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Lebanon’s new electoral law: what you need to know

AFP | Lebanon is set to hold its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade on May 6, after a drawn-out political stalemate finally produced...

Congress surrenders to the BJP?

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Hindus account for almost eighty percent of India’s population. Yet, over the major part of the seven decades since partition of British...

Learning methods that suppress critical thinking

Muneeb Imran | Sitting with old colleagues, who parted ways into either different departments of the same organization or into different organizations, the discussion became...

A Cashless Society? Indian ATMs face cash shortages

New Analysis | India’s cash machines are running dry as the country suffers a shortage of banknotes. The shortage has occurred less than 18 months...

Book Review: Why is Homo Deus so thought provoking?

News Desk | Homo Deus is written in clear and easy-to-understand language. There are eleven chapters spread across three parts, with a sizable amount of...

Shoe and Ink attacks: Society’s descent into violence

Syed Muhammad Fahad Ali | Two very disgraceful and sordid attacks on two of the most prominent politicians took place in Pakistan this weekend. The...

Sonam Kapoor highlights reasons for silence on sexual harassment

News Desk | Sonam Kapoor identified three significant reasons why women fail to report sexual harassment against them in her recent interview. She recently gave...

Pakistani soap operas highlight social issues to break taboos

AFP | In life, she chased fame, hoping to make her mark in Pakistani society. In death, murdered social media starlet Qandeel Baloch may have...

Pakistan: Surviving on uncanny strengths!

Amjad Mahmood | Every tribe, ethnicity, empire, dynasty, and nation since ages has held some form of authority, power, and influence during different segments of...

The reluctant democrat

Faisal Zaman | “It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” It takes a handful of people to...

Islamabad sit-in: Will the state surrender?

News Analysis | The question about the role of religion in public life in Pakistan has always been there. Some favored an Islamic society, some...

How is Indian culture an impediment to justice for victims of...

Devika Sakhadeo | The #MeToo campaign that encourages women to speak up about their experiences of sexual assault harassment has been a catalyst for such accusations across political,...

Sexual harassment: A true picture

Izza Rasul |  As a woman belonging to a patriarchal society in Pakistan, voicing sexual harassment issues has always had negative repercussions for the whistleblower....

Canada enters the age of “Hijab Phobia”

Shiffa Yousafzai | The Western debate about Muslim women wearing “Hijab” and “Niqab” is not new and people, on both sides of the divide, have been...

Can technology ensure speedy justice in Pakistan?

Saud Bin Ahsan | One of the main functions of law in society is the administration of justice. With democracy gaining strength in Pakistan, the...

Chester Bennington and the epidemic of celebrity suicide

M. Usama Khawar | Last night Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park was the latest victim of the ongoing celebrity suicide epidemic. He is...

Intolerance in Pakistan: How to tackle the problem?

Rida Hussain | Just as Pakistan’s economy is grappling with the limited natural resources, the social structure is also struggling with the issue of intolerance....

Is it politics that makes us negative?

Huma Zafar | Driving to work, I observe people on the road and in traffic. There is usually a stern expression or a frown, most...

The Early history of Christianity and how it spread

Michael Kulikowski | The Roman Empire became Christian during the fourth century CE. At the century’s start, Christians were – at most – a substantial minority...

How do you know if I am an extremist or a...

Asma Razaq | A few days back, I met my friends in the canteen of my university, where I post-graduated from, in Islamabad. During gossips,...

Why Improving female conditions depends on outlawing dowry

In a survey released yesterday by Gallup Pakistan, 56 percent of Pakistanis believe that it is not possible for a girl to get married...

Why I will always be a Fat girl at heart

Huma Zafar | The word FAT always has a caloric connotation to it but perhaps for this blog I wish to use it more generally,...

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