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The Extraordinary Secret World Behind the Splendor of British Ceremonial Dress

The Extraordinary Secret World Behind the Splendor of British Ceremonial Dress

The royal family has been awarding royal warrants to the makers of militaria and ceremonial accouterments since the 15th century. By Sarah Mower Is it too frivolous to speak of the importance of how everything will look as the world watches the British pomp, ceremony, and religious ritual of Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral? Surely not. The Queen had overseen every...

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Photos: Pearl diving tradition being kept alive in Qatar

Photos: Pearl diving tradition being kept alive in Qatar

Men would embark on long voyages, often away from home for months, cramped together on the deck of a ship. Just a century ago, the pearl trade made up three-quarters of the region’s exports. Diving was a popular profession for Qataris before oil and gas were discovered. It was hard and dangerous work that required great...

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Why are more Pakistani women choosing to divorce?

Why are more Pakistani women choosing to divorce?

Pakistani women are using a section of Islamic law allowing them to leave a marriage without their husband’s consent. However, those who do still face danger and alienation from their community and family. A women’s rights movement in growing in Pakistan, empowering many women to leave abusive marriages More women in Pakistan are choosing to leave their...

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The Magic of Iranian Cinema

The Magic of Iranian Cinema

Though the Iranian Cinema shares many characteristics with the European Art house films, yet it has a distinct character stemming from its roots firmly planted in its national heritage, social conditions, religious dogmas and political upheavals. By Rasheed Noorani Last week I watched Panah Panahi’s road movie, “Hit the Road” a poignant tale of a...

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Gulf Arab nations ask Netflix to remove content that ‘contradict values’

Gulf Arab nations ask Netflix to remove content that ‘contradict values’

The move comes after countries in the Muslim world in June banned the public showing of Disney’s latest animated film Lightyear over a brief moment showing two lesbian characters kissing. By Jon Gambrell Gulf Arab countries have asked Netflix to remove “offensive content” on the streaming service, apparently targeting programs that show people who are gay and lesbian....

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Shatrughan Sinha says KRK ‘seems to be a victim of conspiracy’

Shatrughan Sinha says KRK ‘seems to be a victim of conspiracy’

Actor Shatrughan Sinha tweeted in support of actor-cum-critic Kamaal R Khan aka KRK, saying he was a victim of a conspiracy and should get justice soon. Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha has come out in support of actor, producer, film critic Kamaal R Khan, who was arrested last week in Mumbai. Kamaal, popularly known as KRK, is battling...

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