Jose Kalathil

Jose Kalathil

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Kazakhstan: A country with a difference

Posted on 12 Jul 2024

Kazakhstan is full of surprises -- tradition, culture, cuisine, natural landscape. Though its capital is Asthana, Kazakhstan's prime city is Almaty, which means land of apples.

Peru (PHOTO: JoeGreenUnsplash)

Looking for World's Best Restaurants? Go Peru!

Posted on 25 Jun 2023

Central, a Peruvian restaurant, has emerged as the Best Restaurant in the world. Three other restaurants in Peru are listed among the World's 50 Best Restaurants - Maido (ranked 6th), Kjolle (ranked 28th), and Mayta (ranked 47th).

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How festivals draw humanity together

Posted on 29 Dec 2022

India Islamic Cultural Centre hailed for its great tradition of celebrating all religious festivals and national days together with people of all communities.

Fariba Kamalabadi and Mahvash Sabet (R)

Two Bahai women jailed again for a decade in Iran

Posted on 13 Dec 2022

Dr Shirin Ebadi, the Nobel laureate and defence lawyer for Mahvash and Fariba during their first trial, said in 2008 that “not a shred of evidence” was offered to prove the national security charges or other allegations. Nor was any new evidence forthcoming at this latest trial.


Taiwan-India ties growing stronger, says ambassador

Posted on 7 Oct 2022

"With the convergence of India’s “Act East Policy” and Taiwan’s “New Southbound Policy”, on the economic front, our bilateral trade reached 7.7 billion USD in 2021, which is 64% higher than the year before."

Taipei City, Taiwan (Photo: Thomas Tucker_Unsplash)

Taiwan: China's claim over it is 'groundless and false'

Posted on 15 Aug 2022

Calling on the international community to jointly condemn China’s irrational military provocations, Taiwan urged all countries to continue to speak up in support of democratic Taiwan with an aim to safeguard the values of freedom and democracy, to maintain the rules-based international order, and to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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