Invincibility of Pakistan

An article published in Business Standard (“Pakistan’s aerial defence impregnable: Nawaz Sharif,” 11 Oct 2013) reports that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that “…our enemy must know that Pakistan’s aerial defense is impregnable.” Regrettably, Sharif is not alone in thinking this way. Other prominent Pakistani leaders have also held identical opinions regarding Pakistan’s alleged invincibility. Invincibility […]

And You Call Me A Terrorist!

‘Peace’ – the most common topic talked and written about , in this 21st century.Countless discussions are held every month all round the globe to give peace a chance and make people realize that disharmony is the main threat to human civilization today.Even I can talk for hours about the importance of peace and write […]

Taking Stock!

That the congregation at the central Jamia Masjid in Srinagar would take out a ‘pro-azadi’ and anti India rally after offering Eid prayers and listening to the sermon of Kashmir’s chief priest and Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Omar Farooq was expected, as it is an annual feature. However, what certainly was not expected was the […]

Repenting for Madness

It was one of the very unfortunate days of my life because a social activist like me stood as a bystander, and a mute spectator to the sight of school being set on fire.  I am aware about the anguish prevailing in the entire or some parts of Kashmir over the death of two youth […]

Will Obamacare ease America’s healthcare woes?

Amidst the drama of government shut down earlier this month, the US managed to roll out Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Americans without medical insurance are now able to call or log onto Health Insurance Marketplaces, which are either state or federal government run exchanges selling affordable policies. In a country that has […]