EDUCATION & CULTURE

Hinduism is the ideal religion for a modern age of incertitude: Indian politician-writer Shashi Tharoor

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.

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Bollywood is India's secret weapon: Unites South Asians

“Mere paas Maa hai,“ (I have my mother!) says Shashi Kapoor triumphantly in the 1975 hit Deewar, in response to superhero Amitabh Bachchan’s long list of riches.. houses, cars and untold wealth – apparently nothing that can compete with a mother’s approval for an Indian boy!

Afghanistan, through the lens of art

It is said a painting is worth a thousand words. The paintings of the New Delhi-based artist Anita Anand depict this in a profoundly beautiful manner. She began painting in the early 2000s after she ended her full-time professional career. She went to Afghanistan in 2004 and started her own blog in 2006 and even wrote a book on her experiences.

Education a top priority in India ties, says Australian envoy

In a major step to take forward its widening outreach to India, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, - one of Australia's premier varsities -  inaugurated its new premises in the Indian capital as Australia announced its intent about making India a major focus of its economic and diplomatic strategy with education as a "flagship sector".

Glory of Indian women's hockey to feature in London exhibition

Fans watching the Hockey Womens World Cup at the Lee Valley Centre, London, are in for a double treat. They will also get to have a close look at India's glorious past in women's hockey, thanks to a unique photo exhibition by The Hockey Museum, London, and sports curator Sunil Yash Kalra from India. The world cup starts on July 21 at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

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For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan

  Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.

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Fitch raises India's FY19 GDP growth forecast to 7.8%

US multinational Fitch Ratings on Friday raised India's GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, up from their earlier estimate of 7.4 per cent, indicating, however, that ...

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