‘Pakistan still a paradox with democratic facade’

Jaipur, Jan 26 : Pakistan, whose democratic facade conceals a strong military impulse, is still a paradox but its next elections will show what course it takes, says French South Asian expert Christophe Jaffrelot. “Pakistan is still the same paradox… But it is reaching its limit. There are civilians in the government, there is a facade […]

Zakir Hussain downplays ‘Padmaavat’ controversy, urges more focus on health and hygiene

Jaipur, Jan 25 : Acclaimed tabla maestro Zakir Hussain on Thursday underplayed the “Padmaavat” controversy, dubbing it is as media hype, over-emphasised for “TRPs and to sell the newspapers”. “There are more important issues at hand like environment that deserve more coverage,” he said on the sidelines of Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, while also urging people […]

Anti-‘Padmaavat’ protests intensify in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Jan 23 : Protests against the release of “Padmaavat” intensified in Rajasthan on Tuesday soon after the Supreme Court dismissed a plea by the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments seeking a ban on the film owing to the deteriorating law and order situation in their states. From Jaipur to Jaisalmer, the protests, led by the […]