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Lekha Shankar

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Lekha Shankar
24 Apr 2012

How to achieve 'Gross National Happiness'

How can you measure happiness? In ways that are personal, collective, economic or social? These questions arose during a recent United Nations conference entitled Happiness as a Development Factor.

24 Apr 2012
15 Mar 2012

New Age Bolshoi

With Russia's new elections expected to bring many changes in the country, I'm reminded of my recent trip there, when I was surprised by some "new" sights _ the image of a dog which was an exact replica of prime minister Vladimir Putin's face, at the old and grand Hermitage Museum, the revolutionary production of an old, well-known opera, at none other than the newly-renovated Bolshoi Theatre.

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