When Shias and Sunnis pray in the same vicinity and a red alamflutters on the top of the shrine that belongs to a man named Usman, one cannot tell that we are in a country plagued by sectarian tensions. When Suhrawardis, Ismailis, and Shivaites
The CIA note shows that in late 1952, the 2 Cavalry Regiment, commanded by one Han Tse-min, had its headquarters at Gartok (the main trade centre in Western Tibet). The regiment had 800 camels and 150 men garrisoned at Rutok, in the vicinity of the
Lal Shahbaz is of course a title; the saint’s proper name is stated to be Syed Usman Marwandi. As his name indicates, he is said to be a descendant of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), from the lineage of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq, the sixth Imam.
In his landmark work, Orientalism, Edward Said theorised that Muslims are fundamentally subjects of study and scrutiny for Western outsiders, systematically excluded from the enterprise of contributing and commenting on their very existence.
What’s even more unfortunate, the conventional knowledge that the indigenous communities relied upon now seems passé with the changes that have taken place. “This is new territory for them and they are ill-equipped,
One of the most crucial factors that should have been addressed prior to implementation was the settlement of the constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), which is strategically located at the entry point of the CPEC route.
Not just the information technology industry in the US and India, but even leaders of the biotechnology industry are unnerved by the visa and travel restrictions the Trump administration has unleashed.
Many seem to have settled in for the day – one woman has her knitting out and another has her extended family in tow. Five paediatricians stand in a row behind a long, high bench examining baby after baby,
Many may not believe that some where medicines sold & prescribed under a brand name are marked with an MRP of 500% to 600 % (even more ) of the price that could still give reasonable (20to 30 %) margin of profit to the trade.
The larger point that I’m trying to make is that in the many hues of narratives that Kashmir throws up, we are conveniently silent about this one: the bourgeois have to come out of their comfortable zones and join the call of Azadi.
What is, however, undeniable is that Iran’s development owes everything to the values it adopted 38 years ago. By adhering to Islamic principles and creating a society based on taqwa where the overriding concern is the well-being of ordinary people,
Panic gripped Anantnag town this afternoon after suspected separatist militants hurled a grenade at a group of strolling pro-government militants, led by their leader, Mohammad Amin alias Setha. The grenade exploded on the roadside injuring some twe