Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a recurring character on "The Simpsons."
TOPSHOT - An Indian boy pulls his bicycle through a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on August 29, 2017.Heavy rain brought India's financial capital Mumbai to a virtual standstill on August 29, flooding streets, causing transport chaos and prompting warnings to stay indoors. Dozens of flights and local train services were cancelled as rains lashed the coastal city of nearly 20 million people. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
South Asian–American celebrities like Aziz Ansari, Hasan Minhaj, and Mindy Kaling have achieved remarkable success in recent years. They've played multidimensional characters, created their own...
The most powerful storm to hit the United States in more than a decade has led to at least 20 deaths, left parts of Texas and Louisiana submerged by floodwater and caused billions of dollars in damage...
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Disney is apparently struggling to cast their new live-action "Aladdin," and we can't possibly imagine why. The studio is attempting to avoid a whitewashing catastrophe by casting the classic tale wit...
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Buddhists around the world are honoring the birth, enlightenment, and death of their spiritual leader with a bright, colorful festival called Vesak Day. Vesak Day (also known as Waisak, Wesak, or Budd...
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A maang tikka, known to some as a tikli, is a traditional South Asian accessory typically worn by brides from the center part of their hair to the forehead, over the ajna chakra. It symbolizes the bri...
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Whether your nose is long and narrow or short and wide, you may have your ancestors' climate to thank. New anthropological research finds that nose shape is formed through a process of natural selecti...
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Pakistan is only incidental in the broader vision that Moscow has for itself.
Aziz Ansari will host his first-ever "Saturday Night Live" episode on Jan. 21, the comedy sketch show announced Tuesday. The honor of hosting the iconic show has been a long time coming for the actor,...
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A shot of the hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of birth can help save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. When followed up with at least two more doses of the vaccine during the first year of life, the birth dose protects newborns from mother-to-child transmission of the liver-wasting disease, and also guards against infection during a period when the virus is most damaging to future health. Yet, many practitioners are unaware of or ignore this need.
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In an exclusive interview to the Huffington Post, Sharma talks frankly about the economic winners and losers over the next few years.
A democratic choice must prevail, even if it is a wrong one. Yet in Britain, there are voters who are feeling unsure of having voted Leave. It's tragi-comic how Google reports the British were Googlin...
Why has Islamabad repeatedly turned a deaf ear to American calls to target the Haqqani Network? Understanding the complex dynamics surrounding the Haqqani Network, including the extent to which it is supported by Pakistan, and what this ultimately means for the future of peace in South Asia is very crucial to answer this question.
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Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s ‘Azadi’ slogan that has become quite popular across the country is not actually inspired by Kashmiri separatists as is widely believ...
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The standard of sports in a country is a useful indicator to gauge its population's overall health, prosperity, and access to resources. Building a champion sportsperson requires talent to be nurtured with high-quality coaching, facilities and opportunities. Women also contribute to medal tallies and societies where women are empowered and free, naturally demonstrate superior sporting performance as well.
KARACHI -- The United States on Thursday stressed the need for both India and Pakistan to work together to defeat terrorists. In a press briefing, Mark Toner, the spokesperson for the US State Departm...
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Nepal's cable federation said it would suspend Indian television channels and protesters marched in Kathmandu carrying an effigy of India's prime minister on Monday, accusing their neighbour of imposi...
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Here's an interesting statistic: 95% of trade by South Asian countries is focused on Europe, North America, and, to a lesser extent, East Asia. This has kept the subcontinent, with several landlocked and border regions being some of the poorest in the world, from realising the wealth in its own neighbourhood. Yet, it doesn't have to be that way. With the right approach, South Asia can revamp itself into an economic powerhouse, instead of being home to the largest number of the world's poor.
Imagine a South Asia without borders. People, industries, goods and services flow freely in the most profitable way for all. Imagine that necessities sorely needed in one area are freely available from areas where there is plenty. South Asia's story of poverty amidst plenty would begin to change. These are some of the possibilities that most of the commerce ministers from South Asia, together with leaders of business and industry, media and the arts, will be discussing for three days in Delhi at the first South Asia Economic Conclave.
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No matter the distance and the time required, the Sunday ritual of travelling to Little India, to catch up with friends and buy weekly provisions, is a sacrosanct ritual for the South Asian migrant. It doesn't matter that it takes almost two hours one way on public transport to reach the Little India area from Tuas Industrial area where the dormitories are located.
For early movers such as Nepal and India, the South Asia Economic Conclave in New Delhi this week presents an opportunity to showcase to the rest of the region how even the first baby steps towards greater integration are already leading to win-wins.
WASHINGTON — Recognising the threat posed by outfits like the al-Qaeda, LeT and the D-Company, India and the US agreed to deepen cooperation in fighting terrorism and asked Pakistan to bring to justic...
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WASHINGTON — Women in India are not allowed to work in mining or in jobs that require lifting weights above a certain threshold or working with glass, according to a latest World Bank report on South...
Which South Asia do you live in? The one which offers world-class metros and malls, super-speciality hospitals, gourmet eateries and designer homes where servants make your meals, drive your car or clean your mess? Or do you live in the South Asia where sanitation, water and electricity are a luxury, where filth, ignorance and violence means death comes early and more frequently from illness, poverty and natural disasters? Statistically, the latter is more likely.
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Anyone who has read Lord of the Flies is familiar with the concept that the institution of civilisation is the only wall between humans and savagery. The absence of justice brought out the monsters of revenge in us - and I do not just mean the vigilantes. This includes every person who remained quiet for years and years while lives were shed in the hands of mobs.
NEW DELHI — India's economic growth is projected to surpass that of China's, with the GDP expected to zoom by 7.7 per cent in 2016, according to a UN report which said India will help accelerate econo...
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The streets are of Bhaktapur lined with temples, houses made of bricks glued together with mud, and handicraftsmen selling gorgeous dragon masks, little temples made of wood, and other artefacts made of brass. But not today. Today was different.
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WASHINGTON — Pakistan-based terrorist outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are likely to turn their attention to India with the drawdown of US forces from Afghanistan, a top Pentagon commander told lawm...
Most people globally, including in South Asia, may not know about the emerging TV drama genre in Bangladesh. Natok, as drama is known in Bengali, was always in the cultural ethos of the region. In the present day, this passion for natok has metamorphosed into telefilms that are backed by extremely talented actors, actresses, film-makers, writers, musicians, and visionary producers and channels.
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So when the voters were confronted with the all-powerful BJP and the obviously corrupt Congress, they flocked towards the only party that seemed human. Humility makes for a great leader and the basis for truly responsive governance.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sending his top diplomat to Pakistan as part of a regional tour, the first top-ranking visit since Modi broke off talks last year over the disputed region of Kashmir. T...
Geneva: Global unemployment is expected to increase by 11 million in the next five years as the world economy continues to grow at "tepid rates", a latest UN report released here today has warned. Acc...