NEW DELHI: After a gap of almost two years owing to bilateral tensions stemming from the Uri attack, officials from India and Pakistan met today in Islamabad for a two-day Indus Water Commission meeting. The talks come as Pakistan .. Read More

AYESHA L. SETHI

THE NRI WHO IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF GIRLS IN MUMBAI

AYESHA L. SETHI

NEW DELHI: Sonal Sachdev Patel is a dynamic young woman with an energy and enthusiasm for social change in India that is palpable when speaking to her. Sachdev has a business background, having graduated from Cambridge University ... Read More

THE BEAUTY OF KASHMIR, NOT JUST SKIN DEEP!

AYESHA L. SETHI

Born in Kashmir to a family that has been in the hotel and hospitality industry for over a century, Zahara Nedou grew up in Delhi where she was educated at The British School, and then went on to complete degrees in Business Management and Marketi... Read More

ACHHE DIN: DISABLED POET ASSAULTED FOR NOT STANDING FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM

AYESHA L. SETHI

NEW DELHI: A disabled poet who represented India in wheelchair tennis was viciously attacked in a cinema hall when he couldn’t stand up for the National Anthem.

Salil Chaturvedi was viciously hit and assault... Read More

MILLENNIALS, MORALITY AND INDIAN POLITICS

AYESHA L. SETHI

2014 was a definitive year. For millions of millennials in India, it was the first election that really mattered. As was evinced by my Facebook newsfeed, people who hitherto had zero interest in politics were transformed -- overnight -- into overz... Read More

BURKINI BAN: TELLING WOMEN WHAT NOT TO WEAR IS AS BAD AS TELLING THEM THEY HAVE TO WEAR IT

AYESHA L. SETHI

NEW DELHI: An image that has recently gone viral summarises the hypocrisy of the so-called ‘Burkini Ban’ in France better than any article can. In the image, French police are seen instructing a woman wearing a headsca... Read More

SURVIVING A BIG INDIAN CITY, SOBER!

AYESHA L. SETHI

NEW DELHI: I’m newly sober. I am also new (ish) to New Delhi, having moved here from Bombay a little over a year ago. My introduction to the capital city was softened by a big boozy blur -- my first day at work was topped of... Read More

SHAHRUKH KHAN DETAINED AT U.S. AIRPORT: TWEETS, 'BRIGHT SIDE, WHILE WAITING CAUGHT REALLY NICE POKEMON'

AYESHA L. SETHI

NEW DELHI: Actor Shahrukh Khan took to Twitter today to express disappointment at being detained at Los Angeles airport.

Khan took to the micro blogging site to state, “I fully understand & respect sec... Read More

WORLD SILENT AS ISIS AND TALIBAN BOTH CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR QUETTA HOSPITAL MASSACRE THAT KILLED 70

AYESHA L. SETHI

NEW DELHI: Both Islamic State (ISIS) and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JA), a faction of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for an attack on Quetta’s Civil Hospital on Monday. The attack killed over 70 people, an... Read More

DID QANDEEL BALOCH DESERVE TO DIE?

AYESHA L. SETHI

NEW DELHI: Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab. Police say the 26 year old was strangled to death.

On Monday, Baloch&... Read More

LESSONS IN FEMINISM, COURTESY SERENA WILLIAMS

AYESHA L. SETHI

NEW DELHI: Serena Williams has won 22 grand slams during her career -- the most recent of which was the women's singles final victory at Wimbledon over the weekend. In fact, just a few hours after she equalised Steffi Graf’s... Read More

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