My interest in water and its role in national development and security was sparked over many visits to #Israel. The silent revolution triggered in #India by PM @narendramodi 's Jal Jeevan Mission which will take potable water on tap to 190 million homes has me hooked. @Vidurji 1n
Work done by Jal Jeevan Mission is huge. 30% of 190 million rural homes have potable water on tap in first year of NJJM's launch. Amazing use of tech to ensure a better life for people in #India This is a 'boring' story, so no media reports it. I'll do a thread and update it. 2n
Today, PM @narendramodi launched Vindhya Water Supply project in #UP covering Vindhyachal. The project cost is Rs 5,555 crore. To be completed in 2 years, it will provide assured tap water to homes in 3,000 villages. It will benefit 42 lakh people. 3n
Vindhyachal is water-stressed & drought-prone. In Budelkhand, another water-stressed region covering 7 districts of #UP, a water project worth Rs 10,700 crore is being implemented.
#Israel is providing tech-for-water in #Bundelkhand. Lives will change forever.
#HarGharJal #India
Away from eyeball-grabbing prime time headlines and titillating tidbits on front pages, a silent revolution is sweeping through #India . PM @narendramodi is taking potable water on tap to every rural household. I speak to DD.
What the Vindhyachal project for potable water supply on tap to households in 2995 villages means for #UP and #India 6n
When completed, Jal Jeevan Mission will be a decadal gamechanger for #India and a model for developing countries. Those with bank accounts underestimated the power of #JanDhan and sniggered. Those with water on tap think NJJM is a joke. Wait and watch. 7n
PM Modi initiates, CM Yogi does. Silent Revolution happening in #UP

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Ummah above all. Bhopal #India. So, all this talk about "We are repelled by violence in the name of Islam... We condemn what happened in #France... Terrorism has no religion... Jihad means this and not that..." is a load of crock. Do not believe #LeftLiberal sponsored fairytales.
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Behind the veil lurks a terrifying bloodlust. The #US indulgently nurtured this monster since its birth. Now #China lovingly feeds this monster, in the mistaken belief it has the beast in chains.
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So @Facebook continues to brazenly intervene to influence #USElection2020
Question: How to lock out Big Tech from politics so as democratic processes are not contaminated or subverted by perverse algo or woke #LeftLiberal staff? Can democracies join hands to stop this threat?
Is Big Tech now a Big Threat to the foundational principles of democratic values, freedom and liberty? Social Media platforms like @Facebook and @Twitter are being weaponised to subvert the fundamentals of democracies. #Election2020
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10 Oct
Working on a book on plight of Hindu Bengali refugees from East Pakistan as perceived through Bangla literature. Learned that my father, his widowed mother, his siblings, and all others who fled to #India 1947-50, were classified as 'Permanent Liability' by Nehru Government. 1/n
Rare if any is the Bengali Hindu refugee who became a 'Permanent Liability' for Government of #India -- either during the lifetime of Nehru who coined the term or in the following 7 decades. Our parents toiled night and day to rebuild their lives without any sarkari support. 2n
Unlike Punjabi/Sindhi-speaking Hindu refugees from West Pakistan, #Bengali #Hindu refugees were offered nothing by Nehru. The overcrowded, squalid, disease infested 'Permanent Liability Camps' were and remain a blot on the conscience, if he had any, of Nehru and his flunkies. 3n
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If AIIMS doctors working on a confidential forensic report sought by CBI merrily leak details to #media unmindful of their remit,
A) The report's credibility is open to question;
B) The integrity of the forensic team is dubious.
Reject the report. It's worthless now. 1n
The AIIMS forensic team was expected to do a professional job. What the on-tape leaks, in violation of all canons of confidentiality, suggest is that members of the team have no sense of professional integrity. It is immaterial whether their findings are right or wrong. 2n
That members of the AIIMS forensic team have had neither qualms nor compunctions about leaking details of their findings to media shows how terribly hobbled the investigative process is in #India. Media gets to know the forensic team's findings before CBI does. What a joke. 3n
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Loathsome 'cancel culture' rears its unsightly head in #India as @BloomsburyIndia dumps book on Delhi riot under pressure from bully #LeftLiberal activists and Islamists. Book was due to be published in September. This is a new low. All who believe in freedom should protest. 1/n
The English language publishing industry was never fair. It was always biased towards politically correct books by #LeftLiberal authors. @BloomsburyIndia has now shown the English-language publishers for what they are: a spineless lot willing to crawl and be used as doormats. 2/n
At another time in another era libraries like Nalanda were ransacked and books destroyed by invaders. Less than a 100 years ago we saw libraries being destroyed and books being burned by Nazis. In recent times Islamists have destroyed and proscribed books. 3/n
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Some of us have longer memory. Rajiv Gandhi never denied that he had had Ram Janmabhoomi gate unlocked in 1986, and that it was done through Arun Nehru. In 1989 he allowed shilanyas and launched Congress's poll campaign from Faizabad, dist HQ of #Ayodhya.…
The many 'whys' he did what he did are not for Twitter. Story begins with VHP Ekatmata Yatra in 1983 followed by Ram Janki Rath Yatras in 1984. Indira Gandhi supported both (some say for cynical reasons). 1986 unlocking and 1989 shilanyas were a planned, calculated continuation.
There is no call to give a 'clean chit' to Rajiv Gandhi. He was a smart politician who had learned politics well from his mother. 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom, banning of 'Satanic Verses', subversion of Shah Bano, Ayodhya, etc will not vanish into thin air because a Doon buddy says so.
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