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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won Pakistan’s first Oscar for ‘Saving Face’, a short documentary about acid attacks on women and those who help them recover.Chinoy dedicated the award to the women of Pakistan. “All the women in Pakistan working for change, don’t give up on your dreams, this is for you,” 

 
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The worldwide community of Indology scholars, among others, mourn the passing of Professor Johan Frederik Staal, known to his many friends and colleagues simply as ‘Frits.' He died at his home near Chiangmai in Thailand on Sunday, February 19.

 
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Kite-flying and Basant were always an integral part of the identity of the Lahorias for a long time.Elsewhere too in Punjab kite-flying was a popular pastime but Lahore was the real “garh” or home of it.Writes Ishtiaq Ahmed

 
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A photographic exhibition titled “India through Sri Lankan Eyes” and a photographic portrayal of the Development Partnership between India and Sri Lanka is now on display at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. .

 
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In the International Puppet Festival, organized by the Ishara puppet theatre group, every show will tell a story that the audience from all walks of life can connect to. The puppet theatre will be held between February 1 and February 15 in New Delhi,India

 
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Acclaimed documentary, short and animation films will be screened at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2012,India to be held from February 3-9 at the National Centre for Performing Arts

 
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Sri Lanka is well known for both its elephants and festivals but few people know that the festival of Esala Perahera in Kandy coincides with the Elephant Gathering in the Minneriya National Park.

 
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Travelers are welcomed to Bhutan from around the world. There is a quota placed on the number of visitors allowed in per year, nominally to preserve the unique, isolated culture there. 

 
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In its sixth year, the Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka, has grown into a popular international event with both authors and audiences.This year, there were more tourists here than ever before. Shares Irfan Hussain

 
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SAARC Cultural Centre is a regional centre established to promote cultural cooperation to bring the people of South Asia closer and to project the distinct identity of South Asia.A series of movies from the SAARC region will be screened on January 23 in Colombo.

 


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spotlight image Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
 
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Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myanmar over the past few days, UNICEF said.
 
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A unique and passionate gathering of acrophiles, or mountain lovers, took place in neat and picturesque Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state in north-eastern India in September.
 
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India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
 
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With over 100 incidents of braid chopping reported in different parts of Kashmir, there is widespread fear and anger among the people.
 
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According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's GDP expanded 6.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2017, an increase of 0.2 percent above that of the corresponding period of last year.
 
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As political roller coasters go, there is none as steep and unpredictable as the one shared by the United States and Iran.
 
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In West Asia, the end of one war paves the way for the next. Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), has fallen to a coalition of rebels, the Syrian Democratic Forces that is backed by the United States.
 
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On “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”
 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...

 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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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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