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By an election alone

The media told them they were playing with fire by delaying a resort to the people for settling their dispute with a very popular political rival. They did not budge…

An offshore prison

For over 20 years, every Monday afternoon, I’ve stood with like-minded concerned citizens on Rt 15 on Deer Isle, Maine – members of our Island Peace & Justice group –…

Voice of Sindh – Part I

How can a cultural and literary event generate so much controversy and opposition? Well, if two brave women play a leading role in it, it does. Amar Sindhu and Arfana…

War fantasies?

War is not a performance. Ukraine is not a stage. The death and destruction aren’t happening so we can “take a stand” and feel better about ourselves. It is real,…

Remembering Al-Farabi

Remembering great minds who contributed to the flourishing of civilisations is a commendable activity. It reminds us how hundreds of years ago, those who sought knowledge travelled across countries despite…

The age of geo-economics

Pakistan’s economy needs to grow at an annual average rate of at least 10 per cent of the GDP over the next 10 to 15 years to be able to…

Sanders’ ideological jihad

In a recent interview to 'The New Yorker', Joe Biden revealed he feared an “ideological jihad” from Bernie Sanders, after beating him for the Democratic presidential nomination in a primary…

The lone literary soldier

Like most young people in this country, reading for me used to be purely functional – something one did in order to ace exams. It was only in my late…

Are We All Not Refugees?

Are we all not refugees?

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a young and upcoming American writer and author of the bestselling novel, ‘The Sympathizer’. He landed in the ‘land of the free’ with his family in…