friendship between India-Nepal will benefit entire humanity: PM Modi

#IndiaNepalFriendship ImageImage
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Want to learn about the rocks of Mt #Everest and the #EBC trek? I am a geologist and did a couple of roadside lectures and field observations on my trek; here are some of the cool rocks l found. 1/n #geology #Himalayas #Nepal #adventure #Science #academia #nature
Over 50 million years ago, there was an ocean between India and Eurasia, the Tethys ocean. The ocean closed and the two continental plates collided forming the Himalayas. The Himalayas are still growing today! 2/n
Imagine being pressed between two continental plates! That pressure forms metamorphic rocks that can be categorized into how much pressure was applied to the rock. At low pressure, former mudstones from the bottom of the ocean become slate: grey, flaky rocks. 3/n
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● 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 | 𝗜𝘀 𝗥𝗮𝗵𝘂𝗹 𝗚𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗵𝗶 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗼𝘂 𝗬𝗮𝗻𝗾𝗶 (𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗡𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗹) ?

Continued .. [1/N]

#Pappu #Congress #RahulPartyVideo #RahulGandhi #BJP #PappuParty #Nepal #China
#ChineseAmbassador
I Have No Questions About His Personal Life I Know this Truth that DNA can't be changed 😅

But Every one has the Question that What is Doing with Hou Yanqi (Chinese ambassador to Nepal) ?

What is that they are Discussing after watching Mobile Phone

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Who is that Girl in Video ? Just Check Picture Attched !!!

Am Convinced that it is Hoi Yangi ... Did you people convinced ?

However the same cannot be independently verified

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THREAD: The World Health Organization (@WHO) holds a media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"Globally, reported #COVID19 cases and deaths continue to decline, which is very encouraging. Last week, just over 15,000 deaths were reported to WHO – the lowest weekly total since March 2020".@DrTedros
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The "Integrated country strategy" with #SriLanka will likely be our template for #BharatVarsh as a union of #Indic civilization.
Interesting to note that instead of imposing ourselves we've let the #SriLanka govt outline the details of the integration process on their terms.
A detailed description of what they're looking at below . In essence seems to be much like a federation of union of states .Better for the people of both nations .
Russia went straight to Dand .
We try to stay between Saam & Daam use Bhedh if necessary as a measure of Dand .
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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
🔗Read Asia Ch. 10 ➡️ bit.ly/3twyIVI Image
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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#India is another country where #SARS_CoV_2 BA.2 is rapidly replacing #Delta & #Omicron BA.1. The pace of sharing sequences by India is very slow, median days from collection to deposition is 69 days according to GISAID. Genome sequencing among the states is not always fair.🧵 ImageImageImage
In the state of #Telangana #India, #Omicron BA.1 in the most recent dates are exclusively from #Hyderabad. Except for a couple cases, BA.2 positive samples were collected outside of Hyderabad. The last sequence from this state is from Jan 6, 2022. Image
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My thread on #Homestay in #Nepal is based on:
- More than 150 #homestay nights in the last 15 years+
- Assessed management and business modality as a CSR activity from @biruwaadvisors
- Hospitality industries as a market researcher
- A food enthusiast and recipe developer
Before beginning, this thread is NOT intended to those who:
- Are bothered by (mostly) below average accommodation and finicky about bed and bathroom
- Enjoy luxury more than rustic living
- Do not prefer to interact much with new people
I have noticed that people who enjoy hearing stories, enjoy home food and experience local hospitalities seem to prefer #homestay. They are different breed of people altogether!
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🧵Four by @ChawlaSwati

1/ 🚨🚨Who is a #Tibetan?🚨🚨

Relatedly,
❓Where is #Tibet?
❓Are all Tibetans #Buddhist?
❓Do all of them revere @DalaiLama?
❓Are there Tibetans (other than #exiled pop"n) outside Tibet?
❓Do all #Tibetans identify as... erm ..Tibetan?

#TweetHistorians
2/ The 11th Zurmang Trungpa (1939-87) said #Tibetan 'insiders' (ནང་པ་) share these common features:

☑️speaking some variant of Tibetan lang
☑️following #Buddhist faith
☑️eating tsampa (roasted barley flour)

Who was he?
treasuryoflives.org/biographies/vi…

A handy definition, but...

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3/ Let's tackle the big one first: #Tibet has long been identified as a pristine Buddhist #Shangrila.
But,

❌Not Tibetans are Buddhist.

❌Not all Tibetan Buddhists revere the @DalaiLama in the same way.

See #himalayanhistories 🧵on #Shangrila:

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🧵Two by @ChawlaSwati

1/ On #Tibet in the Indian imagination:

Yesterday, we looked at how #Tibetans perceived India+ how the @DalaiLama walked in the path of many of his countrymen before him when he came into exile in India.

Let's turn the gaze in the other direction today.
2/ Indians have at least two vantage points from where to view #Tibet. Parts of #Himalayan India border Tibet👇. Thanks to older connections of religious patronage, pilgrimage, and trade, the perspective from these regions is often v. diff from the capital in New Delhi.
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3/ Indian cities of Gaya, Sanchi+ Sarnath were imp pilgrimage sites for Tibetan Buddhists; as was Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet for Hindu+ Buddhist pilgrims from India. The imagination of an “Akhand Bharat” (Undivided India) often included #Tibet.

Map: columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pri…

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Day 2

Please Read the findings below from a survey by National Judicial Academy

For GBV survivors who are less educated, poor, & marginalized what will be the entry point to seek justice even TODAY?

#16Days
#16DaysofActivism2021
#16DaysOfAction
#OrangeTheWorld
#GBV
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DAY 3

Is there an UNDER-REPORTING with only around 12% of #VAW Issues reported in the MEDIA?

What kind of Structural constraints play a role in COVERAGE or PRIORITY SETTING of issues around #GBV or #VAW or #VAWC in the Media?

#16Days
#OrangeTheWorld
#SGBV
#Media
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DAY 4

In a situation with predominance of men in the police system (NWC 2017 Report-94% police men) & steep power gradient due to #gender roles in #Nepal

Can mediation by the police perpetuate the culture of impunity & reinforce women’s vulnerability?

#16Days
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🟧Remembering #ChechaNehru🟧

🔸Only Unelected PM of India
🔸Conspired against #NetajiBose
🔸Signed Agreement of India's Partition
🔸Let '#Gilgit' & '#Baltistan' go away
🔸Created '#SiachinGlacier' dispute
🔸Suggested to scrap '#IndianArmy'
🔸Creator of '#Kashmir' problem
🔸Refused Khan of Kalat's offer to accede #Balochistan
🔸#JeepScandal of 1948
🔸#Azad assassinated soon after meeting #Nehru
🔸Imposed 'Article 370' in #JandK.
🔸Took #Kashmir issue to #UnitedNations
🔸Obstructed to #SardarPatel's plan to liberate #Hyderabad
🔸Abolished '#HinduPersonalLaws'.
🔸Defined "low", #Hindu Growth Rate
🔸Gifted #Manipur's #KaboValley to Burma
🔸Gifted #CocoIsland to #Burma
🔸Objected to restoration of '#SomnathTemple'
🔸Rejected Permanent seat in #UNSC
🔸Refused #Oman's gift of #GwadarPort
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“In South Asia the public health care system is in a terrible state, from decades of neglect and decay, particularly in the countryside.” — Dr. Zayar #EndCOVID #October24 #COVID19 #Globalhealth #WorldPolioDay2021 #India #Pakistan #Srilanka #Bangladesh #Nepal
"Even basic needs like water and sanitation are not met. The cities are covered in slums. Under these conditions the fight against the pandemic is a great challenge." -- Dr. Zayar.
“No mass testing or contact tracing has been conducted. Lockdown was imposed without any aid given to the millions of working masses.” -- Dr. Zayar
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#Thread 🚨🚨 #Read ⚠️

#Mountains of North #India
From North to South.

1- Karakoram Range
Highest Peak - K2 Godwin Austin
2- Ladakh Range
Highest Peak - Raka Poshi, Gilgit
3- Zanskar Range
Highest Peak- Mount Kamet
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The positivity rate is usually the 1st indicator to turn, so one can reasonably assume this current US wave has begin to exhaust itself. But, it's far from over. As we have learned from earlier #Delta victims, after two months, "burn bright & fast" waves enter a consolidation. Image
The trajectory is unclear & depends on countries actions & characteristics. #India stabilized on a persistently (though slowly decreasing) high level of cases. The #UK started a new uptrend. #Nepal just reversed renewed uptrend. While #SriLanka shattered the previous record. ImageImageImageImage
If this is indeed a peak in cases for this US wave, it's going to happen exactly two months after the bottom (June 21), at around 140k average cases, and in August, all as expected. Now, those annoying expert/pundits will declare the pandemic over again.
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ICYMI here's a 🧵of titles on our Summer #TibetReadingList which we published last week - you can see the whole list on our website too!

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First in our broadly categorised #Buddhism section on #TibetReadingList is "Under the Shadow of White Tara: #Buriat Buddhists in Imperial #Russia" by Nikolay Tsyrempilov published in May 2021 by the @FSchoeningh Publishing House.

Available on Amazon here: amzn.to/3x9YvTo Image
Published by @OxUniPress in April 2021, “The Dalai Lama and the #Nechung Oracle” by Christopher Bell offers the most sustained discussion and history of the Nechung Oracle to date #TibetReadingList

Available on Bookshop here: uk.bookshop.org/a/4863/9780197… Image
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A recent #Chinese study shows that the viral loads in the #Delta infections were ~1000 times higher than those in the earlier 19A/19B strain infections on the day when viruses were firstly detected 1/

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#Delta not only had a shorter incubation period but also has a shorter latent period. So, the time difference stayed the same but with much higher viral load. That's terrible & explains near-vertical waves 2/
Because it binds & replicates faster, #Delta creates a higher viral load which triggers symptoms in a host much faster 3/
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Gurkhas and the British

Men from the hillsides of Nepal began joining the British Army in 1815,right after the end of the 1st phase of the Anglo-Gurkha War of 1814-16.They have been serving the British Crown ever since.#Gurkha #Gurkhas #Nepal #ENGITA #Eng scmp.com/week-asia/opin…
The Gurkhas played an essential role in establishing the British Raj in India and fought for the British in Afghanistan, what was then Burma, Tibet and in countless other conflicts.

#England #Britain #British #Army #BritishArmy #Eng #ENGITA #Euro2020Final #EuroFinal #EURO2020
In the first world war alone, tiny Nepal,with a population of around 5 million, sent over 200,000 Gurkhas to fight for the British. 1 in 10 never returned. In the second world war over 250,000 Gurkhas fought alongside the British and more than 33,000 never returned.

#Eng #ENGITA
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Wealthy countries with large vaccine supplies, are in a position to provide much-needed assistance to #Nepal. It would be an affront to our collective moral conscience to let this happen again, when we already know how it ends. My plea to @BorisJohnson: inews.co.uk/opinion/covid-…
The UK Government icould step in to provide assistance. Nepalese prime minister KP Sharma Oli has made a personal plea to the UK, as it’s “oldest friend”, to supply the vaccines it needs.
Time is running out.
The crisis in #Nepal is not the first and will not be the last.
To save lives now, Prime Minister Boris Johnson can lead by example by immediately providing the doses needed to fully immunise 1.4 million Nepalis. This isn’t an unrealistic request.
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G7 #climate outcomes not going down well with analysts + developing countries. "Peanuts" was how one minister from a major SE Asian country just described today's finance pledges to me. Pressure on @G7 to reconvene at UNGA in Sept to offer a detailed $100bn plan.
Reaction trickling in... this from respected Bangladeshi #climate expert @SaleemulHuq: 'The G7 leaders failed to rise to the challenge by simply repeating a pledge to deliver 100 Billion which they have made before and failed to deliver.
Similar sentiments from @TasneemEssop, head of 1000+ NGO coalition @CANIntl: 'the $100bn promised a decade ago is the minimum of what is needed to build trust before COP26 and meet past obligations. Rich countries must go beyond reiterating existing obligations'
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#Pashupatinath mandir dedicated to Bhagwan #Shiva is one of the oldest in #Nepal.
The pagoda style temple stands tall on the banks of the river #Bagmati and has a history dating back to 400 AD. The temple complex is huge covering an area of 264 hectares. Image
Inside the temple complex there are 518 different structures.
The main temple is an architectural masterpiece and features cubic constructions and wooden rafters.There are four main doors wrapped in silver sheets and the roof is made from copper with gold coating. Image
The main idol is a stone #Mukhalingam facing four directions,
with the silver serpent.
One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the huge golden statue of #Nandi .the temple area also includes Deupatan, Jaya Bageshori, Gaurighat (Holy Bath), Kutumbahal, Gaushala, ImageImage
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Are these vaccines really able to end this pandemic? It's counterintuitive, but it's possible that they actually might be making it worse - by imposing evolutionary pressure in infected vaccinees that selects for more infectious & ultimately resistant variants of the virus. Image
"Some countries with the world’s highest vaccination rates are also battling devastating surges of Covid-19 and the highest death tolls, a worrying trend ... "

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"U.K. hospitalization numbers have ticked up and case numbers have risen 20% in the past week—though from a low base—as the variant takes hold in parts of the country, largely among younger people who haven’t yet received two vaccine doses."

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#RememberingNehru 🤡

PM #Nehru GIFTED the Kabo Valley (Manipur, 11,000+ sq. km.) to Burma.

Was it his ancestral property, to gift?

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Burma paid a monthly lease for the Kabo Valley until 1949. After that, with Nehru's consent, it stopped paying & annexed the valley.

Nehru did not take Parliament's consent for this act. Congress-dominated Parliament did not intervene, nor did later governments.
PM Nehru GIFTED the Coco Islands (Andamans) to #Burma. The Burmese gave them to #CHINA to spy on India.

Chinese airstrip & spy station on Coco Island which PM Nehru GIFTED to Burma.

google.co.in/maps/@14.13692…
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