Qasim Ahsan

  • TIn ‘Born a Crime’, the autobiographical account of comedian Trevor Noah growing up in apartheid South Africa, he relays an incident which involves a friend named ‘Hitler’. A teenager looking to make money, Trevor starts a dancing troupe, where his friend is the best dancer. ...

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  • TIn case you missed it, the Panama Case judgment is out. It is hard to know who won, since every party involved celebrated. Imran had a cake, and the Sharif brothers hugged. There were rallies all over the country too. It is still hard to know who won. This article is not about who won, or who ...

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  • TIn the theory of ethics, an analogy keeps popping up, that of Soran Reader’s ‘Hitler at the gates’. The analogy going that various western powers did nothing while Hitler built up his army, bypassed the restrictions placed in the Vienna Convention, hoping that the monster will go ...

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  • TThere is a degree of unease with utilizing the human security framework at times, something which makes the social scientist shift in their seat. The social scientist refuses to look at the human security framework because it lacks the ivory tower-ism, a field which deals with the human would have: ...

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  • TAmerican stand-up and critic Richard Pryor once stated that “all humor is rooted in pain” and, by all accounts, 2016 was a year rooted in a collective, shared pain, with the crisis in Syria, numerous violent attacks in western Europe in addition to the multiple others all over the ...

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