“Mere paas Maa hai,“ (I have my mother!) says Shashi Kapoor triumphantly in the 1975 hit Deewar, in response to suuperhero 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!
While children find it exciting to embark on the next chapter of their life-journey, it is also a worrying and stressful exercise because of the significant demand-supply mismatch and further, that none of India's higher educational institutions feature in the top 100 QS rankings.
“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.
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.
In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change
In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,