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Towards Anarchy

Towards anarchy

What we know about the state institutions and their functions is through the electronic and print media. Notwithstanding so many TV channels, newspapers, and internet access in Pakistan, many events…

The Politics Of Social Media

The politics of social media

To say that technology has changed the Pakistani society in the last decade would be an understatement. With between 18.5 million and 22 million Internet users, 92 million cellular-phone users,…

Going Wireless

Going wireless

Internet access has been available in Pakistan since the mid-1990s, when the national carrier started offering access via the nation-wide local call network in 1995. By early 2006 Internet penetration…

Publishing Scam

Publishing scam

As an Internet user you would have experienced the Nigerian lottery scam. But you may not have heard of the academic scam of the African Journal of Business Management (AJBM)…

Freedom In A Box

Freedom in a box

THE Lahore High Court’s recent order to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority to “more effectively manage objectionable content” on the Internet is frightening, both in letter and implication. The PTA directives…

Putin Dominates Television As Russia Gets Ready To Vote

Putin dominates television as Russia gets ready to vote

Featuring bizarre televised debates between candidate surrogates, government critics sounding off on state television and vicious propaganda battles fought over the internet, recent Russian political discourse has been anything but…

Education And Values

Education and values

A year ago, some of my old classmates from Lahore’s Cathedral High School tracked me down through the Internet. I can’t be grateful enough for this wonderful invention in communications,…

Putin Dominates Television As Russia Gets Ready To Vote

Putin dominates television as Russia gets ready to vote

Featuring bizarre televised debates between candidate surrogates, government critics sounding off on state television and vicious propaganda battles fought over the internet, recent Russian political discourse has been anything but…

Can We Move On, Please?

Can we move on, please?

As I try and follow events in Pakistan from a distance on the Internet and cable TV, I find that of late, all the country’s problems seem to have disappeared,…

Luxury Firms Pin Hopes On China

Luxury firms pin hopes on China

Clad in a black and orange Prada winter coat with a diamond-shaped pattern she snapped up during a trip to Milan, Jennifer Ren embodies China's nouveau riche. For the 27-year-old…