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Vena @venadavenu Bengaluru, India

Ecology, wildlife, conservation, nature, education, spiders, politics, gender

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Joined Twitter 11/14/17


@papalli Yes - it was terribly easy - a good momentary ego boost nonetheless :-)Sunday morning routine is a good,long hearty bfast, with Sunday edition of The Hindu, chuckle over what Mr Mathrubo… https://t.co/9XIR3iDr8kRub a dub dub, Kitty in a tub If I had done this to any of my cats I'd be a bloody and massacred duck!… https://t.co/9Yjye7rIQ8Very very powerful narrative by Trevor Noah-on the current protests,systemic racism, police brutality in the US. Ad… https://t.co/gsYLwHl3iY
5/31
2020
As May comes to an end and everyone is asking where did the month go, this sighting of a flower mantis nymph on a C… https://t.co/3JYXFjol60Cost of hiring an A-320 jet & bus over 2000 km is the same: Rs 12 lakh, found group of citizens who flew home plane… https://t.co/v2fh67256J
Retweeted by VenaFor a minute I was very impressed that the ToI was actually taking a stand against the Govt. and critiquing it,and… https://t.co/ykCgBwMXMESince lockdown, @Poovulagu has held various online sessions where experts share their views on various issues. Tomo… https://t.co/V6LtckFR5E
Retweeted by VenaThis was bound to happen, as the FCI is holding storage way beyond its capacity, only because the central governmen… https://t.co/OEu9Ghsn6Y
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5/30
2020
10 years ago, an Adivasi was accused of hunting 108 partridges. To this day, he travels to Rajasthan from MP for he… https://t.co/XUQFHFcmEn
Retweeted by VenaProtestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First https://t.co/rbdfMJOiQ8 https://t.co/YHY3sZaxAU
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5/29
2020
@manishchandi Nokia 6.1 Manishaa...bought it about 2 yrs back, it was around 12k...seemed cheap and best normal pho… https://t.co/82KyWESLyJPlease participate & RT. This initiative is being brought to you by "Prayaas" @iiserbhopal - a student group whose… https://t.co/IEBXbd1hZ8
Retweeted by VenaWith this, just the two streets next to our office is home to at least 10-11 species of mantids! Non-manicured area… https://t.co/1X9vnx2v7bA colleague sent a msg and a long shot pic of a mantis she spotted on our WA group. Minutes later I rushed there. A… https://t.co/XLVp0EV1HtWhen writing about conflict/violence, @Vasugi gave me unforgettable advise on using active voice. Impactful, sounde… https://t.co/kq6HFYYuFf
Retweeted by VenaWhat is "courtesy to the nation"? Eternal dissent is my democratic right. https://t.co/QxuEtkQOfN
Retweeted by VenaIf you are looking for a way to help ease the migrant crisis, support Srini. He is doing amazing work in providing… https://t.co/cjMKEXjT86
Retweeted by VenaHmmmm https://t.co/X22qaxnkrkHow come it's not socialist when the pvt hosp wants free land, viability gap funding etc...but socialist when govt… https://t.co/XMSR9gfvgs
Retweeted by VenaNext webinar is in Malayalam and it is tomorrow at 4 pm. Dr. Giby Kuriakose will talk about common yet lesser known… https://t.co/2rQa2L6Q5A
Retweeted by VenaSuperUser and Senior Research Associate at the Tata Institute of Social Science. About the series: Foldscope Live… https://t.co/WAEij1IHoP
Retweeted by VenaHe really liked it ! https://t.co/ukaU7JiuDU
Retweeted by VenaForest-dwelling communities in Jagatsinghpur asked to sign a statement that their betel-leaf vineyards are not viab… https://t.co/bTutQ0DCy2
Retweeted by Vena @clixbyman No. IF they hear, they won't be afraid of anything we can hear. The most you'll get is a brief startle r… https://t.co/8bcLCKyZnx
Retweeted by VenaWhat new nightmare is this? Forest dept mulls sterilizing Chanda tigers to check population https://t.co/y65zjyRA8V
Retweeted by VenaIt's a shame that he is not yet sacked despite many deaths inside of the very few trains he is running. It's a sha… https://t.co/iDlW3r2gwZ
Retweeted by VenaGetting reports from workers in @LnT_Realty at Raintree Boulevard of non payment of wages for the last three months… https://t.co/9XuwR28kZK
Retweeted by Vena @thetoonguy Surely there's another tiger nearby with his own exhibition "pee"ce as well? Don't be an art snob Rohan… https://t.co/KuMWydd5Ko @KeerthipriyaP The first pair of appendage, the palps are swollen and like a bulb in mature males, you can see this… https://t.co/Iw0kL2bs89
5/28
2020
@KeerthipriyaP Male Oecobiidae, the wall spiders, also known as the disc web weavers. Common in houses along walls, nooks of walls.The state maintains that there aren't enough migrants to make trains viable to run. The number of people packed int… https://t.co/tK17rExhqE
Retweeted by VenaPeacock spiders are art! A thread. #1: Maratus literatus is The Scream (Edvard Munch) 📷= Jurgen Otto https://t.co/8TNKjmQiKU
Retweeted by VenaEvery day. Accounts of utter misery. https://t.co/gZN8OAkYrp
Retweeted by VenaThanks! Do join us for a conversation on #biodiversity #ClimateChange and #pandemics with Scientists @uramakri and… https://t.co/Lqsm4f5KKi
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5/27
2020
Pondicherry University Students' Council condemns this ridiculous move by the University Admin. We see this as a bl… https://t.co/5ZGTAjyJzZ
Retweeted by VenaThis happened to many migrant workers who have registered to leave Bengaluru by train. While some responded to the… https://t.co/KlA7ofIME0
Retweeted by Vena📣🤓🤓 Teachers, Students, Educationists - What does it mean to Teach in Covid-19 Times? 🎧 To Prof Padma Sarangapani,… https://t.co/Wcmj6aJGki
Retweeted by Vena @npueu @suru_uwu @KaveriExpress I volunteer to take the photograph please. @bigfatphoenix time to repost your #goatsareplants piece? https://t.co/iQt0ciMRVLHope many take note of the deep complexities associated with banning #bushmeat. Some careful and well thought out s… https://t.co/cLGNqVhQZ3
Retweeted by Vena @TanuKul Stuffed icecream.The expansion of #NREGA and its holistic use can go a long way in addressing the immediate needs of working people… https://t.co/naO6u4fXs0
Retweeted by VenaIt's been 16 years since Thangjam Manorama was raped, tortured and murdered brutally. An iconic protest staged by t… https://t.co/0cwGY73KC0
Retweeted by Vena @rainfed_books @MundoliSeema https://t.co/uFTForvGn4This is how earthquakes start🤯 (IG mango.aussie) https://t.co/zSHYSQy5tc
Retweeted by Vena @npueu Nandu, that's the spunky nymph of the Eurybrachidae plant hoppers.. They scuttle sideways,and backwards typi… https://t.co/Ar7dSC9INgSophisticated deflection by setting up strawman arguments: Comparing oranges with bananas on a parameter that one… https://t.co/QVzq9kAE8O
Retweeted by VenaOnly in a very twisted world will the desperation of a poor, 15 year old girl, who cycled 1100 km to rescue her inj… https://t.co/K7PjazcgJg
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5/26
2020
My dad discovered today that one of the hummingbirds in their backyard made a huge mistake https://t.co/LsuE2l4t83
Retweeted by Vena#India is living through a pandemic and is currently at the precipice of severe economic duress. But the vindictive… https://t.co/EI3oj3Aq8w
Retweeted by Vena @losthopelessly @TOTO__here https://t.co/YGSTDbgO4h @diipti @chukkukkapi *spider has made "her" forever home... :-) That's the lovely signature spider, also known as t… https://t.co/GF5Tejk9D6
5/25
2020
@_peregrinator_ Amazing raptorial hind legs! @_peregrinator_ Looks like an Ichneumonoid wasp?
5/24
2020
I'm here now - most workers have received messages from Seva Sindhu to present themselves here today, including tho… https://t.co/QpXJcS3MYP
Retweeted by Vena @RanjiniMurali1 Looks like it's ready to emerge soon Ranj...so keep a close look out! I wouldn't be able to say jus… https://t.co/yhjxPm98LDA Blunt Head Tree snake https://t.co/7OkfnzE1Op
Retweeted by VenaInterested in biogeography, speciation and community ecology? Have two PhD fellowships for five years in our brand… https://t.co/WqmwMkrlyc
Retweeted by Vena @nandita_j Born, brought up, all schooling, undergrad... everything Madras :-) parents and other family are still t… https://t.co/OKcKCKRFWr @JanakiLenin Humping spider.
5/23
2020
@nandita_j Mine was Book Nook in AnnaNagar :-) everyday was spent there in the summer holidays. Was allowed to take… https://t.co/GvtsYWt9Wf @minivets @KeerthipriyaP Oooo...A Lynx spider with her eggsac and emerged spiderlings! :-)This stunning, deeply unsettling work by Debjyoti Saha really shook me yesterday. We’re in the middle of one of the… https://t.co/SiSuMlyYrF
Retweeted by VenaScenes outside Yelahanka PS this morning at around 10 am today. Please send migrant workers home with dignity… https://t.co/7Yzi0pDBZE
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5/22
2020
We are excited to share our next guest on #IATalks @nikhilmkss Join in to hear him share his thoughts on how… https://t.co/LshvvitUgq
Retweeted by Vena“The process continues to be arbitrary. From our experience in Karnataka, we saw the workers who were approaching t… https://t.co/JBX5NlYUQ9
Retweeted by Vena @cholanayakar Relatively quiet and green residential area in north blr...often also christened wildlife nagar becau… https://t.co/HlAxcohNGwA section of the 150 migrant workers outside Amruthahalli PS yesterday, right before they were dispersed with beati… https://t.co/ksh9ZE0AtN
Retweeted by Vena @ravinutulapati Colour of the times... :-)Yipeedidoodle dooo...another species to add to the home visitors list :-) seeing this lovely clearwing coffee hawkm… https://t.co/GwaaB73DR4Getting all charged up for the day? A chafer beetle of the Cetoniinae group came by through the study room window… https://t.co/cDh6ubP0MmHappy to be hosting this discussion on Sat 23rd May, 5-6.30 IST! The zoom link is in the thread below. https://t.co/z6oMJiGhbI
Retweeted by VenaIn CC Kids issue 13.4, we’re focusing on our friendly neighbourhood spiders. Let our dear arachnid-whisperer,… https://t.co/zrScpSxX63
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5/21
2020
Join me as I host a debate on "Living Dangerously" with panelists Steven Pinker (@sapinker), Daniel Kahneman and Sh… https://t.co/4RfuzR9isU
Retweeted by VenaRequesting @Karmika_Sahaya to please publish a list of all shelter homes as on today (20th may, 2020) and the conta… https://t.co/nqt23Y1sja
Retweeted by VenaGenerosity and kindness in peer review is essential - especially for authors working at disadvantage because of the… https://t.co/Yg4FG3bVpV
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5/20
2020
I spoke to frontline workers — doctors, anganwadi didis, journalists and relief volunteers — to understand the orde… https://t.co/XEEqKlafbu
Retweeted by VenaBy being too generous to organisers of manels, we let them continue their attitude of 'we'll try to get away with i… https://t.co/jtWvVeP7fX
Retweeted by VenaNext #Kannada session! 20 May, 6:30 pm ಪಕ್ಷಿಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸಬಹುದಾದ ಮೋಜಿನ ಆಟಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಚಟುವ… https://t.co/LPq6vjBYPP
Retweeted by VenaLol. Imagine writing this when 36 million people just lost their jobs in a country with little to no safety net. No… https://t.co/rscGtOka3Y
Retweeted by Vena#SDG11 (sustainable cities and communities) can only be achieved if everyone is cared for and everyone cares. We st… https://t.co/m1DCIJUl6h
Retweeted by VenaPls follow this thread from @BBPVedike as @shaheenshasa is in a bus and reports on how it's going. We are thankfu… https://t.co/tMYSyov8Hw
Retweeted by VenaFrom the front page of Deccan Herald today, where I am quoted on the ridiculous graph produced by the GoI claiming… https://t.co/W3f3fp7abh
Retweeted by VenaOur online store on Instamojo has reopened! Let's get to know the birds and trees around us better as we stay at ho… https://t.co/9spzn3lkNy
Retweeted by Vena @yamunajiye @zenrainman @nivedita_Him @JamwalNidhi @nehaa_sinha @Neha429 @NehaLTOI @sidagarwal @shraddhabakshihttps://t.co/WSlsXRjAW2Tragic! Objecting to their forests and resources being diverted without consent for industry/infrastructure makes… https://t.co/po9djEk2rk
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5/19
2020
surround yourself. with those who would flip your ear back for you. if it ever went inside out
Retweeted by VenaConfusion & lack of transparency continue to affect migrant workers travel crisis. Today morning(18/5) BBMP marshal… https://t.co/qdz5k1pEpn
Retweeted by VenaIf I had cats,dogs at home those would be mine too :-) mine in no particular order- 1. Going for long walks and dis… https://t.co/kfg2cArFYb
5/18
2020
@dineshraov @prasannaparab @DivsBu @palmfly How does one do that? And how crazily expensive is it? And how does one get it to India 🤔🙄Our suggestions to @BMTC_BENGALURU on running buses in a covid infested world. Have suggested ways to lower contact… https://t.co/iPvXToJsbF
Retweeted by Vena @FagunB @narayanraman @yamunajiye If you were messing with its nests then you were asking to be stung only :-p @narayanraman @yamunajiye Yes Narayan,Potter wasp, Delta sp. Wonderful that you can observe this and lovely that sh… https://t.co/y8nhOu7a2K @prasannaparab @DivsBu @dineshraov @palmfly https://t.co/D1soaXLExM @3d_india This is one of the Round-necked Longhorn Beetles - Chlorophorus (agnatus) Hitesh. And yes, looks like she… https://t.co/YwEdCK9GjyDecided to play a tune to welcome a new pup and well, we think he liked it. https://t.co/AxJVkkbTIr
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5/17
2020
Don't miss the bum shakes of our mantis while feeding 😂. Wonder if its the mantis equivalent of us burping, rubbing… https://t.co/k8Q4q8koyMSpotted the Indian Bark Mantis (Humbertiella sp.) smacking, chomping through what looked like a full course meal. M… https://t.co/XLjxIK3AWGHello @acorn @zeusisdead you guys from @TakshashilaInst had written a piece on how it was the the right time to und… https://t.co/WysDjpjuOg
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5/16
2020

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