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East Meets West in the Land of Ignorance

Daniel Pipes, the great American scholar and expert on the Middle East, Islam, and more recently said in a Times of India interview that, “there’s a tendency in west Asia to blame western powers for whatever happens – be it ...

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Musings on the drawings of Ghani Khan

Most of us are familiar with the poetry of Ghani Khan, arguably one of the most important and eminent Pashto poets of the twentieth century. While some are acquainted with his work as a sculptor and painter, his drawings moreover ...

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Pakistani journalism

The so-called independent journalism in Pakistan has created a havoc in the country, particularly the electronic anchors. The main reason is illiteracy. The print media has a reach only to the educated section of the society, the masses tune their ...

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Refugee Crisis – an Interjection

One may think what one likes about Angela Merkel`s politics, but her European vision, combined with the welcome for refugees fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries, should not fail because of national initiatives now. The EU Member States quickly agree ...

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Absolute Campus Control and Beyond

Student politics is a distinctive feature of Pakistani universities and colleges. Ostensibly, student politics in Pakistan is embraced to prepare a young cadre of political leadership that may in a better way confront future political challenges. As a result, since ...

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Arab Spring Spills over to Saudi Arabia

In American politics, the republicans may be classified as orthodox, fundamentalists or conservative. Probably it has some characteristics of each. But as for as it comes to American national interest there is hardly any difference between any one of them, ...

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Why Europe Needs a New Renaissance

Europe does not exactly look good at the moment. In fact it looks like a greedy old man who sits on his money and refuses to notice that his time has passed. The Danish parliament seriously believes that confiscating all ...

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Why hatred should dictate us?

Hatred is a satanic instinct, infectious in character and only found in human species. It is not spontaneous like anger and has roots in evil intelligence. It has some erroneous characteristics like fire. The fire initially needs fuel, subsequently, it ...

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Militancy in Education

Why does modern Pakistani education produce educated militants? Education is a continuous process of behavior formation. Similarly, Russell believes education is not information; it is formation of character. Each advancing step or level leads to a new observation, exposition and ...

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