5 Ways to Recognize Indigenous Cultural Appropriation in Wellness Culture

Social media influencers refer to themselves as “medicine people” or “healers.” Keep in mind that most indigenous medicine people don’t advertise their knowledge on Instagram, don’t share photos of ceremonies, and certainly don’t try to get a “follower.” Beware of these so-called gurus who are unlikely to be endorsed by the communities that claim them. … Read more

First Sylhet-Silchar festival celebrating close cultural ties between India and Bangla kicks off on Friday – ThePrint – PTIFeed

Guwahati, Dec. 1 (PTI) The first Sylhet-Silchar festival celebrating the close cultural ties between the neighboring regions of India and Bangladesh kicks off Friday in Assam’s Barak Valley, officials said. Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will lead a delegation of about 75 members, including ministers, businessmen and cultural icons, to attend the two-day event, … Read more

UNESCO adds Saudi Khawlani Coffee, Camel Heda’a to Intangible Cultural Heritage List

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense and the Saudi General Authority for Military Industry have signed an agreement with Spanish company Navantia for the purchase and construction of a number of multi-mission combat ships for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, the Saudi news agency reported Thursday . The Kingdom’s Defense Minister, Prince Khaled bin … Read more

James Cameron disagrees that Avatar had a low cultural impact

James CameronPhoto: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images (Getty Images) Since the release of the trailer for Avatar: The Way Of Water earlier this year, a debate has sprung up online: does anyone really care about the first Avatar? Well, word has gotten around to filmmaker and water lover James Cameron, who is fed up with the naysayers … Read more

Evidence of ‘cultural change’ in Russian athletics, task force chairman says

Nov 30 (Reuters) – World Athletics said on Wednesday there was evidence of “cultural change” taking place in Russian athletics, seven years after RUSAF athletes were suspended by the sport’s global governing body following revelations of widespread state-sponsored doping and cover-ups. The World Athletics task force overseeing Russia’s recovery expects to be able to make … Read more

India’s rich cultural heritage greatly influences the US, world: US Envoy Patricia Lacina

US Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) Patricia Lacina said on Nov. 29 that India’s rich cultural heritage has a profound impact on her country and the world. Speaking at the event, Patricia Lacina said, “India’s rich cultural heritage has had a profound impact on the United States and the world. We are proud to have contributed to … Read more

French baguette added to UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Comment on this story Remark Lovers of France’s iconic long loaf: rejoice! The baguette has now received special recognition from the United Nations as an integral part of the cultural heritage of mankind. That is, the culture and craftsmanship of making and consuming baguettes has been added by UNESCO, the Paris-based United Nations Office of … Read more

Festivals like Sangai in Manipur enrich the country’s cultural heritage and boost the local economy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India has a history of celebrating festivals and fairs, which enrich the country’s cultural heritage and also support the local economy. During a virtual speech on the last day of the Sangai festival in Manipur, Modi said that the northeastern state is endowed with natural beauty and … Read more

Chinese Cultural Day held in Kenya amid thrilling opera performance-Xinhua

A Kenyan student dressed in a Chinese opera costume is pictured during a Chinese cultural event at the Kenya National Theater in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Yahui) The Chinese Cultural Day was held in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, with captivating opera, fashion show and kung fu at the ceremony attended by senior … Read more