Indian film with Pakistani actress does brisk business amidst nationalistic uproar

Indian film with Pakistani actress does brisk business amidst nationalistic uproar

Mumbai, May 25 (newsin.asia): While a section of Bollywood is engaged in a twitter war against “traitors” and “Pakistani agents”, a Bollywood film which has a Pakistani actress in the lead is doing roaring business at the box office. The ban on Pakistani artistes imposed by the thuggish Shiv Sena some months ago has apparently […]

From human being to ‘human shield’: The story of a young Kashmiri, Farooq Dar

From human being to ‘human shield’: The story of a young Kashmiri, Farooq Dar

By Shiv Visvanathan/Scroll In Sometimes history and especially the history of violence has a way of teaching us lessons by telling the story from different angles. The classic narrative often cited in this context is Akira Kurosawa’s classic movie Rashomon where a murder is seen from three perspectives. The emphasis here is not to create a picture […]

“It’ll be better to go for a political settlement with Pakistan on spying case” says ex-Indian diplomat

“It’ll be better to go for a political settlement with Pakistan on spying case” says ex-Indian diplomat

By M.K.Bhadrakumar/www.rediff.com The initial reports from Pakistan regarding the International Court of Justice’s interim order on the Kulbhushan Jadhav “spying” case give a sinking feeling. If chances of Pakistan carrying out the death sentence were evenly poised, the balance now tilts in favor of execution. It’s now, say, 75% to 25% in favor of execution. […]

While quarreling with Pakistan and China, India is picking up a fight with Russia

While quarreling with Pakistan and China, India is picking up a fight with Russia

By M.K.Bhadrakumar/Russia Insider An exclusive story in Times of India that India has made Russian projects to construct more nuclear power plants in India conditional on Moscow persuading Beijing to give up its opposition to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. India argues that sans NSG membership it will be constrained to settle for an […]

International Court of Justice stays execution of alleged Indian spy by Pakistan with conditions

International Court of Justice stays execution of alleged Indian spy by Pakistan with conditions

The Hague, May 18 (newsin.asia): The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, on Thursday told Pakistan that it must “take all measures at its disposal” to ensure that Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, of Indian national, is not executed pending a final judgment of the court in a case of […]

CPEC envisages Sino-Pak security mechanism with country-wide surveillance

CPEC envisages Sino-Pak security mechanism with country-wide surveillance

By P.K.Balachandran/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, May 16 : A joint security mechanism against terrorism, including a pervasive country-wide surveillance system, is a key feature of the agreement between China and Pakistan on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Dawn reported in an exclusive piece on Monday. The document says that the two countries will “jointly prevent and crack […]

Sand is both life and dream for sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand is both life and dream for sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik

Colombo, May 11: The world-renowned sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik, who is in the Sri Lankan capital to exhibit his mammoth reclining Buddha at the International Vesak celebrations on May 12, has been wedded to sand since the age of 8 and cannot think of a day when he will be divorced from it ,writes P.K.Balachandran […]

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