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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India should showcase its heritage with pride: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India should showcase its great heritage with pride and questioned rules that prohibit people from taking pictures at some monuments.

Reimagining employability an imperative for India

The singular expectation from university education is guaranteed employability and, thus, a return on investment. When this fails to happen, it is because the quality of education does not respond to market demand.

Breaking faith barriers, Shia Muslim artists create Hindu wedding mandaps

For centuries, their creations have been used in sombre processions to commemorate and reconstruct the narrative of the 7th century Battle of Karbala in Islamic history. But now, these artists, mostly Shia Muslims, make Hindu wedding mandaps, replicating the design of the shrine of Prophet's grandson Imam Hussain Ali, who was killed in that war.

Imparting values, and a language, in the US through ancient texts

On a Sunday afternoon in Naperville, a Chicago suburb, 30 Indian American students pay close attention while the teacher explains the battle on the tenth day of the Kurukshetra war - in the ancient epic tale of the Mahabharata -- in which Bhismapitamaha is grievously wounded by Arjuna's arrows.

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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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