The Fall of the Two Towers and the Rise of Taliban : How a botched global alliance led by America made Pakistan the hub of global terror and put Islamist fanatics in the driving seat of the Great Game

  As Biden bids farewell to Afghanistan, the mask of American hypocrisy on a host of issues ranging from women’s rights to democracy falls from grace, but how did a fringe ideology that thrived in the tribal areas of the North-West Frontier Province (now known as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) take…

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Macronism: The centrist ‘En Marche’ movement that dodged French fascism to position itself as the authoritarian regime of France.

When Emanuel Macron was elected in 2017, the French and the Liberal world cheered his victory over the French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen. The mainstream media largely ignored his egocentric and narcissist streak that went as far as using his own initials in the name of his political party,…

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The Travesty of a Peaceful Muslim Majority: Are Muslims in denial of the violence their religion is unleashing?

Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, an organisation with well-established ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Qaradawi’s views on Jews, homosexuals, and non-Muslims (who he fondly refers to as Kuffars) are available at the click of a mouse. His fatwas and fundamentals of Islam bind millions…

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The Womb, the Woman, the Wars : Why even seemingly mature democracies can’t let go of their women’s wombs.

Mankind has always found ways to limit populations when convenient. When the Soviets legalised abortion, it was only due to the fact that they had suffered decades of unrest; they had been through a revolution and a civil war. As a result, their populations were living in abject poverty and women…

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Covid-19 has once again exposed the reality of ethnic underbellies, and busted the myth of white privilege, but have we knowingly let this phenomenon grow?

Our magical entry into the world is defined by certain philosophers as a ‘lottery of birth’, an apt phrase considering that fate smiles upon those who are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. In fact, it is not just riches and comfort, but also opportunities, resources and education…

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What Happened to Douce France? Behind the opulent façade lies a society torn by economic disparity and mindless violence.

France, the very word evokes romance of all sorts, even the clichés. After all, 90 million tourists flock to France every year and capture the Insta selfie shot that sums up the Douce France image. But for those who know France and her complexities, one can’t help wondering if France…

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Are Secular Indians Negating Their Own History? While sections attack the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Article 370, are they ignoring the reality of cultural spheres?

This article is dedicated to the Kashmiri Pandits who were driven out of their homeland in 1989. Narendra Modi is the first Indian leader since 1947 who has openly declared himself as a Hindu nationalist and won two consecutive elections. Modi’s critics fail to address the reality that a vast number…

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