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Social Media Empowers Anti-mining Activists

Social media empowers anti-mining activists

Facebook and other social networks are making it easier for anti-mining activists to derail projects, helping them get their message out and organise more quickly against an industry that is…

Privatisation Of Strategic Assets: Guidelines

Privatisation of strategic assets: guidelines

The government has said time and again that it is resorting to privatisation in order to reduce the burden on the national exchequer as these state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are running…

An Incoherent Foreign Policy

An incoherent foreign policy

The landmark agreement between the US and its allies and Iran on the nuclear issue is a regional and global game changer. A new world alignment appears to be emerging…

Isolation

Isolation

The PTI’s brand of politics to secure its vote-bank is proving to be divisive – dangerously divisive. At one level, the PTI is pitching one province against another. At the…

Towards The Demise Of The Commonwealth

Towards the demise of the Commonwealth

Officially, the main focus of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in the Sri Lankan capital on November 15-17 was ‘growth with equity: inclusive development’. At the conclusion…

Caught Up In The Bizarre

Caught up in the bizarre

As a nation we have lost our ability to think clearly and rationally; perhaps even the ability to think at all. Quite when this process began is hard to define.…

Malala’s Theme

Malala’s theme

Narrowly missing being named the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, the young Pakistani girl who achieved international fame after being shot in the head and neck on…

Pain Of The Dispossessed

Pain of the dispossessed

It may not be possible to submit this as an impersonal narrative. Most of my visits to Qissa Khwani Bazaar, located at a distance of two kilometres from my house,…