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The New World Disorder

Tariq AliThree decades ago, with the end of the Cold War and the dismantling of the South American dictatorships, many hoped that the much talked about ‘peace dividend’ promised by Bush senior and Thatcher would actually materialise. No such luck. Instead, we have experienced continuous wars, upheavals, intolerance and fundamentalisms...

25-11-2016 BOOKS

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World’s New Indispensable Powers?

World’s New Indispensable Powers?

Reviewed by Wajahat QaziIn a world defined by fluidity, flux and uncertainty, where there is no dearth of Cassandras with their doom laden scenarios and even gloomy prescriptions to deal with these, or wildly optimistic aficionados offering rose colored scenarios, one analyst and writer, offers a sober and abstemious analysis...

05-07-2016 BOOKS

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Unveiling the Shroud of Partition in Punjab

Unveiling the Shroud of Partition in Punjab

Reviewed by Dr Kusum Gopal  SINCE 9/11 the wars in Afghanistan, engagements with ‘terrorism’, the state of affairs between India and Pakistan occupy global dialogues à niveauélevé de politique, as they do, nationally. Unfortunately, there remain formidable misunderstandings as flaky interpretations continue to prevail. Thus, scholarship on this sensitive subject is...

17-04-2016 BOOKS

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Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris: A Review

Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris: A Review

BY WAJAHAT QAZI “As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't...

20-01-2016 BOOKS

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Anuradha Roy wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Anuradha Roy wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

TRANS ASIA NEWS India’s Anuradha Roy has won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 for her novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, which deals with the subject of violence against women.

17-01-2016 BOOKS

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Kashmir, India: Who Holds Who?

Kashmir, India: Who Holds Who?

Book Review: Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years SANJAY KUMAR IN one of his famous essays Sir Francis Bacon says “some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but...

31-08-2015 BOOKS

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'Neither a Hawk nor a Dove'

'Neither a Hawk nor a Dove'

Now Pakistani book with an insider's account on Kashmir IN the first ever insider's comprehensive account of the most promising dialogue between Pakistan and India since Independence, the book titled, 'Neither a Hawk nor a Dove,' authored by Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, former Foreign Minister of Pakistan will be published by Penguin...

31-08-2015 BOOKS

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Gaza: Our Child’s Shattered Face in the Mirror

Gaza: Our Child’s Shattered Face in the Mirror

Review by Gary Corseri When I received this book in the mail, about a week ago, the first thing that struck me was the amazing cover photo. Now, I think I’m as wary of judging a book by its cover as the next read-er/reviewer; and I read through the entire book...

09-08-2015 BOOKS

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Exposing Lies, Telling The Truth

Exposing Lies, Telling The Truth

Robert J. BurrowesI have just read Andre Vltchek's new book 'Exposing Lies of the Empire'. Let me tell you something about this book of 800 pages.Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the world at large, living at the gunpoint of the imperial powers, while...

11-06-2015 BOOKS

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The Rise Of The Islamic State - ISIS And The New Sunni Revol…

The Rise Of The Islamic State - ISIS And The New Sunni Revolution

Review By Jim Miles The Rise of the Islamic State - ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution Patrick Cockburn. Verso, London/New York, 2014/2015. When observed from the mainstream media perspective, the rise of ISIS was an apparent ‘out of nowhere’ phenomenon. It only found prominence when they approached Irbil, the Kurdish ‘oil’...

10-02-2015 BOOKS

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The Geo-Strategic Curse

The Geo-Strategic Curse

Sarwat Ali T.V. Paul attempts to examine why did Pakistan become such an intense warrior state Why has Pakistan become a garrison state or a heavily militarised warrior state with an intense focus on narrowly-defined national security concerns, while several erstwhile military-ruled countries in Asia and Africa have become democratic and reaped...

10-02-2015 BOOKS

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Science and religion partners: Dan Brown

Science and religion partners: Dan Brown

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: Celebrated author Dan Brown- whose novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print was in New Delhi to deliver the Penguin Annual Lecture on Monday, 10 November, at the Siri Fort auditorium. He received a rousing welcome from a...

12-11-2014 BOOKS

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'Uncles, Aunts and Elephants: Tales from Your Favourite Stor…

'Uncles, Aunts and Elephants: Tales from Your Favourite Storyteller'- a book about Ruskin Bond

TRANS ASIA NEWS New Delhi: One of India’s best loved writers- Ruskin Bond was not a bookworm entirely, growing up. In his youth, Bond donned several hats- from being a football goalkeeper to a hockey player, an athlete, a debater and even a boxer.

24-09-2014 BOOKS

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Gulzar’s novelette Ghalib published in Pakistan

Gulzar’s novelette Ghalib published in Pakistan

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: One of the greatest living poets of out times- who has penned exquisite works in both Urdu and Hindi, whose repertoire is spread widely covering a range of areas from film screenplays and scripts for televised serials, to offbeat lyrics, dialogues, books and poetry- Gulzar is the...

21-09-2014 BOOKS

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New book opens a window to a vibrant India inside Pakistan

New book opens a window to a vibrant India inside Pakistan

TRANS ASIA NEWS MUMBAI: Reema Abbasi and Madiha Aijaz have managed to capture the soul of certain pockets within Pakistan behind the lens and document the facts about the lives of minority Hindus as they celebrate their religion through festivals with the same fervour and excitement as across the border in...

03-08-2014 BOOKS

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Book claims Rahul stopped Sonia Gandhi from becoming PM in 2…

Book claims Rahul stopped Sonia Gandhi from becoming PM in 2004

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: A day after K Natwar Singh- India’s former Minister of External Affairs, and one-time confidant of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, went public, to reveal a series of facets of her personality, and leadership of the Congress party, unraveling for the first time that the real reason for...

31-07-2014 BOOKS

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Afkaar-e-shugufta: A dispassionate reflection on ‘touchy’ i…

 Afkaar-e-shugufta: A dispassionate reflection on ‘touchy’ issues in Islam

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: Dr Muhammad Shakeel Auj’s new book Afkaar-e-shugufta, is reported to offer a refreshing new approach at viewing sensitive issues in Islam, hitherto considered no-go zones, opening them up for analysis, interpretation, evaluation and assessment from multiple perspectives in an effort to dispel the notion of Islam being...

08-07-2014 BOOKS

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A comprehensive biography of Faiz released

A comprehensive biography of Faiz released

TRANS ASIA NEWS KARACHI: Zikr-e-Faiz- the latest literary tribute to one of the greatest poets of out times- Faiz Ahmed Faiz by the illustrious author Syed Mazhar Jamil has come in for all round praise for its meticulous research, expert and original treatment and inclusiveness. 

25-06-2014 BOOKS

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Hillary Clinton’s book shows deep distrust of Pakistan

Hillary Clinton’s book shows deep distrust of Pakistan

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGALORE: Hillary Clinton’s new book- Hard Choices makes it clear that while the United States may be heavily invested in making Pakistan its ally in fighting the dreaded al-Qaeda, at the moment of truth, both the American President- Barack Obama and the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in...

19-06-2014 BOOKS

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MH370 Disappearance was 'Deliberate and Calculated' Claims N…

MH370 Disappearance was 'Deliberate and Calculated' Claims New Book

TRANS ASIA NEWS KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has been missing for 100 long days now. Even as Malaysian authorities renewed their resolve to continue their search for the plane and its 239 passengers, two authors from New Zealand who are set to publish a book about the mysterious disappearance...

16-06-2014 BOOKS

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Secularism is not anti-religion: ‘Vision for a Secular Pakis…

Secularism is not anti-religion: ‘Vision for a Secular Pakistan’ by Dr Moonis Ahmar

TRANS ASIA NEWS KARACHI: How would Pakistan be as an Islamic state? How would it be in a more liberal version with both parliament as well as religion? And how would one envision a Pakistan with neither? A book that explores these possibilities while comparing Muslim models of secularism in Turkey...

31-05-2014 BOOKS

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Reliance Secretly Pushed Indo-Pak Truce: Book

Reliance Secretly Pushed Indo-Pak Truce: Book

SRINAGAR: Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru's controversial book has been hectically debated over TV screens and newspaper pages.  But a startling claims lie buried in Baru's book titled "The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh". 

24-05-2014 BOOKS

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Punjabi poetry now in English

Punjabi poetry now in English

LAHORE: Almost all Punjabi poetry written till date by eminent writer Fakhar Zaman and rendered into English in one single book ‘Hour of Decline’ was published today.

19-04-2014 BOOKS

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Veteran Pak writers exalt Urdu poetry as the ‘river of the m…

Veteran Pak writers exalt Urdu poetry as the ‘river of the mind’

TRANS ASIA NEWS KARACHI: Urdu writer Arfa Sayeda Zehra and poet Zehra Nigah’s dialogue at the Sixth Sense Forum, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) on Thursday, 3rd April, held the attendees spellbound and mesmerised as the veterans took the listeners through a journey of time, poetry and politics in the most...

05-04-2014 BOOKS

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Uri attack and Doval Doctrine:South Asian politics on the cusp of change?

BY WAJAHAT QAZIWhile controversy rages on over the nature of the “surgical... Read more

Our Indefensible War in Yemen

Our Indefensible War in Yemen

DANIEL LARISON Bruce Riedel reviews the situation in Yemen: The lo... Read more

Oil, Drugs and Militants:Controlling Turke…

Oil, Drugs and Militants:Controlling Turkey's Syrian Border

By Luke Rodeheffer The recent spate of ISIS-inspired terror attacks in Turkey a... Read more

Lost Opportunities:Why Vajpayee-Musharraf’…

Lost Opportunities:Why Vajpayee-Musharraf’s Era Was Indeed a Golden Era

BY JAVED NABI Ever since 1947 partition of British India, Kashmir has always do... Read more

'There is no shortcut to ending the Afghan…

'There is no shortcut to ending the Afghan conflict'

"There is no likelihood of a peaceful outcome in Afghanistan without a cooperati... Read more

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