Rationalising Pak-US relations: There is nothing personal; it’s all about business!

Rationalising Pak-US relations: There is nothing personal; it’s all about business!

Muhammad Nadeem Mirza United   States   is not   an ‘enemy’   of   Pakistan;   it is   neither    a   ‘friend’.   It only  does   business   with Pakistan  and  that  is how  states  should deal to each other  – at least this is what those  belonging to  the  realist school  of thought in international  relations believe. The core of international   relations can be described in one […]

Developing Worth ; Our Self

Developing Worth ; Our Self

Raajan Soni “ESTEEM IS CONNECTED WITH OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OURSELVES” With the world hit by financial crisis and value of property and other assets dropping substantially, we have a big question before us; what is our self worth? Can our personal worth be calculated only in terms of our material possessions, which can appreciate and depreciate any time by the […]

Islam and Islamism : an Overview

Islam and Islamism : an Overview

Asjad Bukhari   “It is I, the King of Kings.” Gilgamesh was his name from the day he was born, two-thirds of him god but a third of him human, from the epic of Gilgamesh.     The marriage between power and divine (in different forms) is not something new to human society. Whether we read books on ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, […]

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 […]