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Book Name:                        Parbati –The Traitor

Genre:                                  Poetry

Author:                              Varsha Singh

Year of Publication:            2017

Published by:                     Authorspress

ISBN:                                   978-93-5207-542-3

Pp:                                        83

Price:                                    INR.250/$12

Reviewer:                            Perveiz Ali

 

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Book Name:                        The Rhyme of Mystic Mariner

Genre:                                  Poetry

Author:                               Prof. Madan Gandhi

Year of Publication:           2017

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ISBN:                                   978-93-83888-76-4

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“Let the Night Sing” by PERVIEZ ALI

Book Name:                        Let the Night Sing

Genre:                                  Poetry

Author:                               Lopamudra Banerjee

Year of Publication:            2017

Published by:                     Global Fraternity of Poets (Haryana, India)

ISBN:                                   978-93-83755-34-9

Pp:                                       

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Book Name: And The Silence Whispered
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Overall Impression

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Bhagavad Gita – A Muslim Perspective by AZEEM USMANI

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A Psychopathological Perspective in Neo-Colonial Era. The thesis shall be published in episodes. A detail of references shall be given in

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Part -2

The launching of the operation is relatively easier than the tasks ahead after the operation such as return and

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Trump get tough on Pakistan

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Part -1

The news about the prevalence of high rates of Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD) among tribesman is very alarming

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Everything is created with a purpose. When the creation loses it functionality or it stops serving its purpose, it is

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How Communists kept pestering the British throughout the freedom struggle

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BARCELONA VAN ATTACK; 1 KILLED AND 32 INJURED

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In April 2016, a giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records, the Panama Papers, exposed a

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“Social Anger and Apathy in Pakistan” by AKHTER ALI SYED

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“A Beautiful Mistake; Review” by Wani Nazir

Genre: Novel

Author: Maya Khanelwal

Published by: Partridge India

Year of Publication: 2013

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1482810189

Pp: 438

Price: Rs 751.00

Reviewed by: Wani Nazir Pulwama J&K
 
A

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“I LAUGH AS I LIVE” by Satyapal Anand

I don’t know when I first laughed. It must have been in the lap of my mother – and it

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THE QUESTION OF LATIN by Maupassant

This subject of Latin that has been dinned into our ears for some time past recalls to my mind a

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TURNOVER OF EMPLOYEES by Rahael Aslam

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“TEN RUPEES” BY Saadat Hasan Manto

Ten Rupees

Translated by Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmad

She was at the corner of the alley playing with the girls, and her

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“A (Parody) Decision to Remember” by Maaz Mahmood

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One of the simplest pleasures of life, says a character in Aldous Huxley’s novel Island, has been forgotten by the

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This might be seen or read as contempt of court. So be it.

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On August 5, 2017 an English Daily of Pakistan, posted a picture of a female wearing a hijab riding a

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I have campaigned and voted against you in every general and local bodies election since 1993 General Elections of Pakistan.

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“An Open Letter to Nawaz”  by AATIF AFZAL

“Dilemma of policy making in Pakistan” BY Aimal Khattak

With no sign of ending of violence in the south and central Asian region and peaceful resolution of the ongoing

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“Dilemma of policy making in Pakistan” BY Aimal Khattak

“Why Dialogue is Important? A reflection from field experience” by Muhammad Hussain

Apart from the socio-economic and political reasons and root causes of communal conflicts, there is big part of ideological mindset

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“Why Dialogue is Important? A reflection from field experience” by Muhammad Hussain

Ayesha Gulalai’s Right to Fight by Suzzanna Javed

 
 Fighting for what is Right is a Right for All 
I have been so disturbed recently after I read and watched

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Ayesha Gulalai’s Right to Fight by Suzzanna Javed

CONTRACTOR STOPPED ACTIVITIES DUE TO RECENT SECURITY THREATS

The Engineering, Procurement & Construction Contractor for 102MW Gulpur Hydropower Project has stopped the construction activities and evacuated the project

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CONTRACTOR STOPPED ACTIVITIES DUE TO RECENT SECURITY THREATS

“Children of a Dysfuntional Family” by Tanvir Afzaal

It seems like yesterday but it was 27 years ago the same day when government of first ever elected female

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“Children of a Dysfuntional Family” by Tanvir Afzaal

“DICTATORSHIP IS GOOD” AS BELIEVED BY MUSHARAF

 

Parvez Musharaf, the Ex President of Pakistan, has shown his belief that dictatorship is better than a civilian rule. While

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“DICTATORSHIP IS GOOD” AS BELIEVED BY MUSHARAF

INDIAN SINGER DRAWS FURY FOR CALLING “OUR PAKISTAN”

Indian singer Mika Singh, who is visiting USA and is expected to perform at music concerts, has drawn an online

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INDIAN SINGER DRAWS FURY FOR CALLING “OUR PAKISTAN”

“FROM DIALOGUE TO DIALOGUE TIMES” by Inam Rana

Almost a year ago, when we decided to launch a blog site ‘Mukalma’ in Urdu, our intentions were far from

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“FROM DIALOGUE TO DIALOGUE TIMES” by Inam Rana

“THEY WERE ONLY COMPANION” SAYS PAMELA

Jawaharlal Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten loved and respected each other but their relationship was never physical as they were never

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“THEY WERE ONLY COMPANION” SAYS PAMELA

“Education: a slogan chanted everywhere” by Ammar Yasir

Pakistan is considered a third world country, in which everything, every sphere is under developing; it is becoming better or

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“Education: a slogan chanted everywhere” by Ammar Yasir

“China, a deliberate country OR Contemporary China with a leaf from history” by Rabi ur Rahman

People’s Republic of China is inexorably sprouting towards nouveaux riches. Blockbuster economy has emboldened its people and thwarted the lone

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“China, a deliberate country OR Contemporary China with a leaf from history” by Rabi ur Rahman

NAWAZ IS DISQUALIFIED, BROTHER TO BE NEW PM

Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz sharif has been disqualified by the Pakistani Supreme Court. The SC held that Nawaz is dishonest

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NAWAZ IS DISQUALIFIED, BROTHER TO BE NEW PM

THE ROYAL BREASTFEED

A picture of Aliya Shagieva showing her breastfeeding her child has emerged and has sparked a controversy. Aliya is the youngest

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THE ROYAL BREASTFEED

“THE LOVE OF LONG AGO”, a short story by Maupassant

The old-fashioned chateau was built on a wooded knoll in the midst of tall trees with dark-green foliage; the park

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“THE LOVE OF LONG AGO”, a short story by Maupassant

“The Return” by Saadat Hassan Manto

 
THE special train left Amritsar at  two in the afternoon, arriving at Mughalpura, Lahore, eight hours later. Many had been

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“The Return”  by Saadat Hassan Manto

“Dilemma of Kashmiri Muslims” by Aarti Tikko Singh

If Gandhi, Nehru and other freedom fighters of the Congress were alive today, opposing the Muslim League and its Pakistan

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“Dilemma of Kashmiri Muslims” by Aarti Tikko Singh

“When The State Becomes Liability” by Imran Bukhari

History of evolution (material) started with the “big bang” and the human stand at its climax. Before the creation of

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“When The State Becomes Liability” by Imran Bukhari

“Unsung Mesto Melodies” by Waqar Hashmi

Episode : 1 (India And Pakistan)

The song I am going to sing, the phrase I am going to recite, the

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“Unsung Mesto Melodies” by Waqar Hashmi

“The Ascent of Man” by Khalid Umar

We are 7 Billion Home Sapiens thriving on the planet earth. We know our family, We know our parents and

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“The Ascent of Man” by Khalid Umar

“Social Media and Its impacts” by Naeem ur Rehman

Social Media is a double-edged weapon as the internet has turned this world a global village. Social media has many

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“Social Media and Its impacts” by Naeem ur Rehman

“The unending cycle of Accountability” by Asad ur Rehman

Shakespeare has famously written “The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves”. This pithy statement could

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“The unending cycle of Accountability” by Asad ur Rehman

“Saul Bellow’s The Victim: A Critical Study on Nietzsche’s idea of Nihilism” by Wani Nazir

Modern man is caught in a vexing web of a mind-boggling world where a plethora of philosophical premises flying back

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“Saul Bellow’s The Victim: A Critical Study on Nietzsche’s idea of Nihilism” by Wani Nazir

“Life”, A Poem by Fatima Hassan

Life !

O life of mine!

I have no grievance against you

None, whatsoever

There’s nothing that hasn’t changed

Nothing that I’ve not acquired.

Why is

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“Life”, A Poem by Fatima Hassan

“Stop the Fear Mongering – Nawaz Sharif’s Disqualification” by Andrew Korybko

The voices alleging that the Prime Minister’s disqualification would lead to pandemonium in Pakistan were wrong – to the contrary,

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“Stop the Fear Mongering – Nawaz Sharif’s Disqualification” by Andrew Korybko

“Hamraz Ahsan: London’s Native Alien” by Khalid Hasan

Hamraz says one Pakistani industry has never failed: the rumour industry. It goes into full production when a political change

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“Hamraz Ahsan: London’s Native Alien” by Khalid Hasan

“Hamood-ur-Rahman Commission Report: The Aftermath” by Waseem Altaf

After the fall of Dacca, eight days later, on Dec 24, 1971, the then President of Pakistan Mr.Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

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“Hamood-ur-Rahman Commission Report: The Aftermath” by Waseem Altaf

 “DEALING WITH CHILDREN”  by Satyapal Anand

An evening I was at a friend’s house for an iftar party which is Islamic dinner for breaking the daylong

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 “DEALING WITH CHILDREN”  by Satyapal Anand

“Orient meets Occident” by Hilde Jacobs

    “THERE ARE SORES WHICH SLOWLY ERODE THE MIND IN
solitude like a kind of canker.”
This is the first sentence

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“Orient meets Occident” by Hilde Jacobs

“Afghanistan Turmoil: Why the internal factors are not being addressed?” by Ishaq Ali

Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has seen series of explosions and violence last week, resulting in the killing of more than 150

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“Afghanistan Turmoil: Why the internal factors are not being addressed?” by Ishaq Ali

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