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    Festival of India to showcase path-breaking artists

    Asia focus, Lekha Shankar, Published on 16/02/2015

    » Brisk bilateral trade between India and Thailand — up eightfold over the past 15 years — may make all the headlines, but cultural and social ties in recent years have also been deepening, leading to greater understanding.

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    The charms of midnight

    Life, Lekha Shankar, Published on 19/04/2013

    » Canadian-Indian director Deepa Mehta, noted for her trilogy Earth, Fire and Water, is back in the spotlight with a new film Midnight's Children, based on the Booker-prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie. Released in 1981, Rushdie's book was named the "Booker of Bookers", as it won the top prize at the 25th and 40th anniversaries of the world-renowned literary prize.

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    Making waves

    Life, Lekha Shankar, Published on 27/09/2012

    » Otelo Burning is a film by a South African that deals with the issues of racism, politics, family and peer relationships. Directed by Sara Blecher, it will have a a screening at Foreign Correspondents' Club tonight, presided over by the new South African Ambassador to Thailand, Robina P. Marks, also an activist and freedom fighter.


    How to achieve 'Gross National Happiness'

    Life, Lekha Shankar, Published on 24/04/2012

    » How can you measure happiness? In ways that are personal, collective, economic or social? These questions arose during a recent United Nations conference entitled Happiness as a Development Factor.


    New Age Bolshoi

    Life, Lekha Shankar, Published on 15/03/2012

    » With Russia's new elections expected to bring many changes in the country, I'm reminded of my recent trip there, when I was surprised by some "new" sights _ the image of a dog which was an exact replica of prime minister Vladimir Putin's face, at the old and grand Hermitage Museum, the revolutionary production of an old, well-known opera, at none other than the newly-renovated Bolshoi Theatre.


    Welcome mat out for Asians

    Business, Lekha Shankar, Published on 19/03/2012

    » The expected formation of a single Asean market in 2015 is among many developments causing excitement in the region's tourism industry. Asian travellers are on the move in a big way and the economic implications are huge _ not only for this region but for other countries that have begun to reach out to Asia for new visitors.

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