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INDO-PAK FOREIGN MINISTERS AT THE 73RD SESSION OF UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INDO-PAK FOREIGN MINISTERS AT THE 73RD SESSION OF UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

By: Mushtaq Hurra Every year, world leaders assemble at New York and make speeches in the UN general assembly to highlight the issues and problems their respective countries are confronted with. Apart from national issues, different world leaders including those who have been monopolizing United Nations organization, pledge to resolve the different issues of international […]

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor’s New Clothes

(This week we are simply reproducing an old European tale. The reason being that it seems very relevant today when an ordinary Kashmiri is flooded by the boastful assertions that claim a lot but mean precious little. They say less said the best: We leave it open for the readers to draw their inferences)

Many years ago there lived an emperor who loved beautiful new clothes so much that he spent all his money on being finely dressed. His only interest was in going to the theater or in riding about in his carriage where he could show off his new clothes. He had a different costume for every […]

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The India that does not shine is bigger than the India that does

The India that does not shine is bigger than the India that does

The obsession with economic growth and the stock market hides other important facts about the economy

By: Anup Sinha Every time quarterly or monthly reports of the Indian economy are announced there is a reaction in the media. If the results are worse than the previous ones, then impending doom is forecast. If the results are better than the previous ones, there is unbridled optimism about future economic prospects. Both reactions […]

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#MeToo India has squashed clichés once linked with victims of sexual harassment.

#MeToo India has squashed clichés once linked with victims of sexual harassment.

BY: Shefalee Vasudev Besides bombing fear from the minds of “victims” of sexual harassment by flagging the road not taken, #MeToo India has also bled out the clichés of appearance that shrouded women who spoke up. Some will argue this is too trivial a matter to table when a posse of women journalists with strength […]

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Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism

Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism

BY: Faisal Devji Since Myanmar’s latest bout of violence against the Rohingya began in 2012, there has been a slow uptick of outrage in the Muslim world. But it was only recently, once international observers described what was happening there as an ethnic cleansing, that Muslim concern became more vocal than protests in Europe or […]

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Sensible road map

Sensible road map

THE panic created by the sharp decline in the stock market was, ultimately, the final blow. With the PTI government finally accepting that Pakistan must go to the IMF, it is now time to focus on what exactly is needed to restore macroeconomic stability and implement a programme that paves the way for sustainable growth. […]

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Dear Gen Now

Dear Gen Now

Setting up #MeToo as an all-or-nothing issue will make us ignore the considerable gains already made.

By: Rama Bijapurkar Here is the sad truth. If you randomly pick any Indian woman who has stepped out of her home into the wider world of work, be it four or 40 years ago, there is a good chance that she will have a story of experiencing gender-based harassment in the workplace. Of being […]

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PML-N’s endgame

PML-N’s endgame

BY: Arifa Noor THE grand opposition alliance seemed true — momentarily — but only till the verbal condemnation of the government was on the menu. The moment the opposition parties had to walk the talk, the PML-N was left alone to protest in front of the National Assembly, supported only by the JUI-F and the […]

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A new panchayat of ideas

A new panchayat of ideas

The 2019 elections will have to be a political struggle where the civil society articulates itself

By: Shiv Visvanathan Elections are usually party games which a democracy conducts to keep a system dynamic. But the election of 2019 is different and the nature of the difference lies in the ethical and political challenges before us. The battle of 2019 is not merely a battle between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata […]

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Memory and cultural psychiatry

Memory and cultural psychiatry

By: Aziz Ali Dad T S Eliot in his poem ‘The Wasteland’ deals with the theme of memory and desire. Writing about spring, he declares April as “the cruellest month, breeding, Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing, Memory and desire, stirring, Dull roots with spring rain.” This is a very pessimistic depiction of spring […]

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