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A thread on..
- English language Indian films
- "Hinglish" films
- Crossover films
- International films with Indian theme

..on digital platforms..
#TheHouseholder (1963) by Merchant - Ivory.

Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Achla Sachdev, and Harindranath Chattopadhyay among others.

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#ShakespeareWallah (1965) by Merchant - Ivory.

Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal @madhurjaffrey Geoffrey Kendal, Utpal Dutt, Pinchoo Kapoor and Partap Sharma.

Link:
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Did you miss this week's #WASHDriversHangout with @Temple_Oraeki? No worries. Here are the highlights.
A Society is only as healthy as it's most vulnerable member. Access to water in unequal, yet we're all vulnerable @NGRPresident @sanwatforall @ClimateWed
#COVID19 #PTFCOVID19
According to @WaterAidNigeria, over 50 million Nigerians lack access to clean water. #handwashing is an impossible task for majority these. @Temple_Oraeki shared some #palliative measures to make water a priority. #WASHDriversHangout #coronavirus #Sdg6 #leavenoonebehind
#Covid_19, especially the emphasis on hand washing, is offering developing countries an opportunity to restore/invest in public water systems. This is a huge project, but NOW is the time to ACT. #EndWaterPoverty #ClaimYourWaterRight #COVID19Response #SDGs #Sdg6 #Water
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Thread on cleaner #Yamuna videos by #river people in #lockdown.

1. This Feb end video shows river banks covered by snow patches. Good snowfall has in river basin is melting now adding flow in river.
2. Rattling Yamuna #river at Katapathar, Dehradun. (April 7, Kuldeep Tomar)
3. Non seasonal rain in catchment raised water level in river. Here brimful Somb river joining Yamuna at Kanalsi Yamuna Nagar. (March 15, Dhuruv Rana)
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Healthy #soil sequesters #carbon, promotes the growth of nutrient-dense crops, holds more #water, and fights disease. What #farming practices can get you there? A thread:
Cover crops 🌿 When fields are bare, they're vulnerable to #erosion and #nutrient loss. Planting cover crops protects against this, while also smothering weeds, controlling pests, retaining #water, and enhancing #biodiversity.
Crop rotation 🔄 By refusing to plant the same #crop over and over, #farmers can return nutrients to the #soil without synthetic inputs. Crop rotation also wards off pests and disease, which have a harder time adapting with constantly-changing crops.
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#AquaFonsVitae, first take:

Remarkably situates itself in the radical present, aka #COVID19, para 6. Reminder: this is a text on #water.
Explainer for newbies: Vatican emphasis on “connectedness” and “integral human development” are key Catholic Social Teaching (CST) terms, used in reference to #water since approx 2002 (see my book) and #ecology (see #LaudatoSi, 2015).
… as is this doc’s subsequent emphasis on universal destination of created goods (see #JustWater ch. 4), right to safe environment, and access to potable water. All of this is intro paras and is classic CST on water, though here more condensed than ever before! Fun.
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#Water management system has been amazingly centuries old thing in India.
at Shringverpur or Sringaverapura near #Allahabad PrayagRaj, one of the amazing canal system was in existence.
water collected via structures & surplus returned to river?
there exists extraordinary example of hydraulic engineering dated end of 1st century BC.
comprises of 3 percolation-cum-storage tanks, fed by an 11m wide & 5 m deep canal that used to skim floodwaters off monsoon-swollen Ganga

rainwaterharvesting.org/Solution/Histo…
Water first entered a silting chamber, dirt settled here. Then relatively clean water flows in a brick-lined tank, later to Tank B through a stepped inlet

Next, water passed to a circular Tank C, which had an elaborate staircase. excess water flowed back into Ganga
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Droughts are currently having widespread impacts around the world.

E.g. in Thailand

“Many rice mills are refusing to sell due to uncertainty over supply during this dry season" ..."Many parts of the country’s rice growing area have been hit by drought"

#ClimateCrisis #food
Whanganui farmer worries about drought, not coronavirus

"The world needs to eat - coronavirus or not - and farmers can take heart from that"

#ClimateCrisis #drought #NewZealand
bit.ly/2U2zuZX
Drought in Africa, Southern Europe Threatens Durum Crops

"deterioration of rainfall in late January and February and exceptionally high temperatures in February have caused low planted areas and low crop performance” 

#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity #food
bit.ly/2x8ujyM
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1/ The water crisis in Harare has reached alarming levels. A cholera or typhoid outbreak is imminent. There seems to be no political will to fix the water crisis in Harare. #FixOurWater #SDG6

"Kunzvi Dam project to begin this year - Zimbabwe Situation" zimbabwesituation.com/news/kunzvi-da…
2/ Since 1996, the Kunzvi Dam project has been on the cards until we got into this water crisis because of poor planning, incompetence, corruption and laissez faire approach to critical issues that affect livelihoods. Water is a fundamental human right. #FixOurWater #SDG6
3/ @MthuliNcube allocated $259million to the construction of Kunzvi Dam in the 2020 budget. I demand to know if those funds were remitted to the relevant authorities for the work to commence & to know why the project hasn't commenced yet? #Water is life!
#FixOurWater #SDG6
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A thread to cover some of the major - and I mean seriously, shockingly major - gaps, mistakes and problems with the #environmental impact assessment for Montijo airport in #Portugal.

First up: no #fieldwork. AT ALL. 1/
That's right – the EIA of a major international #airport proposed for the country’s most important #wetland site for #bird #conservation didn’t bother to actually count any #birds.

Instead, they depended on studies already published for other reasons.

How did that work out? 2/
Well, the data on birds feeding in the #intertidal- the largest and most important #habitat in the #SPA- was collected in 2002-3.

In the 17 years since, the #Tagus has changed a lot for birds. Improved #water treatment but drastic increase in #shellfish harvesting. 3/
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@WinStarCross A+B=C

A) FSA previously used was not "high purity"

B) In a new chemical process, paying 36% more removes "public concerns".

C) Brian's body burden of heavy metals is higher than is planned in the future, and that of people who disbelieve #fluorothink articles.
@WinStarCross Continuing my #fluorothink analysis of this paragraph...

So some "public concerns about the form of fluorosilicic acid that previously was used - a byproduct of the fertilizer production process."

Does this say the high purity form is not a byproduct? No. Does it imply it? Yes.
@WinStarCross The "high purity" fluorosilicic acid may not be a byproduct of the fertilizer production process.

Does the article explain a different origin for it?

No.

Apart from your own kids, if you must I suppose, it's not your job to plug #fluorothink to any innocent patient populace.
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In 3 days I cycled 🚴‍♂️ 250+kms across villages in Kumbakonam.

Why? There is a discourse in the media about #India but I wanted to seek the truth about India.

What started as a self-indulgent hobby helped me embark on a self-discovery journey.

🧵on my return-to-your-roots trip,
Place: Most of the time I cycled through the scenic routes that go from one village to another, never-ending lush green paddy fields on either side of the road, my gratitude to #farmers 🙏

I bathed on the #water bodies on my route, it helped me beat the heat during the day
I'm in 💕 with these people

The most striking factor was how close-knit the communities are.

During the course of my ride, I answered 100+ locals asking me what a stranger like me was doing in their #village

Kids waving at you as you cycle by is almost unconditional love.
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"the memory of going to the beach every New Year’s eve, is one I share with cousins and most people raised black.
how the elders would forbid us from going in too deep
to giggle, to splash in our black tights and shoprite plastic bags wrapped around our new weaves"

#water (1)
#water (2)
#water (3)
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Today we spent a chilly day out in the uMkhomazi catchment in the south of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a group of stakeholders who are mutually concerned about water security in the catchment #Water #SharedBenefits #SharedRisks
Why this catchment?
1. The Mkhomazi River is the 3rd largest river in KZN, with major infrastructure projects on the horizon #Water #InfrastructureDevelopment
2. It's identified as possible solution to long term water deficits in uMngeni catchment #WaterDemand #InfrastructureDevelopment
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It was a great pleasure to today host a one of a kind #forestry #WaterStewardship workshop with members of the SA forestry industry under the theme "Water Source Partnerships: collaboration for a water secure future"
On the back of the launch of the #WaterMasterPlan yesterday, @ColvinH2O opened the workshop with a fresh perspective on the role of the #forestry sector in the "just transition to a green economy" #WaterStewardship #Partnerships
A conversation on 'unlocking the catchment economy' is an essential one that must be had between the #forestry and #water sector @ColvinH2O added #ForestWaterNexus #CollectiveAction
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A detailed #thread on the important #schemes launched by Sri #NarendraModi led #BJP Govt.

Sri @narendramodi ji has launched many #welfare schemes. These #schemes varies from welfare of #Farmers, #housewives, #labourers, #students to small #shopkeepers etc.
@PMOIndia @BJP4India
1. PM-KISAN: This scheme promises to pay all poor #farmers (small and marginal farmers having lands up to 2 hectares) Rs 6,000 each every year in 3 installments through Direct #Bank Transfer. It would reportedly benefit around 14.5 crore farmers all over #India.
2. Pradhan Mantri #Kisan Pension Yojana: To address the problems of farm sector distress, the Modi 2.0 Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide small and marginal #farmers with a minimum Rs 3,000 per #month fixed #pension, costing Rs 10,774.5 crore per annum to the exchequer.
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➡️Tough times in 🇺🇬
✳️ Water Bill 🚰 - sh104,000
✳️ Result - Disconnection
✳️ Re-connection bill - sh11,000
✳️ Money to be paid before re-connection to @nwscug - sh115,000
🤔 Time to think deeply about water harvesting 🌊
@nwscug The Disconnect-or-er walking in and out of my compound like one who's won the US Jackpot 😂😂😅😂😅 #PipedWater 🚰 #Uganda #Water 🌊
@nwscug I told the Disconnect-or-er that I had not expected him, the bill's actually on my reading table to show its importance, so let him give me a few days since I am a loyal customer since 2010.... 'He laughed' at the joke #PipedWater 🚰 #Uganda #Water 🌊
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[THREAD] Morning DC, as a 🇪🇺 newly arrived at the @Washinstitute, I’ve been surprised by several things in the current US discussion on #Syria and the fight against #ISIS. I have focused on two in this piece on @thehill: #endlesswars & #burdensharing thehill.com/opinion/intern… 1/
I have indeed heard a lot about the need to stop « #endlesswars » in the #MiddleEast. European can probably see good reasons for this from #Afghanistan to #Iraq, as many of them opposed the war in Iraq. However...2/
Seen from #Europe, #Syria is not one of US #endlesswars, but a low-cost, high-efficiency CT op. It has not been shaped by US intervention, rather by US reluctance to intervene. Europeans who opposed the US-led war in #Iraq consistently called for more U.S. leadership in Syria. 3/
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#PuneRains wreck havoc in #Sahakarnagar.
Pune collector has declared a holiday for schools and colleges today.
Due to yesterday’s rains #Padmavati pumping station is affected. There will be no #water supply at Satara road, Kondhawa, Bibwewadi, Sahakarnagar, Marketyard, Balajinagar, Dhankawadi
#punerains
#PuneRains | This senior citizen was among 5 rescued from Gururaj Society, Padmavati in #Sahakarnagar
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27. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1-20. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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21. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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💣Proffer💣

Cohen has signed a "proffer agreement" with SDNY, agreeing to cooperate in their inv’n of the Trump Org re whether they falsified business records.

Hannity’s HRC obsession

During Trump’s presidency, Hannity has mentioned HRC on 86% of his episodes

WhySoScared?🤔
💣Proffer2💣

Judge sentences 3 Blackwater guards to prison for 2007 Iraqi attack

Trump tried to ease Iran Sanctions, Prompting Bolton Pushback

Sanctions move aimed at securing Rouhani meeting this month

In foreign policy, Trump gets points for creativity. Results, not so much
💣Proffer3💣

Trump’s trade war has killed 300,000 jobs

Former Mattis Aide at Center of Dispute Over Pentagon Transparency

Some contend that the department’s delay in approving his memoir was due to longstanding protocol, not ill will
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I am more pissed off at this premise from the audience (a teacher!) than with #BernieSanders' response
"Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth."
washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
Of course the population has grown! But,
a. #sustainability in the context of #ClimateChange is NOT about sheer numbers of people
b. the growth rate has slowed down. A LOT!
Therefore, discussing #abortion is awful in this context
Take the important #abortion question (pro or anti) to some other context of the human condition. Don't thread that with population growth and sustainability
Do people even care about evidence anymore?
ourworldindata.org/future-populat… @OurWorldinData
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💧💧💧💧💧
Water is life, yet 1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe drinking water🚰bit.ly/2L1GKl3 #WWWeek
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source 🚰 contaminated with 💩.
Those left behind without safe water suffer the worst health consequences.
bit.ly/2umpywM #WWWeek
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.

Cholera recurs again and again where people are left behind without safe water 💧

bit.ly/2umpywM

#WWWeek
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