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Stuber: Uber-centric comedy makes for a wild ride

Stuber is a 2019 American action comedy film directed by Michael Dowse and written by Tripper Clancy. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, and Karen Gillan, and f...

The woman fighting for the arts amid conflict in Yemen

Abeer Mohammed Al Hadrami stores about 100 of her own paintings in her parent’s three-room apartment in the port city of Mukalla, the capital of Yemen’s south-¬eastern province, Hadramout. You’ll find some inside ...

How the idea of ‘India’ developed on the cricket field?

In 1911, the first ‘All-India’ team toured England for a series of matches, 14 of them First Class. It was led by a 19-year-old prince, and comprised six Parsis, five Hindus, three Muslims and two Dalits. At least two earli...

Alexis Tsipras became a victim of his own budget cuts

Within hours of the polls closing on Sunday night, Greece’s ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras had called his rival and successor  Kyriakos Mitsotakis  to concede defeat. The man who swept to power on a tide of ...

Rising tide of hate speeches, a cause of concern

Hate speech is being increasingly targeted around the world, and rightly so. Adding to the sense of urgency over the issue was UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, who last month said a “wildfire of hate” was spreading in...

Cypriot-Turkish feud poses headache for Nato, EU

The Cyprus conflict is often overlooked. Sure, there have been disputes, divisions and dispossessions, but there hasn’t been war since 1974 and the last fatality was more than 20 years ago. However, with hydrocarbon discoveries, ...

Class divides and elitism remain the unresolved legacies

The thing about ruling more than half the world is that it is habit-forming for generations to come. Commentary on British society often revolves around the dominance of the privileged elite in its institutions and economy. While the c...

Is there any hope for peace left on Korean peninsula?

Barely four days after smiles and handshakes on the border of the demilitarised zone that divides the two Koreas, the walls have gone up once again. North Korea has accused the US of being “hellbent on hostile acts”&nb...

Iran’s proxies defy Iraqi PM’s anti-militia decree

The recent trilateral meeting in Jerusalem, between Russia, the US and Israel, has been subjected to drastically different assessments: From those who melodramatically view it as a new Sykes-Picot for carving up regional influence (par...

Article 15: a riveting story backed by solid filmmaking

Article 15 is a 2019 Indian crime drama film directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced jointly by Zee Studios and Benaras Media Works. Written by Gaurav Solanki and Anubhav Sinha, it stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Ku...

Saudi potter has ceramic art industry cracked

An award-winning Saudi ceramics artist is proving to be a real trail-glazer in reviving the ancient craft in the Kingdom. Enterprising business owner Morouj Ahmed Alshatri has gone from strength to strength since setting up her Keramos...

Anna: a curiously familiar female assassin

Anna is a 2019 English-language French action thriller film written, produced and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Sasha Luss as the eponymous assassin, with Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Helen Mirren and Alexander Petrov (in his d...

Why can’t there be better manners in politics?

Is it possible to disagree with someone, even to the point of considering some of their ideas profoundly wrong, or as having wicked consequences, and yet still be able to work with them to achieve a goal you have in common – and ...