On the Nature and Cause(s) of the Evil of Rape

AZHAR AALAM MIR Rape isn’t a new crime; it has been there since ages but was considered as a minor crime. It was in 20th century when rape was considered an atrocious crime. When we talk about rape we can’t miss the cause, that is, patriarchy whose seeds have been sown since a long ago. […]

Why Abuse Women when the Almighty Has Given Then Rights?

Mir Abas Most of the women in certain environments spend all their time in service of men especially their husbands ― making them breads, meal, chai, coffee in return they get abuse, subjugation, beating, rape insults and so on. They will rarely give them daily or monthly remuneration as prescribed by God and when do […]

Let’s Become Environmental Protectionists!

Dr. Shahid Amin Trali It’s very alarming to find the unending disturbances to our environment. Man’s foul play with the nature is not going well with the present as well as our future. The environmental problems are mounting towards a bigger trouble in future but we are yet to recover from deep hibernation/sleep mode. This […]

Towards a Happy and a Fulfilling Childhood

Naveed Shafi Khaja In our society children are considered as an inseparable part of individual and societal existence. A married couple without a child feels incomplete and emotionally distraught. Perhaps such may not be the level of longing for a child in the West given the fractured structure of their families and extremely individualistic lifestyles. […]

‘Oceans’ Inside Earth

BY IAN SIMPLE A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow riverbed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast “wet zone” deep inside the Earth that could hold as much water as all the world’s oceans put together. The water is not sloshing around inside the planet, but is held […]

Ukraine: Caught Between Rival ‘Humanitarianisms’

BY KENAN MALIK When is an invasion not an invasion? When is sovereignty not sovereignty? When is an unelected regime more legitimate than an elected government? The answer, it seems, is when we are discussing Ukraine. The crisis in Ukraine has swiftly turned into a global stand-off. It has also become the focus for a […]

Realizing ‘Humanity’ Via Commodity

BY DR AKMAL HUSSAIN Over the last three centuries following the Industrial Revolution, the stress on the earth’s ecosystem has been building up and may now have reached a critical point. Each stage in the production, consumption and waste disposal of industrial products involves the generation of heat through fossil fuels. Consequently, greenhouse gases are […]

Al-Aqsa vs. Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath

By Ramzy Baroud Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. The status of al-Aqsa mosque is unparalleled within the context of […]

For Whom India Splits States

BY AJAY GUDAVARTHY Smaller States have been the new political mode of addressing basic issues that were otherwise left unresolved. However, fighting for a new state and reconstructing on a more sustainable democratic content are undoubtedly two different issues all together. One does not automatically promise the other, if there is anything to learn from […]

Inviting Taliban to Cricket, Tea and Scones

 BY TALAT MASOOD Pakistan’s current leadership is, perhaps, unaware that when it shows camaraderie and weakness towards dealing with militants, it is sleepwalking the country into a dangerous ideological and political metamorphosis that could tear it apart. This is not a false alarm. It is getting clearer by the day that the Taliban, with the […]