7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

Kabul, September 9 (AFP): The Taliban, who banned popular entertainment including cinema and music during their brutal 1996-2001, raided Afghanistan's state-run film company and burned several movie reels -- but thousands more were hidden and are now being digitised. When the Taliban charged in to Afghanistan's state-run film company in the mid-1990s intent on destroying all the movies, Habibullah Ali...

Running a 42 km marathon in a sari

Running a 42 km marathon in a sari

Hyderabad,August 26 (news.microsoft.com):It’s not every day you see someone complete a 42-kilometer marathon wearing a sari and sandals. While saris are considered a traditional attire, Jayanthi Sampathkumar decided to push the boundaries and run the annual Hyderabad marathon wearing her 9-yard handloom sari. Sampathkumar is a Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft and when she’s not working on Bing Knowledge Graph, she pursues her passion for...

Chinese Govt assists India’s only Chinese school in Kolkata

Chinese Govt assists India’s only Chinese school in Kolkata

By Sutirtha Gupta/South Asian Monitor The government of China has stepped up investment and trade in India’s eastern state of West Bengal. A Chinese consulate has recently been opened in Kolkata. And the oldest, in fact the only, Chinese school in India, is being reopened with Chinese assistance. There are, of course, a few other schools in Kolkata where Chinese...

W.H.Auden’s elegy on the partition of India in 1947

W.H.Auden’s elegy on the partition of India in 1947

Unbiased at least he was when he arrived on his mission, Having never set eyes on the land he was called to partition Between two peoples fanatically at odds, With their different diets and incompatible gods. "Time," they had briefed him in London, "is short. It's too late For mutual reconciliation or rational debate: The only solution now lies in...

Drought threatens Sri Lanka’s Wilpattu National Park

Drought threatens Sri Lanka’s Wilpattu National Park

Colombo, July 26 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Tourism Ministry, on Wednesday, said the prevailing drought in the northern and central region of the island country had affected wildlife at the Wilpattu National Park which attracts hundreds of tourists annually. The Ministry, in a statement said that as a result of the drought almost all of the waterholes in the park...

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