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Kabul killings: New dimensions in today's journalist copybook

News reporting has always been hazardous work. I learnt this first hand when barely four years in the field as a cub reporter in Delhi. It was the 1970s and bomb explosions like the recent one in Kabul which killed nine, including a woman, journalists, were yet to be listed as dangers in a reporter’s copybook.

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Why there is no end to violence in Buddha’s chosen land Sri Lanka?

On March 7th 2001 AFP reported an offer by the then Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga to finance a possible international operation to save the priceless Bambiyan Buddha statues threatened with destruction by the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan.

I sing a song rooted in Lahore's Pre-Partition History

In 1945 O.P. Nayyar recorded a private song at His Master's Voice Recording Company's Studio in SHAH DIN BUILDING on the Mall, near Charing Cross. OP Nayyar became a Bollywood legendary music director but was originally from Lahore.

Happy Holi - from Pakistan!

Holi Ayee re Ayee re Holi Ayee Re, May the colours of Holi fill your lives with abundant joy. A classic song on Holi Holi Ayee re Kanhai

South Asia Hand is back

Friends, you have probably noticed that South Asia Hand went silent for about six months. Many of you know the reason: my husband and co-creator of the site, Howard Schaffer, died in November after a long stay in the hospital.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.

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India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...

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