Home / Culture (page 2)

Culture

UAE at first ever UN-HABITAT assembly

The United Arab Emirates has successfully delivered its central objectives for the first UN-HABITAT assembly in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The UN-Habitat Assembly took place 27th to 30th May and convened all UN Member States, as the world’s highest-level decision-making body on sustainable urbanisation. Under the theme, ‘Innovation for a …

Read More »

UN praises UAE for women empowerment

Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, Liaison Office in Abu Dhabi, has welcomed the success of a training programme launched by the UAE to enable Arab women to conduct peacekeeping operations. During her speech marking …

Read More »

ShiBboLeTh and India

A message about Silvio Gesell, author of The Natural Economic Order, and the mind behind Money with Demurrage, was received approvingly Friday by The New Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. The message was sent by Angel NicGillicuddy author of ShiBboLeTh the book. India has a history of supporting the …

Read More »

Arab Government Excellence Award launched in coordination with UAE

The Arab Administrative Development Organisation, ARADO, in cooperation with the Government of the United Arab Emirates, has launched the ‘Arab Government Excellence Award’, which aims to recognise leading Arab ministers and ministries for their outstanding work in advancing governance and administrative practice in the region. The Award seeks to acknowledge …

Read More »

UAE launches Al Maha Diplomacy

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, have launched the joint ‘Al Maha Diplomacy’ initiative to preserve local biodiversity. As part of the initiative, the three entities seek to introduce the international …

Read More »

Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has presented the third annual Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support, SIARA, to Amel Association International, a non-sectarian Lebanese NGO, at an awarding ceremony, held at the Sharjah Police Academy on Wednesday. The …

Read More »

The Invisible Theatre

By Gouthama Siddarthan*   The other day I happened on a performance of ‘Annanmaar koothu’ (Elder Brothers Theatre), one of the Tamils’ antediluvian folk story-in-songs.  This folk form assumes significance, deeply rooted in the western part of Tamil Nadu, that is, Kongu region, and narrating aesthetically designed battlefield scenes conjuring …

Read More »

Europe Day at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

The Delegation of the European Union to the UAE organised several activities at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in celebration of ‘Europe Day’ in collaboration with Zayed University, under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance. Around 200 people attended the event including government officials, the …

Read More »

Car designing and postmodernism

By Gouthama Siddarthan*   Among  several programmes on the my favourite American TV channel  History TV, the most charming and appealing one is the  Leepu and Pitbull reality television series.  That has gone down well with lovers of cars remodelled out of the old and the condemned. The show revolves around …

Read More »