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#LokmanyaTilak was a journalist & freedom fighter. This thread is about his guru & nationalist 'Bramharshi' #AnnasahebPatwardhan, who had attempted to 'liberate' the Berar province from the #British for revolutionary activities
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Ramchandra Vinayak Patwardhan aka Annasaheb was born in a #ChitpavanBrahmin family in 1847. He was muscular and had dedicated himself to a physical culture in his youth. He claimed to have the strength of a horse.
Annasaheb would dare British soldiers to a race on foot from Wanowrie to Swargate (around 6km). It was a passion for him to outpace and defeat them.
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#WildlifeWeek is here. This week I will be sharing 7 #positive wildlife reintroduction stories from around the country. One story for each day. A small thread.
Day 1 - The return of Gaur in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve !!!
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#Gaur the largest #bovine in peninsular #India, was previously found in three discreet populations in Southern India (Western Ghats and #Nilgiri plateau), Central India (#Vidarbha, southern MP, #Chhattisgarh and Eastern ghats in #Odisha) and North-East India.
Gaur were historically found in #Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in small numbers. There were around 30-35 Gaur in BTR in the early 1990s, which had dwindled to just one individual in 1996 and zero in 1998.
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“If I don’t commit suicide,my father will;my family can’t even earn Rs1000(14 USD)a month...My parents can’t bear the burden of our marriages when we don’t have enough to eat. So I'm taking my life.”Thus read a #suicide note by 19y.o.Neha Bhopat who hanged herself in #Maharashtra ImageImage
In the already distressed regions of #Vidarbha and #Marathwada in #Maharashtra, another tragedy has gone all but unnoticed: "altruistic" #suicides by the children of #debt-ridden #farmers.… @journohardy #WorldMentalHealthDay Image
@ReallySwara We hope this interests you!
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