10 day modern Chinese art exhibition kicks off in Sri Lanka

10 day modern Chinese art exhibition kicks off in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Oct 25 (newsin.asia) - A 10 day modern Chinese water ink painting exhibition kicked off in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on Thursday with an aim to strengthen cultural ties between China and Sri Lanka. The exhibition titled 'Chinese Style International Tour of Modern Chinese Water Ink Paintings Exhibition' is organised by the China National Academy of Paintings and the...

Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

The international media has been portraying Pakistan as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, especially after the Americans carried out a surgical strike there to kill international terrorist and fugitive, Osama bin Laden. But for about a decade now, Pakistan has been trying hard to live down its sectarian image and portray itself as a tolerant society equally proud of its...

Vishwakarma, the celestial architect who built Sri Lanka

Vishwakarma, the celestial architect who built Sri Lanka

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

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