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Miriam Lange with Evelin

Most of us think that being a TV presenter is a dream job with all the glamour, fashionable clothes, shoes and the red carpet. Roma Rajpal takes a peek into the life of Miriam Lange, a TV presenter for the morning news and talk show, Punkt 6 and Punkt 9 on RTL, Germany’s largest private channel.

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14.11.2012 | 15:11

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Paradise on earth

Dena with her students

Paradise has colours of its own, bright and rare! Kashmir has been called the paradise on earth so it sure does have colours. But what kind of colours are these? Conflict has ridden this place and the minds of its people into shades of anger, frustration and hopelessness. From nature’s golden greens to the black, grey and red shades of conflict, the paradise has had a paradigm shift.

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13.11.2012 | 11:59

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Sportswomen need the media to make it big

The  Twenty20 cricket world cup always makes it to the front pages. It is followed almost religiously by its fan base. Men and women watch the games with the intense fervour. But few know that the woman’s Twenty20 tournament takes place around the same time every year. The reason is that we see, hear or read very little about most of the women’s sports activities in media.

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12.11.2012 | 16:29

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‘Drop Dead’

Tough and feminine, Niki Marwah is a crime detective, a woman in a man’s world and a woman who loves shoes. Indian author Swati Kaushal talks about the leading lady in her crime novels. Kaushal’s book “Drop Dead” is hitting the stands and is the first novel to portray a woman cop in the leading role.

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09.11.2012 | 16:06

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A threat to online freedom

Photo by Syed Shahryar

 

A few weeks back, the government of Jammu and Kashmir issued an order asking all telecommunications operators to do whatever is necessary to block the blasphemous film ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ even if it required blocking Facebook and YouTube completely.

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07.11.2012 | 15:13

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An unfair God?

A woman kneels in prayer at a mosque in Kashmir, India.

Dargah Haji Ali is a famous landmark in Mumbai and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The glittering marble structure is laid out on a rocky bed 500 yards into the Arabian sea off the coast of South Mumbai. The iconic shrine has inspired odes from Bollywood and has been sought out by people of all religions over the decades, but soon, women will be denied entry into the famous shrine.

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07.11.2012 | 14:43

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Honor kills love

Love’s labour is lost in a country where many women feel that they are not treated equally and are even denied basic constitutional rights. Controversy is never far away because girls’ schools are burned down denying them education. A shot in the head as in the case of Malala is enough to kill off any revolution stirring a woman’s right to freedom of expression.

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06.11.2012 | 15:15

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