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Story Posted on 06-11-2018


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Pakistan muslim league, Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Pakistan

How Naya Pakistan is capitulating before its clerics

Welcome to Naya Pakistan – just like the Purana Pakistan.


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Religion, India, Festival of lights, Diwali

Diwali shines a light on the different colours that make India one

There are more similarities than differences that Indians of different religions share.


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India, Ghosts, Haunted, Bhangarh Fort

Haunted sites of Bhangarh, the fortress of dark magic

Bhangarh has a past, which still lives and walks side by side those who believe.


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Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Diwali lights, and some dark, across South Asia

Outside India, Diwali is celebrated with joy in Nepal and Bhutan. But in Pakistan and Bangladesh, ironically once part of India itself, the glow of Diwali is much dimmer.


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Communal tension, Northern ireland, Oxford, Gujarat

Can AI help us understand why men kill in the name of religion?

Oxford-based researchers are using an AI-based code, and the Gujarat 2002 riots, to explain how man, a peaceful being, can turn into a violent beast because of religion.


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Festivities, Food, Mumbai, Diwali

Once upon a time on Diwali: How I discovered Mumbai and myself

A Punjabi family from Mumbai made the city feel like home for me. With all the warmth of Deepawali.


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Indian traffic, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor, Chris hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth and his attempt to exotify India

No, Chris. Just no


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Pakistan, Comedy of errors, Funny, Faux pas

Beijing becomes 'begging' on Pakistan channel: Why we always laugh at others' mistakes

It’s not that we are ‘infallible’, but we will first laugh.


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Slave trade, Atrocities, British colonialism, Prince Charles

Prince Charles admitting to Britain's role in slave trade also has a message for India

Acknowledging past atrocities is not enough, unless we are sincere about not making new mistakes.


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Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC, Censorship, Rangeela raja

If censorship is wrong, isn't Pahlaj Nihalani and Rangeela Raja wronged too?

What goes around comes around.