Nadeem F. Paracha
The band's strengths are their vocals delivered in ghazal mode, mixed with jazzy interplays between the band’s talented musicians.
Aam Taateel’s strengths, as evidenced on their debut album Khudsar, are their vocals delivered in ghazal mode, mixed with jazzy...
Privileged sections of society use it as a ‘safety valve’ when the continuation of their own power is threatened by social strife.
Flags can evoke powerful emotions, as can be seen in the flag protests in Afghanistan.
Leaders have begun to look backwards, promising to bring forth a past that was apparently better and less complicated.
The defenders of the Single National Curriculum are not addressing the real criticism directed against it.
A wide-ranging consensus was last struck by most political stakeholders and the establishment in early 2015.
Leaders often fail to anticipate just how damaging their amoral, politically motivated and cynical rhetoric can actually become.
Mandatory vaccination is the only way out of the pandemic.
Before the late 19th century, the area which became Afghanistan was populated by various competing tribal and ethnic fiefdoms.
Instead of questioning the Zia regime, the new post-9/11 academics often rationalise piety and morality in this Church.
To maintain a public perception of an Islamic society, govts sweep certain socio-cultural products and spaces under the carpet.
All eyes should be on US and on how a new govt there is trying to restore public reason, democratic norms shattered by Trump.
Identifying ourselves as Muslim first indicates that something went wrong in constructing our national identity.
Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi is seen as an influential Islamic scholar and the founder of the largest sub-sect among Sunni Muslims.
Contrary to common belief, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s government did not criminalise the Ahmadiyya from calling themselves Muslims.
Conservatism has become an easy excuse in countries like Pakistan for not doing what is required for a modern nation-state.
Does Israel have something in common with apocalyptic terror groups, for whom killing children is simply collateral damage?
Israel no longer faces an existential crisis. But it faces amoral opportunism from its leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
Crushed between Israel’s intransigence and belligerence of Gaza’s Hamas, is the rational space that PLO’s Fatah wants to explore.