Author: Srishti Jain

PM Narendra Modi’s Second US Visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned what might have been a quick cameo United Nations summit this week into a high-profile tour of the U.S. in his latest push to raise India’s global profile. Mr. Modi’s six-day visit, which begins Thursday will combine political hobnobbing in New York with a tour of Silicon Valley. Since coming to power 16 months ago, Mr. Modi has brought India closer to the U.S. as China’s foreign policy across Asia has grown more assertive. Mr. Modi’s first official visit to the U.S. was in September 2014, and he hosted President Barack Obama in India in January. Both countries have expressed concern about conflicts...

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Another Failed Effort – Indo-Pak NSA Talks

Saturday called off the Indo-Pak NSA-level talks, hours after India made it clear that discussions on Kashmir and a meeting with separatists will not be acceptable. “There will be no talks,” Swaraj declared when asked what would happen if Pakistan did not accept the position outlined by her on separatists and Kashmir though she maintained these were not pre-conditions. The Minister was reacting to Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz’s remarks earlier in the day that he was willing to come to India for talks without any pre-conditions. Aziz’s talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on terror-related issues was scheduled...

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Aisa Yeh Jahaan (The World It Is) Review

Aisa Yeh Jahaan is India’s first carbon neutral film, directed and written by debutant Assamese director Biswajeet Bora and produced by Maya Kholie. The film stars Palash Sen, Ira Dubey and Kymsleen Kholie in lead roles. The film was released on 24 July 2015 in theaters across India but had faced a huge setback as majority of the theaters were screening Bahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Inspite of that ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan’ has already become the talk of the town, with the film winning a lot of International awards globally. The film is about the ever growing human detachment with nature and people’s attitude towards the physiology of a...

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Baahubali- An Unforgettable Cinematic Experience

‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, is a 2015 Indian bilingual epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli. Produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, it is the first of two cinematic parts. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil and dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam and French languages. ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ features an ensemble cast of Prabhas, Rana Dagubatti, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty in lead roles. SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali’ has outshone the success of ‘300’ as it has earned a rating of 9.5 out of 10 in IMDB. The rating of ‘300’ in IMDB was 7.8. ‘Baahubali’, made with a budget of Rs 150 crores is the most expensive movie in the history of Indian cinema. According to this India Today report, the film’s Telugu...

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Modi-Sharif Talks

The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia, which resulted in an agreement on five steps to take forward stalled bilateral relations, was on Saturday welcomed by the Pakistani media as a step towards breaking the logjam in ties. Despite the positive developments that emerged from the meeting between the two Prime Ministers, the Pakistani media cautioned that more would have to be done to put bilateral ties on an even keel. Reports of the Modi-Sharif meeting made the front pages of all dailies, and the headline in the influential Dawn newspaper...

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