South Asia and Beyond

Ashwin Ahmad

Traveller, bibliophile and wordsmith with a yen for international relations. A journalist and budding author of short fiction, life is a daily struggle to uncover the latest breaking story while attempting to be Hemingway in the self-same time. Focussed especially on Europe and West Asia, discussing Brexit, the Iran crisis and all matters related is a passion that endures to this day. Believes firmly that life without the written word is a life best not lived. That’s me, Ashwin Ahmad.

RRR’s Oscar Mantra: Spreading The ‘Roar’, Loud And Clear

What explains the success of an over the top Telugu film RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) at the Oscars? Or rather, to put it more modestly, how did one song from that film Naatu Naatu (meaning Dance Dance), win the Oscar?  It was rejected by an  Indian film jury, and in every respect is far removed from the sensibilities of American […]Read More

Why Iran Is Now Cooperating With The IAEA

Why is Iran cooperating with the IAEA? Iran’s cooperation with the IAEA comes after a visit by IAEA chief Rafael Grossi’s trip to Tehran, where he got an assurance of a probe into uranium particles found at undeclared sites. Grossi wrapped up a two-day trip to Iran on March 4, where he met the top leadership […]Read More

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