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Balochistan: The Struggle Pakistan Does Not Want Reported

Abdul Razzaq Baloch worked nights. After dinner, he would start his shift as a proof reader at the Daily Tawar, a newspaper published on a shoe-string from a cramped office in Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital. At 2 a.m., the 42-year-old would make the short journey home on his new Super …

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India moves to regulate its booming “Baby Market”

Dressed in a green surgical gown and cap, British restaurateur Rekha Patel cradled her newborn daughter at the Akanksha clinic in northwestern India as her husband Daniel smiled warmly, peering in through a glass door. “I can’t believe we have our own child at last,” said Patel, 42, gazing in …

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Pallavi Sharda: Besharam’s (Relatively) Unknown Quantity

During the UK press launch of ‘Besharam’ earlier this month, Pallavi Sharda seemed to go missing for long periods. Despite looking utterly resplendent, Ms Sharda seemed to go unnoticed as the journalists and various hangers on clamoured for the attentions of her co-stars in the film; Rishi Kapoor, his elegant …

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Subhash Kapoor encourages Hindi cinema to break stereotypes


Hindi cinema is an important medium in shaping South Asian society. Sadly, stereotypes are not only a part of society but are also reflected through Hindi cinema, which perhaps re-asserts stereotypes. Subhash Kapoor, an Indian film director, producer and screen writer spoke out against the portrayal of stereotypes in Hindi …

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