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The Regime of Reason

Dec 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Social, World

Your intelligence is different from mine. And mine is different from yours. Times changed. “My intelligence is superior to yours”, said Reason. Who and what is ‘Reason’? Reason was born and raised like any other intelligence. It too lived on the imaginative outskirts of human minds. It too insisted that it had a point. ‘A […]

The Political Economy of Hatred

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World

Hatred is a scam. Just like a lot of stuff Capitalism and its globalizing effects want to sell us. This is what they do right? They come at our doors and they sell stuff. We buy stuff. But we also buy into stuff. Into the ideology of stuff. The ideology of stuff isn’t your next […]

Live and Let Die!

Sep 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Social

  It was cold. That’s for sure. It was dark- but in dark times, what difference does it make. Two twin boys. Not more than five or six years of age. They were one and apart. They were alone. Perhaps orphans. Their only source of refuge was in each other and the power of imagination […]

The Cost of Caring

Sep 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest

We live in a world of horror. A world of trembling despair. Of playful murder. Of playful strategy. Of senseless, random, vague bombing from a remote control held by someone taking incessant breaks between his munching of doritos and sipping of diet coke.  Of someone saying that others are the cause of our problems as […]

Humanity at Stake

Aug 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, World

A woman in many women- and children and men- was reported to be rushing back and forth in panic of the gunfire chasing her. A woman- another woman- was seen from her balcony with a portrait of General Al-Sisi; watching, observing, comprehending, and smiling. A grimly smile. This is not fantasy. This is not a scene from […]

But ‘What is MBFC?’

Jun 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan

Change is one of the most popular themes in contemporary Pakistan. But what exactly do we mean by ‘change’, and even more importantly, why do we need it so badly? This is something that we should all learn to question. When we demand something, we should be conscious of what it is exactly. This question […]

A Colonized Ridiculousness

Apr 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Social

How many times do we actually sit down and ask ourselves how ridiculous we sound? And how ridiculous we should sound? And how we are indoctrinating this ridiculousness to our coming generation? Now let me be the odd one, the strange one, the party pooper, the nonsensical one, and let me tell you that there […]

The Color of the Painting

Dec 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Social

The painting was absolutely stunning. It carried a latent meaning which was profound and deep. It was both intriguing and complex. No single narrative or interpretation could really sum-it-up. It was colorful; you could see all sorts of colors of all sorts of variations and shades. And there stood the painter gazing at his work […]

Because the Ugly Combination Sells

Aug 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan

So Ladies and Gentlemen, contrary to all expectations and despite the ever strong social media activism, Veena Malik is back in full swing to help people get over their sins -and hers- and plead and beg to the Almighty Lord to forgive them -and her- for their sins -and hers- for the moment so they […]

Islam and Rule of the People – III

Jun 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion, World

The instinctual problem that arises with democracy is the belief that democracy originated in the west. The history of democracy is therefore presented as troublesome. The Ancient Greeks, who are told to be the founders of “democracy”, would probably be shocked and be dismissive of modern democracies. As modern representative governments are radically different in […]