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Akbar Jehan: An Intimate History of Kashmir

Khan, Nyla Ali. The Life of a Kashmiri Woman: Dialectic of Resistance and Accommodation. New York: Palgrave Pivot.Hardcover: $70.00. Ebook: S49.99 Many of us in the Sub-continent who grew up with an awareness of the history of Kashmir do not usually realize that the histories we receive are highly motivated and are presented to us…

سرِ بازارِ جاں اعلان کر دو

یہ کیسا دور آیا ہے جہاں میں کہ قاتل قاضی و منصف بنے ہیں یہ کیسی آگ ہے جس کی لپٹ میں مساجد اور مدارس جل رہے ہیں یہ کیسا علم دیں ہے جسکے حامل وفا و پیار کی رسمیں بھلا کر رہِ اخلاص کے سب در جلا کر بھلا کر ٓآشتی کی سب حدیثیں چھپا…

In Solidarity Against Taliban Atrocity in Peshawar

  We at The Pakistan Forum are saddened and horrified at the murder of Pakistani school children by the Taliban. Our prayers are with the parents and relatives of all those who were murdered by Taliban cowards. May the parents of these children find peace and solace in this time of great pain and personal…

Change in Policing culture of Pakistan: Lessons for American Militarized Policing

The capacity of police to both prevent and provoke conflict is increasingly recognized all around the world. In recent political turmoils in Pakistan the role of Pakistan police has been really apprecaitive. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) & Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) led anti government marches towards the capital city Islamabad. These marchers have entered the Red…

Some Thoughts on Solidarity and Community

(I had written this article for our Save the UNT Library blog; I think it applies to more than just one cause and that is why I am sharing it ehre) We live in a world constructed to force us to internalize our own insignificance. Every single day we go on with our daily activities,…

A critique of the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

 12:30 a.m. – A review of the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, hunting Obama Bin Laden (Oops)!                      http://www.google.com.pk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/ZeroDarkThirty2012Poster.jpg/ ‘Waterboarding’ in the first two minutes just puts you off. A CIA thriller however, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark ‘Freakin’ thirty; despite its many wonderful qualities could be classified as just another technically proficient pile of balderdash. And it…