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‘Society conditions women to be apologetic’

‘Society conditions women to be apologetic’

  BY: Divya Kala Bhavani A perusal of the striking cover of A Girl Like That is enough to pull readers in; a brown-skinned girl wearing a headscarf and bright pink lipstick and mirrored green shades as she observes a Middle Eastern structure; it showcases the contemporary global identity, indicating we are a signature of […]

 Dr.Shiben Krishen Raina

ALWAYS SEEK A SECOND OPINION

ALWAYS SEEK A SECOND OPINION

As we keep on using them, modern-day house-hold items like Refrigerator, Washing-Machine, Toaster, TV, and for that matter, any other electric or electronic device etc. is liable to malfunction at any point of time. The reason could be anything: mishandling, misuse or any other inexplicable issue. What we do usually is to see if we […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistan Cinema-Part V

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistan Cinema-Part V

In search of an alternate cultural narrative in Pakistani cinema

Riaz Shahid and Khalil Kaiser were among those politically sensitive Pakistani intellectuals who resorted to the medium of film in order to reflect the rage of the masses. In 1962 Riaz Shahid made Shaheed (Martyr). The film is an allegory of the historical visit of Lawrence of Arabia to the Arab lands. A foreigner called […]

 Dr. Shahid Amin

Use Water in Right Ways!

Use Water in Right Ways!

(We had snow covering all over from plains to hills and now the snow is a distant dream. Recently, some of the big water reservoirs and springs in Kashmir were found dried up. Everyday there is pathetic stories regarding crisis of water).

Our Kashmir, for every season had something unique to offer, and engulf with tranquility. But the peace and sweetness do not exist anymore. That charm is hard to find again that overwhelmed human life, rich flora and fauna. God had gifted us with the unique and richer resources. But the humans began to foul play […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema (Part IV)

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema (Part IV)

1980s: The Return of the Men in Khaki

During the 1980s Punjabi films dominated Pakistani cinema. The Muhajirs had lost the dominant position that they enjoyed during the early days of Pakistan’s creation. There has been a rapid rise in the power of Punjabi establishment since 1977, when the (Punjabi ) Chief of Pakistan army, a Wahhabi and salafist General Zia Ul Haq […]

 Saleem Iqbal Qadri

VOX POPULI: Separating schooling from politics

VOX POPULI: Separating schooling from politics

 Due to the indulgence of Kashmiri students into the protest demonstrations, the educational activities in Kashmir have almost came to a standstill. In order to do a reality check as what people really feel about the frequent closure of educational institutions, Saleem Iqbal Qadri of Kashmir Images sought reactions from students, teachers, parents et al. […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema III

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema III

The Construction of ‘Islamic’ Culture in Pakistan

“Born from the division of the old civilisation of India, Pakistan struggled for constructing its own culture, a culture which would not only be different from the Indian culture but that the whole world would acknowledge.”[1] Pakistan came into being on the 14th of August 1947. The constituent assembly that took over the control of […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema – II

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema – II

The struggle for a ‘religious’ cultural identity

During the British Raj the provinces of India where Muslims were in minority, “faced the threat of social decline.”[1] The Muslims of these provinces were deeply concerned by the British policy after the 1857 ‘Revolt’ led by the Muslim landlords against their British rulers. The Muslim landlords, “whose members often came from the same aristocratic […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema – I

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema – I

The beginning of the cinema in pre-partition Indian Sub Continent

In the following series of articles I set out to investigate the kind of cinema that has been provided to the audience in Pakistan to facilitate the birth and reinforcement of an alien Islamic (religious) identify. I utilize three different forms of cinema style (First, Second and Third Cinema) to explain whose political, social and […]

 MUKHTAR AHMAD FAROOQI

Cashless Card Transactions and Security Loopholes

Cashless Card Transactions and Security Loopholes

Al most every adult today possesses plastic money in the form of debit, credit or prepaid cards. These cards, e-wallets and other digital platforms are witnessing a surge in their volumes to embrace digital payment solutions and Digital India’s vision of cashless economy. Digital money transactions are executed through debit cards, credit cards, internet banking, […]

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