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Manto, the bold and brazen

Death anniversary of renowned Pakistani writer, playwright and author Saadat Hasan Manto is being observed on Friday. Manto was born in Ludhiana, British India on 11th May, 1912. Writing mainly in Urdu language, he produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches. His best short stories...

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GOOD BOY!

Dog, considered to be man's best friend, highly regarded for its loyalty, compassion and unique 'skill set' differing from breed to breed. Dogs have been bred, tamed and domesticated throughout history and are widely known to be wonderful companions, they are used to provide assistance in hunting, protection and Identification and are also used to discipline farm animals, mainly sheep,...

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Why Can’t Girls Sit At Dhabas?

By: Beena Ahmed The budding high cost ‘chai- cafes’ are sprouting in every corner of Karachi, places that allow women to have some tea in peace. But what about the old ‘quetta chai khanas’ and ‘dhabas’, what’s with the gender stereotype? Limiting  the sitting area to males and if by chance a girl feels the need to quench her thirst...

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Differentiate on finger Tips between ‘Religious Scholars’ and ‘Religious Elite’

Religion is the name of cleaning impurities. It is a mere reflection of how it renders a transformation in human mind, soul. But Alas! in Pakistan our so called 'Religious Elite' has used  religion in demonising  the weak, and distributing certificates of who is more holy. This Religious Elite enjoys a position in the Media, political platforms and more importantly ...

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Allama Iqbal: The forgotten promise

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   A man of his age, A man ahead of his age and A man at war with his age. Truly the Greatest Poet,Thinker,Philosopher and Ideologue of the past 2 centuries ALLAMA MUHAMMAD IQBAL lovingly known as the Hakim-ul-Ummat. Born in Sialkot on 9 November 1877, in British India (now in Pakistan), whose poetry...

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3rd November 2007 Emergency: 10 years in the making, Democracy ‘then &now’

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| 3rd November 2007 was the day what many termed as an act of treachery, face saving more precise unconstitutional. A decade ago the then President General(R) Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency, suspended the constitution and barred judges who did not comply to his extra constitutional act were put in house arrest Not only that, Media went off...

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100 years of Israel, The Balfour Decleration

This year marks one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration was issued and set in motion the process which led to the displacement and dispossession of millions of Palestinians over the course of ten decades. Theresa May has said that Britain is “proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the state of Israel” at a gala dinner in...

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Muniba Mazari – Frida Kahlo’s Soul Lives On

Muniba Mazhari - The Iron Lady of Pakistan https://youtu.be/LIF5BnugxYM I was emotionally wrenched after listening to Muniba’s story, I managed to hold in my tears and ponder over her strength and courage on the verge of tears, I realized that the details to her story resemble one of my favourite painters: Frida Kahlo. I was astonished on how two women’s...

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A New Arabia, evolving Persia: Friendships, trade, ‘moderate’ Islam and espionage

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | The article was originally published on 26/10/17 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has vowed to "return" the country to “moderate Islam” and asked for global support to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society that empowers citizens and lures investors. Welcome to a new Islam being created in the Saudi kingdom....

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The Crypto Bitcoin Boom, Fact from Fiction

What is Bitcoin? It is a digital currency that is not backed up by the government. It uses peer to peer network. Bitcoin is used through digital wallets and it is not linked to any bank. Bitcoin is a risky investment, its price increases and decreases. The rising price of bitcoins is leading to a lot of questions that if...

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It’s about power, not sexuality. It’s an isolating feeling: Priyanka on Weinstein Controversy

The 35 year old Bollywood and Hollywood actress who is currently busy shooting the third season of Quantico finally comes forward with her views on sexual harassment and confirms that you can find a 'Weinstein' wherever you turn your head. "There is not just 'a Harvey Weinstein' in Hollywood, there are many. It happens everywhere." Priyanka Chopra is a strong...

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The drones are back to haunt the Af-Pak region

US drones on Friday fired missiles near Pak-Afghan border, killing at least 12 people and destroying six militant hideouts. It was the fifth such attack in as many days. At least 41 people including Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief Umar Khalid Khorasani have been killed in the drone attacks. Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favorite to become the new...

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Verna Trailer Released Starring Mahira Khan-The Yay or Nay Review

A lot of hype is trolled over the success of Shoaib Mansoor’s movies due to his previous successful directions of BOL and Khuda K Liye. With the recent release of Verna’s trailer we can depict that the film revolves around the issue of female oppression. The film casts Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid as the lead roles with Zarrar as...

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Accountability of the Sharifs amid unfolding events

By each unfolding event, it is becoming apparent that the Sharifs are in intense pressure. Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and her spouse famously known for his inflammatory speech against Ahmedis,  Captain(R) Safdar is in jeopardy as the accountability court indicted them for Aveneue Field references and Azzezia Paper Mill. Nawaz managed to escape the proceedings as his wife Begum Kulsoom...

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Harvey Weinstein: From Hollywood honcho to sexual fiend and Pakistan’s sexual harassment woes

'Sexual harassment '  in any form is unwanted and undesirable sexual behavior  that is intimidating, offensive and unpleasant . It affects people in many ways  and it's against the law. Both men or women can become sufferers of sexual harassment. If you feel  intimidation, fear, or pain when someone is harassing you then this will be considered as sexual assault....

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Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif’s tumultuous US visit continues

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has dismissed “hollow allegations” and claims by a number of US officials about his Pakistan's possible collusion with terrorist groups wreaking havoc in neighboring Afghanistan. Washington has long been chiding Islamabad for not doing enough to curb militant groups like the Taliban. “You want us to sniff them out, we will do that. You...

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Knife bearing maniac on the loose in Karachi

A rather ridiculous series of events have recently left parents and women in fear, a motorcycle riding, knife bearing maniac has been seen attacking women on the streets at random leaving them bruised and then rushing away on his motorcycle. The motive of the attacker is yet to be determined and varying news about his identity are doing the rounds...

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