Getting over hard times

(By Cynthia Kane) How many times have you heard someone say, “I just need to get over it so I can get on with my life?” Or maybe it’s something you also do yourself. When we’re frustrated or hurt or angry, sometimes we just want an instant solution. We think if we say the words . . . → Read More: Getting over hard times

Why did the new CM of Indian Occupied Kashmir thank Pakistan?

Soon after taking oath, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday stoked a controversy saying Hurriyat, militant outfits and “people from across the border”, an oblique reference to Pakistan, allowed conducive atmosphere for assembly polls, drawing sharp reaction from NC leader Omar Abdullah who demanded that BJP clarify its stand.

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How India is not aging that nicely

Soon after India got freedom, we made a new beginning. We chose democracy as the way forward. New institutions were created and nurtured — Parliament, the Election Commission, the Supreme Court, the Planning Commission and others. The country has indeed made phenomenal progress. It has become a major military, industrial and economic power, . . . → Read More: How India is not aging that nicely

Women rise to the challenge: first female jirga in Pakistan

When 16-year-old Tahira was murdered in a horrific acid attack last year, her poverty-stricken parents got no justice. Pakistan officials slammed the door in their faces and the police refused to listen.

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Of faceless monks and Rumi’s Alchemy

Faceless monks and whirling dervishes adorned the walls of VM Art Gallery at the launch of artist Faiza Shaikh’s exhibition, Tolerance, on Monday.

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Where freedom is a function of religion

For days running, Ansar Abbasi of The News has been ardently defending the Constitution of Pakistan in writing and by making appearances on news channels. In his reading of Articles 31, 62 and 63, as they must be applied to the potential people’s representatives during the process of scrutiny by the Election Commission of Pakistan, . . . → Read More: Where freedom is a function of religion

Bigger, more isolated, with development

By Ahmad Rafay Alam

The urbanisation in Pakistan brings with it a massive demand for housing, especially in our cities. Urban areas constitute no more than three per cent of Pakistan’s total land mass, yet, are home to at least 35 per cent of its population. And if demographic projections are accurate, urbanisation . . . → Read More: Bigger, more isolated, with development

The best place for a woman to live is Canada

Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world’s biggest economies, aglobal poll of experts showed on Wednesday.

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PTI, khan and reality

When Imran Khan launched the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf in 1996, then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto rhetorically asked, “Can Imran win 51 per cent seats in parliament to form a government?” A decade and a half later, the same question haunts Mr Khan even when he has recently gathered together the largest public assembly of his entire . . . → Read More: PTI, khan and reality

Karachi Violence – Setting free the dons

The two men sat on the floor of a room that looked more like a billet than a dera befitting the leading members of Lyari don Arshad Pappu’s gang.

One of them, Pappu’s brother, named Yasir Arafat after the legendary revolutionary Palestinian figure, looked like a dehydrated parrot with a beard. His brother in arms, . . . → Read More: Karachi Violence – Setting free the dons