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Crossover hit-maker Parichay fans free downloads on Facebook

Multi-skilled international artist Parichay may not be in quite the same league as the likes of Radiohead and Jamiroquai just yet, but if one is to draw inspiration from anywhere, the latter two artists are an excellent place to begin. Beginning December 27th, fans of Parichay will have the opportunity …

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Imran Khan: From playboy cricketer to credible politician?

Former cricketer Imran Khan reckons he could end militancy and corruption in 90 days if elected prime minister in a show of confidence which has helped make him Pakistan’s most popular politician.He drew at least 100,000 people to the streets of Karachi on Sunday in a massive rally that increases …

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Veena Malik: Do you have what it takes?

The average Pakistani female – A-List actress or otherwise – would have been more than content flitting away to the comfortable and closed confines of the family residence but then whoever said Veena Malik is the average Pakistani female?  Instead of withdrawing from the public eye in the wake of …

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A THIRD of South Asians touched by corruption

More than one in three south Asians say they were forced to bribe officials in the last year, mainly for services they were legally entitled to, an international anti-corruption watchdog has found. A survey released by Berlin-based Transparency International in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu showed bribery has become so endemic …

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Is the Bhagvad Gita an extremist text?

Ministers in India have expressed outrage at a complaint in Russia that the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita is an “extremist religious text”.The complaint is part of a court case in the Russian state of Siberia which could see the Hindu holy book banned in the country.  State prosecutors in …

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Jai Ho Ho – It’s a Bollywood Christmas

Raj and Pablo, two of the BBC Asian Network’s brightest stars, cross the broadcasting border to bring their unique style to this Bollywood Christmas extravaganza.  The largest film factory in the world, Bollywood films supersede even Hollywood movies in viewership. And the involvement of internationally renowned artists attests to its …

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