“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

By Vanessa Thorpe/The Guardian   The opening lines of Viceroy’s House British director Gurinder Chadha’s epic new film, are barked out in Hindi by a tough colonial Scot at the head of a vast team of flunkies who, only 70 years ago, were ensuring the smooth running of the 340-room palace in New Delhi that was […]

Mahira Khan says she’s sad about not being able to promote Raees in India

Mahira Khan says she’s sad about not being able to promote Raees in India

London, January 17 (NIA): Pakistani actress Mahira Khan opened up about what she loved and feared about her forthcoming Bollywood film Raees in an interview to BBC-Urdu. When asked if she was dejected about not promoting the film across the border, the actor said; “Of course, I feel bad. When you put so much effort and hard work […]

Fresh threat to release of Sharukh-Mahira starer “Raees”

Fresh threat to release of Sharukh-Mahira starer “Raees”

New Delhi, January 16 (Indian Express) Shahrukh Khan had struck a deal with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) that he would not involve his Pakistani co-star Mahira Khan in their film’s promotions in exchange for the peaceful release of Raees. However, film exhibitors in central Indian state Chhattisgarh are now receiving threats from Shiv Sena. Raees is slated […]

Will Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Leave India Out of Afghanistan?

Will Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Leave India Out of Afghanistan?

By Harsh V.Pant/The Quint There has been another dramatic twist in the seemingly never-ending Afghanistan saga. Last month, Russia hosted representatives of China and Pakistan to discuss developments in Afghanistan and the three agreed upon “a flexible approach to remove certain [Taliban] figures from [United Nations] sanctions lists as part of efforts to foster a […]

Bollywood star Katrina Kaif and Pakistani writer Tariq Ali to speak at Oxford Students’ Union

Bollywood star Katrina Kaif and Pakistani writer Tariq Ali to speak at Oxford Students’ Union

Oxford, January 14 (NIA): Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif and Pakistani writer and left activist Tariq Ali are to speak at the prestigious Oxford Students Union this term. The students’ union website describes the speakers as follows:  Katrina Kaif is one of the highest-paid actresses and models in Bollywood, best known for Ek Tha Tiger and Dhoom […]

Strategic impact of Pakistan’s Babur III on India

Strategic impact of Pakistan’s Babur III on India

By Naveed Ahmad/Express Tribune Pakistan’s recent launch of Babur-III missile signifies a massive change in strategic calculus vis-a-vis India. The country’s strategic community has long been hoping that Pakistan completes its nuclear triad sooner, which in simple English means possessing capability to launch nuclear weapons from land, air and sea. The Babur-III test proved that […]

Pakistan’s largest ever Trade Expo kicks off in Colombo

Pakistan’s largest ever Trade Expo kicks off in Colombo

Colombo, Jan 13 (NIA) – Sri Lanka and Pakistan, on Friday, inaugurated a mega trade expo in capital Colombo, aimed at strengthening economic and trade ties between the two countries. The trade expo, which is the largest ever exhibition of Pakistan organised outside the country, kicked off with the participation of 156 companies. Speaking at […]

Paratha maker to play cricket for Pakistan

Paratha maker to play cricket for Pakistan

Karachi, January 12 (Dawn): Hanan Khan, a paratha maker at a roadside eatery in Karachi, has been called to play for the National Cricket Academy team in two T20 matches against a visiting Malaysian cricket team starting January 14 at Gadhafi Stadium, Lahore. “I am really happy to get this chance,” Khan told DawnNews “When […]

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