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Aristotle’s formula for normal living

  In corrida, the bull rider’s adrenaline runs high as he risks his life while mounted atop a bucking bull. An eagle’s eyes shine as it playfully chases its prey in the sky. A cheeta smiles as the target slips away from it. A person of intellect cherishes the company of …

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A slow motion Chernobyl disaster

Coal is an unforgiving servant as it exacts its proverbial ‘pound of flesh’ from its masters. To begin with, mined coal needs to be washed of impurities which produce a fantastic amount of coal sludge (slurry) that in turn needs a dam for storage. This sludge contains mercury, arsenic, beryllium, …

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Balochistan and March 27

The present situation in Balochistan is critical in the political context which is naturally overshadowed by an armed conflict that has ebbed and flowed in different periods but never seen a complete victory of either side. This situation has now become critical as both sides struggle hard for political and …

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All eyes are on Makran

World politics is reshaping. So is Makran’s, long known as a center of secular and liberal thought. In January, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, chief of the Rind tribe and President of the Balochistan chapter of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), visited Balochistan’s non-tribal Makran Division in a first-ever political foray to the …

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But I am a man

There are eyes that look deep into my heart, oppugn the scratches on my forehead, observe my gait and feel the weariness of my tone. There are open arms waiting to penetrate into my chest to translate inner feelings. There is a welcoming, romantic smile on pink lips to make …

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The evolution of Baloch social media

  Like every morning, I woke up with half an eye open and a hand crawling under the blanket looking for the phone. Time check, news check, Twitter check, and scroll down to unread texts. Before I could realize I was reading a random article on how human bodies are …

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Bad times too fly away

Hangul Saeed is a student and she tells our readers how she fought back against her fears. She writes beautifully.  As the sun of the dawn comes seeping down the mountainsides, showering its golden shades on trees, the sensitive soul of mine arises with new hopes and dreams, discovering pleasure …

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Women make the world more beautiful

Mahnoor Mustafa, a college-going student in Balochistan’s Turbat city, writes about violence against women.   Anti-women laws, gender-violence, honour-killings, rape and abuse – the list of transgressions against women is unending. According to a paper, four out of every five women in Pakistan face some form of domestic abuse. A …

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