POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 30, 2014 AT 18:04 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 30, 2014 18:04 IST

An advertising agency in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, has been ordered by court to pay damages for designing a controversial poster showing two cultural icons of the 19th century locked in a kiss.

The poster shows Kazakh composer Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly and Russian poet Alexander Pushkin in an embrace and was designed to advertise an Almaty gay club at the intersection of Kurmangazy and Pushkin streets. It was inspired by a famous image of the leaders of East Germany and the Soviet Union kissing in 1979.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 16, 2014 AT 04:42 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 16, 2014 04:42 IST

A 42-year-old cartoonist, Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko or ‘good-for-nothing kid’,  on a self-proclaimed mission to “demystify” female genitalia, has been arrested under obscenity laws in Tokyo, Japan.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 16, 2014 AT 04:42 IST, Edited At: Jul 16, 2014 04:42 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 11, 2014 AT 23:49 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 11, 2014 23:49 IST

A couple of days back, when BJP announced the appointment of Amit Shah as its new party president, historian Ramachandra Guha had tweeted:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 11, 2014 AT 23:49 IST, Edited At: Jul 11, 2014 23:49 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jun 03, 2014 AT 23:56 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 03, 2014 23:56 IST

Publishers Orient Blackswan (OBS), recently received a notice from Dinanath Batra, the convener of Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti (SBAS), for the textbook, Plassey to Partition: A History of Modern India by Sekhar Bandopadhyay, a history professor at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, was defamatory and derogatory to the RSS.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jun 03, 2014 AT 23:56 IST, Edited At: Jun 03, 2014 23:56 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON May 06, 2014 AT 21:05 IST ,  Edited At: May 06, 2014 21:05 IST

Salman Rushdie spoke on India: Religious Freedom and Personal Safety on April 28, 2014 at the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON May 06, 2014 AT 21:05 IST, Edited At: May 06, 2014 21:05 IST
     
 
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