New Delhi: During the deadly novel coronavirus induced lockdown in 2020, several classic television shows such as Ramayan and Mahabharat made a comeback. Now, looks like, history is repeating itself, as Ramanand Sagar's epic show Ramayan is returning to the TV screens. Reacting to the news, Ramayan's Sita aka Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala took to social media and dropped a post reading: So excited to share that Ramayan will be airing on the small screens again this year! Ramayan aired during the lockdown last year, and looks like history is repeating itself. The show has been a huge part of not just my life, but thousands of Indian families for years. Come be a part of our community and share the knowledge of the Ramayan with generations to come. Tune in to Star Bharat everyday at 7pm to watch Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dipika (@dipikachikhliatopiwala) … [Read more...] about Ramayan’s Sita aka Dipika Chikhlia’s first post after epic show returns to TV, says ‘history is repeating itself’!
For the first time in more than 60 years, Cuba is poised to have a government without a single Castro. Raúl Castro, who succeeded his brother Fidel as the Communist Party of Cuba’s first secretary in 2011, is expected to step down from his post as the country begins its eighth Communist Party Congress on Friday. “We all expect the old generation to step down from all of its functions within the party, including Raúl as first secretary,” said Ricardo Torres Pérez, a professor of economics at University of Havana. ADVERTISEMENT "That in itself is important. It marks the end of an era." But while an end to the Castro reign is historic, few are convinced the leadership shift will lead to sweeping change for the island nation or its relationship with the U.S. Castro is expected to leave party leadership in the hands of President Miguel Díaz-Canel, while the rest of the politburo will be filled not with the youngest generation most eager for change, but middle-aged party … [Read more...] about Cuba readies for life without Castro
April 16, 2021 - 11:23 BST Ainhoa Barcelona Kate Middleton's son Prince Louis has been pictured in his first official portrait with the Queen and Prince Philip that has been released to the public While the Queen and her late husband Prince Philip no doubt have dozens of family photos in their personal albums, this week marked a milestone for one of their great-grandchildren in particular – Prince Louis. Buckingham Palace released a very heartwarming photo of the royal couple with seven of their great-grandkids during a summer holiday in Scotland, and it was the first time little Louis has appeared in an official portrait with the Queen and the late Duke. MORE: The Queen's photo with baby Princess Charlotte has fans saying the same thing The photo was taken by Louis' mum, the Duchess of Cambridge , who is a keen photographer and regularly shares her own personal photos with the public for special occasions such … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s son Prince Louis stars in first official portrait with the Queen and Prince Philip
Font size: A - | A + 2 Hello from The Slovak Spectator, In this week’s roundup, we are sharing planned architectural redesigns both in Bratislava and in nature , rediscovered ancient Jewish tombstones , and Slovakia’s unflattering score in the 2021 Best Countries Rankings . But first, here is a story about the late Prince Philip’s legacy and sense of humour. Duke of Edinburgh remembered by Slovaks Slovaks who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the past tell The Slovak Spectator how the award changed their lives and recall the Duke’s sense of humour , which they experienced when they met its founder, Prince Philip. On a large screen, a photograph of the late British Prince Philip at Piccadilly Circus in London on April 9, 2021. (Source: TASR/AP) Places to visit App guides tourists around Slovak Rome Trnava has launched an audio city guide app called City Walk . Through 12 … [Read more...] about Slovakia is not sexy, nor a trendsetter, report claims
I’ve had the enormous pleasure, over the past few days, of reading anthropologist Barbara J. King’s most recent book, Animals' Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild . Source: University of Chicago Press King’s book takes up the question of how and why to engage in compassionate actions that help animals, whether by eliminating or reducing harms inflicted by humans or by shaping our own behaviors in ways that allow animals to live their own lives on their own terms. King opens with a discussion of why compassionate action on behalf of animals is so desperately needed and then takes readers into the world of animal advocates working to help animals in the wild, animals with whom we share our homes, animals held captive in zoos, animals who wind up on our plates, and animals used in biomedical research. King’s ideas about compassionate action are driven by stories, and often by her own experiences. I asked Dr. King if … [Read more...] about Engaging in Compassionate Action for Animals