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Rising Islamophobia in Britain

Rising Islamophobia in Britain

  The recent Paris attack incited a broad rise in Islamophobia in the UK. Muslims from all across the country are being targeted on the street, on public transport, at work, and at educational...
Men stand up for women’s rights

Men stand up for women’s rights

  Violence against women is a global phenomenon that affects a large portion of the population right across from the first world countries to the third world. Women are subjected to different...
Vivid Winters: A party of color and divergence

Vivid Winters: A party of color and divergence

It is that spectacular time of the year, when the air turns crisp and the morning sun feels like one’s first love. Yes winter is here! Like always Gul Ahmed knows how important it is for women to...
Get crisp movie content only on GeoFilms.TV

Get crisp movie content only on GeoFilms.TV

GeoFilms in 2007 embarked on a challenging journey towards revival of cinema industry in Pakistan and the good news is the sustained endeavour has started bearing fruit. All these years have only...
Akbar S Ahmed’s Journey into Europe:  A call for dialogue among civilizations – Review

Akbar S Ahmed’s Journey into Europe: A call for dialogue among civilizations – Review

“But the work of Man is only just beginning, and it remains to conquer all the violence entrenched in the recesses of our passion and no race possesses the monopoly of beauty, of intelligence, of...
Mumtaz Qadri’s punishment upheld

Mumtaz Qadri’s punishment upheld

  October 7, 2015 carries enormous significance for our country, for it marks the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s landmark ruling of maintaining the capital punishment of Mumtaz Qadri, who...
Christian heroes of 1965’s war and beyond

Christian heroes of 1965’s war and beyond

Pakistan marked the 50th anniversary of its second war with India and has paid tributes to the heroes of 1965’s war. The war lasted for 17 days and then ended in a stalemate after Russia and...
Time to decide: Quaid-e-Azam or Zia’s Pakistan

Time to decide: Quaid-e-Azam or Zia’s Pakistan

We recently marked the 68th Independence Day very fervently and zealously, because of a surprisingly placid and secure environment in the country compared to previous years. Most of the people give...
Architect of new-fangled verse

Architect of new-fangled verse

“Zindagi se dartay ho!! Zindagi tau tum bhi ho,zindagi tau hum bhi hain.. Aadmi se dartay ho?? Aadami tau tum bhi ho, aadami tau hum bhi hain Aadami k daaman se zindagi hai wabasta, Os se tum nahi...
‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and its philosophical undertones

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and its philosophical undertones

There are many ways in which Bajrangi Bhaijaan – a recent Bollywood hit featuring Salman Khan in the lead – can be described as a perfect depiction of reality in the milieu of intricate...
Education for the Elite: Private Tuition Culture on the rise

Education for the Elite: Private Tuition Culture on the rise

Besides multiple impacts, the 21 st century highlights the way education is sought and imparted today. Earlier, students headed for home straight from school and rested before sitting down to revise...
Benazir’s struggle to protect people of Pakistan

Benazir’s struggle to protect people of Pakistan

Though 21st June marks Birthday of one of Pakistan’s greatest leader the former prime minister of Pakistan Mohtarma  Benazir Bhutto, rightly named Benazir meaning unique.  This year besides her...
Countering the ISIS Terror From an Islamic Theological Perspective

Countering the ISIS Terror From an Islamic Theological Perspective

Last weekend, 50 young British Muslims converged to the leafy surroundings of Kidderminster to be trained for counter-extremism work. Their purpose was to learn how to weed out emergent religious...
Burma burns with persecution of Muslims

Burma burns with persecution of Muslims

The first Muslims landed in Myanmar / Burma’s Ayeyarwady River delta, Tanintharyi coast and Rakhine as seamen in the ninth century, prior to the establishment of the first Myanmar (Burmese) empire...
Rohingya’s Muslims and Pakistan’s minorities

Rohingya’s Muslims and Pakistan’s minorities

Lately, I have been reviewing the horrifying pictures of Rohingya Muslims being slaughtered inhumanly at the hands of some extremist Buddhist Monks. On the contrary, the religion of Buddhism is...
Helmet must for motorcyclists: a blessing or bane?

Helmet must for motorcyclists: a blessing or bane?

DIG traffic Ameer Sheikh on Tuesday declared wearing helmets mandatory for motorcyclists as well as pillions in Karachi, effective from June 1, 2015. Now, even females who mount on motorbikes as...
Time for Diversification In Investment By Universities

Time for Diversification In Investment By Universities

An extensive campaign was recently set in motion in recent years, for “diversification” away from fossil fuels, for investors to withdraw their money from this industry. Many universities...
Senseless rise of religious fundamentalism

Senseless rise of religious fundamentalism

In recent past, more people have been killed in the name of religion than for any other thing in the world. Religion has become a symbol of death, terror and agony. Subsequently, a recent Pew...
UK Elections and minorities

UK Elections and minorities

The 2015 UK General Election concluded without reports of any major unpleasantness and the Conservatives won 330 seats and Prime Minister David Cameron is going to stay in 10 Downing Street. On the...
When a dreamy atmosphere dominates reader!

When a dreamy atmosphere dominates reader!

Talking about the spongy, balmy and affectionate story of a man who could presume and attain even impossible but one day, he encounters corporeal wakefulness and departs the world of facts. Striking...
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of all?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of all?

The best part of growing up in the 90s is the commercials that came during the drama breaks. From paan masaala ads to the skin bleach commercial “Bus 15 minute mein ho gayi mein gori...
The Art of Giving Birth to a Political Project

The Art of Giving Birth to a Political Project

The establishment of a political project is a serious exertion and requires political actors to be serious in bringing their political project into being. This requires, thinking, diligence,...