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Vol. 03, Issue No. 38 September 27, 2019.

India Perspectives

India Perspectives is the flagship publication of the Ministry of External Affairs. Richly illustrated, this magazine provides our readers with an insight into India’s culture and tradition along with elements of contemporary India. Click here to read more‌. Ministry of External Affairs, India

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Take a journey through the life of Mahatma at Sabarmati Ashram. Listen to the echoes of his words of wisdom, walk in the path of honesty, embrace simplicity and embark on the quest for truth. Change your life, change the World.

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Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Navaratri Festival (September 29-October 7, 2019) Navaratri is a nine-night festival that celebrates the Mother Goddess or Shakti in all her manifestations, including Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Worship and fasting take place in the daytime, while the nights are reserved for feasting and dancing. The festival culminates with Dussehra, the victory of good over evil, on the tenth day. In Delhi, the feature of Navaratri celebrations are the Ramlila plays that take place all over the city. The festival is celebrated as Golu, with the display of dolls, in South India. In Kolkata, it's Durga Puja.

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Garba Festival (September 29-October 7, 2019) Garba is a folk dance which has originated from Gujarat and performed during the nine days of Navratri in praise of Goddess Durga and depicting nine different forms of Maa Durga. Garba is also known as Garbi, Garbha, and Garbha deep. These words have originated from the Sanskrit word “Garbha” which means womb of a woman and “deep” means earthen oil lamps. In short, the literal meaning of Garba is the celebration of the sanctity of a woman. This festival gives special importance to women and how they have been given the blessing of bringing life in this world.

Where: Gujarat, India Visit for more information...

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India News Section 1. India's PM Narendra Modi and Donald Trump visit Houston Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump visited Houston Sunday. Both leaders spoke about the close relationship between both countries and the strides India has made socially and economically. Roughly 50,000 people attended “Howdy, Modi!," including Sen. Ted Cruz and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Read more… (CNN, Updated 3:41 p.m. ET, September 22, 2019)

2. PM Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the prestigious Global Goalkeeper Award for the Swach Bharat Abhiyan which he had started on October 2, 2014. The cleanliness campaign, launched on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, was well-received by Indians and PM Modi's efforts were recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On Wednesday Microsoft founder, Bill Gates presented the award to PM Modi in New York. Read more… (Mena FN, Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 10:57 am)

3. India an important actor in climate action, making fantastic efforts in renewable energy: UN Chief India is a very important actor and “fundamental partner” in international efforts on climate action and is making a “fantastic effort” to grow its renewable energy basket, UN Chief Antonio Guterres has said. Read more… (The Hindu, Sunday, 22nd September 2019, 10:48 am)

4. Falguni Nayar, Upasana Taku on Forbes Asia's Power Businesswomen 2019 list Forbes announced the 2019 Asia’s Power Businesswomen list on Tuesday, highlighting 25 outstanding women in business on the continent. The list recognises women who are breaking down barriers and playing a significant role in shaping Asia’s business landscape. This includes entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses, those transforming their family enterprises and high-level executives. Read more… (Naandika Tripathi, Forbes, Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 10:40 am)

5. Credit where due: Startups solving the rural banking problem Tall, slender and all of 26, Vennila Ganesan emerges from her concrete hut, two toddlers in tow. Behind her, a row of similar, white-walled huts stretches into the distance. Goats graze nearby; a stray dog follows them about. Read more… (Forbes, Monday, 23rd September 2019, 10:51 am)

6. India: A free rickshaw-ambulance: One man's mission Harjinder Singh, a 76-year-old auto rickshaw driver, is pleased that people will have to pay a hefty fine for violating traffic rules under the new Motor Vehicles Amendment Act. The new law, which came into force on September 1, aims at stricter punishment for speeding, drunk driving, jumping traffic signals and driving without a seat belt. Read more… (Gulf News, Saturday, 21st September 2019, 9:57 am)

7. Madhubani paintings go from mud walls to world museums “For a Madhubani painter, to paint is to write. The artist will never refer to his creative process as painting but writing,” says Manisha Jha, one of the leading Madhubani artists in India. Jha, for the same reason, has titled her new Delhi exhibition Likhiya. As a curator, Jha brought over a 100 leading Madhubani artists together for the show. And as an artist, she has contributed to all of these paintings. The Madhubani art emerging from Mithila region of Bihar is popular as a community art form. Read more… (New Indian Express, Sunday, 22nd September 2019, 10:43 am)

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2nd Edition of MANITEX 2019, 5 - 14 November, 2019 in Imphal, Manipur Department of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Government of Manipur is organising the second edition of MANITEX, Manipur International Textile Expo from 5th to 14th November 2019 at Manipal Trade & Expo centre, Imphal, Manipur. 2. The main objective of MANITEX is to show case all the exquisitely and uniquely beautiful products of handlooms, handicrafts, dyeing & printing, power loom, garment, embroidery and costume of Manipur to a larger platform with participation of different States and countries. As a part of brand promotion, MANITEX fashion week will be staged. An International workshop on the prospects and employment opportunities on Loin Loom will also be organised during this event.

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