Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
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Topic: Culture

How where you’re born influences the person you become

Although genetics certainly matter, the way you behave isn’t hardwired. Parenting too plays a role.

Remembering Amrita Sher-Gil, one who loved sex, art and India, and never said sorry for it

One of India’s most respected pioneers of modern art, Sher-Gil’s story has the makings of a classic French film, including a tragically young death.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna – a deeply conservative film that gave Bollywood its ‘boldest’ actor

Dev Anand’s film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, starring Zeenat Aman, gave India both its Rakhi and hippie anthem.

Taiwan turns to Mahatma Gandhi to cement cultural ties with India

Besides portraying Gandhi’s life and ideology, the Taiwanese govt has also displayed information on India’s cultural and heritage sites in an exhibition.

Asian Academy of Arts to launch award in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee National Award will be given for the promotion of art and culture.

There’s a lot to Pakistan beyond coups and fundamentalists. Raza Rumi chronicles it

Raza Rumi’s book will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in the artistic and cultural landscape of Pakistan.

In growing trade war, EU & Canada deploy ketchup to targets US tariffs

The ubiquitous condiment is anything but American in its origins or in those nationalities that love it the most.

Ghulam Murshid’s book shows Hindus and Muslims are primary stakeholders of Bengali culture

The author gives the perspective of a Bengal where Hindus and Muslims are shown as primary stakeholders of the Bengali culture.

When did humans first learn to count?

All computation and algebra that we know today, had developed over time in India and gradually transmitted to the Western world by Islamic scholars. 

‘Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet’: A cultural lesson for the decade

Mineke Schipper’s book is an analyse of the many proverbs that talk about women across cultures, geographies and time periods and how they came about.

On Camera

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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