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India, China to hold high-level meet on cultural, people-to-people ties

The decision to establish the India-China High Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges was taken during the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan in April this year. 

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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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Fighting the climate change apocalypse: West should practise what it preaches

The Pew study survey found that 24 percent of Indians believe that technology can solve the climate-change problem – and definitely that's the way forward as technology is bringing down the price of green energy. And China and India can make the most significant contributions as they leap-frog to greener technologies –


Indian government appoints new Chief Economic Advisor

The Indian government has appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian as its new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in place of Arvind Subramanian, who left the post in July this year.