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Politics of language

In all countries, language is an important political and cultural issue. Sociolinguists, sociologists, anthropologists, educationists and many others …

How to get the most out of Instagram

Instagram isn’t simply a social network for sharing images. Used properly, it’s a powerful tool for connecting with like-minded photographers and getting feedback about your images.<p>I’m passionate about photography, and finding communities I can engage with is really important when it comes to …

Body Language vs. Micro-Expressions

Thoughtful questions often prompt thoughtful analysis and recently a series of questions from a reader regarding "micro-expressions" had such an …

Body Language

How many FM stations under ISPR, Asma asks SC

ISLAMABAD: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir has asked the Supreme Court to order the government to disclose the number of radio channels run by …

Human Rights

Rooted in dishonour

It is high time that the pernicious mendacious phrase ‘honour killings’ was expunged from the lexicon of what has become known as the ‘Muslim world’ …

Pakistan

The tightening noose

A FLAME flickered briefly this week, the savages violently snuffed it out and folk wondered — a step forward, two steps back, going round in circles, …

Private Schools

‘There’s need to understand feminism’

<b>ISLAMABAD:</b> Writers and activists, while highlighting regressive patriarchal narratives in the history of various languages in the country, stressed …

Feminism

We're Not as Open-Minded As We Think We Are

We all like to think we’re open-minded, but election season brings out the worst in even the best of us. Even the most “open” and “informed” among us …

The greatest show on earth: A report

<b>The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been a smashing hit with TV viewers. The ratings of the three sports TV channels, which have been telecasting the</b> …

Pakistan

Marriage and minorities

Laws governing marriage, divorce and inheritance in the minority communities in some instances predate Partition, and have been the source of …

Pakistan

Managing the migrant stream

Events that started on December 10, 2010 in Tunisia have a direct causal linkage to the refugee crisis that is consuming the Middle East, Turkey, the …

Implementing RTI laws

Contrary to popular perception, when it comes to protecting the rights of citizens, Pakistan has some exemplary laws. The 18th Amendment decrees that …

Do your genes make you a criminal?

STEPHEN "Tony" Mobley has all the attributes of a natural born killer. Nobody could blame his upbringing - he came from an affluent, white, …

31 iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Already

For those ~not gonna leave the house~ days.

Sheryl Sandberg’s latest thoughts on women, work and equality

Gender issues took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as a panel of all-star voices on the topic chatted about the benefits of gender diversity in the workplace, how to get more women into leadership roles and the systematic biases that women face.<p>Facebook chief …

Sheryl Sandberg

Android camera photography tips: use your smartphone to capture great shots

<b>The best camera is the one you have with you, or so the saying goes. Follow our top Android camera photography tips to take great photos and get</b> …

Obama’s reminder

When Pakistan earns a reference in a State of the Union address by an American president, it is worth dwelling on what was said and why.<p>On Tuesday, …

Stereotyping rape

IN a complex and diverse world, recourse to stereotypes and generalisations is perhaps an inevitable facet of human behaviour. Stereotypes and …

Stereotypes

The Right Question About the Islamic State's Ideology

In the wake of last month's attacks in Beirut, Baghdad, Sinai, and Paris, and this month's in San Bernardino, commentators are revisiting the debates …

Islamism

Ghazwa-e-Hind? What every Indian should know about the Islamic doctrine that prophesizes Islamic rule over India and the conversion of all Hindus to Islam

The issue of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ (Islam’s Prophetic War against India) came up for discussion on my new talk show in India on Zee News. Two facts …

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran in crisis over cleric's execution; other nations follow suit

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with Iran on Sunday, one day after the execution of an important Shiite Muslim cleric sparked a war of words between the two regional rivals.<p>Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir, in a televised address on state television, declared the kingdom's "dissolution …

South Asia

The Nawaz-Modi waltz

Perennial tensions between India and Pakistan seem to be fading as the hyphenated neighbours penned a fresh chapter in their otherwise frosty …

Theological Terrorism

Who's to blame for ISIS? The political left holds President George W. Bush responsible because of the American invasion of Iraq. The right faults President Obama for pulling American troops out of Iraq. Both left and right agree that ISIS is so appalling and indescribably cruel it even gives …

What to Know About the Deadly ISIS vs. al-Qaeda Rivalry

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Top Egyptian cleric: Terror attacks 'a grave injustice' to Islam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Terrorists cite their Islamic faith in justifying carnage. In fact, they're insulting it.<p>That was the assessment Saturday by Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb -- a top Sunni Muslim cleric in Egypt -- who claimed "terrorism has no religion or identity," even if those behind it make just such …

Counterterrorism

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

Apple Loop: iPhone 7 Leak Is Bad News, iPad Pro Review, Tim Cook Attacks Microsoft

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the potential iPhone 7 Mini, Apple ditching AMOLED screens, various iPad Pro reviews from around the web, Tim Cook’s attack on the Microsoft Surface, Apple’s failure in design, Apple Pay in 10 Downing Street, …

IPad Pro

An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims

Let's start with what I'm not going to do.<p>I'm not going to accuse you of staying silent in the face of the horrific atrocities being committed around the world by your co-religionists. Most of you have loudly and unequivocally condemned groups like the Islamic State (ISIS), and gone out of your way …