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Kateryna Dovbnya was so fond of Indian films that she went to the theater whenever they were shown in her hometown of Nikopol, a town in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast located 510 kilometers southeast of Kyiv. She even recorded the songs to enjoy anytime and also learned Hindi. More than three decades later, Dovbnya teaches Hindi at …

JToday the words Sanskrit (culture), parampara (tradition) and Riti Rivaz (customs and rituals) can instantly evoke two types of images. The first is something archaic, conservative, well, old. The second, thanks to the current polarized political discourse with its militant ideas about what is really and authentically Indian, evokes an idea of ​​something puritanical, narrow …