SRK with Jawan movie poster

King Khan opens up a bold new space for Bollywood

The industry prefers a winning formula to creative exploration, particularly in big-budget films populated by rocking stars with fancy fees. Will that change from hereon with the success of ‘Jawan’? We have on offer a new path for Bollywood, a path that can use its huge and unrivalled soft power to drive home some significant messages of the kind and in a way it has rarely attempted in a big-budget extravaganza.

When the music died: Afghanistan’s performing arts fall silent under Taliban rule

The famed Afghanistan National Institute of Music, the country’s only music school, had to shut down its campus in Kabul after the Taliban's crackdown. It has temporarily relocated to Lisbon, Portugal, where 273 students, faculty members and staff have been granted asylum.

Audacity to play: The remarkable story of women’s cricket in Pakistan

That the writer is Indian and male makes this book all the more remarkable. Puthran has captured not just the state of the sport in Pakistan but also the social, political, religious and administrative challenges women cricketers here face at every step. 

Empowering youth for carbon neutrality: Making campuses living laboratories for Net Zero

India's pledge to attain Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2070, articulated by PM Modi at COP26 in Glasgow, UK  underscores the nation's determination to combat climate change. In this context, higher education institutions take center stage for moulding future-ready policymakers.

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Pori Moni only Bangladeshi on Forbes Asia’s ‘100 Digital Stars’ list

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Roshni Nadar Malhotra: Backing wildlife conservation financially

When India underwent a national lockdown due to the pandemic, frequent sightings of wild animals in urban areas led to the misleading assumption that our natural biodiversity had begun to reclaim lost ground and getting restored due to reduced human interference

Taiwanese president praises Swara Bhasker’s Bhaag Beanie Bhaag series

Swara Bhasker starrer Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, the latest Netflix original, has found a big fan in the Taiwan president who complimented the web series for “bringing laughter and courage in these challenging times.”

Namrata Shrestha crowned Miss Nepal World 2020

Namrata Shrestha has been declared the winner of Miss Nepal 2020. Shrestha, a teacher, was crowned Miss Nepal World 2020 in the grand finale of the event held in Kathmandu on Saturday

Pakistani lecturer ranked among world’s top 1% computer science researchers

A Pakistani lecturer has been ranked among the top 1 per cent of most influential researchers worldwide in the field of computer science

Migrant worker's son from Bihar village wins gold medal at IIT, Roorkee

Rahul Kumar, 22, the son of a migrant worker from Sosandi, a village in Bihar's Nalanda district, has graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, one of the premier educational institutes in the country

Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta: Wanted to dispel myths with Emmy-winning 'Delhi Crime'

Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta does not seek validation from his International Emmy win for his web series Delhi Crime, but by audience response

Afghanistan’s first female surgeon general is no more

Suhaila Siddiq, the first female lieutenant general in the Afghan army and a former minister in the Afghan government,  passed away on Friday morning at a hospital in Kabul, reported TOLOnews

No spectators at Lanka Premier League matches

Spectators have been barred from entering the Sooriyawewa International Cricket Stadium to witness Lanka Premier League matches, health authorities have reiterated

Afghan journalist wins Transparency International 2020 award

Zaki Daryabi, an Afghan journalist, has been awarded the International Anti Corruption 2020 Award by the global anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International

Bollywood movies are a 'fundamental reason' why we watch cinema: Hollywood's Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan feels Hindi films happen to retain the fundamental reasons due to which we enjoy cinema, and that Hollywood has lost some of that essence

Bangladesh PM Hasina comes to the rescue of rickshaw-puller family

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken the family of Shampa Khatun, a child in Jamalpur who was compelled to work as a rickshaw-van puller, under her wing

The sound of Indian music at the Grammys

Amid all the noise about snubs and transparency, there are a few Indian tunes that have struck the right note at the Grammy Award nominations this year

First-of-its-kind museum to conserve sacred trees of Sikhism

Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Monday virtually inaugurated the first-of-its-kind Museum of Trees -- a unique environmental project here for conservation of sacred trees of Sikhism after which many Sikh gurudwaras are named

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ in Pakistan finds a new life

For years no one cared for his fate; he lived a lonely life, much in chains, for 35 years in a Pakistani zoo, where he had come as a gift from Sri Lanka


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