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Why the BRF is important

President Xi Jinping is in the limelight again as the much-awaited 3rd Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation began yesterday in Beijing. After convening the first two successful…

Jailed in India: Part – I

On October 3, 2023, the day after MK Gandhi’s birthday, over five hundred officers of the Delhi Police fanned out across India to detain either at their Special Cell station…

Part II: Voice of Sindh

The eighth Ayaz Melo in Hyderabad, held from Dec 23 to Dec 25, presented over 20 sessions and gathered nearly 100 authors, intellectuals and poets from across Pakistan. Jami Chandio…

Only the bottle is new

These days, if you talk to anyone in government about any new program or initiative, really anything that will cost money, the response is often the same: there is no…

Myth of violence

The revival of student unions has been a matter of serious concern since the ban imposed on them in 1984. This apprehension mainly stems from the narrative that student unions…

Lessons from the end of the Afghan war

War is beyond the question of jus ad bellum and jus in bello. It involves risks and consequences beyond the conflict boundaries. The aftermath of war is usually horrendous. Whether…

The challenges ahead

PRESIDENT Joe Biden has announced that all US troops will be unconditionally withdrawn from Afghanistan by Sept 11. He has also stated that the US will continue to support the…