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Celebrating acid attacks | Pakistan Today

Awards, such as Oscars, are effects of power and as such “are not located outside of the politics.” There is a great spike in the number of Facebook status messages having to do with the first ‘Pakistani’ Oscar. As is to be expected, a majority of these messages are congratulatory in tone and there are few denigrating […]

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Enemy of the people

Just saw a film by Satyajit Ray based on Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play “Enemy of the People”. The script of this film is set in small town India. The central character in the plot is a doctor, Asok Gupta, who has found a simple ‘truth’ about the existence of disease causing bacteria in the water […]

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