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Spectacular Film Fest ends in Guwahati

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Spectacular Film Fest ends in Guwahati

Guwahati: The First Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF)  ended  with  the Dadasaheb Phalke Award  filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan praising it  as “one of the best” in the country. “I am overwhelmed because with the very first festival, Assam has established itself as one of the best in film festivals in the country,” said Gopalakrishnan, who graced […]

Gavaskar not surprised Indian players aren’t in World XI vs. Pak

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Gavaskar not surprised Indian players aren’t in World XI vs. Pak

As usual the pseudo-nationalists and jali-deshbhakts are flooding the social media with twisted views about why there’s no Indian player in the Pakistan -World XI series. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on speculations about no Indian presence in the Pakistan-World XI T20I series. Gavaskar said he wasn’t surprised by the fact no […]

My First Karma Puja

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My First Karma Puja

There was a beautiful sight in the middle of the clouds. A full moon was shining in the sky. It was September 2, 2017. The tribal people living in Gaya and especially those from Jharkhand State celebrated the Karma Puja in the Magadh University campus. They shared happiness and joy with each other and thanked […]

South Asian Govts don’t have flood prevention at heart

South Asian Govts don’t have flood prevention at heart

This year we have seen the most devastating floods to hit South Asia in a decade. Flooding has killed more than 1,400 people. The focus is on the poor planning and lack of preparedness for annual monsoon rains, as authorities in the different countries struggle to get aid to millions of the displaced and affected […]

Pak PM, good intentions, but that’s all?

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Pak PM, good intentions, but that’s all?

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has set himself a possibly insurmountable challenge: He intends to work with  India to achieve peace across South Asia. Those are good intentions on the face of it, but can Abbasi walk the talk? Some media analysts say it is likely to be a tall order for Mr […]

Around Patna: A tale of Shoes

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Around Patna: A tale of Shoes

It all started with a ‘lucky shoe’ . In a land where only the rich and powerful  could aspire to wear them, one smart aleck got his hands on a pair, but the shoes were the cause of so many problems. The shoes kept the audience in splits throughout the performance of ‘Jootey’, in Patna […]

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