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I cover the United Nations & attendant horrors for The New York Times. Ex-Delhi & Dakar bureau chief. Author of The End of Karma. http://sominisengupta.com/

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not exactly my thammas savory jackfruit but she who fed a family of six on a tight budget and w o a fridge wou
Not exactly my thamma’s savory jackfruit. But she who fed a family of six on a tight budget and w/o a fridge would be pleased that I have used everything I had left over, including half a yam and a tin of chopped tomatoes. 🍠
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our windows leak air in winter and summer our buildings are heated with oil and one 2017 inventory found that
Our windows leak air in winter and summer. Our buildings are heated with oil. And one 2017 inventory found that buildings accounted for 67 percent of the city’s emissions -- that's really high compared to many cities. https://t.co/iIRZWuKi2c
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he was an it administrator in a suburban la school district then he oversaw the last brutal months of the war
He was an IT administrator in a suburban LA school district. Then he oversaw the last brutal months of the war against the Tamil Tigers. Then, in a Trader Joe's parking lot, he was served papers in a civl case accusing him of torture. https://t.co/BET9ua6eyb
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Somini Sengupta
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richly deserved recognition for these two friends fighters of the good fight
Richly deserved recognition for these two friends, fighters of the good fight. https://t.co/EeCIO31BZV
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the great lakes area will be one of the few places in america where the effects of climate change may be more
The Great Lakes area will be “one of the few places in America where the effects of climate change may be more easily managed.” https://t.co/HnjMqPHJx7 via ⁦⁦@KendraWrites⁩
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Somini Sengupta
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much to think about and debate in this jared diamond review of billmckibben book
Much to think about and debate in this Jared Diamond review of @billmckibben book. https://t.co/X5IOvWfuZm
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you know that thing diplomats say that there is no planet b points out theres no whiskey on any other planet w
You know that thing diplomats say that there is no planet B? @DrKateMarvel points out there’s no whiskey on any other planet. Which sort of alarms me. At @PioneerWorks_
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i might have to start an account dedicated to things overheard at the park slope food coop today a shopper ask
I might have to start an account dedicated to things overheard at the Park Slope Food Coop. Today a shopper asked if there were chicken feet. You shoulda seen the looks. "No," came the voice on the intercom, "we do NOT have chicken feet." 🐓
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particularly insulting he said was the connotation in her marketing that other chinese food was unhealthy or u
“Particularly insulting, he said, was the connotation in her marketing that other Chinese food was unhealthy or unclean, which is a stereotype that Chinese restaurateurs have been fighting for decades.” https://t.co/T3OgOKgmnR
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wow just wow now will he be turned over to the intlcrimcourt
Wow. Just wow.

Now will he be turned over to the @IntlCrimCourt?
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memo from bbc news director to achieve impartiality you do not need to include outright deniers of climate cha
Memo from BBC news director: "To achieve impartiality, you do not need to include outright deniers of climate change in BBC coverage, in the same way you would not have someone denying that Manchester United won 2-0 last Saturday. The referee has spoken.” https://t.co/4E9u8bZKWA
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extraordinary 5 un special rapporteurs call out india on the need to protect journalist ranaayyub
Extraordinary: 5 @UN Special Rapporteurs call out India on the need to protect journalist @RanaAyyub
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awful just awful joshua trees destroyed in national park during shutdown may take centuries to regrow
Awful. Just awful.

Joshua Trees Destroyed in National Park During Shutdown May Take Centuries to Regrow https://t.co/j1IuurHJzh
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Somini Sengupta
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what do these 11 women have in common audacity
What do these 11 women have in common: audacity.
https://t.co/J9PQX4xJEf
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the age of extremes compels us all to confront an earth we are unaccustomed to
The age of extremes compels us all to confront an Earth we are unaccustomed to.https://t.co/qoWNf3OArb
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this made me furious to write why 20 million people are on brink of famine
This made me furious to write: Why 20 Million People Are on Brink of Famine https://t.co/KIDkrxY2eQ
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Somini Sengupta
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two experienced un researchers were investigating congo s latest killing fields they were killed my story
Two experienced @UN researchers were investigating Congo's latest killing fields. They were killed. My story: https://t.co/SQ6yx2R0y5
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Somini Sengupta
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child of immigrants nikkihaley announces us pullout from un compact on migration calling it not compatible wit
Child of immigrants, @nikkihaley announces US pullout from UN compact on migration, calling it “not compatible with U.S. sovereignty.”
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Somini Sengupta
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climate change could spur a financial crisis fed researcher warns via bpolitics
Climate change could spur a financial crisis, Fed researcher warns https://t.co/rmc6Sgs12s via @bpolitics
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thousands of children are rallying across the world for climate action today re upping our profile of greta th
Thousands of children are rallying across the world for climate action today. Re-upping our profile of Greta Thunberg from February:
Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way https://t.co/JGSOudajbV
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