AKFD Storey, a globally recognised multidisciplinary design practise and manufacturing entity based in Jaipur, which shot to fame after designing Mudra installations at Delhi international Airport and winning the UN seal of excellence four times, has announced to hire one-third of women artisans in its new facility which was unveiled on November 16 here. Ayush Kasliwal, founder of AKFD, said: "Women empowerment stays strong on our priority list and we shall have a significant one-third of woman work force by 2023." His wife Geetanjali Kasliwal, who is also a renowned architect and designer, said: "In fact, we shall dedicate an entire floor for women artisans and with this aim, we shall start training women soon. We have not allocated our top floor for any other purpose as we have envisioned it to be meant for women artisans only where they shall have all the facilities as required by women," she added. Speaking on the most distinguished aspects of AKFD, Ayush said: "AKFD is a unique … [Read more...] about Jaipur-based designer to hire more women artisans
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Email By music and pop culture reporter Paul Donoughue Posted November 20, 2019 15:14:10 Photo: Gordon Koang performs at Big Sound 2019 in Brisbane with his cousin and collaborator Paul Biel. (Supplied: Big Sound/Justin Ma) Related Story: 'Bigger than the Beatles': The reggae star who revolutionised the sound of the Australian desert Related Story: Heartbreaking separation behind South Sudanese singer's new life in the outback Map: Melbourne 3000 When the war began, Gordon Koang had just returned from a tour of Canada. He can still reel off a list of the cities he played.It was late 2013 and a political crisis in South Sudan, one of the world's youngest and most disadvantaged countries, had devolved into a conflict split along tribal lines.Because Koang, his wife and six children are members of the Nuer ethnic group, they became a target for forces loyal to the president, who is a Dinka.At the time, Gordon had been a successful musician for 20 years with nine albums to … [Read more...] about Gordon Koang, South Sudan’s ‘king of music’, flees war and finds a fan base in Australia
'At 1.58% of GDP, the defence budget is one of the lowest since the Chinese aggression of 1962.' IMAGE: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Admiral Sunil Lanba to her left, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command Vice Admiral Girish Luthra to her right, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Fleet Rear Admiral R B Pandit left, Captain Ajay Kochhar, commanding officer, the INS Vikramaditya, right, on board the INS Vikramaditya. The Defence Budget 2018 has an outlay of Rs 2.95 lakh crore, an increase of 7.81% as compared to the last fiscal. A nation facing a collusive threat of two nuclear neighbours, a proxy war and multiple insurgencies has opted to continue with its aging military inventory. All that it has available as its capital outlay for 2018 is Rs 99,947 crore (Rs 999.47 billion).Let us please shed our aspirations of being a regional power. We cannot be sure of anything beyond defensive capabilities with such an allotment. The current status of military … [Read more...] about How can we be a regional power with this defence budget!
'Given the importance of equipment modernisation, the overall defence budget should rise at least at the same pace as salaries and pensions, so that equipment modernisation is not hit,' observes Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Bridge Layer Tank T-72 displayed during the Republic Day parade, January 26, 2018. Photograph: @adgpi/Twitter The defence budget, which the Union government presented on Thursday, February 1, underlines serious issues around the structure of the army, navy and air force and the growing imbalance between equipment and manpower costs. Overall, the army emerges as a manpower intensive force, with a burgeoning salary and pension bill that account for three-quarters of its allocation, leaving only scraps for modernising a vast inventory of equipment that is racing towards obsolescence.But the navy and air force, albeit to a lesser extent, have also begun feeling the pinch of increased personnel costs, which is constraining their ability to resource new weaponry. While the army … [Read more...] about Is defence hike enough to modernise armed forces?
Arun Vijay turns 42, and it wouldn't be wrong to say that he is one of the most loved actors in Kollywood. Arun is one of the most talented actors of the current generation and has managed to capture millions of hearts with his super-terrific performances in films like Thadam, Pandavar Bhoomi, Thadaiyara Thaakka, Thaakka Thaakka, Kuttram 23, Maanja Velu, Thavam and many more. On the actor's special day, his closest friends, colleagues and fans posted on social media, expressing their love for the actor. View this post on Instagram எங்கள் இல்லத்திலிருந்து உங்கள் அனைவருக்கும் இனிய தீபாவளி … [Read more...] about Birthday Special: Arun Vijay’s upcoming movies which will leave you spellbound