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Abdul Muheet Chowdhary

Legislative aide to Member of Parliament (India)

Abdul Muheet Chowdhary is a legislative aide to a Member of Parliament (India) and a former consultant to the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan.
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Remembering Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, An Embodiment Of ‘Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb'

A titan has left us. India's oldest performing musician, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, is no more. He passed away at the unbelievable age of 107. Ustadji, a descendant of Tansen, was born in Salon village, Rae Baraeli district, Uttar Pradesh. He was born in 1908, in a world so removed from ours that it is difficult to imagine what it must have been like. A world of British rule, feudalism and most importantly, a world where the true syncretic spirit of India still thrived.
25/02/2016 8:17 AM IST

Why India's Demand For UN Tax Committee Holds The Key To Funding The Paris Deal

Achieving the goal of the Paris Agreement will require a major shift away from the fossil fuel-based economies of today to a more sustainable and green economy. Such a transition, needless to say, will be enormously expensive. The main source of financing will be public funds, essentially raised through taxation by the government. It is here that an ongoing reform effort at the United Nations must be brought into the picture -- the campaign for an intergovernmental tax committee.
08/01/2016 8:31 AM IST