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April 2019 Issue

India

Reincarnation of India: Threat to Peace?

GVS Magazine Desk | In the third week of February 2019 – during Kulbhushan Jadhav trial at the International Court of Justice – QC Barrister...
BJP

BJP: An electoral journey from Babri Masjid to Pakistan?

On March 16, 2019 Indresh Kumar, member of National Executive of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, (RSS) ideological fountainhead of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), told...
Hindu

Hindu Diaspora: a strategic ally of Modi & BJP but a threat to “Idea...

Since 1947, India has been for the most part successful in keeping the country united and maintaining a general peace and harmony between its...
Doctrine

The Doval Doctrine – India’s hybrid war against Pakistan

Lest we forget, World War I and World War II saw more than 100 million people killed. The battles that engulfed the entire globe...
Court

India versus Pakistan: Battleground International Court of Justice

The second round of the courtroom battle between India and Pakistan regarding the Kulbhushan Jadhav case concluded at the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”)...
INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

GVS Magazine Desk | What is the role of the ICJ The International Court of Justice (ICJ), also referred to as the World Court, is the...
Jadhav

Kulbhashan Jadhav: Case of “Indian State Intervention”

The Jadhav Case just heard at the International Court of Justice has the potential of serving as a turning point through which Pakistan can...
Jadhav

Why Jadhav became so important for India? – Dr Moeed Pirzada

Prominent Indian journalist, Praveen Swami, in his groundbreaking piece, “India’s Secret War” (Frontline, 16 February 2018) raises an interesting question: “Thirteen Indians are being...
Post

Post Pulwama: Revisiting ‘The Spy Chronicles’

One of the few points on which the two co-authors, Dulat and I, had a back and forth was: who had the worse media;...
exports

Why Pakistan’s exports are not growing? – Dr Kamal Monnoo

Despite a 32% devaluation why are the Pakistani exports not increasing? Answer: Because everyone is either corrupt or incompetent, but now this ‘Change (Tabdeeli)’ and...
rupee

Pakistan rupee drops in likely devaluation after IMF bailout – Dr Sajid Amin Javed

For devaluation, we do not need to have an implicit understanding with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). I am on record writing for the...
exports

Devaluation, IMF talks and Pakistan exports – Shehryar Aziz

Analysing the views of the members of the government’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC), one notice, that they are not in favour of having a...
people

Tale of two tombs; where lay people they were not built for

GVS Magazine Desk | Tomb of the Hakims and Lalarukh’s tomb built during the Mughal reign in Hasan Abdal continue to intrigue visitors. Hasan Abdal, a...
Fatemeh Aman

Pakistan is the most under-praised, under-discovered country – Fatemeh Aman

GVS News Desk | Fatemeh Aman is a non-resident Senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, Washington D.C. A policial analyst who has...
Baisakhi

Baisakhi Festival – A cross-community celebration of spring

GVS News Desk | The Baisakhi festival is commemorated as the start of the Sikh new year and devotees celebrate by visiting Gurdwaras, having processions...
Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody – a film that fails Mercury

It has frankly been amazing to see the torrent of love Bryan Singer's Bohemian Rhapsody has received from the award bodies and people in...
sherdil

Sherdil nosedives to a crash

There is a lot to talk about Azfar Jafri's Sherdil; sadly, very little of it is in the film's favour. Jafri has competently directed...
Us

Us – The best of cinema

News Desk | If 2017's Get Out gave us the realisation that comedian Jordan Peele had the makings of a bona fide director, 2019's Us...