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Fashion blogger Dina Torkia: ‘There’s a fear factor around the hijab’

Fashion blogger Dina Torkia: ‘There’s a fear factor around the hijab’

In a lot of ways, Dina Torkia is a typical fashion blogger. The 25-year-old’s Days of Dolls site is full of pictures of her trying out new trends against an urban backdrop and has the usual smattering of self-promotion (for her recently launched clothing range). Torkia – who blogs under the name Tokio – also has the […]

March 19, 2015 Lauren Cochrane
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Cow is a Secular Animal

Cow is a Secular Animal

It was in 1976 that the Maharashtra Government banned cow slaughter through the “State Animal Protection Act.”The BJP-Shiv Sena faction that came to power in 1995 amended this act by prohibiting the slaughter of oxen and bullocks along with the cow. It was this amendment that was sanctioned by President Pranab Mukherjee recently. Butthe print […]

March 19, 2015 Jenny Rowena
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Netanyahu and Liquid: It’s Ultra Wave Again

Netanyahu and Liquid: It’s Ultra Wave Again

After a successful hate campaign that lasted months, Netanyahu managed to reach a comprehensive win in Israel election on Wednesday. The Israeli media has it that Netanyahu’s Likud party won 30 seats in the 120 member Knesset, disrupting all hopes of Zionist Union winning the election. Having won the election, the Likud party now is […]

March 18, 2015 interactive news desk
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Censoring Cuss Words from your Favorite Novel? : A New App to Help

Censoring Cuss Words from your Favorite Novel? : A New App to Help

Are your favorite books so nettling with cuss words that however much you want them to read you toss them aside out of distaste? Or what if you don’t like profanity in your child’s books? Let “Clean Reader” make it easy for you. This new app censors e-books from cuss words. The app has been […]

March 17, 2015
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Does Pharaoh’s ghost still haunt Egypt?

Does Pharaoh’s ghost still haunt Egypt?

The much criticized authoritarianism of Egyptian president Abdul Fatah al-Sisi has picked up steam with the sentencing to death of Muhammed Badie, Muslim Brotherhood leader, in Cairo on Monday. Mohamed Badie, a senior leader of Muslim brotherhood, as well as 21 members of the movement has been awarded death penalty for allegedly preparing attacks against the Egyptian […]

March 17, 2015 Interactive News Desk
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US again in the Latino Quagmire

US again in the Latino Quagmire

The United States has not stopped imagining an ideological enemy in the larger picture it made of a unilateral world order, a conception that has disrupted an array of democratic political processes in the world, especially that of the middle east. An African American president, whose enthroning of American presidency produced some books that claimed […]

March 16, 2015 Interactive News Desk
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Racism: Is Liberal West Free from Filth?

Racism: Is Liberal West Free from Filth?

It is argued that liberal democracies no longer reel under the oppressive customs such as racism. Only Asian countries like India and Pakistan bear the brunt of aggressive, pre-modern social customs. The Ferguson Shooting is a foil for this liberal democratic myth, if anything. The shooting of Mr. Brown, who was unarmed, led to a […]

March 13, 2015
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Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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March 7, 2015 Navas Machingal
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Erdogan and Modi: Parallel journeys?

Erdogan and Modi: Parallel journeys?

Back in March 2013, when I received and accepted an invitation to visit Bogazici University, I did not for a moment imagine that my arrival in Turkey would follow hot on the heels of a historic election in India. But so it did: I landed in Istanbul on June 1, 2014, five days after the […]

March 4, 2015 Amithav Ghosh
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Haruki Murakami on Writing Novels and Bob Dylan

Haruki Murakami on Writing Novels and Bob Dylan

Author Haruki Murakami has continued to answer 20 to 30 questions per day on his temporary ‘ask-me-anything’-style website, which has received more than 30,000 messages from fans according to organizers. Although the website stopped taking any new questions on Jan. 31, the author is scheduled to continue posting his replies until about late March. In […]

February 27, 2015 Jun Hongo
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