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A short film on the US drone attacks in Pakistan, made by students of Iqra University, has won an award at an international annual film festival held in the US.

 

A short film on the US drone attacks in Pakistan, made by students of Iqra University, has won an award at an international annual film festival held in the US.

 

Cricket has not caught on to any major extent in Afghanistan even 11 years after the Taliban was pushed out of Kabul in 2001. The sports-shy Afghans are still too battle-scarred to laugh their angst away on the pitch.

 

Reiterating their commitment to the theme of universal harmony and friendship of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, India and Bangladesh Monday pledged to use the goodwill generated by the joint commemoration of the poet's 150th birth anniversary to expand cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

 

Reiterating their commitment to the theme of universal harmony and friendship of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, India and Bangladesh Monday pledged to use the goodwill generated by the joint commemoration of the poet's 150th birth anniversary to expand cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

 

Pakistani actor-singer-composer Ali Zafar, who received the best new talent trophy at the 143rd Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, says the support of his co-actors has made it easy for him to work in India.

 

Cinema as a popular cultural mouthpiece is trying to revive itself in Sri Lanka after 30 years of civil war, courtesy a bunch of progressive filmmakers, new stories - and post-production labs in India.

 

The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of arts, says Islamic scholar, filmmaker and theatre personality Shama Zaidi.

 

The Dhaka Art Summit with 249 artists is being seen as a new beginning of cultural bonds between Bangladesh, India and the rest of the world. And cutting edge and contemporary art are becoming its talking heads, says a leading Bangladeshi art honcho.

 

Appreciating art is often a matter of aesthetics, of combining instinct with acquired taste. Nadia Samdani, CEO of the Dhaka-based Samdani Art Foundation, shaped her instincts under her father Khalilur Rahman Choudhury, a prominent Bangladeshi industrialist.

 


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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599

 
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