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A yak in the classroom
Pawo Choyning Dorji is a photographer and filmmaker from Bhutan but travels with his camera all across the world. He has published Seeing Sacred: Lights & Shadows Along the Path, a book on photography and Sacred Paths which retraces Master Xuanzang’s journey to India. His directorial debut Lunana – A Yak in the Classroom, was the sole entry from Bhutan at the recently held 25th KIFF in Kolkata. Shoma A. Chatterji in a tete-a-tete with the director
Stories of innovations impacting modern life
From rare cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Michigan offers exhibits that showcase incredible examples of ingenuity and creativity that have had an impact on the modern world as well, finds SPAN writer Jason Chiang
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (the momentous November 1989), the murals on the East Side Gallery on the remnants of the wall are as alive and relevant today with their message of peace and unity, discovers Ranjita Biswas
Spies have been among us for centuries though it is often thought to be a recent phenomenon . Ranjita Biswas gets a glimpse of their secret world in Berlin’s German Spy Museum
Sampriti Bhattacharyya of Kolkata has developed underwater drones that could help in rescue missions and explorations, as well as prevent radiation leakage under the sea. SPAN writer Jason Chiang of Los Angeles meets the innovator
American students learn about India from the inside out through the School for International Training’s unique study abroad programmes, finds New York based SPAN writer Michael Gallant , founder of Gallant Music