EDUCATION & CULTURE

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Leading designers join Indian spiritual guru in Fashion for Peace in New York

Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, known as much for his sartorial sense as his profound wisdom, joined the world’s leading designers in a global effort to Save the Weaves at Fashion for Peace in New York City on 13 February 2019. 

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India showcases heritage, with British help

An exhibition: ‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ - a collaborative effort of the British Museum, London, National Museum, New Delhi; and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai, was inaugurated by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on May 4 at the National Museum.   It will run till June 30, 2018.

Bollywood once again warming up to Pakistan

Clearly the rabble-rousing jingoism of recent times has been replaced by a more tolerant and empathetic attitude towards Pakistan, an attitude that perhaps augurs well for India-Pakistan relations in the future.

India leads world with students opting for science, tech degrees

India leads the world in the number of students getting bachelors degrees in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Please don't try and remake India, undermine its soft power

For a decade and a half now I've been a tireless advocate of India's soft power, arguing that in the information age, it is not the side with the bigger army that wins, but the side that tells the better story. In the past India has successfully managed to be what I've called the "land of the better story": As a society with a free press and a thriving mass media, with a people whose creative energies are daily encouraged to express themselves in a variety of appealing ways, India has an extraordinary ability to tell stories that are more persuasive and attractive than those of its rivals

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