Sky News
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Recognising the important cultural ties between Britain and India. I can't imagine a single day that goes by where I don't know if somebody is going out for a curry later agrees watching some movie or show that is British made that has Indian people in it.
BBC One South West
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What do you make of a British county bidding for the title of European Capital of Culture when we are working to leave the EU? Well, of course it's a little bit puzzling, but I think that the strongest connections we have in Europe is within the culture field, so your decision, despite your decisions, I think it's very wise to continue to cooperate on a cultural level that will help us to unite further on in the long-term.
BBC One South West
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If you look at it from a cultural, political point of view, I would say it is definitely worth it if you have an united agenda for what you want to achieve. There is always a possibility not to do it, but if you do it, then do it together and do it with your own city and region as the grounds for what you are trying to accomplish.
BBC One London
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I just like you." The cultural stigma of divorce in India can leave women an outcast in their community. But increasingly, many are turning to marital courts, like this one in Chandigarh. I just like you." The cultural stigma of divorce in India can leave women an outcast in their community. But increasingly, many are turning to marital courts, like this one in Chandigarh..
BBC One London
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It will take years and years to get this. Back in London, she gets to meet her husband in private. It was really sad that we didn't even recognise me or he doesn't want to answer any of my questions. Unable their husbands face no such cultural barriers, free to continue their lives as they wish.
The Iran Project
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TasnimIranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi hailed the achievement of the cast and crew of ‘The Salesman’ for winning the second Oscar for Iran. On Sunday, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s movie won the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign-language film. Qasssemi on Monday congratulated the cast and crew of the movie as well as the Iranian cultural and art community over the achievement. “Once again … the ambassadors of Iranian art in international arts circles managed to convey to the world the voice of the noble Iranian nation, which is the voice of culture, civilization, dignity and national honor,” he said. It is a great pleasure that once again the proficient and diligent Iranian director, via his and his colleagueslanguage of art, managed to deliver the Iranian people’s message of peace and friendship to the world, Qassemi added.
South China Morning Post
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Song posts drawings, articles and graphics on his WeChat account DiduhuiBJ, or Visualising Beijing, to illustrate the life and history of the capital and is working on projects to help publicise the citys heritage. He spoke to Catherine Wong. how did you become interested in Beijings cultural heritage and eager to promote it? I grew up in the old city of Beijing, and have always had an emotional attachment to the city. My family has lived here for generations. My grandparents...
Phys.Org
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The history of people and landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is fundamentally connected. Answering key historical questions about this relation will allow us to approach our most important environmental issues in novel ways. Today in the open access journal PLOS ONE archeologists present a list of 50 priority issues for historical ecology.
Phys.Org
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The Event Chronicle
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Intensive religious, cultural and economic programming means we struggle to be our authentic selves. We are given our matrix avatar at birth, our life experience dictated by where we are born, and what jobs must be filled. In this reality, 1984’s grim vision of a controlled future is not far from where we find ourselves. Waking up means we start to break apart this avatar, to step out of our designated role and assumed identity, and to question, challenge and therefore threaten the status quo. And the system responds to our awakening. “Conspiracy theorists” who question and challenge the system are mocked, vilified, abused and attacked for being curious, for not accepting everything at face value. But the vast numbers of people who have woken up since 2012 has changed this subtle strategy of manipulating and oppressing free thinkers. The matrix can no longer rely on our rejection from friends, family and neighbours for our ‘radicalideas, so it has stepped up its assault.
Liverpool Echo
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More than 100 free cultural events will take place across the city
The Iran Project
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IRNAMinister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri says that Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar 2017 had a clear message that today's world is a place of interaction, dialogue and cultural exchange. At a local meeting in this northeastern Iranian province, Salehi-Amiri congratulated the prominent Iranian director, Farhadi, on winning the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. During his speech here on Monday, the culture minister also extended congratulation to the art and cinema community on the award given to Farhadi for the second time. “Winning Oscar 2017 was a big and important occasion,” said he, adding it was clinched while the US President Donald Trump had closed doors for the presence of the Iranians. With Farhadi’s film “The Salesman”, the voice of the Iranian culture was heard in the world, said the minister, noting “The Iranian culture is a culture of peace, friendship, convergence and coexistence.
The Iran Project
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After considerable discussions and complementary reviews regarding the 5 final nominees being named on the second short list, with the highest number of votes, Farabi Cinema Foundation and the presentation committee selected “The Salesman” to be our representative at this year’s Oscars Award for the Best Foreign Language category. The Iran Organization of Cinema, Farabi, and Khane-e-Cinema, in a coordinated and harmonious attempt, arranged for all the presentation and introduction sessions. They hoped that the selected film, with the support of all the influential cultural institutes and organizations, could manifest the cinematic capacities of Iran cinema at the biggest competition ceremony in the world. For almost 22 years, the novel Iran cinema has made the introduction and presentation of a representative to the Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences as one of its duties and priorities, out of which has gained 2 nomination and 2 awards.
China Daily
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Beginning with the famous DJ Kool Herc block party that started it all and continuing on to the early days of gangsta rap music in the late '80s, Hip Hop Evolution is an eye-opening examination of all the elements that led to rap music becoming the global phenomenon it is today. Featuring countless interviews with hip hop pioneers, including Africa Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow, this Netflix Original series is one of the most entertaining cultural lessons you're ever likely to see. Once you're finished watching this, keep the beat going with Netflix's other brilliant hip hop show, The Get Down. Seasons on Netflix: 1 Before he was the showrunner for Marvel's Daredevil, Steven DeKnight worked on the gratuitously violent and sexual series Spartacus. At first glance, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there's nothing more to the show than meat-headed beefcakes fighting and screwing in a 300-aping manner, but there's so much more going on – we follow Spartacus (the late Andy Whitfield and his replacement, Liam McIntyre) as he is taken into slavery and forced to do cruel and unimaginable things in the gladiatorial arena, just waiting for the day that he can finally get his revenge on slave-owners Batiatus (John Hannah) and Lucretia (Lucy Lawless).
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The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has captured the imagination of scholars and philosophers. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site has also been the target of the Islamic State terror group, which has destroyed parts of Palmyra. “It makes you extremely sad, I mean furious, but also extremely sad to see something that stood since the Roman period not complete, but stood in this imposing monumentality, to see it just explode,” said Marilyn Buccellati, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles Cotsen Institute of Archeology. “ISIS is ensconced in Palmyra. It was there in 2015. When it was there, it destroyed two of the major ruins that were standing -- the Temple of Bel and Baalshamin. Then they were pushed out by Syrian forces but then returned in 2016. And to the best of our knowledge, in early 2017 they went in and destroyed some of the other major standing ruins,” said Frances Terpak, Getty Research Institute curator.
The Points Guy
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On an upper floor, long aisles are packed English-language books written by sometimes hard-to-find Japanese authors, and you can also find great books in English on Japanese society and history. Coming here is a cultural must, as you soak up the reverential atmosphere created by Japanese customers. Some books at Maruzen are from not-so-hard-to-find authors, like J. K. Rowling. Image courtesy of Junko Kimura via Getty Images. 3. Think Paper, Notebooks and Business Cards No country prizes paper more than Japan, and although it is a world leader in electronics, the country continues to hold true to its traditions. Itoya, located just off the main drag in Ginza, is the best stationery store not just in Tokyo, but on the planet. Two stores with multiple floors offer exquisite notebooks, sketchpads, pens, pencils and appointment books, among other things.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Saudi Arabian government will increase the number of scholarships for Malaysian students to study in the Kingdom next year. Head of the Cultural Mission at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia here, Dr Zayed Al Harithi said there are currently more than 100 Malaysian students studying in Saudi. According to him, decision to increase the scholarships was due to the overwhelming number of scholarship applications received last year, which was more than 300. "There were only 100 scholarships available for Malaysian students last year to study at Imam Mohamed bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. "We have many more universities in Saudi Arabia and we will give more scholarships to Malaysian students for them to pursue their studies in other universities," he told reporters at the ice-breaking event between Malaysia and Saudi Arabian media here, last night.
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But there are nominees who won't be protesting if they win. Unfortunately celebrity culture has got to the point where a celebrity 's voice is more meaningful than other peoples in certain ways and that is a shame and that shouldn't be the case for me. From my perspective, I'm not a big fan of that as a cultural state we are in. The watching millions have seen political protest at the Oscars before.
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From my perspective, I'm not a big fan of that as a cultural state we are in. The watching millions have seen political protest at the Oscars before. 1973 was the first time anyone had gotten political about the Oscars, and Marlon Brando had won the Best actor award for the Godfather, and he boycotted the awards and sent Little Feather, to talk about how Red Indians were portrayed in Hollywood.