Bhutan, The World’s Last TV Holdout, Is Now At The Vanguard Of Tech
The Japan Times
Bhutan was the world’s last hold-out against television and is regarded by travelers as a Himalayan Shangri-La. But Bhutan’s decision to make itself the poster boy for electric transport is further proof of its willingness to embrace technology as part of its unique Gross National Happiness development model, says its prime minister.
India: Drawn To The Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Dmitry Fedorovich Mezentsev, Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO), visited New Delhi on a two day visit from February 23 to 25. The visit failed to attract any meaningful media attention. Nonetheless, the visit is significant and highlights the importance of the SCO in India’s larger relations with Central Asia and South Asia.
Readers’ Comments On Freedom of Speech In India
New York Times
Last week, Penguin, one of India’s biggest publishing houses, declared that it would withdraw and destroy remaining copies of a book on Hinduism written by Wendy Doniger after Dinanath Batra, a right-wing campaigner filed a lawsuit terming the book “dirty” and “perverse.” In response to the story, we asked readers whether they think freedom of speech is undergoing a gradual and cumulative attack in India. We received an overwhelming response, with close to 400 comments on the website when the comments thread was finally closed. Many also logged into Facebook to post their views.
To Rise Out Of Poverty Asian Women Head To The Library
The Christian Science Monitor
For more than 2 million rural villagers across South Asia, libraries provide powerful ways to learn skills, network with other women, and become agents of change. For more than 2 million rural villagers across South Asia, libraries called "READ Centers" have already become a powerful platform for women like Chuna to learn skills, network in her community, and become leaders who change social norms.
India Back In The Olympics: IOC Lifts Ban After New Officials Elected
The International Olympic Committee has decided to reinstate India, officials say.
The move, which was announced early Tuesday, will allow the country's three athletes to compete in the Sochi Games under India's flag. Prior to the ruling, skiers Himanshu Thakur and Nadeem Iqbal and luger Shiva Keshavan were competing as independent Olympic participants.
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