Tag: History

100 years of women’s suffrage: How one group changed British history

AFP | British women won the right to vote 100 years ago after an intense struggle marked by a violent fringe campaign that shocked the...

Is Tourism in Pakistan Dangerous?

Justin Lovett | We traveled to Pakistan in December 2017 to help with an NGO that is running development projects for the poorest of Lahore. Many of...

Take a tour of Rohtas Fort’s history

I was experiencing déjà vu. Had I been there before? It felt oddly familiar. The musty air and the satisfying grains of dust swirling...

Stephen Hawking | Humans Will Need To Leave Earth To Survive

Stephen William Hawking, CH CBE FRS FRSA is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology...

Trump on the wrong side of history

Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg | American Secretary of States’ hop-over visit’ to Pakistan, on his way to India, was a crude diplomatic gesture of brow-beating...

Deepika’s ‘Ghoomar’ is an enthralling introduction to legendary tale

News Desk | A lady of grace, Deepika Padukone, shined exquisitely as a Rajput Queen in the song "Ghoomar" from her much-hyped movie "Padmavati". With her...

China: A story of a great transformation

Umair Aslam | I recently embarked on a journey to China for three weeks to attend a Seminar on New Energy Industry Cooperation for Developing...

“Padmavati” trailer takes internet by storm

News Desk | Viewers are electrified by the stunning avatar of the trio, Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Kapoor who are all set to...

“If you believe you’re a citizen of the world you’re a...

Dani Rodrik | Populisms revolt reflects the deep rift that has opened between the worldview of the global intellectual and professional elites and the ordinary citizens....

A tale of terror: BJP worker fakes bombing of own home

News Analysis | A BJP worker was apprehended by Tamil Nadu Police on Friday evening after he faked a petrol bomb attack at his Chennai...

Smart people don’t choose their seats randomly

News Desk | Every week I have a coaching session with some of our team members. In the meeting room, we use most often for...

The lie we tell ourselves to justify British rule

M. Usama Khawar | There's a popular narrative that floats around the subcontinent, like a safety net we revert to in times of need, that...

How Orientalism Pitted Hindus against Muslims in India?

Nauman Sadiq | #PakistanTurns70 The most outstanding feature of Islam is its history; if one studies Islamic history, one comes to realize that Islam did not...

Hijab style trends: From the Afghan burqa to the cover of...

July 12 is National Hijab Day in Iran, a celebration that has been met by defiant protests by women driving headscarf less in their cars. At the same...

Our legacy,our democratic credentials and the storming of the Bastilles

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | In 2008, PPP got 13% of the registered vote, as per the Election Commission statistics which can be checked from...

North and South Korea, what divides them

Why is there a North and a South Korea? Before there was a South and North Korea, the peninsula was ruled by a dynasty known...

Panama JIT reviews the questionable history of the Sharif family

The JIT tasked with probing the alleged financial wrongdoings of the Sharif family resulting from the April 20 Supreme Court verdict in the Panamagate...

The amazing and unusual Pakistan that you need to see

Pakistan is definitely a country full of surprises, not only in the political and diplomatic realms but also in the historic and unorthodoxly amazing sense....

Why isn’t the World talking about Kashmir?

Michael Kugelman | Today, the trend lines for Jammu & Kashmir are quite troubling, to say the least. Nearly a year after Indian security forces...

The US’s top 10 Lies About Syria

David Swanson | The United States, like in many cases in the past, is now rushing into Syria for war – not peace. Portraying a...

India: Women win right to enter the sacred parts of temples...

Throughout history, world religions have considered women as ritually unclean because of menstruation and the social beliefs surrounding it. This perception led to women being denied entry into religious...

Will Ivanka Trump Be the Most Powerful First Daughter in History?

Ivanka Trump is about to become the most influential first daughter since Alice Roosevelt Longworth. But can she do so without damaging her own...

A new idiom of Dalit assertion

VALERIAN RODRIGUES | Nov 20, 2016 There’s a new turn in Dalit politics that entails taking charge of affairs in their own hands, and a...

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Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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