Archive for ‘Miscellaneous’
by Rab Nawaz
Muhammad Hanif’s latest novel ‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’ demands our attention for a number of reasons. The novel captures complex Pakistani realities through exploring diverse themes including state of women, minorities, law enforcement and general societal degradation. Since these subjects are hallmark of Pakistan, a good deal has been said about them which in fiction lately took the shape of augmenting cliché mongering...
By Rab Nawaz The end of the post 9/11 decade is bringing forth mixed reactions from around the world. Analysts are grappling with the historic impact and future implications of the 9/11 attacks. It is commonly held that these attacks and their resulting policies have resulted in the establishment of a New World Order. However it can also be said that certain other events occuring in the same decade have perhaps had more far-reaching consequences than 9/11. In this decade...
by Rab Nawaz Isn’t it amazing that while a large number of Muslims grieve over the Christian West’s highhandedness and imposition of wars on Islam, a Norwegian Christian brutally kills more than 90 innocents of his own ‘tribe’ and terrifies all of Europe because of the West’s support for Palestine, its friendly relations with...
by Imran Khan
“Non-violent refusal to co-operate with injustice is the way to defeat it.” R.M GandhiWe live in an extremely violent world. States and transnational non-state actors use violence to achieve their political and strategic objectives, believing that use of violence is the most effective way to do so, notwithstanding that it does not work most of the...