Tag: Silk Route

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  • Siachen festival organised to preserve Silk Route in Ladakh

    Siachen festival organised to preserve Silk Route in Ladakh

    The head (Goba) of Chamshen and Charasa villages, Tsering Angchuk, in his welcome speech said that the venue used to be a polo ground on the famous silk route during the silk route trade and it is being revived to host the Siachen Folk Festival.

    June 3, 2019
  • Latter-day Silk Route~II

    Latter-day Silk Route~II

    If India were to stay out, the BRI will inevitably be a uniquely Chinese project…of, by and for China. It is imperative, both for India's national interest and the time-honoured concept of 'balance of power', that an initiative with such massive potential as the BRI is not allowed to be dictated by one country.

    December 11, 2018
  • Latter-day Silk Route~I

    Latter-day Silk Route~I

    If BRI does materialise, it will usher in a paradigm shift in the regional power dynamics for a long time to come. Whether India stands on the right side of that shift will depend entirely on how we as a nation are able to comprehend, visualise and position ourselves in the whole matrix of competitive and cooperative interactions with China.

    December 10, 2018
  • Highway to heaven

    Highway to heaven

    Before 9/11, there used to be so many foreign tourists in Hunza throughout the year that there would be no room to accommodate local tourists. Then came a period of drought for the tourism industry. However, two years ago someone posted pictures of their travel to Hunza on social media, and what followed was a …

    June 14, 2017
  • Down the Silk Road came new melodies

    Down the Silk Road came new melodies

    Even the words 'Silk Route' or 'Silk Road' call to mind a tactile experience like touching a Banarasi saree or sipping on a piping hot chai among nomadic shepherds in remote mountains." These words by Hans Utter, who holds a doctorate in Ethnomusicology from Ohio State University and is the winner of 16 national and …

    April 16, 2017
  • Mamata declares Kalimpong as separate district

    Mamata declares Kalimpong as separate district

    A new district of Kalimpong was on Tuesday carved out of Darjeeling, which has seen separate statehood demands since 1980s, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee making the formal announcement here. Announcing a slew of development projects for the newly created district at a colourful ceremony, Banerjee said "a Rs.220 crore road link project will be …

    February 14, 2017