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,...
Sri Lanka ranks 59 in the Rule of Law index among 113 countries of the world and 2nd among the South Asian countries having secured 0.52 marks, according to the Rule of Law Index for 2017/18 released by the World Justice Project. Nepal has won first place in South Asia with 0.53 marks and India has secured third place.
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.
The Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, who is in the Bangladesh capital, told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, that India is working on a project to construct prefabricated housing in Rakhine State in Myanmar to meet the needs of Rohingyas returning from Bangladesh."India will also continue to provide relief material and supplies to help Bangladesh deal with the needs of those...
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..
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.
For the first time since its inception, the South Asian University will be handing out PhD Degrees to 6 of its scholars - one each from Afghanistan and Bangladesh and 4 from India, said Dr.Sasanka Perera from Sri Lanka, who is the Vice President of the university, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology.
Sri Lanka's Johann Peries successfully climbed the 29,030 feet Mount Everest at 5.55 a.m in Nepal time on Tuesday, his support team in Colombo said. This was his second attempt. Peries now becomes the second Sri Lankan to summit Mt. Everest after Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala did it in 2016.
The Indian and Nepalese Prime Ministers have agreed to comprehensively review bilateral trade to facilitate greater access for Nepalese goods to the Indian market and reduce the yawning trade gap. In 2016-2017 for example, Nepal had imported from India goods worth US$ 39,604.3 million dollars but had sold to India goods worth only US$ 2590.3 million. The gap had increased...
In India, the Modi Government “celebrates” curtailment of the freedom of the press through coinages like “news traders” and “presstitutes”. Its supporters troll Government’s critics in the media as Swati Chaturvedi points out in her book ‘I Am A Troll’. In Pakistan ,the single most dangerous place for journalists is the capital, Islamabad, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT.