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No, Modi is not a peacemaker

Thanks to the seductive power of electronic and social media, the visuals now tend to overwhelm our mind and seize its ability to look beyond. Image has become reality. Opinion…

India’s exhausting rhetoric

The initial campaigning for the 18th Lok Sabha elections in India gave the impression that political parties in India had moved away from depending on anti-Pakistan rhetoric to rally their…

Polarization and threat to society

Long hauls often necessitate one to walk around inside the aircraft. I often stand peering through the tiny window on the emergency door, looking down at the passing ‘Lilliputian’ landscape…

What can Pakistan do for Kashmir?

Kashmir is no ordinary dispute. It is about a territory, its people, and the dynamics of their history, culture, and aspirations for freedom. And it is about the ethics of…

The beauty of mathematics

Public discourse is mind-boggling these days: economists peddle political manifestos; politicians debate arcane economic issues; lawyers don’t make sense whatsoever; and rational persuasion gives no return. So, it is mighty…

Ready to shift?

NEARLY three years have passed since the announcement regarding Pakistan’s pivot from geopolitics to geo-economics. So far, this policy shift has proved nothing more than rhetoric. A country’s geopolitical value…

Tackling the electricity challenge

Pakistan is once again facing a shortfall of electricity in winter. Last year, there was a nationwide electricity blackout on account of similar issues. It then becomes essential to discuss…