Reaction to Raymond Davis in Pakistan

Raymond Davis – Victory of the Law or Otherwise ?

That the Raymond Davis case has not been handled to the satisfaction of the Pakistani public is a fact; that both the respective governments are satisfied with the outcome of these proceedings is a fact; not everything else, however, is. To date, nobody except perhaps the upper echelons of the respective intelligence agencies and governments is aware of the exact details or the factual intricacies…

Saudi Arabia revolution

Is Saudi Arabia Ready for Revolution?

The Arabian Peninsula has recently been subject to, what has widely been called, the Arab world’s home brew wave of revolution. The most iconic of these has been the revolution in Egypt that saw millions take to the street – forcing the incumbent president to flee in the wake of peaceful protests that barely lasted a fortnight. In context, the bloodiest of these has been…

Raymond Davis Case implication

Dissecting the Raymond Davis Case: Mistakes and Implications

The US has been Pakistan’s oldest ally, when and as it has seen fit, and the Pakistanis, in return, have been the Americans’ sincerest of friends when and as it has suited the US – profiting only immensely from whenever such bonds have borne fruits. Unfortunately, of late this relationship seems to have come under threat. Both the Americans – in honor of the fair…

Education Outreach as a Weapon Against Terrorism in Pakistan

Education is often considered the yardstick of a country’s progress and is one of several indicators used to gauge a developing country’s measure of progress. However, for Pakistan, a key regional player, this is unfortunately not the case. Where industry, GDP and per capita income are often cited as indicators of growth, education is given the cold shoulder. This is an issue that Pakistan, and…

Dreams and Realities

Your silhouette,strong against the darknessof my soul,Fills my heartwith a yearningso overwhelming thatI swoon. Your breathplays with rhythmsin a symphony ofwhispers in my earreviving,reinventing,rejuvenating,my innermost secrets. Oh, the ecstasyof first love!Oh, the fervourof that first touch! Those moments,hushed in their decline,are no more. Memories,agonisingly persistent,remain.

Poetry collection Rabab

SCREAM

Scream: collected poems Edited by Jewels Johnson The general consensus in the world of publishing is that people don’t want to read poetry any more. Publishers have canonized dead poets and then laid them to rest. Gravestones adorn the shelves of every mainstream bookshop. Meanwhile, the new poets, the new voices have been stifled, reduced to a muffled cry from beyond the catacombs. They are screaming…