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Dangal’s soft-power push focus on what binds Indian and Chinese people

Aamir Khan may have staged a soft power coup in China. His earthy, grassroots advocacy in Dangal of gender rights, set in semi-urban but aspirational India, has struck an emotional chord with a young, curious, tech-savvy generation of the “Middle Kingdom”.

Neeta Bhushan Announces Yoga Day Celebrations In Chicago

In Chicagoland, the International Yoga Day - IYD is being celebrated on June 24th under the aegis of Ms Neeta Bhushan, India’s new Consul General at Chicago. This May 17th, she convened a Yoga Day kick-off ceremony at the Consulate premises. To raise the spirit of Yoga Day celebrations, she has put forth an elaborate plan of action. 

Bharat, Pakistan under one roof

At Gurmeet Singh’s modest home, Bharat and Pakistan are brothers. The carpenter in his late twenties has named his sons after the two neighbouring countries. “I abhor hatred,” he explained at his home in Malout in Muktsar district, 150km from the India-Pakistan borde

US Sikhs honour Ambassador Navtej Sarna in Chicago

In a direct mention of NRIs, Sarna informed that the "importance of the Indian American community is … recognised and cherished by the Government of India. It’s a reality which is impacting the US polity and economy". The Ambassador was honoured with a Siropa and a Kirpan.

'SYL canal no net benefit to nation'

The Sutlej-Yamuna link canal is required to carry surplus Ravi-Beas waters that have been allocated to Haryana.

Partition and the Two-Nation Theory

The Subcontinent was partitioned in an extremely hasty, deceitful and bloody manner by the British.

An Indian postcard from Pakistan

All over Pakistan I visited, the havelis that once housed Hindus and Sikhs and were emptied suddenly, stood as they were, a mute testimony to history. Houses that still bore the “Om” or the “Ek On Kar” insignia on their entrances. The intricately designed doors of homes that have housed generations of people without bias or hatred.

Everything you’ve told the youth is a lie: NC to Mehbooba

National Conference on Wednesday said everything that Mehbooba Mufti had promised to the youth of the State so far had turned out to be a lie and that her recent promise of jobs to the youth in lieu of their support was yet another hollow statement aimed at misleading the youth of the State and exploiting them to reap political dividends. National Conference State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said on one hand Mehbooba Mufti’s Finance Minister says all government employees are liabilities and that he won’t create any further jobs and on the other hand she is herself offering jobs to exploit our youth.

'Fake’ TA bills may cause trouble for Ex-DGP Aulakh

The Punjab Prisons Department has recommended that former DGP (Punjab) MPS Aulakh be charge-sheeted for alleged financial bungling to the tune of Rs 1.12 crore as chairman of the Jail Reforms Commission, the post he has held post-retirement. The commission, claim sources, has been “non-functional.”

IGNORING OBOR: India is depriving itself of an opportunity to shape the transforming landscape of Asia

The recently held India-China strategic dialogue provides a useful reality check on the state of the play. Over the past year, the relationship had reached an impasse owing to China’s unwillingness to support India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group and to allow Masood Azhar of Jaish-e-Mohammed to be placed on the United Nations Security Council’s terror list.

Pakistan will win its war against militancy — but winning means altering the very democratic foundations of the state

Fata gets democracy; Pakistan will get military courts — same decision-makers, two very different decisions. How the hell do you reconcile the two?

The easiest answer is what the boys want the boys eventually get — military courts. The slightly mo

INDIA-PAKISTAN: Time to kick-start behind-the-scene parleys to make way for the resumption of a comprehensive dialogue.

India is up for a grand polarisation on communal and secular lines as all eyes are now focused mainly on the elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Bihar might not be repeated in UP; in Bihar all the secular and caste-based parties had succeeded in keeping the Bharatiya Janata Party in check.

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