Category Archive: Around the World, Featured

Stuxnet Exposing Obama’s Cyber-War Facade!

Stuxnet Exposing Obama’s Cyber-War Facade!

In May 2011, President Obama and his administration published a seemingly-attractive and ethical report of America’s strategy for Cyberspace, calling for tighter measures for cyber protection,...
The Rise of Revivalists

The Rise of Revivalists

It was a sunny day on 12th February 1949 when the leader of Muslim Brotherhood, Hasan al Banna was invited for a meeting with an Egyptian government minister in Cairo. At the venue, the minister...
India & Pakistan- It’s Time to Move On!

India & Pakistan- It’s Time to Move On!

The stability in South and South Western Asia is mostly associated with the relationship between Pakistan and India. This entire region can breathe the air of peace only on the condition of mutual...
PAK-US Ties- a Controversial Identity

PAK-US Ties- a Controversial Identity

The Pak-US relations have always been a controversial identity. Given the recent scenario and the picture below what’s your take on it?
Dubai- a Better Home than Karachi?

Dubai- a Better Home than Karachi?

Back home, you go out and you find people ogling at you. You go shopping and you hear comments from everywhere. You go to work and you face cut-throat office politics
Who’s Responsible for Protecting Our Home?

Who’s Responsible for Protecting Our Home?

Unfortunately it’s in the very nature of our ruling hierarchy to never pursue with determination the desired goals and objectives of any policy or plan after being proposed and passed by the...
Is Capitalism the Culprit?

Is Capitalism the Culprit?

Capitalism isn’t a new idea. It has been around for the last 5000 years where Gold, Silver, Copper, Salt and other scarce commodities were used as money. It is Banking and its Fractional Reserve...
The Flip Side of NATO Attacks

The Flip Side of NATO Attacks

Once again Uncle Sam has sternly sabotaged the repute & dignity of our venerable Parliament House through the annunciation of their ferine intentions to carry on the Drone strikes against...
The Killing of 16 Afghan Civilians

The Killing of 16 Afghan Civilians

Before I begin this piece, let me first clarify the definition of a terrorist. In the past decade, the world – both Western and Eastern sides – have faced countless terrifying scenarios following...
What Karachi can Learn from Liberian Women

What Karachi can Learn from Liberian Women

Watching “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, an hour-long documentary film about how a small band of women came together to bring an end to the bloody civil war in Liberia, it struck me that their...
From Lahore to Los Angeles

From Lahore to Los Angeles

For starters, let me strictly define a common American (No, Kim Kardashian in not a common American). Common American refers to a software techie who makes a hundred thousand dollars a year, a...
Death of the Humanity

Death of the Humanity

Rachel Corrie, beautiful soul, born in Olympia, Washington was no ordinary child, no ordinary 23 year old  student and no ordinary human being. And people, who are extraordinary, never die. They...
Modi’s Gujarat defies Gandhi’s India

Modi’s Gujarat defies Gandhi’s India

The past is never dead, wrote William Faulkner, in fact it’s not even past. The past lives on and smoulders in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat. Ten years after the worst communal massacre in the 21st...
Israel, India and the Persian Puzzle

Israel, India and the Persian Puzzle

This is perhaps what the expression ‘setting the cat among the pigeons’ means.  Just when Israel was putting up that little show,  going around the world crying...
Dance of Death in Damascus

Dance of Death in Damascus

  When the history of these interesting times is written, the people of Syria will perhaps take their place right at the top.  Of course, the courage and leadership demonstrated by the people...
U.S Policy Towards the China-Pakistan-India Triangle

U.S Policy Towards the China-Pakistan-India Triangle

The region of South Asia comprising of two nuclear states India and Pakistan, which also happen to be long time rivals are flashpoints of future conflicts. The conflicts arise from the on and off...
The Great Canyon

The Great Canyon

 Only two hundred and fifty paved kilometers from the burgeoning Karachi located a stretch of recently unlocked land that stands high above an unending maze of intricate ravines. Sneaking through...
The Alluring and Invisible Artists

The Alluring and Invisible Artists

When planning a trip to Europe there are innumerable travel guides giving an overture to Europe’s museums, castles, nightclubs, travel with euro rail and luxurious getaways. What one hardly finds...
Springtime in the Middle East

Springtime in the Middle East

This is springtime in the Middle East once again.  And I haven’t seen such glorious, reinvigorating weather during my nearly decade of living in the region.  This year appears to be really...
How About No Automobiles?

How About No Automobiles?

  Bicycles, bicycles, and more bicycles. That’s the first thing you notice after landing in Copenhagen. Driving from the airport into the city, one is amazed at the sheer number of bicycles on...
The Future of Iraq

The Future of Iraq

Late March 2003, when the invasion of Iraq had begun, I remember I was fourteen, solemnly chewing my breakfast cereal as I watched American and British forces stomping across the Iraqi lands. Almost...
Astola Island – A Spellbinding Site

Astola Island – A Spellbinding Site

Travelling, especially in the season of winter is something everyone wants to do. A lot of people have long dream lists of different countries that they would like to visit at least once in their...