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Basant: Does Pakistan Have Any Respect for Its Heritage, Culture, the Diversity and Beauty of the Country?

By Kamila Hyat March 9, 2017 Gerard Manley Hopkin’s poem about the strange sadness of spring holds true for Lahore. There is something especially dismal about seeing bright blue skies against which no kite flutters, no contests occur and no distant cheers are heard from kite flyers. We have already succeeded in raising a generation that does not know how …

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UN says Killing of Palestinian by Israeli settlers ‘shocking’

The UN’s Middle East envoy has termed the killing of a Palestinian man by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank “shocking and unacceptable”. Nikolay Mladenov on Sunday called on Israel to “put an end to settler violence and bring those responsible to justice”. Hamdi Naasan, 38, succumbed to his wounds on Saturday near the village of al-Mugheir after Israeli …

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Indian Muslim women enjoy freedom to choose and it should be theirs alone

On 4 February, the musical legend AR Rahman performed on stage at Dharavi to commemorate ten years of Slumdog Millionaire, the Danny Boyle movie for which he had won two Oscars. The Mozart of Madras was soon embroiled in a hate campaign because of his daughter expressing her right to choose.During the performance, Khatija had come up on stage to …

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