Abeer Mustafa

  • To put something into black and white often refers to the process of penning it down, of putting it to ink, of formalising and concretising it. Perhaps never, until last week, was it used to describe a brawl between two collectives of individuals from seemingly esteemed professions. Years ago, my ...

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  • Where once the Indus Waters Treaty, 1960 (the 1960 Treaty) was hailed as a confidence building measure between the neighbouring States of Pakistan and India, it seems the past Monday may have put an end to this narrative, with Prime Minister Modi calling for a meeting to review the 1960 Treaty ...

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  • I would have been happy to die the most painful death,” writes Andrew Solomon, in his book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, “though I was too dumbly lethargic even to conceptualize suicide.” On Thursday, the 21st of April, 2016, we saw one of our own – a student ...

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  • The war on terror, oxymoronic as it might be, has, as one of its myriad effects, led to the attribution of the word ‘suicide’ to an act of barbaric terrorism and misguided religious fanaticism. In doing so, the word ‘suicide’ has been deprived of its individuality and the ...

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