The website GlacierHub published the article "Study Assesses Efficacy of Artificial Glaciers in Alleviating Water Scarcity in Ladakh, India" on 27 June, 2019 with an interview with Prof. Dr. Marcus Nüsser (Head of the Department of Geography, SAI).
The article presents the study "Socio-hydrology of artificial glaciers in Ladakh, India: assessing adaptive strategies in a changing cryosphere" by Prof. Dr. Marcus Nüsser, Juliane Dame, Benjamin Kraus, Ravi Baghel and Susanne Schmidt, which was published in the journal "Regional Environmental Change". The study is available here. In the interview with Prof. Nüsser, the benefits, functionality and success of artificial glaciers are discussed. The interview is available here. GlacierHub is a renowned web platform of Columbia University.
Springer recently published a new monograph by Siegfried O. Wolf (Associate Member of SAI, Director of Research, South Asia Democratic Forum, Brussels) entitled "The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative - Concept, Context and Assessment ". More information is available here.
This book focuses on the implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure development project intended to connect Asia with Europe, the Middle East and Africa. By introducing a new analytical approach to the study of economic corridors, it gauges the anticipated economic and geopolitical impacts on the region and discusses whether the CPEC will serve as a pioneer project for future regional cooperation between and integration of sub-national regions such as Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Further, it explores the interests, expectations and policy approaches of both Chinese and Pakistani local and central governments with regard to the CPEC’s implementation. Given its scope, the book will appeal to regional and spatial sciences scholars, as well as social scientists interested in the regional impacts of economic corridors. It also offers valuable information for policymakers in countries participating in the Belt-and-Road Initiative or other Chinese-supported development projects.
The Department of Modern South Asian Studies cordially invites you to a concert by Vidya Shah on Tuesday, 16th July 2019 at 8 pm in the Great Lecture Hall (010.01.05). Vidya Shah is a front-ranking Indian singer and musician. An expert in various genres of classical music like Thumri, Dadra and Ghazal, she brings to life the musical dimension of Bhakti and Sufi traditions.
Moreover, Vidya Shah will give a lecture on Wednesday, 17th July 2019 at 6 pm in R 010.00.21, where she will present many samples from old Indian recordings, exploring how sound recording opened up new avenues for women vocalists, who now came out of the salon into the wider public sphere. The entry to both events is free! So these events are not to be missed!
Further information is available on the poster.