Afghans braving a severe cold face a difficult choice – food or warmth | Climate crisis news

Afghans braving a severe cold face a difficult choice – food or warmth |  Climate crisis news

Shah Ibrahim Shahin’s youngest children sit huddled together on thin ‘toushaks’ – traditional Afghan floor mattresses – trying to keep warm in the freezing weather. The adults, wrapped in threadbare woolen clothing, surround them in a small, cool room that makes up their entire home in northern Afghanistan’s Baghlan province. Many provinces in Afghanistan have … Read more

Food inflation: Tight supplies of grains and oilseeds to keep prices high

Food inflation: Tight supplies of grains and oilseeds to keep prices high

SINGAPORE, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Drought or too much rain, the war in Ukraine and high energy costs are likely to curb global agricultural production and tighten supplies again next year, even as high prices encourage farmers to ramp up production . Production of staples such as rice and wheat is unlikely to replenish depleted … Read more

Arts Industry News: Italy’s New Right-Wing Minister of Culture Publicly Scolds the Uffizi Gallery for Closing on a National Day + Other Stories

Arts Industry News: Italy's New Right-Wing Minister of Culture Publicly Scolds the Uffizi Gallery for Closing on a National Day + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily round-up of the most momentous developments in the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, November 4th. MUST READ Alex Katz Show Gets A Pan – The 95-year-old artist’s show at the Guggenheim, his second New York retrospective in nearly 30 years, “is … Read more

Kiev ravers escape the horrors of war through music

Kiev ravers escape the horrors of war through music

Kyiv, August 30 (Reuters) – Parties rarely start with a DJ arriving in his military uniform, but this is the reality for Ukraine’s electronic music scene as it moves through the war. Before the Russian invasion began on February 24th, the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, was fast becoming a top European nightlife destination. Now his … Read more

Food prices likely pushed Indian inflation to a 16-month high in March

Food prices likely pushed Indian inflation to a 16-month high in March

Price tags are seen on samples of rice and lentils for sale at a wholesale market in the old quarters of Delhi, India June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register BENGALURU, April 11 (Reuters) – India’s retail inflation is likely to have risen to a 16-month … Read more

Why a Mughal-era instrument is disappearing from Pakistan’s music scene music news

Why a Mughal-era instrument is disappearing from Pakistan's music scene  music news

In the shadow of Lahore’s centuries-old Badshahi Mosque, Zohaib Hassan plucks the strings of a sarangi and fills the streets with a distinctive melody. Remarkable for its resemblance to a plaintive human voice, the classical instrument is disappearing from Pakistan’s music scene – with the exception of a few players who are working to preserve … Read more