Nisar has said one reason Pakistan isn't a superpower is that Pakistani gardeners take more smoking breaks than their Chinese counterparts.
BY: Mohammed Hanif The Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, Mian Saqib Nisar, is a man on a mission. Our senior-most judge wants to rid the country of corrupt politicians, and he wants us to eat hormone-free chicken. “The aim of my struggle is clean air, clean water, pure milk,” he told lawyers last week […]
It is a blot both in and on India’s constitution.
By: A.G. Noorani ABSOLUTE monarchs wield legislative and executive power. Democracies do not and cannot. It is amazing that the framers of India’s constitution blindly endowed the governments at the centre and in the states with the power to legislate, albeit in emergent circumstances for a limited period and subject to ratification by the legislature. […]
By: Imtiaz Gul Pakistan currently resembles the biblical Goliath; big and armed to teeth but stymied by a myriad of factors such as inaction, inefficiency, institutional paralysis, inter-institutional tug of war, ill-preparedness, insufficient vision on top and behavioral intransigence on issues that are virtually existential threats to the country. The embarrassment suffered at the Paris […]
‘An Ordinary Man’s Guide to Radicalism: Growing Muslim in India’
By: Arshad Alam In many ways, the Batla House ‘encounter’ was a defining moment for the residents of the area and the larger Muslim community in India. For the migrant population living in Batla House and its adjacent localities, the stigma of being from the area meant that they were in very real danger of […]
Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s statements have raised questions, caused dismay in Bangladesh
By: Syed Badrul Ahsan Two incidents across Bangladesh’s border with India have led to consternation and raised questions in Dhaka. The West Bengal food and supplies minister, Jyotipriyo Mallick, let his emotions overflow at an observance of the anniversary of Bangladesh’s language movement. Speaking before a gathering of dignitaries from West Bengal and Bangladesh, […]
Army Chief’s statements on the Northeast are problematic in terms of prudence, politics, principle.
BY: Suhas Palshikar An army chief making headlines for the wrong reasons is a painful sight. Some months ago, it was about the incident of the human shield and the general’s views on fighting the dirty war. This time, General Bipin Rawat has connected his theory of dirty war to domestic politics. With his latest […]
Quality of content and long-term engagement with the listeners will judge the sustainability of broadcasting in the digital era
BY: Fazal Malik In a demographically young country, dominated by social media with high penetration of broadband connectivity and mobile phone penetration, it is rather surprising to learn that conventional radio broadcasting is still thriving. Last week’s report on radio listening figures in the UAE by Nielsen, a global measurement and data analytics company, is […]
Feminism represents and embodies an enlightening canvass of female rights and the feminist epistemology. The communication styles among the feminist youth and women and the growing of the newer forms of lifestyles protects the feminist sociability from the exploitative and illegitimate transgression. The socially constructed feminities should therefore tend to follow the moral values of […]
Whole humanity shall awake from deep slumber to protest
By. Shahid Majeed Mir The contemporary world order rests on the sovereignty of people and their rights. This order is known as democratic order of governance in common parlance. The order came through Renaissance of Humanistic tradition of ancient times. It accords a highest place to worth of human rights, their sovereignty through liberty, equality […]
The probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is politically and culturally significant
By. Max Boot Reading Marc Fisher and Sari Horwitz’s extraordinary article, comparing the lives of United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller and US President Donald Trump made me realise that the war between the two men is not just a struggle over the fate of this presidency. The op-ed noted: At pivotal points in their […]