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Mazhar Zaidi and Farjad Nabi are journalists-turned-filmmakers from Pakistan. When they came together to make "Zinda Bhaag" on a burning issue in Pakistan, they had to seek help from across the border to India, as the Lahore-based film industry is in tatters and there was no technical help they could fall back on.

 

Many years of civil wars and clashes have had severe impacts on Afghanistan's socio-political scenario.

 

Hundreds of archaeological treasures looted from Afghanistan were returned to the war-torn country’s National museum Sunday after being recovered with the help of the British museum.

 
 

A South Asian evening, as it was called, saw artists from Bangladesh and Pakistan in New Delhi, share their views on a wide range of issues, providing insights into the culture and politics of our neighbouring nations.

 

Earlier this month, India and Pakistan concluded foreign secretary-level diplomatic talks that didn’t yield much in the way of rapprochement. Yet on July 23 and 24, the two nations shared a bonhomie typical of their cultural diplomacy, when the Oscar-winning documentary “Saving Face,” filmed in Pakistan, premiered in New Delhi and Mumbai.

 

A decade after the fall of the Taliban regime, which disapproved of cinema, a group of Afghan directors have created a film love letter to their capital, rooted in the grim reality of everyday life in the war-torn city.

 

A restoration project carried out by arch i, a Delhi-based architecture platform, at a heritage site in Afghanistan has been shortlisted as one of the six best projects of 2011 by the Prince Claus Fund.

 

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday said that his ministry has decided to take up preservation of Kashmir's rich manuscript wealth under the national preservation mission.

 
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Humayun Ahmed was an outsider who took the literary world of post-independence Bangladesh by storm. Outsider, because he was conspicuous not by his presence in the literary movements of the 1960s that acted as the intellectual wellspring for the new crop of poets, novelists, short story writers and playwrights of the post-independence genre.

 

A recent UNESCO meeting has warned the country that the sites within the Kathmandu Valley designated by the world body as “World Heritage” sites would be removed from the list unless something was done to prevent the virtual obliteration of the city’s—and the Kathmandu Valley’s—history.

 


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