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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bohras of Sri Lanka celebrate their Spiritual Leader’s birthday

Bohras of Sri Lanka celebrate their Spiritual Leader’s birthday

Colombo, January 7 (newsin.asia): Along with the rest of the community across the globe, the Bohras of Sri Lanka took out a colorful procession in Bambalapitiya, Colombo, on Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of their Spiritual Leader Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. The community which gathered at their mosque on Adamally Avenue, heard sermons and after […]

Pakistan and India are inevitably linked by literature

Pakistan and India are inevitably linked by literature

Faiqa Mansab/Dawn People who read in English for pleasure are snidely called ‘the elite’ because their numbers are abysmally low, not because everyone who reads in English is powerful and rich. English reading is distanced from the majority of readership culturally. Publishing in Urdu and regional languages is the only viable source for literary publishers […]

Bengali song “Nishi Raat Banka Chand”

Bengali song “Nishi Raat Banka Chand”

The Bengali song “Nishi Raat Banka Chand” is sung by the Bangladeshi singer Ferdous Ara and was composed by Nachiketa Ghosh. It was originally sung by the famous Indian singer Geeta Dutt. Here are both the versions: Ara teaches Nazrul songs at the Nazrul Institute at Dhaka University and the Dhaka Music College. She founded […]

India’s legislation against instant Islamic divorce is flawed, women activists say

India’s legislation against instant Islamic divorce is flawed, women activists say

New Delhi, December 28 (newsin.asia): India’s lower house of parliament (Lok Sabha) passed a bill on Thursday aimed at prosecuting Muslim men who divorce their wives through the “triple talaq”, or instant divorce by uttering the word talaq thrice.The bill now moves to the upper house of parliament (Rajya Sabha), where it is likely to […]

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