Festivals cannot ‘change’ anything, nor do this is their aim, but success will be when people ‘takes away’ something.
Incident at Jallianwala Bagh affected course of world history, but it is people who actually affected and led change.
We are first Anglophiles, then Americanised, later Arabised, and now Turko-fied — when will we become Pakistanised.
Sheikh Hasina should not look for short-term political gain in a sham election victory, but save the soul of country.
My major hope for 2014 is that Pakistan becomes a ‘people’s country’ — where people — have say in government of state.
While it is sensible to move past an incident after some time, its not easy to do so without justice, reconciliation.
The ‘brain drain’ from Pakistan is one of the primary causes of the slow death of the academia in Pakistan.
The basic contradiction between outlook of Jamaat and Pakistan is one between universal Islamic Ummah & nation state.
The shared history, language and cultural links are still strong despite decades of enforced separation.
Our lopsided relationship with the US is more a result of our actions than of the US need to interfere in our affairs.
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