Ideas don’t kill people. Other People do!

It’s easy to be cynical. Being cynical means not having to do anything, and the lack of action creates its own self-fulfilling prophecy. The cynical person sees a protest march and thinks, “That won’t accomplish anything”. And, if it doesn’t, then their cynicism is rewarded.

But, maybe, all the march needed was that one extra . . . → Read More: Ideas don’t kill people. Other People do!

The admixture of the judiciary and parliament disavows single term-limit on presidency

The supreme court in Honduras has voided a single-term limit for the country’s presidency — the issue at the heart of the political conflict that led to the ouster of socialist incumbent Manuel Zelaya six years ago when he sought to hold a referendum on rewriting the constitution.

The push by the governing National party . . . → Read More: The admixture of the judiciary and parliament disavows single term-limit on presidency

Malala and Sharmeen Obaid make it to the New York Times Women of Impact List

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousufzai and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy made it to The New York Time’s Women of Impact list this month, as the Times’ celebrated 50 women who have made the biggest difference in the world over the last year.

They’re in good company — the list includes US . . . → Read More: Malala and Sharmeen Obaid make it to the New York Times Women of Impact List

When ethnicity trumped religion

In November 1914, the world’s only great Muslim empire was drawn into a life-or-death struggle against three historically Christian powers — Britain, France and Russia. All parties made frantic calculations about the likely intertwining of religion and strategy. The playing out, and surprise overturning, of these calculations informs . . . → Read More: When ethnicity trumped religion

Lee Kuan Yew’s impact of modern day Malaysia and Singapore

Synopsis

The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy on Singapore –Malaysia relations will continue to have an impact on the diplomatic ties of these two countries. In particular his insights on the shared geography, history, culture, and the regional and geopolitical contexts for both Singapore and Malaysia will endure for many years to come.

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A Pakistani runner breaking records and boundaries

Superhuman adventure runner Ziyad Rahim from Pakistan can be best described as a man of steel. Whilst running for charity, the Qatar based banker has broken six Guinness World Records in marathons and ultra marathons.

Driven by challenge, discovery and humanity, Pakistani adventure runner Ziyad Rahim has achieved six Guinness World Records in . . . → Read More: A Pakistani runner breaking records and boundaries

Atif Anwar, Pakistani Bodybuilder wins Arnold Classic title in Australia

Pakistani bodybuilder Atif Anwar on Sunday won a title at the Arnold Classic body building competition held in Australia.

Anwar won the ‘over 100 kg class’ title at the event named after Hollywood legend and seven times Mr Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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The paucity of historians within Pakistan

The keynote speech at the Lahore Literary Festival this year was given by the distinguished historian Professor Romila Thapar. In her excellent address, Professor Thapar took us on a journey of discovering ancient India — of which she is a specialist — pointing out at the outset that “history is a dialogue between the present . . . → Read More: The paucity of historians within Pakistan

An amazing story of a Pakistani village

This is called ‪#‎Pakistan‬. Tando Somro, a village near Hyderabad is a place where the villagers are contributing a lot to make it an ideal place for its habitants. How? Watch this video.

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When inclusivity goes haywire

Jeep raised eyebrows during the US Super Bowl on Sunday when it aired a commercial that showed a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf.

The ad, set to the American folk song “This Land is Your Land”, starts with landscapes across the US, then moves to different scenes around the world.

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