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  1. Pakistan, India and Bangladesh have always been much better off without the British

    In 1944, Beverley Nichols’ sensational Verdict on India came out with a slap in the face of what we know today as Bangladesh, India and Pakistan — or BIP, to duck a mouthful. Nichols thoughtlessly trashed BIP’s society and culture, out-doing Churchill’s well-known:

    “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.”

    The religion might have been Hinduism, but the cigar-puffing fat man’s book, The River War, reveals as much contempt for Muslims. Nichols’ ...
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  2. ’پاپا کو گندم کی بوری کی طرح پھینکا‘

    صدف جس مکان میں بیٹھی ہے اس کی کچی دیواریں صرف عورتوں اور بچوں کی سسکیوں سےگونج رہی ہیں، ...
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  3. We lack the wisdom to raise our sons the way we raise our daughters

    Before our son Kareem was born, my wife Priya, my daughter Madina and I were on a flight and we ended up sitting next to a woman who was expecting her first child. I sat in the middle seat between Priya and the expecting woman while the two of them discussed things only an expecting mother could discuss with another mother. At one point we asked if she knew the gender of her baby and she said,

    “A boy thankfully. I am so relieved.”

    As she went on to explain why she’s ...
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  4. Coherence–The need of the hour for ‪#‎Pakistan‬

    What is coherence? The meaning of coherence is the normal, no warring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world. We all have forgotten the meaning of this word. We are in modern era. The world is a lucrative fast one now, but we are still stuck for our sorting. Pakistan stands for unity, faith and discipline. We all have forgotten these words. We are sleeping as in the past. Who makes us awake? Now who tells us our intention? Our forefathers had given us an emerald peaceful and beautiful ...
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  5. Manto to Shyam — 'Lahore, Amritsar and Rawalpindi are all where they used to be'

    The friendship between renowned writer Sadat Hasan Manto and movie star Shyam began with conversations at a staircase of the High Nest building on Lady Jamshedji Road in Mumbai sometime in the 1940s.

    The bond between the two men led to perhaps the most poignant chapter in the book Stars From Another Sky, a translation from Urdu of Manto’s encounters and experiences of the Mumbai film world of the ’40s.

    Also read: Literary genius Manto comes to life in much-awaited biopic ...
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