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By Monika Kothari, Anthropology and political theory student
This is going to be mostly speculative on my part, because I haven’t read Battle Royale, though it is somewhere on my list. I guess the answer to this depends on what you mean by a “hit”. I think that, taken in context, Battle Royale actually was quite a hit, but it never really… Continue reading Why Did The Hunger Games Become Such a Hit in the United States but Battle Royale Did Not?
Go Team USA! Dark horse Miss United States Of America Alexandria Mills walked away with the prized tiara at the 60th annual Miss World Pageant in the Chinese city Sanya on Saturday. The 18-year-old aspiring teacher from Kentucky wore a ravishing white gown as she beat out 114 contestants from across the Globe for the [...] Continue reading Miss United States Alexandria Mills Wins Miss World Pageant
On Saturday in Reuters, Paris the attorney of the filmmaker Roman Polanski has impeached the U.S. court for the desire of seeing the filmmaker “in shackles” as they had earlier in 1977 disapproved the bid to be sentenced in absentia for making sex with a girl who was just 13 years old, a minor. In [...] Continue reading Polanski Lawyer States U.S. Wants Him
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday flayed Home Minister P. Chidambaram for criticising state governments over Maoist violence and said the central government was to blame for the displacement of tribal people due to rampart mining.
Condemning the massacre of 76 security personnel in Chhattisgarh Tuesday, the CPI-M said the attack “is a reminder that [...] Continue reading Stop blaming states, CPI-M tells Chidambaram
“Weak and failing states” in the neighbourhood threaten India’s security and affect New Delhi’s fight against terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said Friday.
“Weak and failing states in neighbourhood are a threat to India’s security,” Tharoor said at a seminar held here to debate ‘India’s place in multi-polar world’.
Without naming Pakistan, he [...] Continue reading Weak states threaten India’s security: Tharoor