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Abhishek Saha

Abhishek Saha is a senior correspondent. He reports for the Kashmir bureau.

Articles by Abhishek Saha

What does Brandon 'Humans of New York' Stanton’s popularity signify?

Empathy is what sets him apart as a 'journalist'. A sense of realism is what’s unique in this 'artist'. You would agree that it’s not everyday that an independent writer-photographer lands up in Delhi’s Connaught Place and a large crowd gathers to listen to him. Truly something, right?

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Updated on Sep 14, 2014 01:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

No, politics please: 'We are all one', say traders at Alishan Pakistan

Traders and businessmen from Pakistan at the ongoing Pakistani lifestyle exhibition, Alishan Pakistan, at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan feel that if an exhibition of Indian fashion products, handicrafts and jewelry were put up in Pakistan, it would attract huge crowds.

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Updated on Sep 13, 2014 05:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sorry Shweta, we let you down

Shweta Basu Prasad’s arrest at a posh hotel in Hyderabad, her acceptance of prostitution charges, and the way in which media reports flourished on her life, leaves a lot to be reflected upon our society. Poll: What's responsible for actors getting involved in sex rackets?

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Updated on Sep 08, 2014 03:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Mary Kom tax waiver: What about local film industry?

People closely associated with the Assamese film industry believe that such supporting gestures by the government are more necessary for the financially constrained local film industry, rather than a Bollywood film casting a highly bankable star.

Updated on Sep 06, 2014 09:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Amid rage over ‘Love Jihad’ what about what women want?

As India debates the much-talked about ‘Love Jihad’ and forced conversions, feminists feel the political mainstreaming of the narrative, apart from fuelling communal strife, also signals difficult times for women’s rights movements in the country.

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Updated on Sep 02, 2014 04:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Vignettes from the Delhi Book Fair

With heavy discounts and a mobile phone app to guide visitors, the 20th edition of the Delhi Book Fair, kicked off last week. Here's what's trending and what's not at the nine-day long fair that winds up on Sunday.

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Updated on Sep 02, 2014 04:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Movie review: Katiyabaaz is a refreshing experiment

Directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa, who have previously collaborated on several research-based human rights projects, the film has been released in 60 theatres across the country.

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Updated on Aug 26, 2014 07:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

After release, Irom supporters fear re-arrest

Activists and Irom's family members say her release signify that the judiciary has finally accepted that her prolonged fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act was not an act of 'trying to commit suicide'.

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Updated on Aug 22, 2014 10:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Bombs and boycott: 'celebrating' Independence Day in the northeast

Children died in a town in Assam when they turned up to celebrate Independence Day in 2004 despite extremist organisations calling for a boycott. Abhishek Saha recalls what Independence Day meant for him when he was growing up in Guwahati. Full Coverage

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Updated on Aug 15, 2014 02:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom doesn't speak for Northeast

There is something amiss about Mary Kom -- the casting of Priyanka Chopra, an actor with North Indian origins, as a Manipuri woman. She speaks in a highly synthetic accent in the film which is basically a stereotype of how most East Indians speak Hindi.

Updated on Aug 08, 2014 01:04 PM IST
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