2 mn read Connivance is not the solution of any problem. Especially an issue related to one’s self which is related to sex, merely suppressing due to shame does not make sense. Talking about sex is not obscene. This is a serious matter. There is also an urgent need to talk about sexual issues in Pakistan.
2 mn read Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) emerged with the involvement of ordinary people in 1968-69 and resultantly politics experienced a shift from palaces to common roads. Low profile candidates appeared in elections and with man power, brought down political giants. Peasants, laborers, cultivators and downtrodden have collectively shown that power of masses can demolish pride of wealthy, majesty and arrogance of feudalists, capitalists and gangsters.
3 mn read Homosexuality is not a sin. God created us to b homosexual, and the feelings of homosexuality are natural. Many saints have also been gay. These arguments were made by Muhammad Sufyan (pseudonym) in the response to a question about how long you have been suffering from homosexuality. Sufyan says many holy figures, including Madhoo Laal Hussain(The Late Poet of Pakistan) and Mahmood Ayaz(Famous Pakistani Surgeon), were gay.
3 mn read It might come as a surprise but rare whisky, like certain art objects or diamonds, is now an investment product that can generate eye watering returns.
5 mn read With the United Kingdom Government having set out at the end of July details of its policy for Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) (“BNOs”), more and more Hongkongers are starting to arrive in the United Kingdom, wishing to take advantage of the United Kingdom Government’s scheme for BNO status holders and their dependants.
3 mn read COVID-19 diagnostic testing can provide information to: (1) Is the patient infected? (2) How bad is the COVID-19 pandemic? (3) What can be done to contain the disease and prevent it from spreading without collapsing the healthcare system? Massive testing can serve to put the pandemic under control by preventing the influx of infected people from outside and containing & mitigating the infection within. Otherwise, a serious measure such as a total city lockdown may have to be taken to be effective.
4 mn read India is already making international headlines with the famers protest that has not reached to any conclusion yet. But recently here, a stand-up comedian named Munawar Faruqui along with other four comedians, Edwin Anthony, Prakhar Vyas, Priyam Vyas, Nalin Yadav got arrested for making indecent remarks against Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the show.
3 mn read In recent years, we have seen a wave of candidates and initiatives around the world that have been characterized as “nationalist” by both proponents and critics. From President Trump’s victory in the United States and the UK’s passage of Brexit to Jair Bolsonaro winning in Brazil’s recent election. Voters appear to be turning toward promises of independence and national pride.
3 mn read President Trump has an unmatched ability to say a great deal in very short snippets on Twitter. True to form, on January 21, he served a very strong volley to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, tweeting: “China posts slowest economic numbers since 1990 due to U.S. trade tensions and new policies. Makes so much sense for China to finally do a Real Deal and stop playing around.” There is a great deal to unpack in this short tweet, but all worthy of discussion.
3 mn read While reports of the dramatic recent events in Venezuela have made headlines, many question the relevance of the situation to Taiwan. In my view, there are several major issues at stake in Venezuela that affect Taiwan’s national interests.