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Leadership development I Small hold farming I Student of history, geography & democratic systems. Connecting dots & Insights. #KhetSe #RoadsToDrive
Dec 3, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
1/ On 3rd December 1971, exactly 50 years ago today, my father, then a young Captain in the Indian Army, commanded the advance Workshop Detachment of the 50 Para Brigade into Bangladesh at Chowgacha heading for Dhaka via Jessore & Khulna.
@adgpi #proud #IndianArmy
#ArmyFamily 2/ Commissioned in 1966, my dad & his many NDA coursemates share tales of fateful events that led up to the 71 war. He lost dear friends that fortnight who he remembers forever; he reflects on the treachery of America then & the strength of Indian leadership against devious Pak
Nov 30, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
In a radical finding, the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) in its latest survey and report finds that India's sex ratio, often lamented in the past, is finally skewed towards women: India now has 1,020 women for every 1000 men. 1/4 #BharatKiBeti… Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen in a 1990 essay in the New York Review of Books had famously called it 'the missing women' of India when, back then, the ratio was abysmal at 927 women per 1000 men. Not any more as per a NFHS report released on Nov 24th 2/4 #BharatKiBeti
Nov 22, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Do you wonder why the ‘protest’ at the Delhi border hasn’t stopped even after #FarmLawsRepealed?
(Firstly the jobless, violent, belligerent men camping at the border are not farmers. They are traders, brokers, wannabe politicians)

Here are the developments to watch:
#Thread 1/6 Farmers in Punjab, for the first time, have started receiving wheat MSP payment directly in their bank accounts & about Rs 8,180 crore has been transferred this year so far.

Govt has already begun dismantling the exploitative trader hegemony.

Oct 21, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
While the FabIndia ad has been reduced to a bindi & Urdu debate, I think a core issue is that, like many enterprises that start with a social purpose, after a point they lose mission focus & growth is dictated purely by commerce. So the identity begins to shift.. 1/4 The perceived identity of an ‘Indian brand’, built on the shoulders of small scale artisans and producers across India, a brand that was set up to give a platform to native Indian art, artists, weavers, design and fabric - and taking all that to the world 2/4
Jun 5, 2020 16 tweets 7 min read
Historic decisions for the #agri sector with the ordinances announced by the Union Govt, creating a progressive path forward for India's farmers, intermediaries & agri-entrepreneurs. My take on the impact in simple terms, from a farmer/ agri-entrepreneur lens...

#KhetSe 1/n
Previously, farmers with marketable surplus could only sell to Licensed buyers such as State & private mandis, APMC licenced cold storages/ warehouses/ Companies. But these buyers could sell to anyone! A very skewed market, right!? Farmer lost earning, Trader gained margins!