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Cultural bodies suffer as Modi govt fails to fill in senior positions

Jul 22, 2014

Cultural bodies suffer as Modi govt fails to fill in senior positions

Even as the Narendra Modi government has taken over, senior positions in cultural bodies, including the National Museum, Lalit Kala Akademi, Salar Jung Museum and National Archives of India, remain vacant. #NewsTracker #cultural bodies #National Museum #Lalit Kala Akademi #Salar Jung Museum #National Archives of India
Study shows Aldi, VW used East German prison labour

Jan 15, 2014

Study shows Aldi, VW used East German prison labour

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading German firms including supermarket chain Aldi and carmaker Volkswagen stocked goods or used components made by forced labour in former Communist East Germany, a study has found, although both firms insist they did so unwittingly. Research by the federal authority responsible for managing the archives of East Germany's Stasi secret police (BStU) uncovered a far broader use of prison labour during the 1970s and 1980s by Western firms than previously acknowledged. The study could eventually help victims seek compensation #United States #Business #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #german #archives
How Vikram Sampath is using tech to keep Indias golden voices alive

Sep 16, 2013

How Vikram Sampath is using tech to keep Indias golden voices alive

Sampath has indeed given a new lease of life to the forgotten music by embracing technology, the internet and smartphone apps and it is an effort that must be applauded. #ThingsWeLike #Music #Bangalore #Indian music #MS Subbulakshmi #Vikram Sampath #Archive of Indian music #gramophone recording
Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

Apr 24, 2013

Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

According to the document, this allegation has come up before, for example in a State Department document and in major news stories but this is the first time the CIA has released some of its own information. #China #Pakistan #CIA #NewsTracker #National Security Archive
Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

Oct 02, 2014

Twitter invests in MIT lab focused on online social movements

Twitter is investing US$10 million in a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build platforms for online collaboration by people on civic and political issues. The Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) set up by MIT Media Lab will have a... #Massachusetts Institute of Technology #MIT Media Lab
Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

Oct 01, 2014

Spandau Ballet review return of the shoulder-heaving soul boys

Royal Albert Hall, London New Romantics parade their 80s pomp at the premiere of a tremendous biopic of the band Spandau Ballet have been called many choice names over their 35-year career, from vacuous opportunists to preening narcissists to vile Th... #London #Albert Hall
Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

Sep 29, 2014

Quebec investing $110 million to help cultural organizations digitize their material

QUEBEC — As Quebec is tightening its belt in health care and education, the government launched a $110-million plan on Monday to invest in cultural institutions to bring local art and artifacts to touchscreen-swiping fingertips around the world. Spre... #Quebec #Montreal Museum of Fine Arts