Afsan Chowdhury

Rape in 1971: in the name of Pakistan

December 1, 2010
Rape in 1971: in the name of Pakistan

The history of rape in 1971 has remained an extremely painful and a distant subject in our lives and the narratives have never been explored in all its dimensions. We mention rape when discussing about 1971 as part of the political component, an example of Pakistani barbarity, but we are socially or personally unable to accept rape victims into our own lives. Read more »

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Bina D'Costa

A genocide and refugees: Ripples in the pond

March 26, 2012
A genocide and refugees: Ripples in the pond

Ever since the 1971 war, Pakistan has officially denied the accusation of genocide that is at the centre of Bangladesh’s historiography. Pakistani scholars, politicians and columnists often describe the 1971 killings as a ‘disaster’ (Abdul Sattar, 2007) Read more »

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Syed Bashir

Khaleda takes battle abroad

January 31, 2013
Khaleda takes battle abroad

Khaleda Zia is not known for writing columns in newspapers, neither at home or abroad. But now she has written one for ‘Washington Times’, Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Proto Jihadists, please leave the scene!

January 28, 2013
Proto Jihadists, please leave the scene!

Much has been said about Nafis and his failed ‘Jihadist’ attempt. The update is they are trying to figure whether to try Nafis in regular criminal court or under the silly Terrorist legal system a la Guantanamo! Read more »

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Shahed Akhtar

An overview of Africa — world’s oldest civilisation

January 30, 2013
An overview of Africa — world’s oldest civilisation

I had the opportunity to visit the West African state of Ghana to observe the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections held in December 2012, and would like to share my experience. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

As Jamaat-e-Islami goes to war, is the AL ready?

January 31, 2013
As Jamaat-e-Islami goes to war, is the AL ready?

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) as expected has declared a war of sort as the verdict dates of the major political leaders accused of war crimes comes closer. Read more »

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David Rohde

The Hillary doctrine?

January 27, 2013
The Hillary doctrine?

The partisan political theater, of course, was top-notch. Rand Paul’s declaration that he would have fired Hillary Clinton; her angry rebuttal of Ron Johnson’s insistence that the administration misled the American people about the Benghazi attack Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

Imran Khan: Can he do it?

January 25, 2013
Imran Khan: Can he do it?

If you are old enough to remember his cricketing prowess, you would trust the man to deliver you joyous wins, even wins from the precipice of defeat and against mighty opponents. Read more »

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Mo Chaudhury

Peace versus happiness

January 24, 2013
Peace versus happiness

The state of our life at any given point in time is defined in two spaces, the multidimensional state of physicality we are in and the multidimensional state of our mental being. Read more »

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