Rawalpindi is seen to patronise him. And it’s a conducive pitch electorally—even if Nawaz Sharif, playing the victim card, poses a threat from prison. But the pennants of Imran Khan’s PTI fly the highest. Can he lay a new path for Pakistan’s fractured polity?
In his potential new role as helmsman of not just a playing eleven but all of Pakistan, is Imran Khan likely to unleash another hostile spell against India? Or will Imran the politician be different—marked by flexibility, pragmatism and amiability?
The terms of engagement that Imran Khan will offer will be no different from those of the past: dialogue under the shadow of calibrated terrorism and greater focus on issue resolution than building co-operative mechanisms through trade and connectivity.
The BJP-led Maharashtra government launched Manodhairya Yojana with much fanfare and made it its showcase initiative, offering a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to rape and acid-attack survivors, to be given in instalments.
Lakhs of people migrated from north India to the south in pursuit of employment opportunities. The trend of southward migration picked up somewhere around the 1980s, strengthening impressively in the subsequent decades.
A rendition of poet Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor's classic, "Ha Gulo" is the th first Kashmiri song to be featured on Coke Studio Explorer, an initiative by the Pakistani franchise of music platform Coke Studio.
Sacred Games is replete with no-holds-barred sex scenes, including frontal nudity, unabashed use of violence, cuss words and, above all, contentious references to various volatile political events of the past—just the sort of material the censor board has always gleefully chopped off.
Why a police constable was awarded an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Kerala to a forest department’s decision to christen their totemic elephant with a Sanskritised name. Read all this and much more here.