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Hide And Seek!

By Syed M. Aslam The ruling elites sitting pretty on treasury as well as opposition benches have turned the lives of masses into hell by creating the monster called power load shedding here in our part of the world. Taking turns to pillage and plunder their own people the Gucci …

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There is no media more hostile than Qatar’s

By Linda S. Heard In response to the banning of Qatari websites by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, Qatar’s Foreign Minister announced that his country is the target of “a hostile media campaign”. There is no way to definitely prove whether Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad …

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Clean governance has been Modi’s biggest success

By S Prasannarajan Politics was a rogue’s deal, or, at the other extreme, a hologram’s last flicker. It was a time when, even as the impatience of a people peaked, power became an enterprise without a moral content. In a country scarred by the worst adventures of ideology and the …

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Let ambition not blind Xi to the dangers facing China

By Brahma Chellaney Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tenure has been marked by high ambition. His vision – the “Chinese dream” – is to make China the world’s leading power by 2049, the centenary of Communist rule. But Xi may be biting off more than he can chew. A critical element …

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The price of Ramazan

By A A Usmani It is very unfortunate that instead of slashing prices, this Ramazan too sees a hike in prices of essential commodities as the government fails to regulate price mechanism. As usual the hoarders and profiteers have started creating artificial shortage of the food items. Just imagine, there …

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Enough of nostalgia, it’s back to reality

By Maan Jalal I recently travelled back home to New Zealand for the first time in four and a half years. For the most part, growing up in Auckland in the North Island for 18 years was idyllic. It wasn’t only me that left New Zealand. My siblings, cousins and …

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Commercialization of Sanctity!

By Syed M. Aslam Is there nothing that the rating-hungry showmen stop at to fuel hedonism in a society that has already crossed all limits of superficiality and decency? In fact, decency has long been pushed into back seat with naked capitalism, the shining front office of which is democracy, …

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When a radio show finds talent from the rubble

By Simon Valmary It’s a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul’s youth after years of extremist rule and a months-long battle for the city. The recorded lyrics of competitor MC Rico, a rapper from Iraq’s second city, filled the studio of Al Ghad – Arabic …

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