Naufal Khan

Publisher & editor of Indian Spice.

Interview: Gay Indian seeks refuge at Cambridge

According to Balaji, one can be jailed in India for life for been gay. He states that according to Indian law, 'unnatural acts' are forbidden and punishable by an unlimited fine including life imprisonment. As a result of anti-gay and lesbian legislation and their rejection by the Indian community at large, gay and lesbian people are keeping their status and activities secretive.

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Homosexuality in small towns

I tried to find out more on this issue on the backdrop of a ‘gay marriage’ between two girls hailing from Harrayana. Journalism can be a very complex experience and I experienced it first hand in my first stint with ‘true journalism’. Getting a chance to interview a person who flaunts his sexuality openly over the internet was much tougher than I had imagined.

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World’s best Sitar player comes to South Africa

Ustad Shahid Parvez, descends from six generations of sitarists. He is the leading exponent of the Etawah Gharana, a musical tradition or "family" committed to this most famous of Indian instruments. His family has produced some of the most revered and influential figures in North Indian Classical Music including the likes of Ustad Sahabdad Khan, Ustad Imdad Khan, Ustad Enayet Khan, Ustad Waheed Khan and his uncle Ustad Vilayat Khan.

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Lollipop Lane is back

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Radio serials were in their heyday in the 1960’s and 70’s and gave thousands of people the opportunity to live other people’s lives and experiences vicariously through the characters of their ‘daily dose’. The advent of television on the South African entertainment landscape changed that situation and increasingly the format of most radio stations became ‘talk’ and music-driven.

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Emirates takes you on a Journey Through India

Emirates is advancing its service on Indian routes with the launch of its unique ‘Journey Through India’ campaign. The menu on all routes and in all classes has been created to meet the regional preferences of Indian travellers. In addition it has been strengthened with a greater presence of Indian dishes, especially vegetarian options, while western dishes continue to be offered to cater to the global tastes of travellers.

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