Amala Shankar, the renowned dancer died in Kolkata at the age of 101. She was the wife of Uday Shankar and was instrumental in popularising Indian fusion dance across the world.
Amala Shankar learned dancing in the 1930s. She was one of the path-breakers for Indian women who rarely performed on the public stage at those times.
Amala Shankar was a multi-faceted talent. Not only dance, but she was also a painter and writer as well. She was awarded Banga Vibhushan by the West Bengal government in 2011 for her contributions in the field of art.
The United States has told China to close its consulate in Houston, further deteriorating bilateral ties between the two countries.
In response, Beijing was considering shutting the U.S. consulate in Wuhan. The State Department confirmed the decision and said the move was made to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information.
The deterioration in U.S.-China ties comes in the run-up to the November U.S. presidential election, in which President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have appeared to compete over who can look tougher in response to China.