January/February  2006

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January / February 2006


             Feature - Basmati - the King of rice

Over half of the world’s population has rice as its staple diet. India is the second largest grower of paddy rice in the world. In 2003 it produced over 132 million tons. Bangladesh is also one of the top producers, growing over 38 million tons. Pakistan produces over 6 million tons. Together, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh grow about 30 % of the global total of paddy rice. Read on...


             Art - 7 Contemporary artists of Nepal

An exhibition of the works of seven contemporary artists from Nepal was held at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi in December 2005. The artists featured in the exhibition were Asha Dangol, Bhairaj Maharjan, Binod Pradhan, Erina Tamrakar, Pradip Bajracharya, Pramila Bajracharya, and Sunila Bajracharya.    More ...


             Heritage - Bhera - the town that time forgot

Bhera is an incredible town; so too are its people. Bhera is a town that time forgot, bypassing it and burying its memories. It is a study of an ageing classy urban elegance clothed in the blues of time.    More ...


            Lifestyle - Afghan teenager wins Miss England title

Hammasa Kohistani, 18, made history when she represented England in the Miss World championships in December 2005 in China. She was the first Muslim contestant to be crowned Miss England.


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Special Sections 

South Asian currency
exchange rates

the-south-asian data bank

South Asian Woman


Between Heaven and Hell

Silk Road on Wheels

The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in Bangladesh



Jan. / Feb. 2006 Contents 

 Real Issues
 Andaman Tribes that
 survived the tsunami
 maybe 'wiped out'


 Basmati - King of rice


 Worst health abuses

 Bhera - the town that
 time forgot


 7 Contemporary
 artists of Nepal


 Afghan teenager is
 Miss England


 the craft shop

 the print gallery

 the art gallery


 Between Heaven and Hell

  Silk Road on Wheels

 The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

 Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in


From the past issues

The First People of south Asia

The Jews of India

The Parsi Community of India

Modern Art in Pakistan

Elephant polo in Nepal

... and many more



Tibetan medicine

Ayurvedic spas of Kerala


Optical networks

B2B - Efficiency & Profits

Reinventing India

Internet in South Asian Development