“Our foreign policy shall prioritize strengthening our time-tested friendship with India,” says the foreign policy section of Bhutan’s ruling People's Democratic Party’s election manifesto.The Himalayan nation is gearing up for its third general elections.
The Foreign Ministers of countries which are part of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) have approved, in principle, 167 connectivity projects costing US$ 50 billion based on an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, The Kathmandu Post reported. The member states are developing a BIMSTEC Transport Connectivity Master Plan, with a goal to complete...
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), which held its fourth Summit in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, appears to have entered a new era, awakening from years of somnolence. The first signs of an awakening appeared in 2014, when a Permanent Secretariat was established and a Secretary General was appointed, the first since...
A moribund Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is likely to come alive with the two Asian giants – India and China – coming closer to realize their ambitions through the execution of massive connectivity projects across Asia. There was enough evidence of it at the Fourth BIMSTEC summit held in Kathmandu on Aug 30-31,...
Cultural anthropologist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai looks at the various traditional grass mats of South Asia to bring out their aesthetic value, and the various materials and techniques that are used in their manufacture.
Cultural and Visual anthropologist and South Asian expert Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai writes on five women from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan who had pioneered writing in the English language in the South Asian region.
Visual anthropologist and South Asian culture aficionado, Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai, takes the reader through the history of the postal system in South Asia, highlighting the role of the postal runner - the messenger who delivered mail until early 20 th.century in some parts of the world..
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay held talks, during which defense, security and strategic cooperation between the two neighboring countries were discussed. Tobgay, who arrived here on a three-day visit Thursday, met Modi at the Hyderabad House Friday.
Bhutan’s first and indigenous satellite,CubeSat Bhutan-1, made its way to the International Space Station on board the SpaecX Falcon 9 rocket Saturday, BBS reports. Bhutan-1, weighing a little over one kilogram, took off from NASA’s air station in Florida in the US.The miniature satellite is expected to take around three days to reach the International Space station.
Down the centuries,cloth has been a widely used base for artistic expression across the Indian sub-continent and South and South-east Asia. Cloth as a base for artistic expression in the form of “narrative scrolls” can be dated to 9 th-12 th century AD writes cultural and visual athropoligist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai.