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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – India and the World

In an era of digitization, how can India be a global resource for innovation, growth and talent? Speakers: -John T. Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco, USA. -Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting of India. -Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, India. -Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, Leonard N. …

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SOAS, University of London: Andrew Huxley: T W Rhys Davids and the Forged Relics of the Buddha

Professor T.W. Rhys Davids (1843-1922) made himself into an expert on Pali Buddhism. He founded the Pali Text Society, the Buddhist Society, and initiated the campaign for a School of Oriental and African Studies. I concentrate on 1887 to 1906, the years in which he was employed as Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society, and …

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Penn Museum: Colin Renfrew: Before Silk: Unsolved Mysteries of the Silk Road

Colin Renfrew speaks on the Unsolved Mysteries of the Silk Road at the Silk Road Symposium held at the Penn Museum held in March 2011. The extent of contact between east (China) and west (Europe and Western Asia) in the prehistoric period has been much debated but remains little understood. In 1921 John Gunnar Anderson’s …

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National Geographic: The Ganges | From Snow to Sea

For nearly a billion Hindus in India and beyond, the Ganges is more than a river. It represents a divine conduit for pilgrims’ prayers, and is a source of sustenance for people and wildlife alike. Photographer Pete McBride and fellow expedition members captured these moments on video during a 45-day journey down the Ganges by …

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ESA: Earth from Space | Mumbai

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Explore the city of Mumbai in this edition.  

ISRO: ‘Mangalyaan’ enters Martian orbit

ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Insertion is a resounding success, making India the first country to be successful on its maiden Mars mission. The success of the Mars Orbiter Mission will boost India’s five-decade-old space programme. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO’s scientists and addressed the country on the historic ocassion.  

Jacob + Katie Schwarz: NORTHERN INDIA 4K

A short film of Northern India filmed by Jacob and Katie Schwarz. They describe their experience filming it; This is footage that we captured while in India 5K at both 50 FPS and 60FPS. Locations featured include: Agra, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Khichan, Jaipur, and Dehli.  

Nirmalya Kumar: India’s invisible innovation

TED presents Nirmalya Kumar talking about the future for innovation in India, asking the question; can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of “invisible innovation” currently coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to …

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