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Story Posted on 12-11-2015

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Soviet union, Taliban, IAF

How a Soviet-era helicopter gunship became a South Asian must-have

India and Sri Lanka have them. Pakistan is buying them. Afghanistan is getting some more.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Intolerance, Bihar polls, David Cameron, Modi in UK

How exactly will Modi's UK visit be judged?

The PM's Wembley address will be a very important barometer to judge whether he has learnt his lessons or become more aggressive.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Siddaramaiah, Aurangzeb, Karnataka, Tipu Sultan

Why Tipu Sultan will always be remembered as a fanatic

The tales of this 18th century Muslim ruler's excesses are alive today in the region's oral history.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Homosexuality, Bihar, Journalism

Some rare memories of Bihar as a young reporter

I received a mild threat for highlighting how homosexual relationships in India did not come out of Western influence.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Cannes 2015, Khalistan, Punjabi Cinema

How Chauthi Koot quietly narrates the violent tale of Punjab

The award-winning Punjabi film explores the state's eclipsed times through the ubearable tension in the 1980s.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
VHP, Girish karnad, Tipu Sultan

When Tipu Sultan and Girish Karnad met and had a chat

A few memes to lighten up your mood.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
Bollywood, Salman Khan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Is the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo title song parody better than the original?

Shudh Desi Gaane's hilarious take is a must watch.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Narendra Modi, Nazism, RSS, Modi in UK

Why we put up the 'Om' to protest against Modi's UK visit

Awaaz Network's aim is to monitor and combat religious hatred in South Asia and the UK.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Human development index, Pakistan

Indians need to start looking beyond Pakistan

It is high time we focus on the Scandinavian nations — those shining stalwarts of social progress.

POLITICS

 |  Negative Universe  |  2-minute read
Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan, Religious minorities, Diwali

Thank you Nawaz Sharif for celebrating Diwali in Karachi

His words, 'I am the PM for all...' comes as a blessing.