As Nepal-China joint military drill continues, Nepal President visits India

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Jose Kalathil

With the first-ever 10-day long Nepal-China joint military drill ongoing, which began on Sunday at the Nepal Army’s Para Training School in Kathmandu, Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is at the same time currently on a five-day visit to India, her first overseas tour, which India considers a diplomatic achievement.

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Sheroes: Women of courage

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Jose Kalathil

Not far from the white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in Agra, about 200 kms from New Delhi, stands Sheroes Hangout, the world’s first cafe run by acid victims, who were either spurned by their lovers for rejecting their advances or marriage proposals or by step-mothers or others.

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Cecil Rhodes must fall, but Mahatma Gandhi must stand – two statues and two controversies

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Rupen Savoulian

In October of this year, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the grounds of the University of Ghana, only a few months after it had been erected there as a presentation from the visiting Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.

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Walk for Peace and Harmony

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Jose Kalathil

The ‘Walk of Hope‘, a padayatra for peace and harmony, by Sri M of the Manav Ekta Mission, a wing of the Satsang Foundation, founded by the 67-year-old, has entered the capital, New Delhi.

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