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An Endeavour To Understand by Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick Created On: 14/Jan/2011 Views: 3190 Replies: 1 
What a great man, a liberal, a proponent of culture, youth, minorities and womens rights, an enemy of extremism... rest in peace, governor’ read a friend’s facebook status after the assassination of Punjab governor Salman Taseer. On the other side is the sentiment of celebration in the streets of my city. There are attempts to venerate the killer by some and there are attempts to venerate the kill Click here to read Full Article

THE LOST SOUL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick On: 10/Sep/2010 Views:3177 Replies:1 
Senator Hilary Clinton’s self-congratulation over American leaders’ unanimous disapproval of the intended burning of Muslim religious texts misses out the truth about American society and politics, and the crisis of its fundamental values.The mass furore over the construction of a Muslim community centre blocks away from Ground Zero is symptomatic of a serious malaise. Public sentiment often Click here to read Full Article
What Would You Call It? Musings on the Pakistan Flood by Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick On: 9/Sep/2010 Views:2770 Replies:0 
One stands the risk of being dubbed illiberal and unenlightened if one sees in the deluge that has drowned one-fifths of the country, the Hand of God. The floods have, among other things, again brought to the fore the gaping ideological split that cuts across Pakistani society, making it deeply fractured and polarised. The flood, and the way we choose to look at it raises some fundamental question Click here to read Full Article
 
‘A BIT LESS RIGHTEOUS, BUT A BIT MORE WISE’ by Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick On: 10/Jun/2010 Views:2887 Replies:1 
Israeli journalist Sima Kadmon, concerned over recent events that caused an outpouring of rage and condemnation against Israel the world over (almost), reminisced of a time when her country was ‘a bit less righteous, but a bit more wise’. She held that Israel had been ‘unwise’ in attacking the aid flotilla with its ‘pro Palestine’ peace activists; unwise for not accurately predicting and calibrati Click here to read Full Article
MUSINGS ON DEMOCRACY by Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick On: 18/May/2010 Views:3288 Replies:1 
Writing of Mr. Jamshed Dasti_ the infamous Pakistani former minister found to be in possession of a fake graduation degree, recently re-elected to the assembly in a popular vote_ is one of those moments in my erratic writing career when I feel utterly tongue-tied, run out of vocabulary. Jamshed Dasti may be just another ‘poor player strutting his hour upon the stage’, but he is certainly not an an Click here to read Full Article
 
THE WAYFARER by Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick On: 16/Apr/2010 Views:3368 Replies:0 
As I walked through the dust and heat, threading my way through the throng of unfamiliar faces, I felt an indescribable kinship, an invisible bond that linked me to the faces I walked among. We were drawn towards the same_ a personage, a symbol, a phenomenon, an institution, an era, a life larger than Life. I was a nobody among the crowd, one among many_ and yet I felt I needed to be there, Click here to read Full Article
RELIGION ANDMORALITY BY Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick On: 27/Feb/2010 Views:3193 Replies:0 
Irfan Hussain, in his article ‘Morality and Atheism’ published in DAWN, February 17, 2010, has cited an array of facts and figures to assert his point that despite rising agnostic/atheistic trends in secular Europe, those societies demonstrate better standards of morality as opposed to corrupt and decadent religious societies. This proves, according to Hussain, that there exists no direct link bet Click here to read Full Article
 
DARING TO UNDERSTAND by Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick On: 4/Nov/2009 Views:2813 Replies:0 
A Suicide bomber: A grotesque, bloodthirsty monster. And this haggard, greying old man with his vacant eyes and broken slipper, like the broken spirit within as the cameras stare into his face and the headlines are splashed across interfaces: Suicide Bomber. Caught in the Act. A thrilling, juicy pi Click here to read Full Article
PAKISTAN'S DILEMMA: THE CHALLENGE TO SOVEREIGNTY by Maryam Sakeenah
Posted By: Maverick On: 24/Oct/2009 Views:4212 Replies:0 
The headlines reverberate and a debilitating sense of insecurity grips the nation amid a string of terror attacks and suicide hits that have now spilled over into the entire country. A fortnight ago, the military headquarters in Rawalpindi were attacked in a hostage-taking attempt, killing six milit Click here to read Full Article
 
Priorities of the Government
Posted By: Maverick On: 19/Sep/2009 Views:3266 Replies:0 
18 women die in Karachi in free food distribution stampede - Sindh govt allocates Rs 432 million for Bhutto family shrines Click here to read Full Article
DOUBLE STANDARDS
Posted By: Maverick On: 20/Aug/2009 Views:2539 Replies:0 
THE HAGUE: Dutch prosecutors declined on Tuesday to put far-right MP Geert Wilders on trial for distributing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). But they found that a Holocaust-denying cartoon in a separate case was punishable. Click here to read Full Article

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