Bhutanese scholars, students and writers acknowledged how the literary and cultural gala "Mountain Echoes" is encouraging the younger generation in the landlocked Himalayan country to read, and exposing them to literature from outside, especially India, as curtains came down on the three-day festival.
It was in 2008 when in exile from his beloved country that M.F. Husain began what was to become his final tribute to the civilisation that was his muse, and from which he had been tragically hounded out by the culture-police of the Hindu religious right.
There is no gender discrimination in Bhutan but, when it comes to the representation of women in politics, socio-cultural prejudices prevent them from playing a larger role in policy making, says a Bhutanese filmmaker who has documented women's participation in the country's 2013 elections.
Paintings depicting the rich cultural diversity of Nepal are being exhibited at Nepal Association of Fine Arts building in Naxal. The exhibition titled ‘Way of Life’ was inaugurated by former Finance Minister Shankar Prasad Koirala on Friday.
Seen as a window to unmask the shrouded mystery of Bhutan by celebrating its literature, art, culture and music, the annual "Mountain Echoes" festival's fifth edition kicks off Thursday, May 22.
For the first time, a Bangladeshi theatre production has been selected to be performed at the cultural event of the prestigious Commonwealth Games. TheatrEX Bangladesh's latest stage production “Dokhina Sundori” will be staged on July 24 at the Tin Forest Theatre Festival with assistance from British Council -- organised to mark the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. From the 71 Commonwealth nations, six countries – India, New Zealand, England, Malta and Jamaica – will stage plays at the Games. Written by Shahman Maishan and directed by Sudip Chakrabarthy, the play portrays the rich culture, heritage and beliefs on Bengal, against the backdrop of Sunderbans.
Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.
India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.
The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...
What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...
What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...