No country in the world currently has an embassy in Jerusalem, which is partially an occupied territory under Israeli military control, and neither is it recognised internationally as being unilaterally under Israel's jurisdiction or ownership.
According to the AIADMK website, the two-leaves symbol stands to indicate that Jayalalithaa “is two times the magnificence of other leaders” and that she specifically or any other leader of the AIADMK, “will work double for its people".
The research, titled “Happiness in the air: How does a dirty sky affect mental health and subjective well-being?,” found that exposure to air pollution over time reduces hedonic happiness and increases the rate of depressive symptoms.
While Delhi’s adverse air quality has been rightly ringing screeching alarms all over the country and the world, it would be incorrect to believe that the extreme lung-hazard is a concern of the capital region alone.
No longer are state tourism campaigns confined to a fall-flat showcase of a destination list. Instead, the modern ads are increasingly foregrounding a wholesome experience around emotions from warmth to self-discovery and even nostalgia.
Crackers and fireworks up to nineteenth century India were probably quite expensive and hence commissioned mainly by the rulers for personal and citizen entertainment or by the economically well-to-do of the community.
The British raj was helpless beyond a point to censor or repress American journalists, whose nationality served as an immunity of sorts and allowed them to spotlight Gandhi's activities and India's freedom struggle for the US and world.
Gandhi Jayanti 2017: During his visit to Lancashire, England in 1931 Gandhi was mobbed -- not with anger but with admiration -- by the same community of weavers who had lost their jobs due to the Indian National Congress' boycott of British goods.
Hindi Diwas 2017: The Indian National Congress in its 1925 Karachi session decided that Hindustani -- the popular, undifferentiated blend of Hindi and Urdu -- should be the lingua franca of the independent nation.
Commentators have acknowledged that defending the Rohingyas could dent Suu Kyi’s political prospects with the Burmans, yet it is expected that democratic leaders -- especially icons like Suu Kyi -- must be willing to transcend such constraints.
Modern Sikhism, which promised to get rid of untouchability, failed to provide that social equality in practice. The hold of casteist prejudice and hegemony sustained in spite of Sikh Gurus’ preachings against untouchability and their propagation of equality.
“President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups – as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters – compelled me to take up my pen,” stated David Plunkert, the artist behind the new New Yorker cover.
A series of Hollywood and British films were made between 1929-39 with India as their central theme and many were giant box office successes in US and Britain. But Indian audiences were not always appreciative.
Women’s names are traditionally treated as far more dispensable, officially and socially, than men's names. In large parts of Afghanistan, this is carried out to the extreme where even wedding cards and tombstones only provide the names of men she is related to.
The paradoxical nature of an individual or a group’s objections or bans on films -- that they end up generating a cloud of pre-release publicity and serve to pique audience interest -- makes them a fertile ground for suspicion and conspiracy theories.
Spouses of both presidents and prime ministers in India, when the latter are not unmarried or widowed, have generally kept a very low profile and are not seen beyond important public functions at home and abroad.
India take on England in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup on Sunday at the Mecca of world cricket - Lord's. The team led by Mithali Raj are going for their first ever title in second attempt following first sojourn this far in 2005.