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Great Indian Fallacy

For its immediate neighbours India is not as shinning as it is to the world. It is vicious, expansionist and nothing less than a fascist Mussolini Italian state or a Hitler’s Nazi Germany, with only slight difference of having policies complemented by an ambitiously and tactfully driven international diplomacy.  India’s highly magnified bitterness towards Pakistan may not be enough to define that country’s neighbourhood relations as it is encircled by

United Muslim Army – A myth?

There have been many calling out for a unanimously agreed platform for a more close-knitted Muslim world. Especially with Muslim countries undergoing extreme security situations, a desire to build a NATO-style Muslims-exclusive army seems like a desperate option, yet useful at a time of collective devastation descending over the Muslim world. There is next to no doubt about the fact that Muslims are under a cloud of grievous curse, an

The Strategic Importance of Pak-Myanmar Military Relations

Pakistan’s relations with Myanmar (formerly ‘Burma’) go back to 1947 when the Union of Burma and East Pakistan shared borders. Despite the independence of Bangladesh, both countries continue to maintain bilateral relations; since 1988, Pakistan and Burma each have embassies in each other’s capital. As recently as 2012, then President Asif Ali Zardari visited Myanmar to promote trade, economic and energy cooperation between the two Asian countries. Many hailed the

Just one submarine makes India go paranoid

Indian media is known to regularly incline towards sensationalism, even at the expense of covering more important issues. Electronic media in India, unlike the comparatively independent and serious print media, often reflects a strong pro-establishment narrative. This is the reason why red tickers and flashes on “Breaking News” seem to take the very pulse out of an ordinary viewer who would perhaps be more concerned with domestic sanitation, healthcare, human

Mass media promotes desensitization

Beheadings, mutilations, horrific executions; these are just some of the examples related to blood, gore and violence which global media likes to exploit time and again to attain maximum viewer ratings. Naturally, the more the ratings, the more sponsors a channel will get during regular airtime. For media owners, the smell of fresh money signals the dawn of an all-time high in competitive market standing. In Pakistan, state-owned Pakistan Television

Book Sales in India: Profit Motive Drives Authors Bashing Pakistan

Have you ever wondered why the publication of anti-Pakistan books has become a major growth industry today? The answer is simple: Authors and publishers of books about Pakistan know where the money is. It’s in India where the book sales are rising rapidly in the midst of continuing global decline. Strong profit motive drives them to write what Indians want to read. Those, like Professor Wendy Doniger of University of Chicago,

This is the last straw, or is it?

16th December, 2014 – Truly a black day for Pakistan. A day where even the remotest possibility of these terrorists being humans was eliminated; day where humanity was at its lowest and barbarism was at its height; a day where Pakistan lost some of its most valuable treasures. But if you think about it, it was also a black day when a few years ago there was a huge blast

Namira Salim: Pakistan’s First Astronaut and Much More!

Just recently I was reading an article on India’s Mars mission when I noticed this article on the side stating that Pakistan’s first woman in space congratulates India on its successful mission. I was amazed that a Pakistani had made it to space. I was also confused because I had not heard about such an important event. So being the part-time Sherlock Holmes that I am, I clicked on the

India reaches Mars, So What?

By now all of us have heard that India has sent a spacecraft to Mars. Actually the mission actually began on 24th September, 2013 when the spacecraft called Mangalyaan was launched by the Indian Space Organization. Just a few days ago, the Mars Orbiter Mission as it is called was successful and returned back pictures of the red planet’s surface. The Mangalyaan has five instruments that it has taken with

Can We Forget Palestine Now?

So, just a few weeks ago, finally, the latest war in Palestine has ended. 2000+ Palestinian died and less than a hundred Israeli soldiers lost their lives. In the end, both Israel and Hamas claimed victory. Israel because it says it dismantled Hamas’s underground tunnel network and weakened the regime. Hamas because it managed to hold up the fight for so long and killed quite a few Israeli soldiers. During