Category: Indian

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Kashmiris turn to art to danger Indian rule

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Kashmir has a rich tradition of artisan culture. Intricate woodcarvings, colourful papier-mache and exquisite cashmere scarfs made the Himalayan valley renowned for its fine handcrafts. Cashmere scarfs are usually embroidered with flowers and birds, but the artists Mahum Shabir and Mir Suhail wanted to challenge conventional representations of Kashmir and its crafts…

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Sridevi: ‘A succesful loss to Indian cinema’

Tributes poured in from the world of Bollywood as the sudden death of Sridevi, one of India’s most celebrated actresses, left her loved ones “shocked”. The news was described as “unbelievable” and “tragic” after the 54-year-old veteran actress died on Saturday from cardiac arrest, while attending a family wedding in Dubai. Actor Kamal Haasan, her…

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Considerations over ‘illegal’ detention of Indian Dalits

Activists in India say hundreds of Dalits have been “illegally detained” and many others are in hiding as police in Maharashtra state moved to arrest members of the community who took part in mass protests. Last week, Dalits from across the state took to the streets to protest against a January 1 attack on the community…