FB   
 
Powered bysps
        Society for Policy Studies
 
 

 
Society and Culture
News Image

While serious efforts are being made to revive Pashto cinema, the law and order situation, demolition of cinema houses and proliferation of pirated DVDs are just a few of the many hurdles in the way of the promotion of cine culture in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

 
News Image

US First Lady Michelle Obama lit a "diya" (lamp) in the East room to start White House Diwali celebrations after trying out some Bollywood dance moves with some local students in the State Dining Room.

 
News Image

US First Lady Michelle Obama lit a "diya" (lamp) in the East room to start White House Diwali celebrations after trying out some Bollywood dance moves with some local students in the State Dining Room.

 

Pluralist societies fear military invasion from ideological/religious societies. Ideological/religious societies fear cultural invasion from pluralist societies. Pakistan needs to revive its cultural roots, reach out to others.

 
News Image

Designer Honey Waqar has carved a niche in Pakistan's fashion world and has been crowned "The Couture Queen of Pakistan" by many. Her work has been showcased on foreign shores and she feels her country has wider options than India for Asian skin.

 
News Image

Pakistani bilingual film “Waar” has created a record by earning Rs.40 million in three days during Eid festival. The Shaan starrer action-thriller is said to have the highest box office collection till date.

 
News Image

In the fall of 1989, I felt outraged, like many from Nepal then and now, after reading a brochure issued by the department of religion at a Midwestern university. The brochure announced an event about the Buddha, who was said to be “born in India.” I would not have gone to this event if not for the brochure. So I attended it and questioned the brochure maker, a professor of Buddhist studies at the university. The professor obfuscated at first but then said, “Well, there is a controversy, you know, among scholars about Buddha’s birth.”

 
News Image

India-Pakistan ties may have their ups and downs, but artists and designers on both sides are trying their best to keep up the cultural contacts.

 
News Image

Barely a kilometre-and-a-half from the international border in Punjab between not-so-friendly neighbours India and Pakistan, a new complex by a young Indian entrepreneur is offering not only food but also the concept of peace. Sarhad, which means border, is the new frontier to highlight the cuisine and culture of the two countries. It's even come on Harvard's radar.

 
News Image

Teri C. McLuhan, who spent 22 years making a film about Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, whom she initially knew nothing about, says through "The Frontier Gandhi - Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace" she has managed to "water the seed of a plant sown" by the Pashtun freedom fighter to bring about harmony.

 


< Previous ... 1 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 76 ... Next > 

(total 753 results)

Review
 
 
 
 
The sixth ministerial conference of Heart of Asia (HoA) - Istanbul Process is all set to begin in Amritsar from today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani besides representatives from various countries would participate in the conference.
 
read-more
Does Pakistan’s green lighting of the Russian request to use the strategic Gwadar Port for its exports, signal a new alignment in regional power play? Not really, writes Monish Gulati
 
read-more
Fidel Castro was a symbol of revolution and inspiration to most of his followers. His insubordination to US power made him a beacon of resistance in Latin America and elsewhere, and his bushy beard, long Cuban cigar and green fatigues became universal symbols of rebellion, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor.
 
read-more
Since Donald Trump’s shock victory last month, the Democratic Party and its supporters have plunged into a cantankerous inquest. The search for answers has lingered on voters in the “Rust Belt” states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, areas of the country that haemorrhaged manufacturing jobs in recent decades.
 
read-more
US President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia, such as it was, is an endangered species in the Trump era. Looking back, was it in essence more rhetoric than a policy to be implemented? Leaders of South-east Asia, East Asia and further afield are asking themselves this question.a
 
read-more
I thank Excellency Ghani for accepting my invitation and for gracing this conference. It is also a great privilege for me to welcome all of you in Amritsar, a city blessed with simplicity, beauty and spirituality, and abode to the Golden Temple, the holiest shrines of Sikhs.   
 
read-more
The traditional ties between India and the United Arab Emirates have,  over the decades grown, riding on the strength of trade and investments. The Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest for the 2017 Republic Day
 
read-more
Pathankot in the Punjab, a strategic IAF base, Uri, a sensitive Army post in the Kashmir Valley, both close to the Pakistan border, and now Nagrota, a major base of the Indian Army deep inside the Jammu region close to Jammu city, all were attacked by Islamic terrorist groups which penetrated, the inner-most security cordons.
 
read-more
Column-image

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...

 
Column-image

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...

 
Column-image

The pattern of Chinese actions on the global stage demonstrates that it lives by the credo of might is right, a potent tool in its armoury for the pursuit of aggressive designs, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor....

 
Column-image

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

 
Subscribe to our newsletter
Archive