Life moves fast. News moves faster. Four children and their bus driver were killed Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on their bus in Peshawar, Pakistan. The first weapon, a rocket-fired grenade, missed its target but subsequent use of AK-47 assault rifles killed five and sent another 18, including 15 children, to the hospital. Pakistan’s Taliban militants carried out the attack, perhaps in response to Osama bin Laden’s killing earlier this year.
Life moves fast. News moves faster. Nepal’s parliament elected Baburam Bhattarai its new Prime Minister on August 28. Bhattarai is a prominent member of the country’s Maoist party; despite Bhattarai’s verbal commitment to a “national unity government,” Nepali Congress and Unified Marxist Leninist party members do not trust him or his party.
The 2011/2012 TV season is set to start in a matter of weeks and, like every year, people are getting excited for the new shows that will premiere in primetime. While TV and ad executives are on the lookout for the next big hit, we’ve got a different question on our minds: Will there be South Asians? The networks are doing well by us this year — of the major shows debuting this season, four will feature South Asian actors, none of whom will play stereotypical roles. (Sorry, Apu. Nothing against you but…come on.)
Life moves fast. News moves faster. The Indian government investigated a mass of unmarked graves in Kashmir where more than 2,000 unidentified bodies lay. Officials and rights groups disagree over whose remains they are, with the former claiming they are militants. Rights groups, however, are postulating that the bodies are some of the 8,000 innocent people who have “disappeared” since 1989.
Lush fabrics, bright colors, intricate prints and weaves. There are a lot of awesome things about desi clothes, but none better than the ability to buy affordable outfits, made to measure. What this means, of course, is that we are able to customize in a way we can’t with Western clothes. However, with poor measurements and improper fit, we run the risk of looking awkward instead of chic.
Life moves fast. News moves faster. Afghanistan’s former spy chief, Amrullah Saleh, alleged that then-President Pervez Musharraf chose not to act on detailed tips pointing to Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts in Pakistan four years ago.According to Saleh, his team conducted village-to-village searches that determined OBL was not in tribal areas. He also implied that Pakistan’s government’s support of OBL prevented them from seeking him out.