Articles for category: Opinion

Zahid Abdulla

Changing tides: (W)rapping up taboos in Balochistan

At a time when the Baloch music is stagnant and suffering from an inertiawithin itself, the Balochi rap music is becoming a trend. Not only rapping is new in Balochistan, rap songs are also challenging the very basis of the Baloch societal myths and taboos. Although they do seldom conform to them too. Rap music ...

M.K. Abdul

Is media deaf or the Baloch mute?

Many Baloch activists criticize Pakistani media for its deafness when it comes to the painful screams echoing from Balochistan. They take the high level of freedom of press in advanced democratic societies, like Western European countries and North America, and expect the same freedom in a nearly failed state like Pakistan. Had Pakistan been an ...