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April 2019 Issue

The Doval Doctrine – India’s hybrid war against Pakistan

Shahid Raza | Lest we forget, World War I and World War II saw more than 100 million people killed. The battles that engulfed the...
Two Tombs

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...

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...
Kulbhashan Jadhav: Case of “Indian State Intervention”

Kulbhashan Jadhav: Case of “Indian State Intervention”

Ahmer Bilal Soofi | The Jadhav Case just heard at the International Court of Justice has the potential of serving as a turning point through...

Economic Gurus: Devaluation, IMF talks and Pakistan exports – Dr Sajid Amin Javed

Dr Sajid Amin Javed | For devaluation, we do not need to have an implicit understanding with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). I am on...
Economic Gurus: Devaluation, IMF talks and Pakistan exports – Shehryar Aziz

Economic Gurus: Devaluation, IMF talks and Pakistan exports – Shehryar Aziz

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...

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...

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

Professor Ashok Swain | Since 1947, India has been for the most part successful in keeping the country united and maintaining a general peace and...

India versus Pakistan: Battleground International Court of Justice

Hassan Aslam Shad | The second round of the courtroom battle between India and Pakistan regarding the Kulbhushan Jadhav case concluded at the International Court...
Pakistan is the most under-praised, under-discovered country – 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...

Sherdil nosedives to a crash

Usama Masood Ahmad | There is a lot to talk about Azfar Jafri's Sherdil; sadly, very little of it is in the film's favour. Jafri...

Post Pulwama: Revisiting ‘The Spy Chronicles’

Lt Gen ® Asad Durrani | One of the few points on which the two co-authors, Dulat and I, had a back and forth was:...

Reincarnation of India: Threat to Peace..?

GVS Editorial - April Magazine In the third week of February 2019 – during Kulbhushan Jadhav trial at the International Court of Justice – QC...

Bohemian Rhapsody – a film that fails Mercury

Usama Masood Ahmad | It has frankly been amazing to see the torrent of love Bryan Singer's Bohemian Rhapsody has received from the award bodies...

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

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...

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

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...

BJP: An electoral journey from Babri Masjid to Pakistan? – Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | On March 16, 2019 Indresh Kumar, member of National Executive of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, (RSS) ideological fountainhead of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...