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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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Singapore to stage South Asian film fest

The second edition of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) will be held in the city-state from October 5-14. 

Elephant’s unique place in Indian culture

A four-day long festival was held mid-August at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi, to coincide with World Elephant Day, to celebrate the grandeur of an animal closely identified with India and showcasing their salient role in ecology and their integral role in Indian mythology, religion and literature.

Indian, Chinese writer-translators discuss shared literary culture

Messages of literary and cultural harmony were delivered at a literary forum on Indo-China Literary Exchange, themed around multilingual exchanges, organised on Friday by India's national academy of letters, Sahitya Akademi.

Timeless Buddhist wisdom uncovered at Bhutan lit fest

The spirit of Buddhism and the many philosophies surrounding the religion were explored on the opening day of the "Mountain Echoes" literary festival which aims to celebrate "Untouched Beauty, Unexplored Ideas and Unstoppable Voices" from the heart of the Himalayas.

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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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