Choron Ka Sardar Imandar?

During the recent PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) Jalsa an interesting question was raised.  Can the Sardar (leader) of Thieves be honest himself?...

Participation of women in the Maoist Naxalbari movement

Every now and then, Indian newspapers flash news about Maoist insurgents, including women, being killed. They usually avoid mentioning how many soldiers...

Historicizing Islamophobia and the way to counter it

The history of racial bigotry and bias against a particular community has always been a norm of the so-called civilized people of...

Democracy Distorted

Washington Watch I'm not going to contest the oft-repeated notion that democracy is the best form of government, but I am going to...

Sri Lanka including Bangladesh can benefit from CPEC

Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are both South Asian countries. As an island county in South East Asia, Sri Lanka has been...

Quad 2.0: Showing a Cold War mentality?

The revival of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) and the formation of AUKUS as a new pact, entails a rapid geostrategic shift...

History of Western philosophy

Many histories of Western philosophy have been written over the years. These histories doubtless have many undeniable merits, but all suffer from...

LGs and the promotion of democracy    

Our political leadership talks a lot about democracy but is not ready to follow democratic traditions and values. On the one hand,...

The greatest leader of all times

Many thinkers and political figures since the ancient world have formed different ideas about the goals that politics can achieve. From moralists...

Rising debt concerns for developing countries

‘Poorer nations were more fragile before Covid-19, had less scope to stimulate economies, and are on the wrong side of the vaccine...

Alleviating poverty by fixing the economy

Poverty is the manifestation of prevalent social injustice in society. The more the social injustice the higher the poverty. It is not...

Abuses of Human Rights in Jammu and Kashmir

Since 1947, Article 370 had0 given Jammu and Kashmir a semi-autonomous constitutional status. Under its provisions, the region had freedom in all...

Roar of Proposed Super Regulator in Media

It sounds well to have a new legal and regulatory framework to reform any sector of the economy or any institution for...

Assessing the Negative Effects

An obstacle that has entered the lives of each and every individual living today, old and young, mature and immature, able and...

A moment of reckoning beckons

“It is perfect. Blurred lines. It is when fact and fiction become indiscernible. Fantasy and reality fade into a colour of grey...