Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracted over 1.5 million tourists in 2018.
Nepal's tourism sector witnessed phenomenal growth in international tourist arrivals in 2018 as the Himalayan country received over 1.1 million tourists, Nepal Tourism Board said on Tuesday.
The ancient and gorgeous Kantha quilt embroidery has found its way into various present-day articles of daily use, including sarees, bags, pillow covers, bedspreads and other household articles, writes Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai.
Manisha believes her vision is now sharper, her mind is now clearer and her perspective is now realigned because of the treatment of ovarian cancer, reports The Indian Express.
"The qualitative aspects of improved governance that have a strong correlation with human capital development cannot be and have not been captured by the way the HCI has been constructed," the Indian government said. The gap in data and methodology overlook the initiatives taken by a country and, in turn, portray an incomplete and predetermined picture, it said, adding this,...
Puppets are a part of popular culture and entertainment across the world, especially in the South Asian region. They reflect the cultural heritage of their region, its mythology, music, beliefs, rites and rituals. Puppetry has been around since ancient times, writes cultural anthropologist Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai in newsin.asia
Nepalese officials say that the Chinese side proposed India-China-Nepal talks to resolve thorny issues. Called the “two-plus one” mechanism, it was proposed by China during Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit to Beijing in June this year.“We welcome the two- plus-one format as we are confident that such a dialogue will be conducted in a spirit of equality and mutual...
The Uttarakanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana, says that Sri Lanka was created by the celestial architect Vishwakarma for the Gods in heaven. Another lore has it that after Lord Shiva married Parvati, he instructed Vishwakarma to construct Lanka so that the couple might reside there, says cultural anthropologist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai in newsin.asia
In his talk at the Indian Council of World Affairs recently, Nepalese ruling party co-leader Prachanda said: "Respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, and non-interference in internal affairs help buttress trust which is absolutely essential to governing a friendly relationship. Let me tell you frankly: small neighbors have some sensitivities that need to be understood and respected."
A day after China agreed to provide sea and land ports to Nepal and end India's monopoly over trade, Nepal has withdrawn from the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) joint military drill to be held in India next week saying that it does not have the sanction of the August BIMSTEC summit.