The 15-day Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar, which was inaugurated on Thursday by Indonesian Ambassador to India Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro at INA's Dilli Haat in New Delhi, is hosting skill exchange workshops between Indian and Indonesian artists, which organiser Jaya Jaitly said is an example of "craft diplomacy".
Born over four centuries and 300 km apart, a single song fused the spirits of Narsinh Mehta and Mohandas Gandhi. By the time Gandhi was born in 1869, Narsinh had already been a figure of great reverence in Gujarat for over four centuries.
Hinduism is a “wonderful” religion suited for the modern era of uncertainty and questioning because it values incertitude, according to author-politician Shashi Tharoor who also excoriated the politicisation of the faith. He said the spasms of bigotry were a passing phase in India because tolerance and acceptance of the other was “built into the bones” of the Indian people.
The 52nd International Literacy Day just gone by is the right opportunity to look at literacy beyond the ability to read and write but help us become more active citizens who are aware and more conscious of our rights and duties et al.
Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency
If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor .