Author: Asian News Makers

“Enjoy cricket in the spirit of cricket and let bonhomie Prevail between India and Pakistan”, Say Ali Haider on Jay Kumar’s Jay Ho show “Let us enjoy the upcoming T20 match between India and Pakistan without an iota of ill will and acrimony. Let the game be an occasion for fostering friendship, not to harbour grudges”, Ali Haider the Pakistani Singer who is known for his new style Qawalis and Pop has appealed to his fans on the Jay-Ho the Jay Kumar talk show. As India and Pakistan brace up for the battle Royal on October 24, 2021, the cricket…

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The popular US talk show, ‘Jay-Ho’, would be featuring Alisha Chinai, the pop icon Made in India. Speculations are high about her sensational announcements on the show. Alisha Chinai, the singer who rocked India with her ‘Made in India’ number 26 years ago, would be appearing on the Jay Ho Show on Saturday the 25th. Her fans are expecting some mega announcement about her career moves as well in personal life. Though the producers of the show are tight-lipped about the revelations that Alisha has made on the show those who are known to her hint that she is up…

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On 22 March, all major newspapers in India carried full-page advertisement from the Election Commission of India emphasising how the commission has been conducting elections through “EVMs since 2004” and “VVPATs since 2017” while also suggesting voters to be “an empowered voter”, along with two important tables, one, of last three election results of state assemblies held since 2004 and the other, clearly marking which party got the maximum and second maximum seats in the Lok Sabha between 2004 to 2019 general elections. While practice of election commission issuing advertisements in media during election times to motivate voters to come…

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Opinion by Dr. D.K. Giri The Quad summit on 12th March 2021 deepened the alliance of four members as it rattled China, the main adversary. As an illustration of the growing partnership, it was resolved that the production of Covid-19 vaccine be augmented and supplied to the countries around India-Pacific. The idea or refrain is, the vaccine will be manufactured in India with American technology, Japanese funds and distributed with Australian networks. The other notable accomplishment of the summit is a joint declaration by the heads of governments and a jointly authored op-ed article in the American daily. Prior to the summit,…

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Human tragedies and natural disasters have been time tested themes for cinema. They never fail on box office and when these themes have controversies roped in these are true recipe for the box-office success. Nanda Devi disaster has recently been in the headlines because of the tragic glacier burst in Uttarakhand, India, that resulted in the deaths of at least fifty people. However, there’s more than what meets the eye. In 1965, the United States and India collaborated, in one of CIA’s most secretive missions, an attempt to install a listening device at 25,000 feet on the mountain peak to…

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview has not just triggered the racism row but brings forth the hypocrisy of how British have ruled the world. ‘Much awaited’ Buckingham Palace response which came after ‘crises meetings involving senior royals’ said that it takes race issues “very seriously”, that “recollections may vary” and the matter would be addressed privately but fell short of any categorical statement on issue of racism. The interview however has spilled the beans open on how the response on racism issue is a divided house. Even before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, much…

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Music transcends boundaries, emotions are universal and when the two come together it shakes the beliefs and the dogmas. International Women’s Day, besides the celebration, gives much reason to talk how doctrines are still the norms against the ‘other’ half of the population, which still is given a refuge under pseudonym of ‘fair sex’ and still is tormented. International Women’s Day 2021, is fitting occasion to talk about Na Tuteya Ve (Oh it doesn’t break), the December 20, Coke Studio, release which brought together the emotions of women and what a hard response to the patriarchy in its own bastion,…

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Opinion by Dr. D.K. Giri Prof. International Relations, JIMMC Pictures of resolute and dying protestors of Myanmar coup d’etat are getting bigger each passing day. Despite multiple deaths pro-democracy protesters are adding up in numbers in tens of thousands across Myanmar despite an escalating crackdown, raids and targeting of activists. Is there any way out close to us where the leading democratic institutions stand up and choose between the democracy or the dictatorship? The question raised and addressed here is reaction against, and the role of India in the serious political developments in its neighbourhood, which will determine India’s standing in…

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Now that the intolerance debate is over, and it has been established beyond a reasonable doubt that we are a tolerant nation, we can safely discuss the limits of freedom of speech. Back in the bad old days when there was presumed intolerance, people had to be silenced by mob lynching and guns. No more of that uncivilized behaviour anymore. We can do so in a nonviolent civilized way by filing FIRs and slapping defamation cases. That is a massive upgrade. Had it not been for those in the bad habit of speaking about anything including their elected government, it…

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In diplomatic parlance every visit by the state head is viewed through the point of view of the timing, content and the outcome. Given that Sri Lanka and Pakistan have been important strategic partners in the south Asian region the visit of Pakistan PM Imran Khan should throw no surprises, but the timing amidst the pandemic have reasons to elaborate upon. Pakistan premier’s visit to Sri Lanka came almost at the same time when United Nation’s Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was holding its first session of 2021 and it was facing a crucial test in taking action for protecting vulnerable…

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