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Akhilesh calls for economic reply to China, has his hands on popular pulse

The ‘boycott Chinese goods’ sentiment has emerged from time to time in India when the relations between the two countries take a hit.
Samajwadi Party s Akhilesh Yadav has asked for a two pronged response to China following the Ladakh violence.(ANI Photo/File)
Samajwadi Party s Akhilesh Yadav has asked for a two pronged response to China following the Ladakh violence.(ANI Photo/File)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

‘On emotions, not official’: CRPF on jawans taking oath to shun China goods

Recently, Ladakh-based innovator and educationist Sonam Wangchuk had appealed to Indians to boycott Chinese products in the backdrop of the recent standoff between Indian and Chinese forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
In the video, a group of men dressed in combat uniform standing in a row in an open field are seen taking oath in Hindi by raising hands to boycott Chinese products. (Videograb)
In the video, a group of men dressed in combat uniform standing in a row in an open field are seen taking oath in Hindi by raising hands to boycott Chinese products. (Videograb)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 09:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Boycott will make China pay heavily for provoking India: Sonam Wangchuk

Sonam Wangchuk said the boycott of Chinese goods will make Beijing pay for provoking India along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
Ladakhi engineer, innovator and education reformist Sonam Wangchuk has called for a boycott of Chines goods and mobile apps.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Ladakhi engineer, innovator and education reformist Sonam Wangchuk has called for a boycott of Chines goods and mobile apps.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

‘Boycott Chinese products’: Milind Soman quits TikTok after 3 Idiots’ inspiration Sonam Wangchuk’s call

Milind Soman on Saturday informed via Twitter that he has uninstalled TikTok. He had also attached a video message by 3 Idiots’ inspiration Sonam Wangchuk to boycott Chinese-made products.
Milind Soman was responding to a call given by pioneering Ladakh engineer Sonam Wangchuk.
Milind Soman was responding to a call given by pioneering Ladakh engineer Sonam Wangchuk.
Updated on May 31, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Wallet power not bullet power: Sonam Wangchuk appeals for action against China

Sonam Wangchuk, an engineer-turned-education reformer, has said India can win the war against China through the Indian Army as well as people’s boycott of Chinese companies.
Sonam Wangchuk says, this time, India’s reply to China shouldn’t just be from the soldiers but should include action from the citizens as well.(PTI)
Sonam Wangchuk says, this time, India’s reply to China shouldn’t just be from the soldiers but should include action from the citizens as well.(PTI)
Updated on May 30, 2020 02:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Don’t kill a child’s curiosity, Sonam Wangchuk advises teachers, parents

More than the artificial intelligence, we need to work developing the basic intelligence in the human beings today, said noted education reformist, innovator and engineer, Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired Aamir Khan’s character in Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots.
Noted education reformist and innovator, Sonam Wangchuk in Lucnow to attend the 14th National Conference IIC 2020 as chief guest at Jaipuria Institute of Management.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT photo)
Noted education reformist and innovator, Sonam Wangchuk in Lucnow to attend the 14th National Conference IIC 2020 as chief guest at Jaipuria Institute of Management.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 07:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick

There is greater need for basic intelligence than artificial intelligence, says Sonam Wangchuk

Wangchuk, who inspired Aamir Khan’s character Phunsukh Wangdu in the film 3 Idiots, is the founding director of the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh.
Engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk speaking during the afternoon session at Literati, 2019.(HT PHOTO)
Engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk speaking during the afternoon session at Literati, 2019.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 24, 2019 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aastha Khanna, Chandigarh

‘Want to replicate model in my state’, says Odisha edu minister at Happiness Utsav

Odisha education minister Samir Ranjan Dash wants to discuss Delhi government’s happiness model with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and try to implement it in their state-run schools.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Orissa Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das and Sonam Wangchuk from Ladakh visit Delhi Government School during happiness program in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Orissa Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das and Sonam Wangchuk from Ladakh visit Delhi Government School during happiness program in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2019 02:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Indian who inspired Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots role among winners of Magsaysay Award

Two Indians — Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk — are among the winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize. The two are among six individuals declared winners on Thursday.
Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation president Carmencita Abella poses with pictures of this year’s awardees, regarded as an Asian version of the Nobel Peace Prize, in Manila, Philippines, Thursday.(AP)
Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation president Carmencita Abella poses with pictures of this year’s awardees, regarded as an Asian version of the Nobel Peace Prize, in Manila, Philippines, Thursday.(AP)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 06:49 PM IST
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US-educated Kashmiri engineer sets up high-density apple orchard in Leh

Khuram Shafi, an engineer from Purdue University in America, is setting up the orchard at Himalayan Institute for Alternate Learning (HIAL) University, an initiative by Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired ‘3 Idiots’.
A high-density apple orchard at SKUAST university in Shalimar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
A high-density apple orchard at SKUAST university in Shalimar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 03:36 PM IST
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