Indian movie star Salman Khan will face trial next month on a homicide charge for a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago. One man was killed and four people were injured when Khan drove his car into a group of homeless people sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk in September 2002.
Two Bollywood families have broken their silences over the suicide of starlet Jiah Khan after police arrested actor Suraj Pancholi in connection with his girlfriend’s death last week. Pancholi was arrested on Monday after Khan’s mother, the 1980s actress Rabia Khan, made public a six-page letter apparently written by the 25-year-old actress before she hanged herself on June 3.
Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her home in Mumbai, police said. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the body of the 25-year-old actress was found in her apartment in Mumbai’s Juhu neighbourhood late Monday.
To watch a snippet of The Lone Ranger is to empathise with the stoic looks of concern its star, Johnny Depp, deadpans throughout the action film. A white man playing Tonto, one of the most famous American Indian stereotypes of all time, might work.
Down the steep cobbled streets of La Paz, coca-chewing Indians trotted under huge packs of bundled alpaca hides. In the market sun, Indian women in outlandish derby hats and bright-colored skirts haggled over little piles of shelled corn
In River of Smoke, the Indian author Amitav Ghosh banishes one of his characters, a French orphan, to a ship anchored near Hong Kong, then just a “wild, gale-swept” island off the coast of Macau. Paulette spends nearly the entire novel waiting there for news of a rare flower, the Golden Camellia, from a friend in Canton’s foreign quarter “threshold of the last and greatest of all the world’s caravanserais.” In the 19th century, these South China Sea ports bustled with people on their way to someplace else, and Ghosh meets me in the 21st century equivalent a New Delhi airport-hotel bar called Savannah.
It took Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw only 14 days to secure his place in Indian history.
JAI Bangla! Jai Bangla!” From the banks of the great Ganges and the broad Brahmaputra, from the emerald rice fields and mustard-colored hills of the countryside, from the countless squares of countless villages came the cry. “Victory to Bengal! Victory to Bengal!” They danced on the roofs of buses and marched down city streets singing their anthem Golden Bengal
IRAN COVER STORIES Iran and a region of rising instability “An arc of crisis stretches along the shores of the Indian Ocean, with fragile social and political structures in a region of vital importance to us threatened with fragmentation. The resulting political chaos could well be filled by elements hostile to our values and sympathetic to our adversaries.” Zbigniew Brzezinski In the broadest and grandest of measurements, this crisis crescent envisioned by President Carter's National Security Adviser reaches all the way from Indochina to southern Africa.
These days, the battle for the Indian Ocean seems to be all about the dread pirates of Somalia.