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Know Your Finances- Empower Yourself

Know Your Finances- Empower Yourself

The idea of finance and numbers send shivers down many people’s spine. Finance brings with it the days we spent in school struggling with numbers and waiting to finish high school to finally bid adieu to numbers. However, by the time we step out to the professional world, we come to terms with the fact […]

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‘If Pakistan is to succeed, good cannot become a tool for evil.’

‘If Pakistan is to succeed, good cannot become a tool for evil.’

Many Kashmiris who have made the pilgrimage to Pakistan tell me that among other things, understanding Pakistani resentment against the Sharifs is difficult and complex. Complexity is a word Kashmiris have a lot of respect for. For too long, we have been victims of false, lazy binaries ourselves. Today, as Pakistanis choose either to celebrate the ‘draining of the […]

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What’s next for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif?

What’s next for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif?

Nawaz Sharif has stepped down as Pakistan’s prime minister after the country’s Supreme Court unanimously disqualified him on grounds that he lied about his assets during a corruption investigation. The ruling comes after months of hearings in a case that was prompted by the “Panama Papers” leaks. No Pakistani prime minister has ever completed a full five-year term. WATCH: UPFRONT […]

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Lesson Of Life : Never Give Up

Lesson Of Life : Never Give Up

When we read the life history and achievements of Winston Churchill, we come to know how he failed during his Sixth grade and how he was frequently defeated in elections but ultimately became the Prime Minister of the country at the age of 62. On the other hand, Tony Blair whose teacher always called him […]

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Kashmir : An Inconvenient Truth

Kashmir :  An Inconvenient Truth

Kashmir is internationally recognized as a disputed territory whose final status is yet to be determined by the people. Both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and have fought three wars during the past half-century. This is a matter that urgently needs to be put on a road to find a just and viable solution. […]

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Abdul Qadeer Khan Ghazi, hero of 1931 uprising

Abdul Qadeer Khan Ghazi, hero of 1931 uprising

Abdul Qadeer Khan, a follower of Islamic ideologue Maulana Jamaluddin Afghani, delivered a speech at Khankahi Moula Shrine, asking people to revolt against the cruel policies of Dogra Maharaja. On that day, the Youngmen Muslim Association had convened a public meeting at Khankah-i-Moula. In this meeting Khawaja Saad-ud-din Shawl, Mirwaiz Moulvi Yusuf Shah, Mirwaiz  Mujahid […]

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Yatri Bus killings not a terror attack

Yatri Bus killings not a terror attack

Monday (July 10) evening, around 9pm, the first reports started coming in and immediately the wail was picked up by every media outlet and service. Right from the beginning it was all about Amarnath yatris having been attacked. The reality in retrospect, but in full sympathy to those who lost their lives, is that the […]

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15 Crazy Facts About North Korea

15 Crazy Facts About North Korea

The history of North Korea tells an isolationist story. We hear about the defectors and the harsh mistreatment done to them over the news all the time. However, there is more to this country than meets the TV media eye. Despite being extremely secretive, North Korea suffers from a lot of criticism about the way […]

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Truth behind those killers who lynched Junaid Khan

Truth behind those killers who lynched Junaid Khan

Last night, I interviewed Junaid Khan’s father, Jallaluddin, when he said something that left me numb: “Why do they hate us so much sir that they kill us because of our religion?” He was responding to my question that some reports suggested that the 16-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death in a train compartment over […]

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AMU Question and India`s Uncertain Democracy

AMU Question and India`s Uncertain Democracy

With an attempt to count the great personalities who promoted education for Muslims, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan would stop at nothing. Like the rest, he lived, talked and thought about his dream until he realized it. Having invested everything he started his journey with Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College and ended it up with Aligarh Muslim University. […]