Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra takes place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh during Ramzan

Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra takes place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh during Ramzan

Dhaka, June 26 (BDnews24.com): Signifying the existence of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, the  International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKON was able to take out a colorful procession depicting a journey by chariot of Sri Jagannath Dev during Ramzan in Dhaka on Sunday. The procession took place festival marks the return of Lord Krishna […]

Fusion of a different kind: Two dance forms meet across the Palk Strait

Fusion of a different kind: Two dance forms meet across the Palk Strait

By Meera Srinivasan/The Hindu Colombo, June 5: The Chitrasena dance school is located on one of Colombo’s busiest roads, but once you enter its premises, all you hear is exuberant drumbeats. On Saturday morning, the large thatch-roofed hall was brimming with children dressed in red and black. Seated at different spots, three generations of teachers […]

Afghanistan’s first all-women TV station goes on air on Sunday

Afghanistan’s first all-women TV station goes on air on Sunday

Kabul, May 20 (Reuters): Afghanistan’ first all-women TV station, Zan TV (“Women’s TV”), goes on air on Sunday ,May 20. The launch has been preceded by a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media. Female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, but an entire station for women is a novelty. […]

Sand is both life and dream for sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand is both life and dream for sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik

Colombo, May 11: The world-renowned sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik, who is in the Sri Lankan capital to exhibit his mammoth reclining Buddha at the International Vesak celebrations on May 12, has been wedded to sand since the age of 8 and cannot think of a day when he will be divorced from it ,writes P.K.Balachandran […]

Human bones found in Shangri-La construction site date to period when it was a cemetery

Human bones found in Shangri-La construction site date to period when it was a cemetery

Colombo, May 13 (newsin.asia): The human bones found at the Shangri-La hotel construction site on Galle Face here on Saturday,  may well date to the period when it was a British military cemetery, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said. “However, we are investigating with the help of forensic  experts,” he added. It was in 1803 that […]

Falling at the leader’s feet: Shades of Tamil Nadu in Bangladesh

Falling at the leader’s feet: Shades of Tamil Nadu in Bangladesh

Dhaka,May 11 (newsin.asia):  The practice of politicians falling at the feet of their leaders to secure their “blessings” is common in Hindu India as it is part of the culture of respecting “elders” or “seniors”. In the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, however, the practice assumed ugly  forms during the regime of the Late […]

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