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US Withdrawal From UNESCO

The recent news of US quitting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has shocked the world. Not only is US one of the most important funding member of the UNESCO (in fact the UN as a whole) but is also a founding member of the UN. The primary reason behind this act […]

India Japan Cultural Relations

India and Japan have long cultural and civilizational ties. The cultural ties go back to 6th century when the Buddhism spread to Japan through China and Korea. Buddhism had been introduced to Japan in 538 AD by a Korean king. In 752 AD, Bodhisena, an Indian monk performed consecration or eye-opening of a statue of […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indian Railway

There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on IR viz. the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Mountain railways of India.  Mountain railways of India is not contiguous, but consists of three separate railway lines located in different parts of the country viz. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a narrow gauge railway in West Bengal The Nilgiri […]