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From Nehruvian principles to Modi

November 2018 marked the process of politicisation of the Kashmir issue when the BJP government under the political approach instructed by the far-right Machiavellian leader Modi, India imposed governor rule by undermining section 53 of J&K’s constitution and hence, dissolving the state’s assembly on the premise of the political divide. Next…

Serving the people

Every political leader makes tall claims about serving the people yet nothing changes on the ground. Growing up in the good times we were taught that performance speaks for itself. It was the age of purity; food was eaten fresh, mostly pure and organic. There was a popular saying, “Desi Ghee is never advertised”. As the first-born free generation…

A scapegoat called Taiwan

As if the trade war between China and the US under the banner of the China containment policy and the prevailing tensions in the South China Sea were not bothersome enough for the world to get apprehensive about a cold war turning into a possible military nightmare. As if the Ukraine war was not worrisome enough for the world that another wargaming…

Past in Perspective

The most important thing is to snack on things that are filled with real food and nourishing ingredients that will leave you feeling energised and happy. –Ella Woodward Throughout human history, the frequency and content of meals has varied. People would consume leftovers or light foods that required little to no prep in the past but after the…

Urban Planning in the 21st Century

Global warming is an existential threat that directly impacts the entire world population. Due to uncontrollable defects of global warming, it is feared that it can risk the global economy as well as sinking entire cities like Karachi and Miami due to rising sea levels and cyclones. It poses multifaceted problems ranging from geopolitical to…

Pakistan’s economic woes

Pakistan’s debt has reached 88 percent of GDP, from March to June 2022, there was a loss of 500 billion rupees to the national treasury. The previous government endangered the country’s economy by announcing an amnesty scheme in reducing prices of petrol, and energy manufacturing products and lowering taxes. Later on, the current government…

Anti-Terrorism Laws

Almost everyone agrees that terrorism must be eradicated, but many groups criticize the route taken to accomplish this. One school of thought believes the war against terrorism itself is terrorism. Alternatively, some debate the necessity of harsh measures while others push for addressing the root cause to nip the evil in bud. Dissenting views are…

Past in Perspective

Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill. –Mike Pence The history of tobacco goes back to 6000 BC America. The plant was native to the region and was discovered by Columbus in 1492. The Native American tribes brought him fruit, food, spears, and dried leaves of tobacco that they had been smoking for…

America’s tryst with the new Cold War

Politics is the struggle for power which remains persistent in international politics. Major players of the world are vying for establishing hegemony, especially with the US being at the forefront with a belligerent attitude. A new Cold War is in offing following the emergence of China as a competitor. Russia is also a US target owing to the…

IPEF: Breaking the ice?

The Biden administration launched an informal trade partnership by the name of Indo-pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on May 23 in Tokyo. IPEF has fourteen signatory member countries with Fiji joining late this year. According to the Biden administration, the framework is meant to boost economic cooperation, solidify relationships amongst the…

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