A noted vocalist from Pune, Pandit Suhas Vyas, is all set to enthral the audience at the 'BRICS Vocal Concert' at Xiamen in China next week, through his Hindustani classical renditions. [...] "Getting an opportunity to showcase the Indian classical music on such a prestigious platform in itself is a great honor...Not just for me, but for the entire musical fraternity in India," he said.

Dalit Camera, a popular YouTube channel dedicated to India's Dalits (formerly untouchables), has become a rallying point for the community, reports Vanya Mehta. "I believe that the protests in Delhi over the gang rape of a student have no other political significance than a mere middle class fury," feminist and Dalit activist Rekha Raj says, standing with a microphone in the city of Kottayam in the southern state of Kerala.

Shasta County Board of Supervisors started its day in Redding (California, USA) with Hindu prayers on December four for the first time since its 1850 creation, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.