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Big B's Side Role In The Corridors Of Power

Amitabh Bachchan grew up surrounded by the elite of Allahabad. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a poet and professor of renown and his mother, Teji, hobnobbed with the city's rarefied social circles, with occasional interactions with giants like Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Therefore, Big B was within touching distance of the corridors of power even when he was Little B.
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Panama Papers: How Nawaz Sharif Keeps Sweeping Polls Without 'Moral Authority'

Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif has again forced political nemesis Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party, to eat humble pie after the candidate fielded by his Pakistan Muslim League faction (PML-N) pulled off a stunning by-poll upset deep inside enemy territory. The PML-N had similarly triumphed in a Balochistan national assembly by-poll two weeks earlier. These victories put paid to the notional argument parroted by Sharif's opponents that the Panama Papers had eroded his "moral authority."
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Good Intentions And The Road To Hell: Towards An Effective Indian Policy On Pakistan

Diplomacy is often about choosing the lesser of two evils. This holds true when it comes to managing enduring problems between India and Pakistan. The comprehensive bilateral dialogue process between the two countries has again come under severe strain due to the remarks of Pakistan's high commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, that "peace process between India and Pakistan in suspended." This has highlighted the fragility and precariousness underpinning the ties between India and Pakistan.