Category Archives: South Asia

Sawaal – Kande Utte, Coke Studio Pakistan, Season 6, Episode 5

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The lost diary of Queen Victoria’s final companion

Abdul Karim’s writings, hidden by his family until now, throw new light on a close and controversial relationship, says Ben Leach. ‘I am so very fond of him. He is so good and gentle and understanding… and is a real … Continue reading

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In India, a Spectre is Haunting Us All by JOHN PILGER

In five-star hotels on Mumbai’s seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for the Performing Arts, people arrive for the Mumbai Literary Festival: famous authors and notables drawn from … Continue reading

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The World At Their Feet – Karachi United Football Foundation

The World At Their Feet – Karachi United Football Foundation from Karachi United on Vimeo.

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Burka Avenger Episode 01 (w/ English Subtitles)

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Pakistan’s Filthy Rich Elections by TARIQ ALI

The antics of mainstream politicians in Pakistan (or the whole of South Asia) no longer appear unique, just a more extreme version of some of their European and North American counterparts. The South Asians could, in fact, be regarded as … Continue reading

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The Business of Slaughter – Justice Served in Afghanistan? by TOM McNAMARA

The New York Times recently reported that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will plead guilty to the murder of 16 Afghan civilians. It is believed to be part of a plea bargain arrangement worked out between his lawyer and the US government. The … Continue reading

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