It was during Libyans’ fight against the occupation forces of Italian colonists when a young teen-age girl, Fatima appeared in the battle scene to inspire the fighters so much so that her heroic deeds during the war were immortalized by no other than Allama Iqbal, a great philosopher poet of the 20th century. Inspired by … More A fully veiled woman inspires fight against Qaddafi….
Believe it or not, it is now a very effective agent of political change in the Arab world. Facebook has done it elsewhere in the Arab world and it is now all set to do it in Saudi Arabia on March 11, 2011 when it has called for anti-government demonstrations. But the question is; Is … More Facebook, another agent of change in the Arab world….
The world is simply unconcerned about the tremors of change and the after-shocks. Everyone seems to be happy that this crisis is in the faraway lands and will end there. They do not realize that the change taking place in the Middle East will not spare the rich of the world who are living in … More When the troubles come, they come in battalions….
Pakistani singers and artists visiting India have always been under the false impression that they are treated like gods for being outstanding performers in the art which is next to religious faith for Indian Hindus. They are all praise, always, for the secular attributes of the Indian society but when an occasion occurs, it reveals … More A technical violation of currency laws makes him a “good catch” for Indians….
It is now a common knowledge that Uncle Sam has completely abandoned and betrayed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. And this is nothing unusual. The Egyptian dictator had reached his expiry date and run out of utility; in fact his continuous use beyond expiry date could harm the user’s interests. This has happened with shah of … More Uncle Sam fanning the flames of unrest in Egypt, says Israeli media….
The unrest which started in Tunis is spreading like a jungle fire. It has traveled to Egypt at the speed of an epidemic. Libya, Jordan and Yemen could be the next possible destinations of this fast-moving freight train. While the protests which triggered the revolution in Tunis started for pure economic reasons, those in the … More Pakistani media stands between the country and a Tunis-type revolution….
The current Queen will not meet the parents of the future Queen unless it is absolutely unavoidable, that is on the special day of the future Queen. The reason of this snub is very obvious; the future Queen is just a commoner and so are her parents. The Queen of England has, therefore, shown her … More Queen of England will not meet the parents of Kate Middleton….
Series of events unfolding in the twilight days of all the dictators, both civilian and military, are intriguingly identical. They all handle the uprisings in strikingly similar fashion. Pakistanis, who can clearly recall the protests against massive rigging of 1977 elections, will testify to the fact that dictators do not realize the gravity of situation … More Tunisian revolution seals the fate of other autocratic regimes….