A satirical song that takes a tongue-in-cheek swipe at religious extremism, militancy and contradictions in Pakistani society has become an instant hit here, drawing widespread attention as a rare voice of the country's embattled liberals.
It is necessary to talk of respected immigrants Muslim people after the subject of aborigines and the indigenous tribes. Being involved in trade and commerce for three hundred years the Muslim people are immigrants.Writes Dirgha Raj Prasai
India's Gender Inequality Index (GII) worsened between 2008 and 2011, and the country now ranks 129 out of 146 countries on the GII, better only than Afghanistan in south Asia.
What can you say of a country of staggering beauty, where the rivers run clean and the air blows fresh? A country where the king is more beloved than the prime minister
The Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) revealed the country’s new tourism slogan and logo, the new slogan being ‘Maldives – Always Natural’, which is accompanied by a logo highlighting the country’s unique natural characteristics.
In Asia's happiest nation and the world's last Buddhist kingdom, I wailed in despair and beseeched the Lord. No, the plaintive cry was not an SOS for salvation. In Bhutan, the nation that calibrates success in Gross National Happiness (GNH). I was not even imploring the Buddha for a handful of happiness. Writes Preeti Verma Lal
The announcement of the Longlist of 16 titles for the 2012 edition of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature wouldn’t have been complete without an interaction on The Discussion of Identity: South Asian Fiction in Perspective, which preceded the announcement.The discussion brought authors like Tarun Tejpal, Namita Gokhale and Sanjoy Roy on the floor sharing their observations on South Asian Literature
Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221
Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599
The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...
Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599
Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.