Saturday, December 7, 2019

Malala and Nabila: two sides of Pakistan

Earlier this week, a young girl from Pakistan addressed a Western audience on a life-threatening situation she faced in her homeland. Dressed in a...

Kounsernag lake: A return from death

We started our expedition from Aharbal at around 12:30 pm and reached our base camp at 4.45 pm. It was an easy trek when compared to other trekking expeditions we had been on. We pitched our tents, drank tea, clicked a few pictures, had dinner and slept - oblivious to what was waiting for us the very next day.
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Nepal: Emerging from the ruins

Where does one even start describing the scale of the devastation that has hit Nepal? It’s been five days as I write this, and...

Sedition in the neo-colonial India

  I was walking in the Bloomsbury area of London, far away from home, when I read that more than sixty Kashmiri students were expelled...

Politicians, privacy and moral policing

During my initial days in journalism an editor of one of the Urdu dailies shared an anecdote that I fondly remember, even after a...

Indian anger as UK Parliament discusses Kashmir’s human rights

The UK House of Commons debate on Kashmir took place against the sombre background of a flooding in India and Pakistan coupled with the...

Kashmiris support Gaza, but who will support them?

  The Israeli air assault on Gaza in response to the killing of three teenagers by as yet unidentified perpetrators has sparked protests around the...

Being “liberal” and progressing

The passage of time changes the perspectives of societies, driven by the gaining of knowledge, it takes them out of the caliginous dark into...

In response to Write Hand: Which “power” and “resistance to power”?

One can never look into someone’s mind to find out what’s going on in there. When we write it is that something that comes...

As I write this, Gaza is bombed

    On 12 June 2014 three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped. The world turned upside down. The international community rushed to condemn the killers. This was...
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