Video PUBLISHED: 10:51 04 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:51 04 February 2019 Rowan Mantell Salman Toheed performing in Norwich Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant A musician who found refuge in Norwich as a child asylum seeker will show his appreciation at a special concert in the city. Songwriter Salman Toheed arrived in Norwich as a child asylum seeker. Now 22 and a talented musician, he is back in the city which offered him sanctuary to help celebrate the welcome which transformed his life.Salman left Pakistan with his mother and brothers when he was 14, with no musical training, but has gone on to perform at festivals across East Anglia and win a scholarship to study music at university.“Music has always been big part of my life. I do not know what happened, but I remember waking up one morning at the age of 15 or 16, despite not knowing how to sing or sing or play any instruments, and having the realisation that I wanted be a musician,” … [Read more...] about This asylum seeker is paying tribute to the city which helped him
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In recent times, no other Kannada film has got the kind of attention that Yash's magnum opus, KGF , has. Chapter 1 of the film releases tomorrow, and although it clashes with biggies in other languages, such as Zero (Hindi), Maari 2 and Seethakaathi (Tamil), KGF is expected to leave a mark. Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramya Krishna, Ananth Nag, Vasishta N Simha, Achyuth Rao and John Kokken, among others, KGF is a Homabale Films production, directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur. While Tamannaah has a cameo for a special number in the Kannada version, Mouni Roy features in the same in the Hindi version. A period drama, KGF: Chapter 1 narrates the 1,700-year-old history of oppressed waging wars against their oppressors. Set in the 70s and early 80s, it centers around the protagonist, Rocky (Yash), who leads a battle against oppressors. The film releases across the world tomorrow in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. It is the first Kannada … [Read more...] about KGF preview: Much fanfare as Kannada’s biggest film releases tomorrow
Members of the Gujarati Cultural Association dance on the street during the Festival of Globe India Day Fair and Parade in Fremont, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Actors Tusshar Kapoor, center, and Tanishaa Mukerji, right, at the Festival of Globe India Day Fair and Parade in Fremont, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) People dance walk near a float by the Haryanvi Bay Area Association during the Festival of Globe India Day Fair and Parade in Fremont, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) A man hold up an Indian flag near a float by the Haryanvi Bay Area Association during the Festival of Globe India Day Fair and Parade in Fremont, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Some of the colors worn by some of the people with the Haryanvi Bay Area Association during the Festival of Globe India Day Fair and Parade in Fremont, Calif., … [Read more...] about From ‘second-class citizens’ to global denizens at Fremont’s India Day
By Ayush Khanna Published: July 25, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday surprised the Lok Sabha when he walked across to the treasury benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PHOTO: PTI The Indian parliament witnessed an unusual scene that has become the talking point of the recent no-confidence motion initiated by the opposition against the Narendra Modi government. On Friday, after making his speech against the government, Rahul Gandhi surprised all – especially Modi himself – by going across the aisle and hugging him. Modi was visibly caught off guard, but recovered quickly and shook hands with Rahul. The gesture drew censure from the speaker of the house, and yet it represented a bipartisanship that has been eroding for some time now from the Indian political landscape. #WATCH Rahul Gandhi walked up to PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha and gave him a hug, earlier today #NoConfidenceMotion … [Read more...] about Rahul Gandhi pulled a Modi, but what does it signify?
By Ayush Khanna Published: May 27, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email A private vehicle crosses a bridge as excavators are used at the dam site of Kishanganga power project in Gurez, 160 kilometres north of Srinagar. PHOTO: REUTERS The Indo-Pak relationship has become a byword and a cautionary tale in what nation states must not do when interacting with one another. Whether it is the complex Kashmir issue, cross-border terror, trade issues, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), or even the allegedly “low hanging” and easily resolvable issues of Siachen and Sir Creek, the two countries have been unable to come to terms. In the backdrop of failed agreements, lost opportunities and active sabotage of attempted détentes, one instance of cooperation on a critical issue bucks this trend, and that is the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). The treaty was signed in 1960 and has withstood the test of time, including three major wars. According to the treaty, India … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s insecurity, India’s leverage, and the most generous Indus Waters Treaty