Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: pashtun

Pashto films inspired Bollywood once. But Zia, 9/11, Taliban all led to their decline

Look at Pathans in Bollywood films, the golden era of Pashto films defied borders. Now, they have been reduced to vulgar movies in shady halls of Pakistan.

‘Taliban rule’: Pakistanis fume after police violently disrupt Pashtun singer’s concert

Singer, poet and scholar, Karan Khan’s music is derived from his experiences and lived identity as a Pashtun. A police 'attack' on his concert didn't go well with Pakistanis.

Who are Pashtuns? Afghan majority with countless tribes that Imran Khan got wrong

Pakistan PM Imran Khan was schooled on social media last week after he erroneously referred to terrorist group Haqqani network as a Pashtun tribe.

Imran Khan is proving that Pakistan’s state policy is to lie and Balochistan doesn’t exist

PM Imran Khan is concerned about Kashmir and Palestine but can't see atrocities against Baloch and Pashtuns in Pakistan.

Why Manzoor Pashteen, a young Pashtun leader, is a thorn in Pakistani army’s side

Pakistan government sees Manzoor Pashteen's Pashtun Tahafuz Movement as contentious and a threat to the nation's national unity.

Pakistan military can’t handle growing Pashtun storm, so it’s blaming countries like India

The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement is difficult for India to support because the movement owes its success to the absence of foreign funding or support.

What Akshay Kumar’s Kesari won’t tell you: The real military account of Battle of Saragarhi

The battle is recorded in the Digest of Service of 36 Sikh (now 4 Sikh) and I was its custodian for two years as the Adjutant.

Twitter may soon be banned in Pakistan

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a bureaucratic reshuffle in the offing. 

Why Pakistan Army can’t crush Pashtun uprising as brutally as it did Baloch separatists

Army has arrested members of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement but it hasn’t gone after them with the brutality it has used on Baloch separatists.

Why Pakistan’s Pashtuns are defying the government and marching in Lahore

The tribal community has organised itself to voice its demands after years of resistance against human rights violations. Manzoor Pashteen is leading the way.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.