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FILM REVIEWYeh Amn vs HaiderWritten by Farooq SulehriaReleased in 1971,Yeh Amn is perhaps the only Lollywood drama on the Kashmir national question. Since the cast included Talish and Alauddin, among others, one would hope that a production with so many progressive names attached, would take a radical stand on the Kashmir national question. No such luck.
WWW.JUSTICEDENIEDPK.COMQanada GooseWritten by Hakim HazikQanada Goose (Branta Qadriensis), is a goose with a black head and neck, grizzled fluff on the face, and a brown body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, it also occasionally migrates to northern Europe and has been introduced to Britain, Australia, Aabpara and other temperate regions.
REJOINDERFactionalism has always marked national struggles: A reply to Malik Siraj AkbarWritten by Muhammad Akbar NotezaiOn November 3, 2014, Malik Siraj Akbar, a Baloch journalist settled in the USA, critically analysed the Baloch nationalist movement in his piece on Huffington Post blogs. Titled, “The end of Pakistan’s Baloch insurgency?”
COMMENTMusharraf, Sartaj Aziz defend ‘Good Taliban Bad Taliban’ policy as Gen Raheel visits USAWritten by Farooq SulehriaThe National Security Advisor to Prime Minister, Sartaj Aziz, in an interview with BBC Urdu on November 16 (1), has for the first time, at least implicitly if not categorically, confessed to the policy of ‘Good Taliban, bad Taliban’. While drawing a distinction between ‘good’ Taliban and ‘bad’ Taliban...
ANALYSISTunisian elections: Left gains as ‘Islamists’ loseWritten by Dominique Lerouge, Freddy MathieuDespite the disillusionment of a part of the population, particularly among young people and the most disadvantaged layers, participation in the Tunisian parliamentary elections on October 26, 2014 was nearly 70% of registered voters. In the elections of October 2011, Ennahdha had won...
DEBATEIs population an environmental hazard?Written by Anne HendrixsonThe landscapes on Uncrowded.org are conspicuously lacking in people: a spacious meadow, a desert stretching to a distant mountain range, and a calm expanse of water. The Washington D.C. non-profit promotes a troubling message against this bucolic backdrop. They claim that national and international...
PAK TEA HOUSEImperialist feminism and liberalismWritten by Deepa KumarIn a recent CNN interview, religion scholar Reza Aslan was asked by journalist Alisyn Camerota if Islam is violent given the “primitive treatment in Muslim countries of women and other minorities.” Aslan responded by stating that the conditions for women in Muslim majority countries vary.
FOCUSMarxism and OrientalismWritten by Deepa KumarSince the events of 9/11 there has been a renewed interest around questions of political Islam, Orientalism, religion, and imperialism. This book, is a collection of four essays, which offer a clear and sharp analysis of the Marxist approach to these questions.
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