If you are planning to buy sarees this Navaratri or Deepawali, please read this.

1) When the COVID19 lockdown hit, scores of weavers got into trouble. Lakhs of sarees unsold. Investment tied up. Very tough financial situation.

Then came #SevaKart. A timely effort by wellwishers
#SevaKart - a simple online platform setup by good hearted people of Belagavi. They pooled the lakhs of unsold sarees from COVID19 time, and gave a platform for buyers. Soon ₹45,00,000 worth of sarees got sold.

Now Bagalakote, Kalaburagi and many other district weavers joining.
3) If you plan on buying sari, consider buying from #SevaKart. For more info, just contact our young volunteer @RahulMurgod who knows both weavers and online platform creators.

Your ₹500 or ₹1000 purchase might light up a smile this Diwali in the villages of North Karnataka.

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8 Sep
I keep criticizing Communist government in China frequently. But here is a thread on the positive side that Communists have created for China.. well the Capitalistic side of those pretending to be Communists on the economy side.

You will be amazed at how fast China has changed.
1) Cashless society: China uses so less cash today, that pickpockets are unemployed! WeChat Pay & Ali Pay are huge.

WeChat is China's largest messaging service today. Owned by Tencent.

Taobao is the world's largest eCommerce site.

42% of the world's eCommerce happens in China!
2) China has over 1000 no cashier or no employee stores now. Businesses adapted to "contactless" sales, much ahead of Corona Virus era.

See this store in Beijing where you can shop & pay in cashless mode, with NO employee. And it is faster and safer!

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3 Sep
Persians might have converted to Islam, but many Iranians have kept a lot of their pre-Islamic #Zoroastrian culture and traditions alive.

I read one such refreshing story today on Quora.

Sharing some details here in the thread below.
1) Iranians were mostly of Zoroastrianism religion before the conquest of Islam. Yes, they are mostly Shia Muslims today, but they know about Zoroastrian Ahura Mazda sacred book, and Rasti - Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.
Some might be even wearing The #Faravahar pendant. Image
2) Iranians even today celebrate their traditional #Zoroastrian new Year Novruz at Pasargad (Tomb of Cyrus The Great). Keep in mind in 2020, #Novruz was just 5 days before the Hindu Near Year festival of Yugadi! Similar calendars.

Even Persian Tajik women celebrate similarly. ImageImageImage
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29 Aug
Listen to @TVMohandasPai for some incredible numbers, facts and viewpoints about India's higher education system, #NewEducationPolicy, more. I will highlight 7 key points.

1) India has the world's largest higher education system - but quality lacking.

2) Universities have become ivory towers without much industry interaction - research suffering

3) Make children use their hands for life skills! Most can't even assemble a cycle even after 12 years of education.

4) He stresses the importance of multiple languages in education. Mother tongue, state's language, Hindi, Sanskrit & English.

5) If 100 kids go to school, 80 go to class 10. 55 go to class 12. 26 go to college. GER (enrollment) of women in college is higher than men!

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23 Aug
A thread about Zoijila pass:

1) It is a very critical pass in India which connects Kashmir valley to Ladakh. The road is very narrow & extremely steep.

See how our driver was backing car when we had to make way for trucks coming in the opposite direction. Yes, it is dangerous!
2) #Zoijila pass height varies from 10,000 feet to 12,000 feet. Zig zag Himalayan roads and heavy snow area. We saw snow fall even in peak summer there. There are a couple of fun slide mountains too.

For six months this vital road for Indian military, gets closed due to snow. ImageImageImageImage
3) Now @narendramodi govt is building vital infra at #Zojila area.
Section 1: 18.5 km road.
Section 2: 14.15 km Zoijila tunnel in a horseshoe shape.
Total ~33 km vital road between Z-Morh and Zoijila tunnel.

Cost: ₹4,509,50,00,000
Will be Asia's longest bidirectional tunnel!!
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19 Aug
Xinjiang province in Communist China (East Turkestan before Communists occupied in 1949) is 1.5 times the size of Pakistan. 12 times bigger than Bangladesh.

It has borders with eight countries including India. Importantly, it has borders with 5 "Islamic countries"!


Still the Muslim community is silent when Communists are committing atrocities over Uighur Muslims. Why?

Listen to this @ZeeNews video. See before & after pictures.

1) China made a cigarette and liquor store over a demolished 16th century mosque.


2) China made a public toilet over a demolished mosque.

3) China making an underwear factory over a demolished mosque.

4) 70% of mosques in Xinjiang have been destroyed by Communists. 10 to 15,000 Xinjiang mosques destroyed in the last 3 years only!

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14 Aug
See this @suvarnanewstv report after 1:30.

You can see the faces all those arrested after midnight, for burning police stations & MLA's home in #Bengaluru

There was another report showing that one rioter shot dead, had consumed Ganja at the time of riot
Some newspaper clippings on who, why, how, when part of #BengaluruRiots .

214 arrested till now. 80+ shifted to Ballari jail. Massive operation by @BlrCityPolice in the entire DJ Halli and KG Halli police station areas. Plenty of political connections and preparation exposed. ImageImageImageImage
#BengaluruViolence: @isro traces suspicious conversation through Satellite phones, before the riots.

Mandya, Mysuru, Honnavara port and Jog falls had satellite phone conversations (which is of course illegal).
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