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  • January 13, 2018

    The zone of nonbeing

    Since October 2017, Gilgit-Baltistan has witnessed massive protests against the imposition of taxes in the region by the government of Pakistan. The...

  • November 19, 2017

    Poetic madness and modernity

    The 140th birth anniversary of Allama Muhammed Iqbal saw many articles and essays being published in national dailies about the different facets of...

  • October 22, 2017

    Obscurantism and extremism

    Ibne Insha in his famous book ‘Urdu ki aakhri kitab’ explained the state of affairs in Pakistan through the metaphor of a circle. He...

  • October 11, 2017

    Manufacturing ignorance

    The Enlightenment was among the turning points in the history of thought that emancipated the mind from theological reason, teleology and the...

  • September 13, 2017

    From the Great Game to the game-changer

    Gilgit-Baltistan has historically remained at the peripheries of the power centres of Central Asia and South Asia. This relative isolation enabled...

  • August 23, 2017

    Perils of cultural alienation

    The culture of Gilgit-Baltistan has evolved over the centuries within a mental framework or worldview that is unique to the region. Likewise, the...

  • July 17, 2017

    The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part IV

    Sectarian differences were politicised in Gilgit-Baltistan for the first time in the election of the erstwhile Northern Areas Council in 1988. The...

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