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Models  sashayed down the ramp in off-shoulder maxis, knee-length shift dresses, and sleeveless kurtas, wearing cropped coats, capes and long jackets to cover up their bare skin - an essential ingredient for making these garments a commercial success.

 
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Surmandu, a programme aiming to bring together artistes from Nepal and India to promote the music of both countries, has been launched , the Indian embassy said.

 
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Pakistani authorities have stopped issuing “No Objection Certificates” for the screening of Indian films, holding up the release of new movies such as Gunday and Hasee Toh Phasee.

 
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Mrityunjay Devvrat’s “Children of War” captures the nine months of torture that led to the liberation of East Pakistan. Art and politics seldom get intertwined on screen in this part of the world but when they do, the results are often explosive. Releasing later this month, debutant Mrityunjay Devvrat’s feature film “Children of War” is set to open the wounds of the 1971 Bangladesh War.

 
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At the end of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, dancer Padma Subrahmanyam asks Indian women to take a cue from the monk and redefine their agenda not only for themselves, but also for the entire world

 
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A ban on Indian films in Pakistan and its repeal again highlights how desi entertainment deeply divides opinions in Pakistan, but is still a moneyspinner with the masses.

 
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Pakistani designer Shehla Chatoor, who was in New Delhi Saturday, Dec14 to showcase her latest collection of capes and saris, said she tried to weave the magic of the Italian Renaissance along with Oriental tapestry.

 
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A Pakistani court has stopped the screening of foreign films, serials and television shows, especially Indian content, on the country’s TV channels, triggering panic and outrage among exhibitors and viewers.

 
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Their smiling faces and calm demeanour mask a  roaring sea of immense energy and strength. These inmates of the Druk Amitabha nunnery in Kathmandu are also deadly kung fu fighters, being  trained in the martial art as part of a strict regime, which also includes yoga and meditation, to promote gender equality.

 
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The Maldives has been awarded the title of "World's Leading Island Destination" at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Qatar, media reported Friday, Dec 6.

 


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Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between the two countries with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal, writes Dr. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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A bunch of years ago, the problem was a declining state. Across swathes of social, economic and security interventions, the state was in retreat.  
 
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It will also feature glimpses of Indian traditional, folk and tribal art such as Gond, Madhubani and Pattachitra paintings.

 
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spotlight image So the lady’s not for turning. Well, we knew that, didn’t we? Brexit means Brexit, no “partial membership”, no “half-in, half-out”. This was the section of Theresa May’s speech most heavily briefed in advance – but still gloriously welcome to the hard Brexiteers when she finally uttered t
 
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spotlight image It is unfortunate that Taiwan has a neighbor across the Taiwan Strait that wants to annex it, but, even more frustrating, Taiwanese also have to put up with people who echo China’s rhetoric and intended to intimidate Taiwanese into obedience.
 
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When is a scam not a scam? The short answer obviously would be, when it is approved by the Government in power. But then, the question arises: Is that necessarily true?  
 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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