Stories from 3 November 2012
The audience was surprised at the Tata Literature Live! festival in Mumbai on November 2, when playwright Girish Karnad spoke angrily about the presentation of an award to Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul, who Karnad accused of being anti-Muslim.
South Korean rapper Psy's catchy song and goofy dance hit 'Gangnam Style' has broken the Guinness World record for the most "liked" video in YouTube history and spawned countless parodies. Here are the 10 best copycats of Gangnam Style picked from a slew of meme videos.
Ex-Beijiing officials warned against the rise of separatist movements in Hong Kong and told Hong Kong people either to love China or to renounce their Chinese nationality.
Members of the Yellow River 10-Year Investigation team have begun reporting on the situation regarding water pollution in the Tengger Desert of Inner Mongolia. The team pointed out that black industrial water emitted by a coal chemical processing factory in the industrial district has been contaminating the desert's underground water, destroying the local herders' homeland and endangering the lives of those in the desert.
Following the violent events of Thursday, October 25 -that left two dead and more than a hundred injured in the wholesale market La Parada-, finally Saturday 27 saw the execution of a street blockade in order to deactivate the market that is being relocated. Reports, rumours and reflections following the events of the past days are being circulated on social networks.