Asia-Pacific, Nepal, Life, Opinion
Asia-Pacific, Myanmar, Human Rights, Politics, World
What comes to your mind when you hear the word Dashain? Probably, the Malashree Dhun starts ringing in your head, taking you back to those childhood days when you would spend whole day flying kites – counting the number of chaits you’ve made in a single day-and enjoying whole night playing cards hoping to scrounge every single penny in your friend’s pocket. But is it the same today? Do we still remember that the festival of Dashain is meant to enjoy together with friend and family, rather than alone?
Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Politics
The Rohingya Muslims are the people of the Rakhine state of Mayanmar (Burma) who are, historically, known to have set foot in the Burmese land, mainly the Rakhine state, in the 8th century for the purposes of trading and religious preaching.
Asia-Pacific, North Korea, Life, World
Pakistan’s role in the war on terror, which had been recognised by the world until the last US government, has suddenly turned into a question mark in President Trump’s era. The power shift in the United States has certainly brought a policy shift in Afghanistan in general and towards Pakistan in particular.
Asia-Pacific, Nepal, Human Rights, Life
There is nothing better than airline service. Delays, plane food, and other mild annoyances tend to be a staple of every air travel experience. One airline, in particular, is considered the worst of the worst. Rated a single star on several sources, Air Koryo is one of the only carriers that take passengers to the despotic country of North Korea. Let’s take a tour of Air Koryo and see why travelers should beware.
Asia-Pacific, Afghanistan, Opinion, Politics
We often say that we are in the 21st Century, the age of science, technology, awareness, and education. But let’s look at poor developing countries like Nepal, where people lack basic education and are unaware about Science and Technology. People still blindly follow religious practices, which were handed down to them, although they don’t know the reasons behind them or why they are performed.
Americas, USA, Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Opinion, Politics
While surfing through my news feed a few days ago, I came across an interesting debate about Afghanistan on a Facebook group that welcomes people from across the globe to discuss global politics. The heated debate was between an Afghan and a Pakistani.
Asia-Pacific, India, Life
President Trump stood to his reputation, he took seven months to coin his ‘winning strategy’ on the Afghan war, and as expected, it was nothing but a way to dump his failed military approach on Pakistan.
Asia-Pacific, Qatar, Politics
“Punish us if you want, but triple talaq will remain valid in India”, The Jamiat Ulama-i Hind, the leading Islamic Organization in India, proclaimed after the Supreme Court’s Ban on triple talaq. Challenging the 1400-year-old practice, the Muslim Women’s quest for equality filed seven petitions including one by a woman who was divorced through WhatsApp.
Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Life
On June 5th, 2017 Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates abruptly cut off their diplomatic relations with the tiny oil-and gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar. They also gave Qatari citizens 14 days to leave their territory and banned their citizens from traveling to or residing in Qatar.
This severing of diplomatic relations included withdrawing ambassadors and imposing a trade bloc. Egypt cut off its diplomatic relations with Qatar but never forced its citizens in Qatar to leave the state.
We lost Abdul Sattar Edhi, a fatherly figure for the working poor and underclass Pakistanis. This immense loss had hardly elapsed when on August 10th; Dr. Ruth Pfau, the lepers’ messiah, the angel of Manghopir left this mortal world for an endless journey.