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...

Delhi’s famous woman night club bouncer is a devout Muslim at home

Delhi’s famous woman night club bouncer is a devout Muslim at home

New Delhi, July 24 (Reuters): Joking with clients and colleagues, Mehrunnisha Shokat Ali might be mistaken for any other patron of the Social watering hole in the Indian capital's swanky Hauz Khas neighbourhood. But the intent gaze of her kohl-rimmed eyes, as she stands with arms folded on the edge of the dance floor in an all-black outfit, watching couples...

Pro-BJP outfit recommends chanting of anti-China mantra daily

Pro-BJP outfit recommends chanting of anti-China mantra daily

New Delhi. July 24 (Mail Today): The pro-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asked Indians to chant an anti-China “mantra” five times daily to ward off the “dragon” which allegedly wants to gobble up India. The mantra is: "Kailash, Himalaya aur Tibet Cheen ki asuri shakti se mukt ho" (meaning; Kailash, Himalaya and Tibet be redeemed...

China bars Communist party members from believing in religion

China bars Communist party members from believing in religion

Beijing, July 19 (Reuters): The head of China’s top religious affairs regulator said that party members should not seek value and faith in religion and those who have religious beliefs should be persuaded to give them up. China’s ruling Communist Party has directed its members, who sum up to around 90 million as per official figures, to stop believing in...

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