Going Public

Going Public

Muneeb Tahir Courtesy: http://blog.lib.umn.edu Pakistani moderates/liberals until now have opted to stay way lower on the radar. There is no doubt this society is becoming less receptive with each passing day. Fanaticism in Pakistan is just another day, but could the reason for this on wheel progression be the absence of an easily accessible alternative narrative? The abundance of ultra-right […]

Agora – Movie Review

Muneeb Tahir Great atrocities in the name of religion have been committed in the past and are still unfolding. Agora is a captivating ,126 minutes of sheer class and the generalized history of world religions in a nutshell for you. The movie revolves around a brilliant Philosopher Hypatia (played by Rachel Weisz) who also holds the title of being the […]

And I left my Quetta

And I left my Quetta

Muneeb Tahir “16 died today when masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in the suburbs of Quetta.” “4 died today on Prince Road when two unidentified motorcyclists threw a hand grenade on a “settler’s” shop!” These are the daily news items from Quetta. The silence and the blast following these news has very big gap in […]

Reactionary Drawing Room Liberals

Reactionary Drawing Room Liberals

Muneeb Tahir Present cohort of Pakistanis are well acquainted with the locution ‘drawing room politics’ since they started watching ‘9 bajay wala khabarnama’ (9’0 Clock news) on the national television and the locution prevails till date on some 60 odd news channels, 24/7. The phrase in fact has translated itself in various spheres of life, like drawing room jihadis (Zaid […]