Bringing to India the leaders of all 10 member nations of ASEAN, the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to be held on January 25, 2018 marks the significance of India’s relations with the South East Asian grouping. Spotlighting the milestone, this issue of India Perspectives sheds light on the many events that have preceded the main celebration over the past year. We also look at the remarkable journey six women of the Indian Navy have undertaken aboard the INSV Tarini to become the first all-woman crew to attempt circumnavigation of the globe! In our travel section, we take you to Madhya Pradesh and chalk out an itinerary you can follow to soak in its vibrant spirit, and in our cinema section we pay tribute to iconic actor Vinod Khanna. Celebrating 100 years of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's literary masterpiece Devdas, we also tell you about the many Indian classical music festivals you must not miss across the country, and more.
The flagship magazine of the Ministry of External Affairs , Government of India, India Perspectives, is printed in 16 languages and goes to 170 countries, disseminating interesting information about India's rich culture and tradition. It balances a unique visual appeal with informative and interesting articles that talk about how India is embracing contemporary trends in art and lifestyle, along with the new strides being taken in the fields of science and technology and space.