Category Archives: South Asia

The Fundamental Lie of the Afghan War by GARY LEUPP

As a general rule, U.S. wars are based on lies. Some of these are soon exposed; the lies about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction and al-Qaeda links used to justify the invasion and occupation of Iraq were exposed (to … Continue reading

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The Pakistan zeitgeists: A nation through the ages By Nadeem F. Paracha

The searching 50s Pakistan was carved out from the rest of India in August 1947. It was made up of the region’s Muslim-majority areas on the west and east sides of colonial India. The creation of Pakistan had been the … Continue reading

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By Invitation Only: Proxy Patriotism India vs. Pakistan by FARZANA VERSEY

Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi’s team did not need to work at this one. Sixty-seven years after the Partition, India continues to nurse the inherited insecurity garbed as braggadocio in its relationship with Pakistan. Every government has effectively used it to … Continue reading

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Sawaal – Kande Utte, Coke Studio Pakistan, Season 6, Episode 5

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The lost diary of Queen Victoria’s final companion

Abdul Karim’s writings, hidden by his family until now, throw new light on a close and controversial relationship, says Ben Leach. ‘I am so very fond of him. He is so good and gentle and understanding… and is a real … Continue reading

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In India, a Spectre is Haunting Us All by JOHN PILGER

In five-star hotels on Mumbai’s seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for the Performing Arts, people arrive for the Mumbai Literary Festival: famous authors and notables drawn from … Continue reading

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The World At Their Feet – Karachi United Football Foundation

The World At Their Feet – Karachi United Football Foundation from Karachi United on Vimeo.

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