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Living history

LAST week the United States marked the first anniversary of the very public murder of George Floyd. The inescapable brutality of the police killing sparked protests on an unparalleled scale…

Jaya Bachchan’s way

JAYA Bachchan wants rapists to be lynched publicly. In doing so she wants to take the struggling Indian democracy closer to Saudi Arabia, where a bloodthirsty Muhammad Saad al-Beshi gets…

Entertainment or jingoism?

Anti-Pakistan propaganda remains a recurrent theme in numerous Bollywood movies. Movies such as ‘Border’, ‘LoC Kargil’, ‘Raazi’, and ‘Uri’ carry an anti-Pakistan perspective as a central theme to the plot.…

Islands of privilege

Peace and security are basics for any society to prosper. The purpose of modern states is to ensure safety for everyone irrespective of their social status. Absence of social tranquillity…

The rise in crimes

This year in Karachi the sanctity of the holy month of Ramazan and the festivities leading to the celebration of Eid were overshadowed by the sharp rise in crime, which…

Monkey business

THE only movie I wanted to watch on my trip to the US last month was Dev Patel’s Monkey Man. I was blown away by the trailer and was curious…

World Quds Day

This year’s World Quds Day is commemorated under circumstances in which we are witness to one of the biggest cases of murder and genocide in history. The deep humanitarian catastrophe…

Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March. This well-known quotation was, we know, the warning given to Julius Caesar, in Shakespeare’s play, by a soothsayer. It referred to a date: March 15.…