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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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Festival of South Asian documentaries comes to Delhi

Documentary films about people from Afghanistan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be screened as part of a movie festival in New Delhi next month.

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".

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