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Ramazan: Intercultural Communications Pattern; Varsity in Unity

Maryam Vaziri, Ramazan is a lunar and Islamic month; since the Iranian people were amongst the First Nations to accept this religion, the Ramazan tradition has been going on between them for 1400 years. Iranians consider this month as the month of God’s feast in which the doors of mercy open up and the demons are harnessed. This month, is ... Read More »

Kashmiris can determine their own political destiny: Dr. Fai

  Baltimore, Maryland. May 31, 2016. “The world powers have voiced not a syllable of reproach to India for its human rights violations in Kashmir. Their tacit message to India’s leaders: your economic attractiveness and hegemony in South Asia exculpate your human rights atrocities in Kashmir. Does that reflect a profile in courage?” this was stated by Dr. Ghulam Nabi ... Read More »

Rewriting history of partition: Narratives of four generations of Pakistanis and Indians

 YASIR BASHIR A Book Review of Anam Zakaria’s ‘The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians’ ‘People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them’ {James Baldwin, Stranger in the Village} Partition was a moment of rupture and genocidal violence, making the termination of one regime and the inauguration of the two new ones. It ... Read More »

This restaurant at the Pakistan-India border puts friendship first

ASIF NOORANI I was told by a colleague that whenever you cross the Wagah/Attari border into India you should halt for a cup of tasty masala chai at Balay Balay Restaurant, which is about three miles from the frontier. I was in a hurry so I didn’t take his advice but on my return trip, when I had enough time ... Read More »

Why you must read the two books which won Laadli award this year

‘The Seasons of Trouble’ and ‘In Search of Freedom’ feature real-life female protagonists who break popular gender stereotypes. AMRITA CHOWDHURY  @vc_amrita We live in an era of divergent multiple realities – of independent minded women achievers and those under threat of violence and restraint from society and family. Women leaders in business or the arts make news, while school admissions ... Read More »

WE ARE SORRY!

(Muhammad Ulfat Anjan) Dear Non local guests studying in NIT, With due regard to your aroused sentiments it is hereby stated with great honour that we, the kashmiri hosts (the common Kashmiries) are highly grateful to you for adding a special charm to the calm air inside the National Institute of Technology by chanting highly respectful and dignified slogans. The ... Read More »

Other girls in green

RAFIA ZAKARIA THE stunning performance of Pakistan’s women’s cricket team came to an end on March 27 when they lost the match against England in the World T20 Championship. While the girls may have lost the match in Chennai, they had won the hearts of their country. On social media, the hashtag #GirlsinGreen allowed fans from across Pakistan and the ... Read More »

No Tragbal please!

Peace time environmental degradations of militarization are multidimensional in nature and must not be taken for granted in ecologically sensitive places like Kashmir Mir Jamsheed Jameel The ecologically destructive nature of modern world is being exposed and challenged due to the increasing scientific and broader social recognition of environmental problems. Discourses, theories, scientific practices and methods, increasing social constructianism of ... Read More »

A war of two nations

Javeed Bin Nabi A word ‘war’ is a very minute word in every dictionary .The well crafted Oxford dictionary defines it as an ‘ aggression or ‘ hostile ‘ contentiousness through arms carried between two or more states or nations, rulers etc. But when the same word is being used in cricket of South-Asia especially the voltage contests of India ... Read More »

Book Review: Two nations, two armies

Book: Army and Nation: The Military and Indian Democracy Since Independence (POLITICS) Author: Steven I. Wilkinson Publisher: Harvard University Press, US ISBN: 978-0674728806 295pp. Review By: HASSAN JAVID The sociologist Charles Tilly famously compared modern states to organised crime, arguing that they are essentially protection rackets. In return for revenue and support, states protect citizens from external actors, and also ... Read More »