The idealist utopia, crushing Asian children

Bollywood’s biggest international success, after many expensive and absurd attempts to break through abroad, was the 2009 film “3 Idiots.” Based on a novel by the Indian writer Chetan Bhagat, the movie follows three engineering students struggling to realize their deepest desires against the punitive strictures of teachers and parents.

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Teetering on feeble roots

The age old rhetoric of our glorious past and abysmal present is taught in rote to everyone: from the child in grade five who learns that Muslims ruled over the ‘subcontinent’ for four hundred years, to a high school student who laments over how South Korea and Malaysia had adopted our five year economic plans . . . → Read More: Teetering on feeble roots

Pakistan Hockey team sets out to win Olympics

By Raheel Hanif

Pakistan start their genuine medal quest to appear on the medals table today (Saturday) when hockey team kicks off their Olympics campaign against Spain on the new-look blue turf today. Three times Olympic champions and four times world champions Pakistan have slumped at international level after poor planning and with talent becoming . . . → Read More: Pakistan Hockey team sets out to win Olympics

Pakistan loses to Malaysia in Junior Asia Cup

Malaysia beat three-time champions Pakistan in the final to clinch their first junior Asia Cup title in 20 years in Malacca, Malaysia.

Faisal Saari and Mohd Sayyim Yusof scored for Malaysia while the Greenshirts pulled one back through Mohammad Irfan.

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Bewildering places around the world

These are photos of extraordinary places or events and very interesting…..enjoy

The world’s highest chained carousel, located in Vienna , at a height of 117

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Increasing internet access in China

Long the most fragmented nation on earth, China is being brought together like never before by a new connectivity. Its internet community is expanding at hyper speed, with profound implications for the Chinese economy, to say nothing of the country’s social norms and political system. This genie cannot be stuffed back in the bottle. Once . . . → Read More: Increasing internet access in China

Sony PlayStation Network to be fully restored by weekend

Sony plans to restore all its PlayStation Network services by this weekend in all regions except Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong, the company said Tuesday.

Sony will also resume its Music Unlimited service on its Qriocity audio and video streaming service for the PlayStation3 (PS3) and PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming platforms, Vaio laptops and . . . → Read More: Sony PlayStation Network to be fully restored by weekend