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2012-04-30 14:57:53

India's image has changed dramatically in the last decade from an aid recipient nation to a global power. The shift in this image is not merely a result of economic growth figures alone — it has resulted from a carefully managed "image campaign" that the Indian government has invested in. New research by Ravinder Kaur from the University of Copenhagen shows the processes through which a brand new identity for the Indian nation is manufactured. On 2 May, a large international conference...

2012-04-23 22:22:36

Knowledge network to inform everything from local climate smart farming to global climate talks Today, recognizing the knowledge gap between the existing evidence of climate change and adaptation on the ground, researchers in Asia launched a novel learning platform to improve agricultural resilience to changing weather patterns, and to reduce emissions footprint. The Climate Smart Agriculture Learning Platform for South Asia, established by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change,...

2012-03-05 11:00:00

The media and public are invited to join this important dialog live via real-time streamed video or receive highlights of the day´s events on Twitter by following @ChopraFoundation or @DeepakChopra. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 It is okay to improve the planet while making a profit. That is the crux of the issue entrepreneurs Kevin McGovern and Chris Clarke will address starting at 8 am today, Monday, March 5, 2012. This is the final day of the three-day Chopra Foundation...

2012-02-25 08:00:00

The Chopra Foundation´s Sages and Scientists Symposium will be a historic gathering of distinguished scientists, leaders, and humanitarians exploring the most important scientific, social, and spiritual questions of our time in the Southern California town of Carlsbad on the weekend of March 3. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2012 WHAT: The Chopra Foundation´s Sages and Scientists: The Merging of a New Future Symposium WHO: The distinguished speakers list includes some of the...

2012-02-15 08:00:00

The Chopra Foundation is pleased to announce the schedule of events planned for the opening day of the three-day Sages and Scientists Symposium in Carlsbad, California March 3-5. (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 The world is in for a shake up as a historic lineup of distinguished scientists, leaders, and humanitarians make plans to gather next month to address the most important scientific, social, and spiritual questions of our time at the Chopra Foundation´s Third Annual Sages and...

2011-08-31 07:00:00

Desi Alternative Music will host its 2nd Annual South Asian Music Festival over two nights of scintillating live original music featuring South Asian bands and solo artists from across the United States. Expanding to multiple venues this year, music will range from rock to folk to even jazz and country! New York, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 The 2nd Annual South Asian Music Festival hosted by Desi Alternative Music will be held over two nights of scintillating live music in pulsating New...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

Travelomy is a simpler way to plan your travel. Leveraging the latest social and location technologies, Travelomy puts together rich travel content that provides relevant & practical information to a traveler like never before. Bangalore, India (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Bangalore based consumer web products startup Ciafo has launched Travelomy, the travel and tourism guide for South Asia that leverages web 2.0 technologies to provide complete travel information to a traveler. Covering 5...


Latest South Asia Reference Libraries

Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Scotophilus kuhlii
2013-06-18 12:09:59

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that can be found in many areas including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, both in urban and rural areas of its range. It can be found roosting in many areas including roofs, crevices, temples, and dry tree leaves. It leaves the roost early to consume a main diet of dipterans and hymenopterans and gives birth to one...

Rufous Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus rouxii
2012-09-03 06:58:22

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) can be found in China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam. Although it occurs in all of these regions, most of its population occurs in South Asia. It can be found roosting in hollow trees or caves and prefers a habitat within evergreen forests. It often inhabits temples or old buildings in South Asia. In South Asia, the rufous horseshoe bat is threatened by cave disturbances caused by tourists, as well as habitat loss caused by...

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