Category Archive: Debate Desk, Featured

Is it Hard to give Peace a Chance?

Is it Hard to give Peace a Chance?

Once again, the systematic cycle of war and peace has war clouds gathering at the forefront. How do we know this for sure? Well, media on both sides of the borders is frothing at the mouth on the...
Political Consequences of Being a Woman

Political Consequences of Being a Woman

  Why is it that 21st century society seems terribly confused on distinction of genders. Some activist claim that there is virtually no disparity between the X and the Y factor and both can well...
More records coming for Boom Boom

More records coming for Boom Boom

Shahid Afridi has lately been in talks before and after his successful Caribbean Tour. Shahid Afridi has always been in talks, sometimes for his boom boom performances and sometimes for his blunt...
10 Reasons that Make Sawa 14 August a Must Watch!

10 Reasons that Make Sawa 14 August a Must Watch!

 It takes you down the memory lane:   Sawa 14 August is like no other stage play produced in Pakistan. It is by far the most accomplished one for it has a right mix of everything in it –...
My Dream of becoming a Nurse is Not Unworthy

My Dream of becoming a Nurse is Not Unworthy

“I so want to be a nurse that each day after my school, I go to a clinic nearby my place and serve as a volunteer. People tell me, I should be a doctor, but I want to be a nurse! A career in which...
It’s Cowardice, Not Confession

It’s Cowardice, Not Confession

Has Facebook turned into a church?   Our youth’s latest fling with “Confession Pages” appears to be contagious considering the number of such pages swamping up the social media space and...
The Sorry Fate of Mohenjo-Daro

The Sorry Fate of Mohenjo-Daro

The trip to Mohenjo-Daro is assuredly arduous, but it is nonetheless worthwhile. Rising tall above the mist enveloped and fertile plains of rural Sindh, Mohenjo-Daro is a breathtaking spectacle, a...
100 Day KPK Honeymoon is Over

100 Day KPK Honeymoon is Over

  The 100 day honeymoon of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has at last come to an end. It will be only fair to state that other than the online FIR system introduced, hardly any note-worthy...
The Light Spin to Khan Following

The Light Spin to Khan Following

Melodramatic and over- the-top are two best expressions for  the Pakistani politics scene; at least this is what shows so far. Each of us choses to be on the extreme end of opinion, with initial...
The Wolverine: an Indestructible Masterpiece

The Wolverine: an Indestructible Masterpiece

Director James Mangold brings a furrowed-brow solemnity to the comic-book world of Marvel’s blade-fisted antihero, The Wolverine. One that scratches and claws against the law of diminishing...
One Part Brave, Three Parts Fool?

One Part Brave, Three Parts Fool?

It doesn’t get any better than this! Pakistani political opera can out-sell any of Ekta Kapoor’s half-witted soaps for more kinks and whims that she could ever imagine to cook up. Yesterday’s...
Egypt: A Pyrrhic Counter-Revolution?

Egypt: A Pyrrhic Counter-Revolution?

Almost wo years after the January 25 revolution which lead to the ouster of the erstwhile military strongman Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is still in a transition. The political struggle in Egypt has...
My name is Allah Ditta and I’m a Human

My name is Allah Ditta and I’m a Human

My name is Allah Ditta and you may probably have judged me by my name already; I belong to the lowest strata of human beings in Pakistan. I know you must be quick at making opinions about me and...
Year’s round up: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Year’s round up: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The cliched fanfaronade of our forefathers’ altruism for emancipating us from the shackles of slavery will once again marks the independence day this year as well.   But are we following the...
Pakistan Deserves more than just National songs

Pakistan Deserves more than just National songs

Writing lengthy patriotic statuses showcasing your love for the country on Independence Day, might earn you a hundred ‘likes’ or comments but in no way mean that you are lavishing on Pakistan...
Misbah ul Haq Deserves Praise

Misbah ul Haq Deserves Praise

Yes, it would not be wrong to pronounce Misbah-Ul-Haq, a grossly misunderstood person, player and captain. Without a doubt, he stands out being the most talked about cricketer today, for reasons more...
Why Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College?

Why Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College?

When Richard Dawkin passes an inflammatory statement, it should come with no surprise. An ethologist, evolutionary biologist and most famously, an atheist known for his derogatory attacks on God in...
Policing Terrorism in Pakistan

Policing Terrorism in Pakistan

SHO Mohib Ullah served in one of the most volatile cities infamous for the presence of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. But Mohib Ullah was little known outside his station of duty....
5 ways to collect Handsome Eidi!

5 ways to collect Handsome Eidi!

Have you ever noticed the gleaming eyes of children as they count their Eidi? If not, then you’re missing out! Eid comes with loads of cherishing moments along with Eidi excitement trailing behind....
Manchester United: New manager, New Challanges

Manchester United: New manager, New Challanges

Manchester United won the Barclays Premier League 2012-2013 and marked the end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s magnificent 25 year career at Old Trafford. Soon after his departure from the club, David Moyes...
Colors of Eid Festivities

Colors of Eid Festivities

Today marks the end of the holy and blessed month of Ramadan. Twenty nine days of fasting come to such a beautiful end. A new beginning with the new moon which calls for celebrations and conviviality...
5 Ways to make Chand Raat Exciting

5 Ways to make Chand Raat Exciting

Chand raat has always borne an intrinsic factor of fun and excitement among Pakistanis. The hype which starts to bud right after Iftari of the last day of Ramadan and continues all night . People...