Saba Qamar’s “Hindi Medium” continues to make headlines – for all the right reasons

Saba Qamar’s “Hindi Medium” continues to make headlines – for all the right reasons

Karachi, January 21 (Dawn): The 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards held in Mumbai, saw glamour and glory galore, but we only had one thing on our minds: Hindi Medium‘s wins. The film bagged five nominations in the following categories, Best Film, Saba Qamar for Best Actor (Female), Irrfan Khan for Best Actor (Male), Best Director, and Best […]

Book on Nepali health foods which tickle the taste buds too

Book on Nepali health foods which tickle the taste buds too

By Frances Bulathsinghala In this modern age in which the mushrooming of fast food joints has only increased the frequency of visits to the doctor, there has appeared a book entitled “Nepali Home Cooking of Healthy Living” by Sharada Jnawali and Cibeleh Da Mata, which contains Nepali vegetarian recipes which contribute to health even as […]

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

Colombo, January 18: Pakistan has been undergoing an image makeover to portray itself as a tolerant country where its non-Islamic heritage is not obliterated in the process of asserting its basic Islamic character, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. In a video address at the opening of the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition here on January 12, […]

Sri Lankan women challenge alcohol ban in Supreme Court

Sri Lankan women challenge alcohol ban in Supreme Court

Colombo, January 18 (newsin.asia): Several Sri Lankan women have filed Fundamental Rights petitions in the island’s Supreme Court challenging the revocation of two gazette notifications which permitted women to buy alcohol and work in outlets that sell or manufacture alcohol, state media reported on Thursday. The women, including popular actress Samanalee Fonseka, have challenged the […]

L.Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurthi enthrall audience at joint Indo-Lankan celebration of independence

L.Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurthi enthrall audience at joint Indo-Lankan celebration of independence

Colombo, January 17 (newsin.asia): For the first time in the history of diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission here celebrated the 70 th year of the independence of India and Sri Lanka together this year. And that was done with panache with a thrilling concert by the iconic Indian violinist […]

Bengali song “Mayabono biharini ami noi” sung by Shreya Ghoshal

Bengali song “Mayabono biharini ami noi”  sung by Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards,  six Filmfare awards including five for Best Playback Singer awards, nine Filmfare awards South, three Kerala State Fil awards and two Tamil Nadu Start Film awards. She has recorded songs for film music and albums in various Indian languages […]

Pakhtun Sikhs make Nankana Sahib in Pakistani Punjab their cultural hub

Pakhtun Sikhs make Nankana Sahib in Pakistani Punjab their cultural hub

Pakhtun Sikhs fleeing from the Taliban, have made Nankana Sahib in Pakistani Punjab their home and have revived many Sikh festivals not celebrated in this part of the world since the partition of India in 1947, writes Haroon Khalid in Scroll. The only time I attended Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (birthday) celebrations at Nankana Sahib […]

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