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South African Equality Activist Desmond Tutu Passes At 90

Dec 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The buoyant, blunt-spoken clergyman Desmond Tutu is known for galvanizing public opinion against racial inequity both at home and globally.

South Africa To Give Over 2 Million J&J Vaccines To Other African Nations

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement today. The Covid-19 vaccine doses, that will approximately cost $18 million, will be produced at the Aspen Pharmacare manufacturing facility in Gqeberha.

South Africa President Ramaphosa Tests Positive For Covid-19, Country Records New High

Despite following all Covid-19 protocols, the 69-year-old South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tested positive on a day the country recorded a new high of 37,875 new infections.

India Exploring Possibility Of Inviting Leaders Of Central Asian Countries To Grace R-Day Celebrations

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As a grouping, India had invited leaders of 10-nation influential regional bloc ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) for the Republic Day celebrations in 2018 and all of them attended it.

BRICS Has Adopted Counter Terrorism Action Plan: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended virtual meeting of the BRICS.

09 September, 2021

PM Modi To Chair BRICS Summit, China's Xi Jinping To Attend Via Video

Outlook Web Desk

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the meeting is scheduled to include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro.

17 July, 2021

South Africa Riots: President Cyril Ramaphosa Vows To Restore Order

Associated Press (AP)

South Africa's army has begun deploying 25,000 troops to aid police in quelling weeklong protests and violence provoked by former President Jacob Zuma's detention.

12 July, 2021

South African President Ramaphosa Condemns Violence 'Based On Ethnic Mobilisation'

Outlook Web Bureau

Violent mobs of rioters have been burning vehicles, looting stores and blockading main routes in protests against Zuma's jail sentence of 15 months

15 November, 2018

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Likely To Be Chief Guest At India's R-Day Parade

Outlook Web Bureau

The government has zeroed on Ramaphosa weeks after US President Donald Trump declined India's invitation to be the chief guest at the parade, citing pressing engagements, including his State of The Union (SOTU) address.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

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They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz