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Craft diplomacy: Indonesian envoy opens Delhi's crafts bazaar

The 15-day Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar, which was inaugurated on Thursday by Indonesian Ambassador to India Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro at INA's Dilli Haat in New Delhi, is hosting skill exchange workshops between Indian and Indonesian artists, which organiser Jaya Jaitly said is an example of "craft diplomacy".

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A glimpse of Afghanistan in India

“Afghanistan – A land in conflict and hope” is the title of a rare art exhibition that was held at the India International Centre in New Delhi. To showcase a country that has taught the world the real meaning of resilience during some of the most trying times in modern political history, there could not have been a more apt title.

India showcases heritage, with British help

An exhibition: ‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ - a collaborative effort of the British Museum, London, National Museum, New Delhi; and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai, was inaugurated by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on May 4 at the National Museum.   It will run till June 30, 2018.

Bollywood once again warming up to Pakistan

Clearly the rabble-rousing jingoism of recent times has been replaced by a more tolerant and empathetic attitude towards Pakistan, an attitude that perhaps augurs well for India-Pakistan relations in the future.

India leads world with students opting for science, tech degrees

India leads the world in the number of students getting bachelors degrees in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.