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‘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...
A Self-enforced War

A Self-enforced War

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...
Another Look at our Kashmir Policy

Another Look at our Kashmir Policy

In the aftermath of the ravages caused by the Taliban and Kashmiri Jihadi groups within the country and across the border in India, over the last 20-25 years, there is a growing consensus in Pakistan...
Any Optimism about US-Taliban Dialogues?

Any Optimism about US-Taliban Dialogues?

It’s surprising to know Taliban has set operations for its office in Doha, Qatar akin to Afghan embassy. Seems like, Taliban are official now, allowed to operate without any disguise or fear of...
Players to watch out for -Champions Trophy ’13

Players to watch out for -Champions Trophy ’13

The mega event which has so anxiously been anticipated and for which promos and ads were being aired globally to cheers their respective teams, the Champions Trophy, 2013 has ceremoniously begun. It...
Resolve the Prisoners Issue

Resolve the Prisoners Issue

  Afzal Guru a Kashmiri incarcerated in the notorious Tihar jail for allegedly storming the Indian parliament in December 2001 was hanged in the small hours of a cold winter morning early this...
An Excuse to Rape?

An Excuse to Rape?

Could pornography be given as a reason for a vicious rape assault on a 5 year old? Apparently yes. The idea has triggered a huge debate in India with Sunny Leone, Indian-Canadian porn star, starred...
An Expected Refusal by India?

An Expected Refusal by India?

Yes it was … For a country where the national game is now a source of embarrassment, where hockey players go for penalty corners rather than field goals and where even the team’s loss is...
The Lame Game Of The Champions!

The Lame Game Of The Champions!

Congratulations to Team India for the 8 wicket win over Australia and leading the series with 1-0. Having said that, India has once again disappointed every cricketing fan, who supports the fair game...
Free trade with India- Yes or No?

Free trade with India- Yes or No?

A common view -Free trade between the two countries usually at crossroads would only bring substantial economic benefits to both the countries. Statistical support: studies show that the removal of...
A Rare Charm- The Wagah-Attari Border

A Rare Charm- The Wagah-Attari Border

Clamorous slogans, electrifying atmosphere, the absolutely thrilled spectators, the cacophonous commotion, emotions breaching all boundaries and the patriotism wafting through the air, cries of...
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...
Siachen – What a Newscaster Thinks..

Siachen – What a Newscaster Thinks..

Being a newscaster, one has to read all sorts of news every day. From bomb blasts to Sports victories and losses, from celebrity gossips to political scandals we read every thing. Some times people...
Unforgivable Siachen

Unforgivable Siachen

Waiting for a loved one is an awful feeling. But if you have to wait for them, knowing that they are in a very dangerous place, is a feeling that cannot be explained in words. You live and die every...
Last ‘Salam’ – Beneath the Ice

Last ‘Salam’ – Beneath the Ice

It’s been few days, already. No sign of survivors, No indication of life, not a single body, not a single voice. Hundreds of soldier’s frantically search for their lost fighters buried deep down...
Dr Khalil Chishty – Bail at Last, Freedom Still Awaited

Dr Khalil Chishty – Bail at Last, Freedom Still Awaited

After Dr Chishty’s conviction, his daughter Amna Chishty contacted Aman ki Asha in April 2011 for help, requesting that he be brought home alive. Shortly after, Aman ki Asha  – a joint peace...
Are we Encountering India or Global Warming?

Are we Encountering India or Global Warming?

Based near the Siachen Glacier, a Pakistan army base camp located at Gayari sector met misfortune when a deathly avalanche struck the camp and buried over 100 soldiers. The Pakistan army has started...
Misbah Blundered, India Plundered

Misbah Blundered, India Plundered

There is no doubt that Indian cricket team emerged as the better side against Pakistan in Mirpur this week, but Pakistani captain Misbah ul Haq is also to blame for the loss. The top 5 mistakes made...
The Curious Case of Sachin and the Century

The Curious Case of Sachin and the Century

Does India lose each time Sachin scores a century?...
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...
Fighting Phantoms in India

Fighting Phantoms in India

When I first heard of Salman Rushdie I was at university. The Satanic Verses had set off a perfect storm in India and around the world. The book was banned in India following fiery protests by...