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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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Solo show by Bangladeshi artist opens in Delhi gallery

 

A solo show of photographic works by one of the most dynamic names from the Bangladeshi art scene opened for public viewing at the Akar Prakar gallery in New Delhi.

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.

Ten development efforts that will take India's literacy to new heights

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.

Women writers to the fore in South Asia

South Asian countries may be a little behind in the bandwagon of literary prizes - the likes of Booker and Pulitzer prizes are many decades old while the subcontinent’s counterparts are just beginning to find a footing - but the trends  emerging from them show a staggering rise of women authors, writing on a multitude of themes, in diverse genres, languages and scopes.

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Sikkim's unique mountain architecture in need of protection

The Government of Sikkim realized something needs to be done and the newly-adopted Sikkim Tourism Policy is crystal clear about this. It states in Chapter 4: Application of appropriate designs for tourism infrastructure that considers the landscape, disaster risks, local architecture and materials needs to be addressed, writes Anne Fee

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Nepal's economy expanding, GDP growth 6.3 per cent: IMF

On February 8, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Nepal.

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