The Reality of india

Contrary to false news reports about a “rising India”, its “booming economy” and it being among the “next engines of economic growth”, India is going nowhere. It’s a Third World festering pustule, bursting at the seams with 1.2 billion uncultured barbarians, ruled by an “elite” bunch of savages that is perhaps the world’s most corrupt, . . . → Read More: The Reality of india

Veena follow Vidya Balan’s footsteps

After Bollywood actor Vidya Balan, it’s now Veena Malik’s turn to get dirty. The Pakistani actor has signed the South remake of the blockbuster hit, The Dirty Picture, as the female lead, reportsHindustan Times.

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Preserving honor?

By Aneka Chohan

A young girl lay dead across the bedroom floor, and a small open bottle lay just mere inches from her hand with the words ‘rat poison’ printed across the label. She had just committed suicide - an act forbidden by the laws of God and nature.

Her reason? She was ordered by a judge to marry the . . . → Read More: Preserving honor?

Indians also want coffee

By K G Suresh

Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse company in the world, recently announced a tie up with Tata Global Beverages Ltd to “harness the vast potential of the hot beverage market” in India.

The partners have decided to open 50 cafes in several Indian cities in 2012 beginning with Delhi and Mumbai.

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Indian textbooks accept ‘Azad Kashmir’

At least two new secondary education textbooks for class three in schools run by the Indian Army and government, accepted the ground reality of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) by depicting the map of the disputed region exactly according to Pakistan’s claims, Indian media reported on Sunday.

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PTI: Confusing voters

By Muneeb Farooq

This critique and evaluation is not about the person but about the policies and standards Imran Khan has set so far. The last one year has been extremely phenomenal for Imran Khan’s PTI as it rose and ranked at an extremely rapid pace. Imran Khan’s struggle which kicked off on the basis . . . → Read More: PTI: Confusing voters

Why Stalin hated Hamlet

Behind the Iron Curtain, Shakespeare’s plays were a way to send secret messages about Soviet society to theatre audiences. Now a Lithuanian staging of Hamlet – designed to make Stalin, who hated the play, turn in his grave – will be performed in the UK. Why do these 400-year-old plays resonate in the former . . . → Read More: Why Stalin hated Hamlet

Going to the movies in Pakistan

I recently went to watch the movie The Hunger Games at a cinema located in Saddar. To say that I had wanted to watch this movie for a long time (since it is based on a novel that I had read and really enjoyed) is an understatement.

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PEMRA: please define indecent

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) is really stepping up its efforts to, at least superficially, hold the media accountable. First they made their public complaints archive publicly accessible online – good job, although a glance at the complaints does highlight the issue of their complaint centre being hijacked by propaganda-laden trolling.

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Lahore Shopping Festival brings a diverse range of activities

The Lahore Shopping Festival 2012 began after Punjab Assembly (PA) Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan and Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Irfan Qaisar Sheikh jointly inaugurated it at the Lahore Polo Club here on Sunday. Scores of people thronged the club to participate in the dazzling opening ceremony.

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