Sports will change perceptions about Kashmir, says Namal Rajapaksa, Lankan MP and rugby coach

Sports will change perceptions about Kashmir, says Namal Rajapaksa, Lankan MP and rugby coach

Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan member of parliament and the eldest son of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakdsa, has trained Kashmiri girls in Rugby, a game which he has mastered.On his maiden visit to Kashmir for a seven-day rugby training workshop, told Express on Monday that sports has the potential to change the “perception and discourse about Kashmir.”

Will the impromptu Modi- Xi summit pave the way to India-China rapprochement?

Will the impromptu Modi- Xi summit pave the way to India-China rapprochement?

Last weekend, India came out with a surprising announcement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting China on April 27 and 28 to have an unofficial summit with the Chinese President Xi Jinping. Will the impromptu summit  lead to tangible policy changes or will it be another edition of Modi’s  earlier impulsive air dash to  Pakistan for a tete-a-tete with the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif which led to nothing?

Tibet can remain part of China for economic reasons, says Dalai Lama

Tibet can remain part of China for economic reasons, says Dalai Lama

Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said that it is in the economic interest of Tibet to stay as part of China.“Historically and culturally, Tibet has been independent. China took control of Tibet in 1950 in what it called a peaceful liberation. So long as the constitution of China recognizes our culture and the Tibetan autonomous region’s special history, it [Tibet] can remain there,” the Dalai Lama said during a lecture in the Indian capital New Delhi.

South Asian tales of the “foolish guru”

South Asian tales of the “foolish guru”

Oral traditions and folklore the world over have stories of fools. In some, he is a village-idiot, and in some others he is a “wise fool’ who is often consulted for his out of the box thinking. At other times the fool is a leader or a ‘teacher’ with a group of followers.Stories of erudite ‘teachers’ seem to have been part of folklore throughout the Indian sub-continent and its neighborhood.

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