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  • A Personal Case for liberalizing Indo-Pak Border Crossing

    A Personal Case for liberalizing Indo-Pak Border Crossing0

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    • December 5, 2014

      I said, “I want to go to Pakistan…” and I couldn’t finish. “There are so many new places you can see, then why Pakistan?” “If a war starts between India and Pakistan, the first thing they will do is seal the borders and you will be left on the other side forever.” “Believe us,

  • Reconsidering Traditional Gender Roles and Expression in India

    Reconsidering Traditional Gender Roles and Expression in India0

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    • November 21, 2014

    It is the year 2014 and much has changed in the world we live in. Technology has achieved monumental advances to the point where we can communicate with another person across the globe with the touch of a button or swipe of a finger. Medical and public health initiatives have worked synergistically to eliminate some

  • Building India’s “Shock City of the Twentieth Century” from the Top Down

    Building India’s “Shock City of the Twentieth Century” from the Top Down0

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    • September 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 352 pp. The field of South Asian urban history has a rich history of examining India’s major urban centers. Numerous astute studies of Delhi, Bombay (Mumbai), and Calcutta (Kolkata), for example, have contributed to our understanding of not only the rapid urbanization (and later suburbanization,

  • My Pakistan Television Show

    My Pakistan Television Show0

      cheap software downloads write essay for me Shadab Zeest Hashmi writing in 3QD What they did not understand at the PTV station was that it’s in my nature to be elsewhere, nodding attentively one minute, gone the next. I didn’t understand it either, the tendency to let myself be stolen into another world, switching between

  • Bangladesh Beware: A Lesson from Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

    Bangladesh Beware: A Lesson from Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law0

    For over two months Bangladesh has been locked in a fierce battle pitting the government and its moderate Muslim allies against the demands of groups espousing a radical interpretation of Islam.  At stake is the country’s secular identity and its prospects to become an open and tolerant environment for religious freedom and human rights.   Protesters are

  • The Tragedies of Other Places

    The Tragedies of Other Places0

    Rafia Zakaria writing in Guernica about the recent bombing in Boston:   As The bombings in Boston on April 15, 2013 pose their own conundrum to those like me who are in the habit of writing about bloodier conflicts with more frequent conflagrations. There is an inherent cruelty in every terror attack—an undeniable reverberation of

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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