A forgotten hero

Sir Zafarullah Khan and the tragedy of Palestine and Pakistan     “This is a solemn moment, solemn in the history of the world, in the history...

‘Democracy the best revenge’

Is it?       “Democracy is the best revenge” -- famous words of shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the builder of the PPP post judicial murder of her father...

Directed by Robert B. Weide

Aka, what the hell was that? The Azadi March is over. Well, technically it’s still going on in the form of Plan B: blocking...

Flaws in education system

And some suggestions how to remove them   Education plays an important role in political stability, economic development and social progress of a nation. It brings...

Chanakya’s Mandala theory and Indian foreign policy

How Indians go back to Chanakya  Indian mandarins who formulate and execute its external affairs, are obsessed with Chanakya’s “Mandala Theory”. A mandala is...

Changing field of disaster management

 From relief to resilience Our region faces mild to mid range jolts of earthquake frequently and the recent shaking of Lahore with epicenter near...

We’re all rape accomplices

This may appear to be a little extreme, but let this nut-head explain A five-year-old girl was brutally raped in Lahore on Thursday and was...

Save water, save the living

Instead of bewailing water scarcity, let us act now!   By Engr Asif Ali Jam   Water is not only the most important natural resource around the...

Peace on terror

Coming full circle, of sorts   All in all, the set of these three appears to be a big catch. Until you look a bit deeper...

Generation gap in Pakistan

Reasons and remedies In Pakistan, the generation gap is increasing day-by-day. Before I discuss this topic first try to understand its meaning. The generation...

Edited collection of Manto’s works

A prized addition to the studies on the celebrated writer Saadat Hassan Manto (1912-55) is an icon of Urdu fiction. Urdu short story owes its...

Arab-Wannabe Syndrome (AWS)

Major symptoms and treatment     What with the recent media obsession with Ebola, swine flu and the like, there’s one global health hazard that has managed...

Remembering a Marginalised Hero

Dewan Bahadur SP Singha   It will be unfair not to recall Dewan Bahadur SP Singha (1893-1948) on June 23rd. Unfortunately, this name, and his role...

Media and social responsibility

For a country like Pakistan, it is all the more important Media is important for any political system. Its importance increases in a democratic political...

Sir Ganga Ram: The pride of Lahore

Do you know that the house of Sir Ganga Ram is still intact and located inside the Walled City? Right inside the heart...

Relations: Iran and Pakistan

Iran was the first country to recognize Pakistan as a sovereign state with the Shah of Iran being the first Head of State to...

Intolerance in our society

And our responsibility   There are quite a few “ailments” in our society which are either not treated amicably or mishandled including depression, blood pressure, diabetes,...