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Ash is looking to go on a nice date, meet the right girl, but nobody believes he is Indian! Three Dates is a film about a man of Indian origin who lives in New York and has trouble making people around him believe that he is Indian. Why would they? He is not Mama’s boy, Tandoori chicken and spicy Indian food doesn’t go down very well with him and he is not into yoga. He rolls his eyes when his date mentions the aligning of chakras. He could pass for a Mexican or an Italian – anything but Indian. A light-hearted short film, Three Dates explores important questions about one’s identity.
Date29.05.2013 | 12:07
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is set for his third term as the country’s prime minister. The economy is crippled, the people unhappy and a huge energy deficit reigns in the country. Islamic extremism has tarnished the image of the country in the world. Will Sharif be able to overcome the daunting tasks that lay in front of him? Will he able to do justice to the expectations of the women in the Pakistani society? Will he able to really bring about a change in Pakistan? WTO reporter Roma Rajpal asked five Pakistani women from varied backgrounds about their expectations.
Date21.05.2013 | 10:13
A thousand words, one picture
Photographer Peter Bussian has travelled around the world and photographed refugee camps. He shared his pictures and thoughts with Womentalk blogger Roma Rajpal. “I was always fascinated with travel and in particular countries at war. But I was not interested in the wars as much as the effect it has on people - refugees became my subject and I began travelling and photographing refugees, starting with the Cambodians on the Thai border in the early nineties.”
Date29.03.2013 | 14:57
Tagsafrica, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Ethiopia, Peter Bussian, refugees, roma rajpal, Serbia, womentalk
Womentalk blogger Roma Rajpal visited Cyprus some days ago. Luckily she was back in Bonn before the cash vending machines in Nikosia stopped dispensing money. Back home, she tells us her first impressions of the country.
I was astounded by the poverty of the region. The drive from the airport to the hotel was definitely not scenic. All one saw was abandoned projects, buildings that lay bare in different stages of construction. My guide later told me that it was because a lot of companies who had initially invested were now backing out.
Date22.03.2013 | 14:06
Who? A 39 year old Swiss woman tourist travelling with her husband.
Where? Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India. The couple was on a cycling tour and decided to camp overnight in a forest a few yards away from the main road.
When? In the night of March 15, 2013.
Date22.03.2013 | 10:13
Meena Kandasamy leaves no stone unturned when she wants to express herself. Probably that’s the reason why her anger and her angst reveal themselves in her poetry through her “dark and dangerous” language. Meena’s poem, “Nailed” from her book “Ms. Militancy” is a good example.
Date14.03.2013 | 12:09
Mitu Khurana is a doctor who been fighting for years against female foeticide. She has been a victim of her parents-in-law who tried everything in their power to stop Mitu from giving birth to her twin girls. She has now become the woman who champions the cause of baby girls and an activist who leaves no stone unturned to create awareness on the problem of sex selection.
Date08.03.2013 | 16:01