Ahmet T. Kuru

How can Muslims stop living in history? GVS Exclusive Interview with Prof. Ahmet T....

GVS Assistant Editor Farah Adeed sat down with Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru, Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University, USA, to discuss...
South Asian

Rivers of Blood & Tears through South Asian Fiction

Particular favourites for us were Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan and Bapsi Sidwa's Ice Candy Man. The man whose name must not be taken...
libraries

Charting the Role of Pakistani libraries in a Post-COVID19 World

COVID-19 has immediately altered the ways in which we live, work and relate to our surroundings. Traditionally there have been three major roles of...
Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty’s latest book ‘Capital and Ideology’ making waves worldwide

Thomas Piketty’s latest book, Capital and Ideology, which is now also available in the English version, is making a lot of waves worldwide and...
Ibrahim Murad

Pakistani academia must innovate or get disrupted: President UMT Ibrahim Murad

GVS Assistant Editor, Farah Adeed, sat down with Ibrahim Hasan Murad, President University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, to explore and understand challenges...
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No more ‘Nazi propaganda’ books on Amazon

Amazon has stopped sales of some books on its platform following protests that the titles, including some for children, were Nazi-era "propaganda," a source...
book banks

Khan’s vision to educate Pakistan: Free books from Govt’s books banks for every needy...

Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has decided to set up book banks in 424 government-run educational institutes.Books from these book banks will be provided...
css exam

No screening test before CSS examinations: Federal govt hails inclusivity

The Federal government has turned down the proposal of introducing a screening test ahead of CSS written examination arguing that it would be unfair...
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Gwadar Port gets its first sea library

A container library has been set up at the shore of Gwadar beach; giving book lovers access to whopping 5000 books with a mesmerizing...
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Everything that you should know about area Codes 800, 833, 844, 855, and 888

While watching TV or on a billboard advertisement, you must have heard/seeing some sort of unique telephone number – 1-8XX, XXXX. These numbers don’t...
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5 Reasons You Should Consider Studying in Portugal

Portugal is often overlooked in favour of their big neighbour, Spain, or other hotter destinations in the EU, yet there are a number of...
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Reversing the Great Game – Pakistan’s Pivot

Reversing the Great Game - Pakistan's Pivot, was one of the sessions at the 6th Oxford Literary Festival in Islamabad that attracted the attention...
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British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie loses German Awards for being anti-Israel

German Literary Authority is reconsidering their award for British-Pakistani novelist, Kamila Shamsie owing to her support for the Pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Movement.Shamsie...
Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan shared stage with Fatima Bhutto to promote her book in London

Fatima Bhutto, granddaughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan shared the stage at London National Theatre which hosted a discourse on...
police

The Pakistani cop who turns police stories into gritty novels

AFP |His father was assassinated by a notorious Karachi hitman, while his police partner was murdered by the Taliban.Personal tragedy haunts the hard-boiled novels...
libraries

Life comes back to bookshelves in Iraq

AFP |Watheq Mahmud is pursuing an advanced engineering degree but the textbooks he needs are often missing in his native Mosul, the Iraqi city...
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Old book for new generation: How to win friends and influence people – Book...

Abbas Ali | “There is no friend as loyal as a book”. Earnest Hemingway The book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is gleaned by...
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Studying political sciences? This is the book you need! – Book Review

Dr. Hazir Ullah |This second edition of ‘A brief introduction to Political Science’ uses diverse real-world examples to show readers the relevance of government and...
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Why you should read Riwayat-e-Falsafa by Ali Abbas Jalalpuri?

Farah Adeed |'Our duty is carefully to watch the progress of human thought, and to maintain an independent critical attitude towards it.'(Dr. Muhammad Iqbal: The...
Nuclear

Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia – Book Review

South Asia’s security environment has always been risky due to the volatile bilateral dynamics of India-Pakistan. The additional factor of nuclearization of both countries...
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Book Review: Why Nations Fail

News Desk |Throughout the past few centuries, there have been various attempts at explaining why some countries are poor and others are rich. Some...
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How continuous improvement can enhance your personal life

Life Hack |Kaizen is the Japanese philosophy and practice of continuous improvement. This concept of continuous improvement was first conceived in the USA during...
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Book Review: Ghost Wars

News Desk |Steve Coll has made a name for himself as one of the foremost reporters of this generation. He is the author of...
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What Top Leaders Get About the Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

Life Hack |Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.Within your company, very different people with amazingly different...
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Book Review: Inside intelligence, the revelations of an MI6 officer

News Analysis |Owing to the nature of the job, there is a wall of secrecy and intrigue surrounding the intelligence business. Consequently, whenever there...
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How to Ace an Interview: 17 Things That Hiring Managers Look For

LifeHack |I should have my name somewhere in the Higher Education Book of World Records for the total number of interviews I’ve attended in...
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“Reham Khan”: A book where every character is assassinated

News Desk |After a lot of discourse on its controversial leaked manuscript, Reham Khan's book has eventually hit the shelves on Thursday. The book...
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Book Review: The China Pakistan Axis

News Desk |Andrew Small is a senior transatlantic fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshal Fund of the United States. He is...
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Book review: From Kargil to the Coup

News Desk |It is said that those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it. But to learn from history, one...
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British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie awarded prestigious UK literature award

News Desk |The British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie was awarded with UK’s prestigious literature award. She won the accolade of the Women’s Prize for fiction...

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