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A Huge Proxy War Of World Powers Has Been Kicked Off In Pakistan

Many of us have analysed the ongoing battles in Ukraine as a proxy war by the US against Russia. As proxy contests go, however, that may be outstripped by the trial of strength between the world’s major agencies in the power games that are likely to play out in Pakistan in the next few weeks. …

The Rule of Law: The Mightiest Sovereign in a Civilised Society

As the fault lines in the Punjab socio- religious inclusiveness deepen with every passing day, there is a rise in the number of episodes of people taking the law in their hands, while state acts as a mute spectator. The acceptance of any gruesome lynching is a portent departure from a tolerant civilisation to barbarianism. …

Academic Freedom Of The Few

It has become a fashion these days for academicians from National Institutes to mobilise signature campaigns and protests against the policies and actions of the government at the Centre on a variety of issues. While this is restricted to small sections of these Institutions, there is a larger section which is disappointed with their colleagues …

Kathua Rape Showed What Normalising ‘Sulli/Bulli’ Fantasies Could Lead To

Reactions to the online ‘auction’ of Muslim women have ranged from revulsion to compassion (yes, for misguided youthfulness), but most observers seem to have taken for granted that those who put up those names and photos on the internet were just having a lark, albeit a wicked, criminal, or disgusting lark. Too few seem to …

WOMEN @21: Critical Game Changer For Young Girls’ Empowerment

On 17 Dec, 2021, Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani introduced the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021 in Lok Sabha. Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021 seeks to increase the legal minimum age for women to marry to 21 years, bringing it at par with that of men. …

India’s FabIndia Attempted To Impose Unrelatable Phrase, USA’s Target Honoured Diwali’s Essence

The Seers fashioned the Word by means of their mind Sifting it as with sieves the corn is sifted. Thus, friends may recognize each other’s friendship. An auspicious seal upon their word is set. – Rig Veda, X, 71.   Batuh: (Pupil) Oh! Dear, you have a dilemma, Sir. Nevertheless the customs that were set …