December 11, 2019
Miss U host Steve Harvey figures in new controversy – almost
Margarita Fores serves U2 Pinoy dishes at Grace Park
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UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Handke to receive Nobel Prize at ceremony amid controversy
Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Tuesday 12/10/2019 – 17:42 UTC+8 By: Pia Ohlin Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke, who backed Serbia during…
London’s Most Instagrammable Restaurants
England is a country most often remembered for its Royal Family, abundance of castles, and its towns with names that are pronounced differently…
Greenland ice loss faster than expected
Paris, France | AFP | Tuesday 12/11/2019 – 00:00 UTC+8 By: Bryan McManus The melting of Greenland’s massive ice sheet is happening…
Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/8/2019 – 02:30 UTC+8 Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky…
Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:44 UTC+8 By: Maggy Donaldson A top-tier jazz trumpeter and Spike Lee’s go-to…
Straight outta Karachi: Pakistan’s surprise hip-hop hub
Haunted by gang violence and poverty for decades, Lyari was once considered one of Pakistan’s most dangerous areas, but those...
Arts and Culture
Influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push
There are concerns influencer content does not reflect the major challenges in Pakistan, from infrastructure to extremism.
Pakistan — the other great home of the bagpipes
The bagpipe had to wait until the 19th century for British colonialists to bring it to India of which Pakistan was a part before independence
Arts and Books
Chewing the fat with Pakistan’s BBQ masters
The sweet aroma of mutton smoke drifts through a maze of crumbling alleyways, a barbecue tang that for decades has...
Woman, 41, flies from US to Pakistan to marry 21-year-old man she met on Instagram
A California woman and a Pakistani student wed in a private ceremony 10 months after they reportedly met on Instagram.
Isle of dogs: Pakistan fishermen feed islands full of strays
Fishermen believe the dogs were transported by villagers along the coastal areas seeking to save them from being killed.
India, Pakistan ex-spies spark outcry with secret book project
It began with hushed conversations in hotels dotted around Asia, and resulted in a nearly unthinkable book: “Spy Chronicles”, a...
Arts and Books
For Pakistani dockworkers in Dubai, kushti is a way of life
Every Friday evening in Dubai’s bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. It is...
Pakistani men assert their right to be groomed as male beauty booms
Deeply conservative Pakistan has strict notions of masculinity but savvy entrepreneurs have latched on to a new trend: male beauty salons.
Fashion and Beauty
Conversations close to the heart adorn walls in India, Pakistan
There is a wall mural in the compound of a rundown textile mill located in the Hindu-majority Mahalaxmi area of Mumbai that carries a haunting verse penned down by Urdu poet Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli in the aftermath of Partition: “Hindu bhi sukoon se hai Musalmaan bhi sukoon se, Insaan pareshaan yahaan bhi hai wahaan bhi” (Hindus are at peace, Muslims are too, it’s the humans who are worried here [India] and there [Pakistan] too).
Arts and Culture
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