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Squid Game Wave

Have you watched Squid Game? This was the one question on everyone’s mind as the South Korean series topped the trending list in more than ninety-four countries. The show has…

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Pakistaniyyat

Pehchaan

Urdu. The language of our dreams. The language of our jokes. The language that unites each one of us despite the cultural and traditional differences we come along with. The language…

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Current Affairs

The Pakistan-Taliban Talks

Who are the Taliban? Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, literally means Taliban Movement in Pakistan, is one of many Islamist militant groups originating along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, abbreviated as TTP, and…

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Current Affairs

Introduction The two Asian leading powers China and India have been witnessing a complex course of bilateral relations right from the inception. The two neighboring countries established diplomatic relations in…

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Opinion

The Health Care System in Pakistan

A health care system is rated by considering the different aspects. While Pakistan’s system has improved during the years and proved to be relatively strong during the pandemic time, it…

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Opinion

A remote world of 23 deserts

Australia’s interior is dotted with deserts including the Great and Little Sandy deserts, Tanami, Simpson and Victoria deserts. In the 19th century, white settlers begun arriving in these areas. Before…

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Pakistaniyyat

Olympics and Pakistan

Pakistan has been remarkably great in almost every aspect of the modern world- be it the CSS exams, scientific advancements or sports. Olympics has been the prime event of sportsman…

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Current Affairs

Israel and the Apartheid Analogy

Israel and the Apartheid Analogy is a denunciation of Israeli authorities that implies Israel has committed apartheid against Palestinians, especially during its annexation of the West Bank; apartheid in this…

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Pakistaniyyat

Art on The Road

In our societies, art is generally regarded as an elitist activity but truck art is that indigenous form of cultural expression that came from the working class. So much is…

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Social Issues

Environmental Impact of Tourism

Pakistan has a rich landscape to offer from mountainous regions to deserts. With these areas becoming accessible, the influx of tourists is progressively increasing and however great it may be…

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Current Affairs

COVID-19 SURGES ACROSS THE GLOBE

A new variant of the coronavirus was reported in December 2020, and since then, other variants have been identified and are under investigation. All viruses evolve over time and SARS-CoV-2…

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Current Affairs

Asia pacific and the power dynamics

Region is a geographic feature with pliable boundaries. Regions are not static but dynamic. Mariam Webster defined regions as “an administrative area, division, or district.”[i] Regions can be redefined keeping…

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Sports

Cricket – A Battle for Pride

  His face turned red, his tense body relaxed, but he wasn’t happy. What was happening to him? He lowered the volume of the news bulletin and eventually turned off…

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Social Issues

Animal rights and welfare in Pakistan

There has been a major improvement in animal welfare over the last decade. Conceptually, this revolution requires a massive overhaul of conventional methods of realizing our ethical duties to other…

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Current Affairs

The hidden truth of a silent cry

We often confuse the difference between a war and a crisis. What is a war? It is a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a…

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Social Issues

Suicide: A social stigma

‘Astagfirullah, gunah kardia phir ek aur bachi ne’, my grandfather said as he flipped over the newspaper. It was part of the ritual. Every day, someone from my family would…

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Pakistaniyyat

The unmistakable song of a Kulfi wala

The sweetness when the first hint of kulfi hits your mouth and its coolness relieves your body of the overbearing summer heat is an unmatched feeling that will remain imprinted…

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Opinion

The closure of Marghazar zoo at Islamabad

“The only creature on earth whose natural habitat is a zoo is the zookeeper.” – Robert Brault. Recently the world witnessed the hard-fought freedom of the world’s loneliest elephant –…

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Pakistaniyyat

Street food in Pakistan

It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The way to stomach part? Spot on. But I don’t really think this applies to men…

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Kashmir

Modi Declares new era in Indian Occupied Kashmir

Indian Occupied Kashmir witnessed the first-ever polls after the revocation of article 370 during the last quarter of 2020. District Development Council (DDC) elections were the first local elections after…

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Opinion

The dilemma of teenage limbo

“One moment we’re broken and then we’re fine. Lost in the puzzle of the teenage mind” – Tate McRae Teenage; a period of 7 years, 2555 days of memories, scars,…

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Current Affairs

HAZARA KILLINGS IN PAKISTAN

Since 1890, the citizens of Hazaras have been in fear and terror. It has been almost 130 years. Many citizens of Hazaras were replaced after the genocide that was initiated…

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Current Affairs

A silent cry for help

What is a pandemic? A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease. An influenza pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges and spreads around the world, and…

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Kashmir

What article 370 meant to Kashmir

“Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, — (a) the provisions of article 238 shall not apply in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir; (b) the power of Parliament to…

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Current Affairs

EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON ENTREPRENEURS

Introduction A global pandemic has gripped the world and turned the world as we know it upside down. When staring in the terrifying face of COVID-19, no one is safe,…

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Current Affairs

COMMUNISM VS. CAPITALISM IN TIMES OF CORONA

Pandemics are not something new. They have been there throughout human history. With the advancement in science, technology, medicine, and bioengineering the adverse effects of infectious diseases are more likely…

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Social Issues

Kaavan – World’s loneliest elephant

After waiting for more than 35 years, Kaavan is no longer world’s loneliest elephant. The animal was kept in the Marghuzar Zoo in Islamabad. Although the zoo was built just…

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Social Issues

Environment in Pakistan: Overview and Analysis

Karachi rainfalls, Lahore’s smog, and melting Himalayas are just some of the examples of climate change in Pakistan. Pakistan has a minute contribution to total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission,…

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Art & Culture, Pakistaniyyat

The handicrafts of Sillanwali

While Pakistan may be a fairly young country, its art, culture, and architecture have gone through centuries of weaving, knitting, painting, and carvings to stand on the level they are…

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Kashmir

Hindutva and the Kashmir Crisis

Hindutva and the Kashmir Crisis Since the revoking of Kashmir’s autonomy, the Muslim Majority Kashmir state has been in a state of non-existence. The internet was shut down, landlines were…

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Social Issues

Medical Malpractice in Pakistan

There is perhaps, no greater paradox than the healthcare system of Pakistan. Very few professions garner the amount of adoration and blind trust as those in Pakistan’s hospitals while also…

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Art & Culture

Pakistani Cinema and How it Evolved

If someday, while sitting in your cozy lounge with your parents, you ask them about Syed Noor, Sangeeta, Mustafa Qureshi, or Zeba, you might hear praises and lauds about the…

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News, Politics

Biden vs. Trump: US elections 2020

No other democracy in the world elects its President as the United States does. You do not need a majority vote or ‘the popular vote’ to win as seen in…

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Kashmir

The demise of democracy predicted in Kashmir

What seemed like a democracy back in the 1970s has now resulted in a small-scale civil war by the end of the 1980s. Since then, there are numerous assassinations, abductions,…

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Social Issues

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR PREVALENT IN TEENAGERS

Antisocial personality disorder; A war with yourself Antisocial behavior simply put is a disruptive behavior where alarm and distress is caused. Disregard for others as well as one’s own self….

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Social Issues

The reality of despair

Trigger warning: Suicide If you’re reading this and feel helpless, I want you to remember that reaching out is always better than not feeling worthy enough to live. You are…

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News

Tech innovation race between US and China

The spread of U.S.-China rivalry into the technology sector has threatened the way innovation operates. The U.S.-China hybrid cold war is spreading immensely. There has been a consistent movement of…

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Social Issues

A NEW DAWN OF TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

The word ‘Transgender” has always had a great stigma surrounding it. However, this was not always the case. For centuries Transgenders kept a position of great power in the courts…

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Art & Culture

Tariq Aziz – The end of an era

“Lagta hai waqt tham gaya hai. Rawan dawan zindagi ruk gai hai. Kayi dinon se bistar per laitay laitay soch raha hun ke azaadana harkat bhi Maalik ki kitni bari…

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bulletin, News

Pakistan’s economic overview amidst COVID-19

Aside from various transnational and domestic issues that have prevailed in Pakistan, COVID-19 has posed a new challenge for the country’s developing economy. The outbreak of corona virus can be…

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Social Issues

Literacy and Economic Growth

Literacy is the potential to read. Whereas, the sum of literate individuals in a given age classification, demonstrated as a percentage of the entire population in that age group is…

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Social Issues

The Reality of Child Labour in Pakistan

In preindustrial economies, child labour was an intrinsic part of the society primarily because the welfare and the productivity of the community was dependent on it. At the time the…

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Kashmir, News

Kashmir; The Land Stricken By Terror

Kashmir, the home of 12.55 million Kashmiris has been the center of oppression even before 1947. The region has a Muslim majority, 61% of the population (2019); but despite the…

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Social Issues

A World Without Water

2020 has been a challenging year for everybody so far as it brought changes to the world that none of us had ever imagined. Life is changing daily and these…

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News, Opinion

Why is Yemen at war?

Unlawful detentions, forceful disappearances, and torturing detainees continue in Yemen for the fifth year as well. Yemen, one of the poorest countries of the Arab world is facing a civil…

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News, Opinion

The CoronaVirus – An Alternate Perspective

The CoronaVirus outbreak in China has been popularly attributed to the consumption of bat meat, however uncertainty regarding the epidemic’s exact origins has culminated suspicion and certain conspiracies exist as…

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News

No GDP growth and still in debt but there’s hope

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that Pakistan real GDP growth stands at 2.4 percent and Inflation at 13 percent. Moreover, another report states that Pakistan’s public debt may surge…

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Art & Culture

An oasis of brotherhood in Hindustan

In this day and age, people get discriminated every day for their choice of religion, values, morals, culture and ethnicity. This has been eminent in different societies for decades, but…

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News

Afghanistan, US and the future

What lies between the US putting an end to the peace talks and Taliban finding a new ally in Russia? American President Donald Trump cancelled Afghan Talks on 8th September….

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News

Kashmir – A Strategic Location

The area of Jammu and Kashmir has been disputed between India and Pakistan since they gained independence from the British in 1947. Since then, several wars have been fought between…

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News

Why it’s high time for the world to act?

14 days have passed since the Indian government abolished article 370 and 35A, depriving the people of Jammu and Kashmir of their autonomous status. Subsequently, there has been a massive…

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News

The United Nations and the Valley Drenched in Blood

For a case as destructive and long-running as the Kashmir conflict, the United Nations inevitably comes into play as the authoritative entity responsible for the peace process that India and…

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News

Heaven Under Siege

Harbouring a lifelong ambition to recreate a greater Hindustan that surpasses current borders and rules with might and will as a global power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid…

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Politics

What Next?

In the wake of Narendra Modi’s Landslide Victory to secure a second term as Indian Premier, what can Pakistan expect as it once again signals for peace in the region?…

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