Lok Sabha Core List

This list covers the Lok Sabha seats as of on the 14th of January, 2019. It should be noted that this list does not take into consideration any of the seats that are vacant. While reviewing those might provide some benefit, i do not consider them as constituting a real threat one way or the other. If new information does come to light, i shall edit this.

All of this has been sourced from here

It’s a pretty comprehensive list, but i wanted a straight up list on one page, and that’s why this document exists on the internet.

Edit: this list contains the data from 509 seats. 

Lok Sabha Constituencies List

By State & Union Territory

Sl. No.
Name of State
No. of Constituencies
1 Andhra Pradesh 20
2 Arunachal Pradesh 2
3 Assam 14
4 Bihar 38
5 Chhattisgarh 10
6 Goa 2
7 Gujarat 26
8 Haryana 10
9 Himachal Pradesh 4
10 Jammu and Kashmir 4
11 Jharkhand 14
12 Karnataka 27
13 Kerala 18
14 Madhya Pradesh 27
15 Maharashtra 48
16 Manipur 2
17 Meghalaya 1
18 Mizoram 1
19 Nagaland 1
20 Odisha 20
21 Punjab 13
22 Rajasthan 23
23 Sikkim 1
24 Tamil Nadu 39
25 Telangana 15
26 Tripura 2
27 Uttar Pradesh 80
28 Uttarakhand 5
29 West Bengal 42
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1
2 Chandigarh 1
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1
4 Daman and Diu 1
5 Lakshadweep 1
6 NCT of Delhi 7
7 Puducherry 1

Andhra Pradesh

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Amalapuram(SC) Pandula,Dr. Ravindra Babu TDP
2 Anakapalle Rao (Avanthi),Shri Muthamsetti Srinivasa TDP
3 Anantapur Reddy,Shri J.C. Divakar TDP
4 Araku(ST) Kothapalli,Smt. Geetha YSR Congress Party
5 Bapatla(SC) Malyadri,Shri Sriram TDP
6 Chittoor(SC) Sivaprasad,Dr. Naramalli TDP
7 Eluru Magantti,Shri Venkateswara Rao (Babu) TDP
8 Guntur Galla,Shri Jayadev TDP
9 Hindupur Nimmala,Shri Kristappa TDP
10 Kakinada Thota,Shri Narasimham TDP
11 Kurnool Butta,Smt. Renuka YSR Congress Party
12 Machilipatnam Rao,Shri Konakalla Narayana TDP
13 Nandyal Reddy,Shri S.P.Y. YSR Congress Party
14 Narasaraopet Rao,Shri Rayapati Sambasiva TDP
15 Narsapuram Raju,Shri Gokaraju Ganga BJP
16 Rajahmundry Maganti,Shri Murali Mohan TDP
17 Srikakulam Ram Mohan Naidu,Shri Kinjarapu TDP
18 Vijayawada Kesineni,Shri Srinivas TDP
19 Visakhapatnam Kambhampati,Dr. Hari Babu BJP
20 Vizianagaram Pusapati,Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju TDP

Arunachal Pradesh

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Arunachal East Ering,Shri Ninong INC
2 Arunachal West Rijiju,Shri Kiren BJP

Assam

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Autonomous District(ST) Engti,Shri Biren Singh INC
2 Barpeta Ajmal, Shri Sirajuddin AIUDF
3 Dhubri Ajmal, Maulana Badruddin AIUDF
4 Dibrugarh Teli,Shri Rameswar BJP
5 Gauhati Chakravarty,Smt. Bijoya BJP
6 Jorhat Tasa,Shri Kamakhya Prasad BJP
7 Kaliabor Gogoi,Shri Gaurav INC
8 Karimganj(SC) Biswas,Shri Radheshyam AIUDF
9 Kokrajhar(ST) Sarania,Shri Naba (Hira) Kumar Ind.
10 Lakhimpur Baruah,Shri Pradan BJP
11 Mangaldoi Deka,Shri Ramen BJP
12 Nawgong Gohain,Shri Rajen BJP
13 Silchar Dev,Km. Sushmita INC
14 Tezpur Sarmah,Shri Ram Prasad BJP

Bihar

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Araria Alam,Shri Sarfaraz RJD
2 Arrah Singh,Shri Raj Kumar BJP
3 Aurangabad Singh,Shri Sushil Kumar BJP
4 Banka Yadav,Shri Jay Prakash Narayan RJD
5 Bhagalpur Kumar,Shri Shailesh (Bulo Mandal) RJD
6 Buxar Choubey,Shri Ashwini Kumar BJP
7 Darbhanga Azad, Shri Kirti (JHA) BJP
8 Gaya(SC) Manjhi,Shri Hari BJP
9 Gopalganj(SC) Ram,Shri Janak BJP
10 Hajipur(SC) Paswan,Shri Ram Vilas LJSP
11 Jahanabad Kumar,Dr. Arun RLSP
12 Jamui(SC) Paswan,Shri Chirag LJSP
13 Jhanjharpur Chaudhary,Shri Birendra Kumar BJP
14 Karakat Kushwaha,Shri Upendra RLSP
15 Katihar Anwar, Shri Tariq NCP
16 Khagaria Kaiser,Choudhary Mehboob Ali LJSP
17 Madhepura Ranjan (Pappu Yadav),Shri Rajesh RJD
18 Madhubani Yadav,Shri Hukmdev Narayan BJP
19 Maharajganj Sigriwal,Shri Janardan Singh BJP
20 Munger Devi,Smt. Veena LJSP
21 Muzaffarpur Nishad,Shri Ajay BJP
22 Nalanda Kumar,Shri Kaushalendra JD(U)
23 Nawada Singh,Shri Giriraj BJP
24 Paschim Champaran Jaiswal,Dr. Sanjay BJP
25 Pataliputra Yadav,Shri Ram Kripal BJP
26 Patna Sahib Sinha,Shri Shatrughan Prasad BJP
27 Purnia Kumar,Shri Santosh JD(U)
28 Purvi Champaran Singh,Shri Radha Mohan BJP
29 Samastipur(SC) Paswan,Shri Ramchandra LJSP
30 Saran Rudy,Shri Rajiv Pratap BJP
31 Sasaram(SC) Paswan,Shri Chhedi BJP
32 Sheohar Devi,Smt. Rama BJP
33 Sitamarhi Sharma,Shri Ram Kumar RLSP
34 Siwan Yadav,Shri Om Prakash BJP
35 Supaul Ranjan,Smt. Ranjeet INC
36 Ujiarpur Rai,Shri Nityanand BJP
37 Vaishali Singh,Shri Rama Kishore LJSP
38 Valmiki Nagar Dubey,Shri Satish Chandra BJP

Chhattisgarh

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Bastar(ST) Kashyap,Shri Dinesh BJP
2 Bilaspur Sahu,Shri Lakhan Lal BJP
3 Janjgir-Champa (SC) Patle,Smt. Kamla Devi BJP
4 Kanker(ST) Usendi,Shri Vikram BJP
5 Korba Mahto,Dr. Banshilal BJP
6 Mahasamund Sahu,Shri Chandu Lal BJP
7 Raigarh(ST) Sai,Shri Vishnu Deo BJP
8 Raipur Bais,Shri Ramesh BJP
9 Rajnandgaon Singh,Shri Abhishek BJP
10 Surguja(ST) Marabi,Shri Kamalbhan Singh BJP

Goa

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 North Goa Naik,Shri Shripad Yesso BJP
2 South Goa Sawaikar,Advocate (Shri) Narendra Keshav BJP

Gujurat

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Ahmedabad East Rawal,Shri Paresh BJP
2 Ahmedabad West Solanki,Dr. (Prof.) Kirit Premjibhai BJP
3 Amreli Kachhadiya,Shri Naranbhai Bhikhabhai BJP
4 Anand Patel,Shri Dilip M. BJP
5 Banaskantha Chaudhary,Shri Haribhai Parthibhai BJP
6 Bardoli Vasava,Shri Prabhubhai Nagarbhai BJP
7 Bharuch Vasava,Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai BJP
8 Bhavnagar Shyal,Dr. Bharati Dhirubhai BJP
9 Chhota Udaipur Rathwa,Shri Ramsinh Pataliyabhai BJP
10 Dahod Bhabhor,Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai BJP
11 Gandhinagar Advani, Shri Lal Krishna BJP
12 Jamnagar Maadam,Smt. Poonamben Hematbhai BJP
13 Junagadh Chudasama,Shri Rajeshbhai Naranbhai BJP
14 Kachchh(SC) Chavda,Shri Vinod BJP
15 Kheda Chauhan,Shri Devusinh Jesingbhai BJP
16 Mehsana Patel,Smt. Jayshreeben BJP
17 Navsari Patil,Shri C. R. BJP
18 Panchmahal Chauhan,Shri Prabhatsinh Pratapsinh BJP
19 Patan Vaghela,Shri Liladharbhai Khodaji BJP
20 Porbandar Radadiya,Shri Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai BJP
21 Rajkot Kundariya,Shri Mohanbhai Kalyanji BJP
22 Sabarkantha Rathod,Shri Dipsinh Shankarsinh BJP
23 Surat Jardosh,Smt. Darshana Vikram BJP
24 Surendranagar Fatepara,Shri Devajibhai Govindbhai BJP
25 Vadodara Bhatt,Smt. Ranjanben Dhananjay BJP
26 Valsad(ST) Patel,Dr. K. C. BJP

Haryana

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1
Ambala(SC) Kataria,Shri Rattan Lal BJP
2 Bhiwani-Mahendragarh Dharambir Singh,Shri BJP
3 Faridabad Gurjar,Shri Krishan Pal BJP
4 Gurgaon Rao Inderjit Singh, BJP
5 Hisar Chautala,Shri Dushyant INLD
6 Karnal Ashwini Kumar, Shri BJP
7 Kurukshetra Saini,Shri Raj Kumar BJP
8 Rohtak Hooda,Shri Deepender Singh INC
9 Sirsa(SC) Rori,Shri Charanjeet Singh INLD
10 Sonipat Kaushik,Shri Ramesh Chander BJP

Himachal Pradesh

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Hamirpur Thakur,Shri Anurag Singh BJP
2 Kangra Kumar,Shri Shanta BJP
3 Mandi Sharma,Shri Ram Swaroop BJP
4 Shimla(SC) Kashyap,Shri Virender BJP

Jammu and Kashmir

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Baramulla Baig,Shri Muzaffar Hussain J&KPDP
2 Jammu Sharma,Shri Jugal Kishore BJP
3 Srinagar Abdullah,Dr. Farooq J&KNC
4 Udhampur Singh,Dr. Jitendra BJP

Jharkand

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Chatra Singh,Shri Sunil Kumar BJP
2 Dhanbad Singh,Shri Pashupati Nath BJP
3 Dumka(ST) Soren,Shri Shibu JMM
4 Giridih Pandey,Shri Ravindra Kumar BJP
5 Godda Dubey,Dr. Nishikant BJP
6 Hazaribagh Sinha,Shri Jayant BJP
7 Jamshedpur Mahato,Shri Bidyut Baran BJP
8 Khunti(ST) Munda,Shri Kariya BJP
9 Kodarma Ray,Dr. Ravindra Kumar BJP
10 Lohardaga(ST) Bhagat,Shri Sudarshan BJP
11 Palamu(SC) Ram,Shri Vishnu Dayal BJP
12 Rajmahal(ST) Hansdak,Shri Vijay Kumar JMM
13 Ranchi Choudhary,Shri Ram Tahal BJP
14 Singhbhum(ST) Giluwa,Shri Laxman BJP

Karnataka

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Bagalkot Gaddigoudar,Shri Parvatagouda Chandanagouda BJP
2 Bangalore Central Mohan,Shri P. C. BJP
3 Bangalore North Gowda,Shri D.V. Sadananda BJP
4 Bangalore Rural Suresh,Shri Doddaalahalli Kempegowda INC
5 Belgaum Angadi, Shri Suresh Chanabasappa BJP
6 Bellary Ugrappa,Shri Venkatapura Subbaiah INC
7 Bidar Khuba,Shri Bhagwanth BJP
8 Bijapur(SC) Jigajinagi,Shri Ramesh Chandappa BJP
9 Chamrajanagar Dhruvanarayana,Shri R. INC
10 Chikkballapur Moily,Dr. M. Veerappa INC
11 Chikkodi Hukkeri,Shri Prakash Babanna INC
12 Chitradurga(SC) Chandrappa,Shri B.N. INC
13 Dakshina Kannada Kateel,Shri Nalin Kumar BJP
14 Davanagere Siddeshwara,Shri Gowdar Mallikarjunappa BJP
15 Dharwad Joshi,Shri Pralhad Venkatesh BJP
16 Gulbarga(SC) Kharge,Shri Mallikarjun INC
17 Hassan Devegowda,Shri H.D. JD(S)
18 Haveri Udasi,Shri Shivkumar Chanabasappa BJP
19 Kolar Muniyappa,Dr. K.H. INC
20 Koppal Karadi,Shri Sanganna Amarappa BJP
21 Mandya Shivaramegowda,Shri L.R. JD(S)
22 Mysore Simha,Shri Prathap BJP
23 Raichur Naik,Shri B.V. INC
24 Shimoga Raghavendra,Shri B. Y. BJP
25 Tumkur Muddahanumegowda,Shri S.P. INC
26 Udupi Chikmagalur Karandlaje,Km. Shobha BJP
27 Uttara Kannada Hegde,Shri Anantkumar BJP

Kerala

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Alappuzha Venugopal,Shri K. C. INC
2 Alathur Biju,Dr. Parayamparambil Kuttappan CPI(M)
3 Attingal Sampath,Dr. Anirudhan CPI(M)
4 Chalakudy Innocent,Shri Ind.
5 Ernakulam Thomas,Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey INC
6 Idukki George,Shri (Adv.) Joice Ind.
7 Kannur Teacher,Smt. P.K. Sreemathi CPI(M)
8 Kasaragod Karunakaran,Shri P. CPI(M)
9 Kollam Premachandran,Shri N.K. RSP
10 Kozhikode Raghavan,Shri M. K. INC
11 Malappuram P.K.,Shri Kunhalikutty IUML
12 Mavelikkara Kodikunnil,Shri Suresh INC
13 Palakkad Rajesh,Shri M. B. CPI(M)
14 Pathanamthitta Antony, Shri Anto INC
15 Ponnani Basheer,Shri E. T. Mohammed IUML
16 Thiruvananthapuram Tharoor,Dr. Shashi INC
17 Thrissur Jayadevan,Shri C. N. CPI
18 Vadakara Mullappally,Shri Ramachandran INC

Madhya Pradesh

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Balaghat Bhagat,Shri Bodhsingh BJP
2 Betul(ST) Dhurve,Smt. Jyoti BJP
3 Bhind(SC) Prasad,Dr. Bhagirath BJP
4 Bhopal Sanjar,Shri Alok BJP
5 Chhindwara Kamal Nath,Shri INC
6 Damoh Patel,Shri Prahlad Singh BJP
7 Dhar(ST) Thakur,Smt. Savitri BJP
8 Guna Scindia,Shri Jyotiraditya Madhavrao INC
9 Gwalior Tomar,Shri Narendra Singh BJP
10 Hoshangabad Singh,Shri Uday Pratap BJP
11 Indore Sumitra Mahajan (Tai), BJP
12 Jabalpur Singh,Shri Rakesh BJP
13 Khandwa Chauhan,Shri Nand Kumar Singh BJP
14 Khargone(ST) Patel,Shri Subhash BJP
15 Mandla(ST) Kulaste,Shri Faggan Singh BJP
16 Mandsour Gupta,Shri Sudheer BJP
17 Morena Mishra,Shri Anoop BJP
18 Rajgarh Nagar,Shri Rodmal BJP
19 Ratlam(ST) Bhuria,Shri Kantilal INC
20 Rewa Mishra,Shri Janardan BJP
21 Sagar Yadav,Shri Laxmi Narayan BJP
22 Satna Singh,Shri Ganesh BJP
23 Shahdol Singh,Shri Gyan BJP
24 Sidhi Pathak,Smt. Riti BJP
25 Tikamgarh(SC) Kumar,Dr. Virendra BJP
26 Ujjain(SC) Malviya,Prof. Chintamani BJP
27 Vidisha Swaraj,Smt. Sushma BJP

Maharasthra

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Ahmednagar Gandhi,Shri Dilip Kumar Mansukhlal BJP
2 Akola Dhotre,Shri Sanjay Shamrao BJP
3 Amravati Adsul, Shri Anandrao SS
4 Aurangabad Khaire,Shri Chandrakant Bhaurao SS
5 Baramati Sule,Smt. Supriya Sadanand NCP
6 Beed Munde,Dr. Pritam Gopinath BJP
7 Bhandara-Gondiya Kukde,Shri Madhukarrao Yashwantrao NCP
8 Bhiwandi Patil,Shri Kapil Moreshwar BJP
9 Buldhana Jadhav,Shri Prataprao SS
10 Chandrapur Ahir, Shri Hansraj Gangaram BJP
11 Dhule Bhamre,Dr. Subhash Ramrao BJP
12 Dindori(ST) Chavan,Shri Harishchandra Deoram BJP
13 Gadchiroli-Chimur(ST) Nete,Shri Ashok Mahadeorao BJP
14 Hatkanangle Shetti,Shri Raju alias Devappa Anna SWP
15 Hingoli Satav,Shri Rajeev Shankarrao INC
16 Jalgaon Patil,Shri A.T. (Nana) BJP
17 Jalna Danve,Shri Raosaheb Patil BJP
18 Kalyan Shinde,Dr. Shrikant Eknath SS
19 Kolhapur Mahadik,Shri Dhananjay Bhimrao NCP
20 Latur(SC) Gaikwad,Dr. Sunil Baliram BJP
21 Madha Patil,Shri Vijaysinh Mohite NCP
22 Maval Barne,Shri Shrirang Appa SS
23 Mumbai South-Central Shewale,Shri Rahul Ramesh SS
24 Mumbai-North Shetty,Shri Gopal Chinayya BJP
25 Mumbai-North-Central Mahajan,Smt. Poonam BJP
26 Mumbai-North-East Dr. Kirit Somaiya, BJP
27 Mumbai-North-West Kirtikar,Shri Gajanan Chandrakant SS
28 Mumbai-South Sawant,Shri Arvind Ganpat SS
29 Nagpur Gadkari,Shri Nitin Jairam BJP
30 Nanded Chavan,Shri Ashok Shankarrao INC
31 Nandurbar(ST) Gavit,Dr. Heena Vijaykumar BJP
32 Nashik Godse,Shri Hemant Tukaram SS
33 Osmanabad Gaikwad,Prof. Ravindra Vishwanath SS
34 Palghar Gavit,Shri Rajendra Dhedya BJP
35 Parbhani Jadhav,Shri Sanjay Haribhau SS
36 Pune Anil (alias Padmakar) Gulabrao, Shirole, Shri BJP
37 Raigad Geete,Shri Anant Gangaram SS
38 Ramtek(SC) Tumane,Shri Krupal Balaji SS
39 Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Raut,Shri Vinayak Bhaurao SS
40 Raver Khadse,Smt. Raksha Nikhil BJP
41 Sangli Patil,Shri Sanjay(Kaka) Ramchandra BJP
42 Satara Bhonsle,Shri Udayanraje Pratapsingh NCP
43 Shirdi(SC) Lokhande,Shri Sadashiv Kisan SS
44 Shirur Adhalrao Patil, Shri Shivaji SS
45 Solapur(SC) Bansode,Shri Sharadkumar Maruti BJP
46 Thane Vichare,Shri Rajan Baburao SS
47 Wardha Tadas,Shri Ramdas Chandrabhanji BJP
48 Yavatmal-Washim Bhawana Gawali (Patil), Ms. SS

Manipur

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Inner Manipur Meinya,Dr. Thokchom INC
2 Outer Manipur(ST) Baite,Shri Thangso INC

Meghalaya

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Shillong(ST) Pala,Shri Vincent H INC

Mizoram

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Mizoram(ST) Ruala,Shri C. L. INC

Nagaland

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Nagaland Tokheho,Shri NDPP

Odisha

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Aska Swain,Shri Ladu Kishore BJD
2 Balasore Jena,Shri Rabindra Kumar BJD
3 Bargarh Singh,Dr. Prabhas Kumar BJD
4 Berhampur Mohapatra,Shri Sidhant BJD
5 Bhadrak(SC) Sethi,Shri Arjun Charan BJD
6 Bhubaneswar Patasani,Dr. (Prof.) Prasanna Kumar BJD
7 Bolangir Singh Deo,Shri Kalikesh Narayan BJD
8 Cuttack Mahtab,Shri Bhartruhari BJD
9 Dhenkanal Satpathy,Shri Tathagata BJD
10 Jagatsinghpur(SC) Samal,Dr. Kulamani BJD
11 Jajpur(SC) Tarai,Smt. Rita BJD
12 Kalahandi Deo,Shri Arka Keshari BJD
13 Kandhamal Singh, Smt. Pratyusha Rajeshwari BJD
14 Keonjhar(ST) Laguri,Smt. Sakuntala BJD
15 Koraput(ST) Hikaka,Shri Jhina BJD
16 Mayurbhanj(ST) Hansdah,Shri Rama Chandra BJD
17 Nabarangpur(ST) Majhi,Shri Balabhadra BJD
18 Puri Misra,Shri Pinaki BJD
19 Sambalpur Pradhan,Shri Nagendra Kumar BJD
20 Sundargarh(ST) Oram,Shri Jual BJP

Punjab

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Amritsar Aujla,Shri Gurjeet Singh INC
2 Anandpur Sahib Chandumajra,Shri Prem Singh SAD
3 Bathinda Badal,Smt. Harsimrat Kaur SAD
4 Faridkot(SC) Singh,Prof. Sadhu AAP
5 Fatehgarh Sahib(SC) Khalsa,Shri Harinder Singh AAP
6 Ferozpur Ghubaya,Shri Sher Singh SAD
7 Gurdaspur Jakhar,Shri Sunil Kumar INC
8 Hoshiarpur(SC) Sampla,Shri Vijay BJP
9 Jalandhar Chaudhary,Shri Santokh Singh INC
10 Khadoor Sahib Brahmpura,Shri Ranjit Singh SAD
11 Ludhiana Singh,Shri Ravneet INC
12 Patiala Gandhi,Dr. Dharam Vira AAP
13 Sangrur Mann,Shri Bhagwant AAP

Rajasthan

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Alwar Yadav,Dr. Karan Singh INC
2 Banswara(ST) Ninama,Shri Manshankar BJP
3 Barmer Col. Choudhary,Sona Ram, VSM (Retd.) BJP
4 Bharatpur(SC) Koli,Shri Bahadur Singh BJP
5 Bhilwara Baheria,Shri Subhash Chandra BJP
6 Bikaner(SC) Meghwal,Shri Arjun Ram BJP
7 Chittorgarh Joshi,Shri C. P. BJP
8 Churu Kaswan,Shri Rahul BJP
9 Ganganagar(SC) Chauhan,Shri Nihal Chand BJP
10 Jaipur Bohra,Shri Ramcharan BJP
11 Jaipur Rural Rathore,Col. Rajyavardhan Singh BJP
12 Jalore Patel,Shri Devji Mansingram BJP
13 Jhalawar-Baran Singh,Shri Dushyant BJP
14 Jhunjhunu Ahlawat, Smt. Santosh BJP
15 Jodhpur Shekhawat,Shri Gajendra Singh BJP
16 Karauli-Dholpur(SC) Rajoria,Dr. Manoj BJP
17 Kota Birla,Shri Om BJP
18 Nagaur Chaudhary,Shri C.R. BJP
19 Pali Chaudhary,Shri P.P. BJP
20 Rajsamand Rathore,Shri Hariom Singh BJP
21 Sikar Saraswati,Shri Sumedhanand BJP
22 Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Jaunapuria,Shri Sukhbir Singh BJP
23 Udaipur Meena,Shri Arjunlal BJP

Sikkim

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Sikkim Rai,Shri Prem Das SDF

Tamil Nadu

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Arakkonam Hari,Shri G. AIADMK
2 Arani V.,Shri Elumalai AIADMK
3 Chennai Central S.R.,Shri Vijayakumar AIADMK
4 Chennai North Venkatesh Babu,Shri T.G. AIADMK
5 Chennai South Jayavardhan,Dr. Jayakumar AIADMK
6 Chidambaram(SC) Chandrakasi,Shri M. AIADMK
7 Coimbatore P.,Shri Nagarajan AIADMK
8 Cuddalore Arunmozhithevan, Shri A. AIADMK
9 Dharmapuri Ramadoss,Dr. Anbumani PMK
10 Dindigul Udhayakumar,Shri M. AIADMK
11 Erode Selvakumarachinnayan,Shri S. AIADMK
12 Kallakurichi Kamaraj,Dr. K. AIADMK
13 Kancheepuram(SC) Maragatham,Smt. K. AIADMK
14 Kanniyakumari Radhakrishnan,Shri Pon BJP
15 Karur Thambi Durai,Dr. M. AIADMK
16 Krishnagiri Ashokkumar, Shri K. AIADMK
17 Madurai Gopalakrishnan,Shri R. AIADMK
18 Mayiladuthurai Bharathimohan,Shri R.K. AIADMK
19 Nagapattinam(SC) Gopal,Dr. K. AIADMK
20 Namakkal Sundaram,Shri P.R. AIADMK
21 Nilgiris(SC) Chinnaraj,Shri Gopalakrishnan AIADMK
22 Perambalur Marutharajaa,Shri R.P. AIADMK
23 Pollachi Mahendran,Shri C. AIADMK
24 Ramanathapuram Raajhaa,Shri A. Anwhar AIADMK
25 Salem Selvam,Shri V. Panneer AIADMK
26 Sivaganga Senthilnathan,Shri P.R. AIADMK
27 Sriperumbudur Ramachandran,Shri Krishnan Narayanasamy AIADMK
28 Tenkasi(SC) M.,Smt. Vasanthi AIADMK
29 Thanjavur K.,Shri Parasuraman AIADMK
30 Theni Parthipan,Shri R. AIADMK
31 Thoothukkudi Natterjee,Advocate Jayasingh Thiyagaraj AIADMK
32 Tiruchirappalli Kumar,Shri P. AIADMK
33 Tirunelveli Prabakaran,Shri K.R.P. AIADMK
34 Tiruppur Sathyabama,Smt. V. AIADMK
35 Tiruvallur(SC) Venugopal,Dr. Ponnusamy AIADMK
36 Tiruvannamalai Vanaroja,Smt. R. AIADMK
37 Vellore Senguttuvan,Shri B. AIADMK
38 Viluppuram(SC) Rajendran,Shri S. AIADMK
39 Virudhunagar Radhakrishnan,Shri T. AIADMK

Telengana

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Adilabad(ST) Godam,Shri Nagesh TRS
2 Bhongir Goud,Dr. Boora Narsaiah TRS
3 Chevella Reddy,Shri Konda Vishweshwar TRS
4 Hyderabad Owaisi,Shri Asaduddin AIMIM
5 Karimnagar Boianapalli,Shri Vinod Kumar TRS
6 Khammam Reddy,Shri Ponguleti Srinivasa YSR Congress Party
7 Mahabubabad Naik,Dr. (Prof.) Azmeera Seetaram TRS
8 Mahabubnagar Reddy,Shri A.P. Jithender TRS
9 Medak Reddy,Shri Kotha Prabhakar TRS
10 Nagarkurnool(SC) Yellaiah,Shri Nandi INC
11 Nalgonda Gutha,Shri Sukender Reddy INC
12 Nizamabad Kalvakuntla,Smt. Kavitha TRS
13 Secunderabad Dattatreya,Shri Bandaru BJP
14 Warangal Pasunoori,Shri Dayakar TRS
15 Zahirabad Patil,Shri Bheemrao Baswanthrao TRS

Tripura

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Tripura East(ST) Chaudhury,Shri Jitendra CPI(M)
2 Tripura West Datta,Shri Sankar Prasad CPI(M)

Uttar Pradesh

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Agra Ram Shankar,Prof. (Dr.) BJP
2 Akbarpur Singh,Shri Devendra (Alias) Bhole Singh BJP
3 Aligarh Gautam,Shri Satish Kumar BJP
4 Allahabad Gupta,Shri Shyama Charan BJP
5 Ambedkar Nagar Pandey,Shri Hari Om BJP
6 Amethi Gandhi,Shri Rahul INC
7 Amroha Tanwar,Shri Kanwar Singh BJP
8 Aonla Kumar,Shri Dharmendra BJP
9 Azamgarh Yadav,Shri Mulayam Singh SP
10 Badaun Yadav,Shri Dharmendra SP
11 Baghpat Singh,Dr. Satya Pal BJP
12 Bahraich(SC) Phoole,Sushree Sadhvi Savitri Bai BJP
13 Ballia Singh,Shri Bharat BJP
14 Banda Mishra,Shri Bhairon Prasad BJP
15 Bansgaon(SC) Paswan,Shri Kamlesh BJP
16 Barabanki(SC) Rawat,Smt. Priyanka Singh BJP
17 Bareilly Gangwar,Shri Santosh Kumar BJP
18 Basti Dwivedi,Shri Harish BJP
19 Bhadohi Singh,Shri Virendra BJP
20 Bijnor Singh,Kunwar Bharatendra BJP
21 Bulandshahr Singh,Shri Bhola BJP
22 Chandauli Pandey,Dr. Mahendra Nath BJP
23 Deoria Mishra,Shri Kalraj BJP
24 Dhaurahra Verma,Smt. Rekha Arun BJP
25 Domariyaganj Pal ,Shri Jagdambika BJP
26 Etah Singh,Shri Rajveer (Raju Bhaiya) BJP
27 Etawah(SC) Dohrey,Shri Ashok Kumar BJP
28 Faizabad Singh,Shri Lallu BJP
29 Farrukhabad Rajput,Shri Mukesh BJP
30 Fatehpur Jyoti,Sadhvi Niranjan BJP
31 Fatehpur Sikri Chaudhary,Shri Babulal BJP
32 Firozabad Yadav,Shri Akshay SP
33 Gautam Buddha Nagar Sharma,Dr. Mahesh BJP
34 Ghaziabad General (Dr.) , Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd.) BJP
35 Ghazipur Sinha,Shri Manoj Kumar BJP
36 Ghosi Rajbhar,Shri Hari Narayan BJP
37 Gonda Singh,Shri Kirti Vardhan BJP
38 Gorakhpur Nishad,Shri Praveen Kumar SP
39 Hamirpur Chandel,Kunwar Pushpendra Singh BJP
40 Hardoi(SC) Verma,Shri Anshul BJP
41 Hathras(SC) Diwakar,Shri Rajesh Kumar BJP
42 Jalaun(SC) Verma,Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh BJP
43 Jaunpur Singh,Dr. Krishna Pratap BJP
44 Jhansi Sushree, Uma Bharati BJP
45 Kairana Hasan,Begum Tabassum RLD
46 Kaiserganj Singh,Shri Brijbhushan Sharan BJP
47 Kannauj Yadav,Smt. Dimple SP
48 Kanpur Joshi,Dr. Murli Manohar BJP
49 Kaushambi (SC) Sonkar,Shri Vinod Kumar BJP
50 Kheri Misra,Shri Ajay (Teni) BJP
51 Kushi Nagar Pandey,Shri Rajesh BJP
52 Lalganj(SC) Sonker,Smt. Neelam BJP
53 Lucknow Singh,Shri Rajnath BJP
54 Machhlishahr Ram Charitra Nishad,Shri BJP
55 Maharajganj Chowdhary,Shri Pankaj BJP
56 Mainpuri Yadav,Shri Tejpratap Singh SP
57 Mathura Hema Malini,Smt. BJP
58 Meerut Agrawal, Shri Rajendra BJP
59 Mirzapur Patel,Smt. Anupriya Apna Dal
60 Misrikh(SC) Bala,Smt. Anju BJP
61 Mohanlalganj(SC) Kishore,Shri Kaushal BJP
62 Moradabad Kumar,Shri Kunwar Sarvesh BJP
63 Muzaffarnagar Balyan,Dr. Sanjeev Kumar BJP
64 Nagina(SC) Singh,Dr. Yashwant BJP
65 Phulpur Patel,Shri Nagendra Pratap Singh SP
66 Pilibhit Gandhi,Smt. Maneka Sanjay BJP
67 Pratapgarh Singh,Shri Kunwar Haribansh Apna Dal
68 Rae Bareli Gandhi,Smt. Sonia INC
69 Rampur Singh,Dr. Nepal BJP
70 Robertsganj(SC) Chhotelal,Shri BJP
71 Saharanpur Lakhanpal,Shri Raghav BJP
72 Salempur Kushawaha,Shri Ravindra BJP
73 Sambhal Singh,Shri Satya Pal BJP
74 Sant Kabir Nagar Tripathi,Shri Sharad BJP
75 Shahjahanpur(SC) Raj,Smt. Krishna BJP
76 Shrawasti Mishra,Shri Daddan BJP
77 Sitapur Verma,Shri Rajesh BJP
78 Sultanpur Gandhi,Shri Feroze Varun BJP
79 Unnao Swami Maharaj, Dr. Sakshi Ji BJP
80 Varanasi Modi,Shri Narendra BJP

Uttarakhand

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Almora(SC) Tamta,Shri Ajay BJP
2 Garhwal Khanduri, Maj Gen Bhuwan Chandra AVSM (Retd.) BJP
3 Hardwar Nishank,Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal BJP
4 Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar Koshyari,Shri Bhagat Singh BJP
5 Tehri Garhwal Shah,Smt. Mala Rajya Laxmi BJP

West Bengal

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Alipurduars(ST) Tirkey,Shri Dasrath AITC
2 Arambagh(SC) Poddar,Smt. Aparupa AITC
3 Asansol Babul Supriyo,Shri BJP
4 Baharampur Chowdhury,Shri Adhir Ranjan INC
5 Balurghat Ghosh,Ms. Arpita AITC
6 Bangaon(SC) Thakur,Smt. Mamata AITC
7 Bankura Varma,Smt. Dev (Moon Moon Sen) AITC
8 Barasat Dastidar,Dr. (Smt.) Kakoli Ghosh AITC
9 Bardhaman Purba(SC) Mondal,Shri Sunil Kumar AITC
10 Bardhaman-Durgapur Sanghamita,Prof. (Dr.) Mamtaz AITC
11 Barrackpur Trivedi,Shri Dinesh AITC
12 Basirhat Ali, Shri Idris AITC
13 Birbhum Roy (Banerjee),Smt. Satabdi AITC
14 Bishnupur(SC) Saumitra,Shri Khan AITC
15 Bolpur(SC) Hazra,Dr. Anupam AITC
16 Coochbehar Ray,Shri Partha Pratim AITC
17 Darjeeling Ahluwalia, Shri S.S. BJP
18 Diamond Harbour Banerjee, Shri Abhishek AITC
19 Dum Dum Roy,Prof. Saugata AITC
20 Ghatal Adhikari, Shri Deepak (Dev) AITC
21 Hooghly De(Nag),Dr. (Smt.) Ratna AITC
22 Howrah Banerjee,Shri Prasun AITC
23 Jadavpur Bose,Prof. (Dr.) Sugata AITC
24 Jalpaiguri(SC) Barman,Shri Bijoy Chandra AITC
25 Jangipur Mukherjee,Dr. Abhijit INC
26 Jaynagar(SC) Mondal,Smt. Pratima AITC
27 Jhargram(ST) Saren,Dr. Uma AITC
28 Kanthi Adhikari, Shri Sisir Kumar AITC
29 Kolkata Dakshin Bakshi,Shri Subrata AITC
30 Kolkata Uttar Bandyopadhyay,Shri Sudip AITC
31 Krishnanagar Paul,Shri Tapas AITC
32 Maldaha Dakshin Choudhury,Shri Abu Hasem Khan INC
33 Maldaha Uttar Noor,Smt. Mausam INC
34 Mathurapur(SC) Jatua,Shri Choudhury Mohan AITC
35 Medinipur Roy,Smt. Sandhya AITC
36 Murshidabad Khan,Shri Md. Badaruddoza CPI(M)
37 Purulia Mahato,Dr. Mriganka AITC
38 Raiganj Salim,Shri Mohammad CPI(M)
39 Ranaghat(SC) Mandal,Dr. Tapas AITC
40 Serampore Banerjee,Shri Kalyan AITC
41 Tamluk Adhikari,Shri Dibyendu AITC
42 Uluberia Ahmed,Smt. Sajda AITC

Andaman & Nicobar

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands Ray,Shri Bishnu Pada BJP

Chandigarh

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Chandigarh Kher,Smt. Kirron Anupam BJP

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Dadra and Nagar Haveli(ST) Patel,Shri Natubhai Gomanbhai BJP

Daman and Diu

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Daman and Diu Patel,Shri Lalubhai Babubhai BJP

Lakshwadeep

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Lakshadweep(ST) Mohammed,Shri Faizal P.P. NCP

NCT

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Chandni Chowk Harsh Vardhan ,Dr. BJP
2 East Delhi Girri,Shri Maheish BJP
3 New Delhi Lekhi,Smt. Meenakashi BJP
4 North East Delhi Tiwari,Shri Manoj Kumar BJP
5 North West Delhi(SC) Raj,Dr. Udit BJP
6 South Delhi Bidhuri,Shri Ramesh BJP
7 West Delhi Singh,Shri Parvesh Sahib BJP

Puducherry

Sl. No.
Costituency
Name of Member
Party
1 Puducherry Radhakrishnan,Shri R. AINRC

 

MuskBros, The Cult of the Tech God and Mainstream Media

There’s something in the water in Silicon Valley. I’m not sure what it is, but it makes people real douches. The Tech God persona isn’t very new. That title belonged to Steve Jobs, before Elon Musk went and happened to the world. To be specific, even Steve Jobs didn’t really command that persona until Apple caught its second wind, which i would consider to be around the time the IPod came out. There was a time when celebrities came from either the recording industry or the film industry. The glitz, glamour, money and debauchery were all reserved for people who were involved with either one of these. There was nothing particularly sexy about technology. Big money always attracted a certain amount of “stardom”, but the tech industry making the kind of money it does now is, i’m sure you agree, a fairly new phenomenon.

“There was a time when celebrities came from either the recording industry or the film industry”

I do think it’s really strange (or maybe it makes perfect sense?) that two of the biggest stars that humanity have managed to create, since the turn of the millenium, are two colossal ass-hats who have created enormous empires by being smart. While the fanbase of both of these individuals isn’t limited to white men, there does seem to be a large portion of the population that do happen to be white and male. Now, i get it, the fanbase of toast is probably white men too, if you’re just polling people on the internet who use social media and are vocal about their views. For the record, i’m a fan of toast too. The point is, there’s something that’s very masculine about the winner-take-all and revolution at all costs attitude that Musk and Jobs are famous for having cultivated.  Being an individual of color, or a women, or a minority of any shape or form, makes you feel a certain indebtedness for those you consider as sharing in your identity, and a pressure to make things a little better for them.

White men have little incentive to feel these identity ties, and it really does make sense, since if your identity isn’t really threatened or subvert constantly, you have no reason to hunker down and make it a lasting part of your world view. Which is what makes it disingenuous when individuals identity as white, male or straight, since it’s essentially identifying with being in a position that allows you to bypass constraints and access power. Erin Biba, an author who writes for the Daily Beast, had a run-in with the MuskBros recently and her piece on the event, is a very interesting account of what happens when journos do try to criticize Musk.

“Which is what makes it disingenuous when individuals identity as white, male or straight, since it’s essentially identifying with being in a position that allows you to bypass constraints and access power”

After that shitstorm, she decided to poke around twitter for more stories like hers, and she found a tremendous amount of them. The attacks that she, and others like her have been subject to, have a very obvious gendered slant to them. You can’t deny that words like “Bitch” and “Cunt” aren’t gendered. It’s not even coded language. Another account of a woman who has been affected by the Tech god, is the daughter of Steve Jobs. She’s got a book out (i think), about some of the finer personality points of Jobs. I haven’t personally read the book, but you should go ahead and read the article regarding her book. Funnily enough, the bizzare incidents highlighted in the books don’t really stem from the “driven” nature of his personality, but instead just paints the picture of a rather petty human being.

So what is it about males that makes them invest the persona of the Tech God with this level of devotion. As mentioned before, i’m going to hazard a guess at the fact that Musk and his ilk have made silicon valley sexy, in some strange way. Nobody really invests their love and devotion in this manner on rock stars, for example. Nobody said anything when the world called Keith Richards an absolute nut job for snorting his dad’s ashes. It might be old and hackneye at this point of time, but the reason that MuskBros exist might really be the same reason that both Modi and Trump exist. It’s the idea of “talking power to power”. It’s the same reason that certain white Australians are horrified that Aboriginal Australians still hunt sea turtles. It becomes a convenient excuse to go after a target. Charlie Boy doesn’t really care about Sea Turtles, don’t let him fool you into thinking he gives a damn. It’s also the reason Modi says that Triple Talaq is even banned in Pakistan, and thus should be banned in India. It’s a media alliance of convenience.

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Source: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/999357298861486080

..the reason that MuskBros exist might really be the same reason that both Modi and Trump exist. It’s the idea of “talking power to power”

Another interesting caveat to this entire story is the mainstream media and alternative “shadow” news distinction that is increasingly becoming more, dare i say, mainstream? This isn’t a phenomenon that is really distinct to the United States ecosystem, but is reproduced in a pretty standard form all over the world.

What this creates, in my opinion, is not two alternative narratives (this is not a dialectical exercise), but rather a “shadow” economy of news where there might be less “censorship”, but it’s not very often that this lack of censorship is in the interests of humanity.  I use humanity here with a liberal smattering of sarcasm. This takes different forms, in different parts of the world, depending on how opinion is transmitted. For example, India’s version of this is Whatsapp forwards about the Indus Valley and the fighter planes that they built. YouTube plays a much bigger role in most of the Westernized world. Is it just the fact that people like Musk and Trump cannot hear a word of criticism that makes them look at “alternative” sources of news? They repeatedly make the point that Mainstream Media have agendas and quotas to fill. In other words, they have a bottom line and they need to stay afloat. The last i checked, Tesla was a goddamn company. What makes Musk’s rantings the fount of unbiased knowledge and not the stuff of fantasy?

The United States Congress and taxpayer money played an enormous part in funding whatever it is that SpaceX is up to. This isn’t even considering what on earth is going on with Tesla acquiring stake in various other companies that are in the solar energy sector. Musk sold shares in Tesla (which he gets paid in as CEO), a few weeks before the acquisition, presumably to minimize his losses. I don’t know about you, but that sounds a whole lot like an agenda.

Biba in her article, says that this fracas essentially began because she published a tweet about the power that individuals like Musk had since an environment like twitter exists today. Her point was that someone like Musk should consider that he had to bear a certain amount of responsibility, and should not be going out of his way to demean “mainstream media.” This is the point that needs to be made though. The stock market, as warped as it is, does affect that lives and livelihoods of individuals around the world. To be just flat out bizzare and not give a hoot about the consequences is just absolutely privileged behavior  Subsequently, when she tried to source accounts from various others about the doings of MuskBros, she got attacked again. It’s not character assassination to write about the nature of a particular group of people. It’s literally her job. By aligning himself with some crazy sex cult website that literally brands people, Musk created some kind of crazy male frankenstein, and the damn thing had a twitter account.

Extended Content

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/opinion-stop-treating-tech-jerks-like-gods/news-story/1f0cfe920aff9fc7b80a15ebefab9040

https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/wealth/apple-founder-steve-jobs-daughter-lisa-brennanjobs-tells-all-in-new-book/news-story/79e31331e1504d8e348109d7abd78e6f

https://www.dailydot.com/via/steve-jobs-elon-musk-lone-genius/

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-chastised-for-unsafe-working-conditions-in-supplier-factory/

http://theconversation.com/we-dont-need-elon-musk-for-an-innovative-tech-industry-102799

https://observer.com/2016/06/why-im-not-dazzled-by-elon-musk/

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/22/chanos-bail-out-of-solarcity-a-corporate-governance-at-its-worst.html

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2010/12/06/5600599-spacex-gets-set-for-next-giant-leap

https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/29/elon-musks-army-white-male-muskbros-accused-harassing-women-criticise-7586128/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-its-like-when-elon-musks-twitter-mob-comes-after-you

https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/elon-musks-crusade-for-media-accountability-lasted-three-whole-days-before-he-recommended-a-news-site-affiliated-with-a-suspected-sex-cult.html

14th December – International News Round-Up (Part II)

Security

Defense One

America’s Africa strategy going forward is apparently to focus on driving American investment into the region. While this might help the United States in increasing their stake in the region (economically), it is not clear the security implications this will have, given that China is economically and militarily firmly embedded.

“….But he did not announce significant new military assets or changes to the size, location or mission of U.S. troops in Africa to counter that threat. The new strategy calls for countering Chinese influence on the continent through bilateral trade and investment programs, while simultaneously reevaluating foreign aid and assistance programs, including financial support for United Nations peacekeeping missions in countries whose governments oppose American interests at the world body.”

Society

Pitbull covers Africa by Toto for the Aquaman movie.

Britain

BBC

Theresa May tells the EU that the withdrawal agreement won’t be passed by her parliament and that her MP’s still need convincing. EU leaders say this is the only deal that could possibly be negotiated. It seems that perception is where balance will be achieved.

United Nations

Al Jazeera

Head of the UNAIDS body has put in his papers following reports that he cultivated an unhealthy and damaging work environment. There were different scenarios including allegations of “a patriarchal workplace attitude” and “a cult of personality”.

United States

Jacobin

The Role that both Republicans and Democrats have played in ensuring that the war in Yemen continues.

Media

Polygon

How Cloverfield and The Cloverfield Paradox are connected.

 

December 14th – International News Round-Up (Part I)

Pakistan

The Iran Project

Imran Khan has played the game well since becoming Prime Minister.

“Well, when Imran Khan first came to power and formed his government just a few months ago I went out on a limb but very confidently saying that that he would be the best political ruler that Pakistan has had since the late and great Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” Garrie said.

“And events that have happened over the last few months now that Imran is in the government, have totally vindicated this. He’s put very few feet wrong and many feet right in terms of foreign policy relations. He has embraced with that spirit of win-win multi-polarity,” he stated.

United States

Vox

Maria Butina (Russian National) pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent.

Butina, who is a gun rights activist, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent as part of a cooperation agreement with prosecutors. She admitted to acting under the direction of a Russian official, Alexander Torshin, another prominent gun rights supporter and a fixture in Russian politics.

Truth Dig

Harvard and its role in the California drought.

There was nothing illegal about the purchases, but they raised concerns among activists, Reuters reported. Susan Harvey, of North County Watch, an environmental advocacy group, wondered, “Is Harvard going to keep pumping groundwater, or cut back on returns to protect water quality and quantity?”

Tech

Firstpost

The Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Qualcomm’s patent licensing and chip sale practices were anticompetitive and sought to preserve a monopoly on so-called premium LTE modem chips, which help mobile phones connect to wireless data network.

Bi-Lateral

Nhan Dan

At the event, speakers and participants exchanged their experiences regarding social network management and information safety solutions. They proposed measures to help the two countries coordinate and warn each other of misinformation and other online risks.

Gaming

Polygon

In a statement released today, Breck and Gresko called the move to scale back development on Heroes of the Storm a “difficult decision” that will affect the future of the game.

Society

The Atlantic

Documentary on Toxic Masculinity in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“The DRC is a country that has been going through war and ethnic conflict since the dawn of time,” Jackson Mbakulirahi, the program’s founder, explains in Arild Kumar’s remarkable short documentary, Baba Bora. “This ethnic conflict has destroyed the people. It has created distrust and hate. It has had a real impact on their way of thinking—their masculinity.”

Ecuador

Ecuador Times

Chinese loans to Ecuador.

August 22nd – International News Round-Up (Part II)

Ecuador

Ecuador Times

A public prosecutor has found evidence of criminal liability against VP Jorge Glas. However, he cannot be prosecuted without authorization from the legislature.

Society

Vox

Report hung out with Witches during the solar eclipse.

Salem Witch Trials (Image Source: WIki Commons)
Salem Witch Trials (Image Source: Wiki Commons)

Philosophy

Philosophical Disquisitions

An argument on the nature of the Private-Public argument when it comes to services rendered.

“They argue that every privatisation agreement will have to afford the private agent a ‘zone of permissibility’ (or ‘autonomy’) in which they are free to exercise their own judgment about what to do. This zone of permissibility will necessarily remove them from the kind of public deference that is required. The reason for this is that in order to make any sense at all, a privatisation agreement must defer to the skills and judgment of the private agent. Recall, that the whole point of privatisation is that private agents are able to provide a good or service more efficiently than public agents.”

Public Policy

A Dragons Best Friend

A Cambridge citizen on the changing nature of his city and what on earth to do for kicks.

Security

Breitbart News

There’s two sides to the conservative in the United States coin. One wants more troops pumped into Afghanistan, and the other wants nothing to do with foreign wars anymore. Even the ones who want troops in Afghanistan, want them to be private soldiers and not American military. It seems like private security contractors don’t really know how to feel at the moment. America has to win the war. America does not lose. But nobody has the political capital to send more troops into Afghanistan, even with the resurgent Taliban.

August 22nd – International News Round-Up (Part I)

Sudan

Sudan Tribune

Chad’s PM has arrived in Khartoum and will hold talks for three days on the matters of political and security co-operation. The two countries signed a deal in 2010 that normalized relations between them.

Biology

Motherboard

Clever article on how antlion larvae prey on ants and why this results in smaller ants getting devoured. As an interesting thought experiment, does this mean that, eventually, the size of the average ant will get larger and larger and that they will stop falling prey to the antlion pincers and that the antlion will die out? So, a hunting mechanism of an organism could create a vicious cycle of selection in a species that is linked to it and that which could eventually result in its own extinction?

Virtual Reality

Motherboard

Straw Labs is testing how animals perceive their environments using virtual reality systems. Andrew Straw also thanked gamers for having created the demand that has allowed the technology that has helped in the creation of this system, to have been created.

Physics

Motherboard

The physics of diamond rain on some planets and what this implies for the synthesis of elements.

Gun Violence

Vice

Trace, a non-profit did a study on gun control laws. Apparently, the threat of social disorder trumps how people feel about gun control law.

2nd Amendment Rights (Image Source: Flickr)
2nd Amendment Rights (Image Source: Flickr)

Academia

Org Theory

Bog post on the experiences of a graduate student at Chicago.

America

Vice

The person in this article makes a point that I also read somewhere yesterday (I can’t remember where). The Unite the Right rally didn’t help the right wing, or anybody who supports trump. Moderate conservatives who might have wanted to be a part of or in fact were a part of the Unite the Right Valley are now seen as being complicit in what happened. Before, if you were a conservative, you could have made arguments for the fact that the right has shades, just like the left. Instead, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make that argument.

Bitcoin

Motherboard

Bitcoin isn’t regulated by officials. That’s a good thing.

Turns out, it’s also a bad thing.

Security

Vice

The United States Navy had a collision. Article on the state of the US Navy and the nature of miscommunication in the armed forces.

Gender

The Daily Dot

Pao, who sued members of Silicon Valley has a book coming out.

Right Wing

Right Wing Watch

Ayyadurai has been heavily endorsed by the Right Wing in the United States. He also lays claim to being the “real Indian”. To me, this is also proof that the Right Wing might not be completely about ethnicity and race, and might be more of a shared vision of order and structure. It’s okay if you’re brown, as long as you don’t think brown.

August 12th – International News Round-Up (Part II)

Guam

Daily Dot

The Government of Guam has issued a 2-page document that details what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.

Kenya

Sputnik

The incumbent Kenyatta won the presidential elections in. His main rival claims the vote was rigged. There were stand-offs between government loyalists and opposition supporters. The last time this happened (2007), thousands died.

North Korean Conflict

Zero Hedge

Breitbart

We’re going to have to wait and see if even the hardline trumpists like Zero Hedge will get behind this administration opening a two-front war. From what I read, they thought the interventionism of Obama and Clinton was the worst thing to happen. They were firm isolationists, for the most part. Though I don’t think anybody really believes that anybody in the White House actually thinks this is an option that could be explored.

Society

Zero Hedge

The guy who wrote the diversity memo and got fired wrote an op-ed for WSJ. You can’t read the complete thing because you need an account, but the link above has a part of the article.

Immigration

Quillette

Argument against open borders. Author claim that this is not against immigration in general, but says that cases for open borders must be more nuanced. That’s a statement that I agree with in general, though the author does make one absurd claim: that tribalism is so robust because small groups are better at achieving certain results which lead to prosperity. This is ridiculous. Tribalism is a feature of politics which sees ethnic classes banding together. It’s not particularly self-aware or reflexive. In other word, tribalism justifies itself on the basis of ethnicity, not on the basis of efficacy.

Society

The Cut

Article on the politics of “blondeness.”

Legally Blonde - The Musical (Image Source: Wiki Commons)
Legally Blonde – The Musical (Image Source: Wiki Commons)