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Protests that erupted last week in Turkey started out as a peaceful demonstration against a government plan to build a mosque and shopping center in an historic Istanbul square surrounded by outdoor restaurants and bars. When police tried to break it
Mahi Binebine's Welcome to Paradise (2003) was a harrowing tale of would-be illegal migrants waiting on a Moroccan beach for the boat that they hoped would take them to a better life. In this latest novel, translated by Lulu Norman, the author's
Mira Nair has made a courageous, watchable work that brings bold ideas to the screen. The movie, with Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Liev Schreiber, is based on a highly acclaimed Booker-shortlisted 2007 novel by Mohsin Hamid, whom I interviewed
India is not competing with China in trade with Africa and is considered a "trusted friend" by the countries of the continent which is "very valuable", Vice President Hamid Ansari said today. "We are not having the same approach as that of China...
Vice President Hamid Ansari will address the golden jubilee Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa tomorrow, joining around ten select non-African partners of the 54-member grouping invited for the historic event. Ansari, who will be leaving for
Mohsin Hamid's new novel comes with a ringing endorsement on its back cover from Jay McInerney, a writer one doesn't readily associate with subcontinental fictions about escaping poverty. But McInerney can speak with authority on second-person
Sarfaraz was the hero for the winners as he was instrumental in both their wins. Pak Crescent were bowled out for 231 runs off 35 overs after they won the toss and elected to bat...In reply, Indo Ryders were bundled out for 97 runs off 21.3 overs...
Mohsin Hamid (AP) Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid has described the coverage of Pakistan in the international media as a "horror film franchise". "Most news outlets are owned by big entertainment corporations that depend on shocking people for their
It was a low key affair for Ansari who received a bouquet from President Pranab Mukherjee. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur drove down the the Vice President's residence to wish him a long and healthy life. UPA chairperson
Mohsin Hamid's third novel is a classic rags-to-riches story told in experimental form. An Asian boy hailing from the harsh terrain of village life pulls himself up by his bootstraps to become a hotshot water industrialist in the city. Embedded