In pursuit of a stiff 286-run target, unheralded Hong Kong opening pair of Nizakat Khan (92) and skipper Anshuman Rath (73) added a record 174-run partnership to raise the visions of a major upset before inexperience cost them dear. read more
Another crisis is coming, sooner or later. The very nature of the beast is such that it is impossible to forecast, or time. It may be this year, or it could be two years out, but it is coming. What is worse is that we don’t know what will precipitate... read more
An ornamental silver snuff box at Munshi Aziz Bhat museum in Kargil. Originally from central Asia, it was used to sniff opium by traders on arduous journeys along the Silk Route in late 19th and early 20th century. While government-run museums are naturally in another league altogether, family or community-run museums like this one are important because they preserve a range of micro historical, cultural and political identities.
Thousands of people gathered in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol on Saturday to protest against the country’s bullfighting tradition. Several hundred activists came from across Spain to participate in the demo which was organised by the Spanish animal rights political party, PACMA. Protesters held up handkerchiefs similar to those used in the San Fermin festivities in Pamplona, which include a bull run and bullfight. (HT Correspondent)read more