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Pakistan’s Dangal sisters aim high

Hamda,18, and Laiba, 16, are kabaddi players and even on Pakistan’s national women’s team. The girls are often compared to the Dangal sisters of Bollywood fame who were high-level wrestlers. I spoke to the girls and their father and trainer Rai Masood Kharal, to find out more about what motivated them to play this male-dominated sport.

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26.10.2018 | 14:02

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On the streets with India’s ‘chai’ vendors

Chai, or tea, they say, is an important part of Indian society. And, in every region, it has its own unique story to tell.

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31.08.2018 | 9:44

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‘Life is not beautiful, life is not miserable. Life is funny at large.’

Anshita Koul said that. She is also known as ‘Anshita Crazy Koul’, a rising YouTube star who divides her time between India and Germany is breaking stereotypes and fighting patriarchy by making people laugh. She is tickling India’s funny bone and putting the State of Jammu and Kashmir, a place always associated with conflict, on the world map in a new light. She recently starred in the first ever comedy show exclusively for women in India – The Queens Of Comedy and recently organized Jammu’s first open mic. Koul spoke to WTO Reporter Roma Rajpal Weiß on the comedy scene in India.

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12.10.2017 | 14:43

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India’s UNFair obsession with the fair skin

A man walks in front of an ad for skin-brightening product © picture-alliance/dpa/S. Sen

A man walks in front of an ad for a skin-brightening product © picture-alliance/dpa/S. Sen

It is an obsession that literally goes under the Indian society’s skin! “Don’t go out in the sun to play, you’ll turn into a dark-skinned witch and then nobody will marry you!” Sounds funny?!

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08.03.2016 | 13:47

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Comments of the week

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Have you ever seen a Bollywood movie? Tell us what you think. The article about Bollywood and vulgarity on screen got the most comments from our readers this week. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comment of the Week!

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14.11.2015 | 16:52

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Comments of the Week

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© picture-alliance/Frank May

Sexual assault is often caused by the combination of expectation of how women must behave in society and male chauvinism. Posts with this topic also get much attention from readers. Check the latest comments here!

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20.10.2015 | 11:41

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The Changing Face of Bollywood Heroines

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© Eros International

Bollywood heroines are worshipped in India but have also sparked the ire of activists who believe that the actresses allow themselves to be objectified. Over the last two years, there has been a drastic shift in the way popular actresses have presented themselves. Some like Kangana Ranaut have vowed never to do item numbers while others like Vidya Balan have launched powerful social media campaigns.

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22.05.2015 | 15:19

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