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Renowned Pakistani activist Asma Jahangir no more

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's renowned human rights lawyer, social activist and an outspoken critic of the country's powerful military establishment, died in Lahore on Sunday of cardiac arrest, her......

Pakistan adopts new law to tackle honour killings

Pakistani men who kill their female relatives in the name of honour will no longer be able to evade punishment after the country’s parliament finally passed long-promised legislation. The......

Mamata among Time's 100 most influential people

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the world. Banerjee joins a club of "people who inspire us, entertain us,......

Slain governor, Oscar winner honoured on Pakistan Day

Slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Interior Minister Rehman Malik were among those who were awarded the country's highest honour on Pakistan Day......

'Pakistan is not ready for a democracy yet'

Sharmeen Obaid is busy. The Pakistani filmmaker, inMumbai recently for the screening of her documentary Terror's Children, which focuses on the plight of Afghan children in Pakistani refugee camps......

WEF, CII to host India Economic Summit in Nov

More than 800 participants are expected to attend the India Economic Summit in New Delhi in November, an event to be hosted by the World Economic Forum along with Confderataion of Indian Industry.......

The Revenant, Mad Max, Star Wars sweep Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 88th Annual Academy awards were announced by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee, and actor John Krasinski at the Academy's......

'Women make very good peacekeepers'

'If you look at peacekeeping right now, it is fraught with accusations of sexual abuse or peacekeepers involved in deals that are outside their purview, human trafficking.' 'When a contingent of......

The first Pakistani to win an Oscar jazzes it up

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's next film is about aging Pakistani musicians who get a second chance because of jazz. Karachi-based Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the first Pakistani to have won an Oscar, for......

Indian films wow New York

Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur, which arrived at the New York Indian Film Festival after a triumphant showing at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival, had to make way for a......

Here's how Pakistan's first Oscar-winning film happened

In conversation with Aseem Chhabra, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge discuss the challenges of making a film like Saving Face in a country as complex and......

World Cup diary: Pak boy makes history at Brazil-Croatia match

Brazil and Costa Rica teams line up prior to their FIFA World Cup Russia Group E match at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Friday. Photographer: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images......
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