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Is Religion still Relevant in the Modern World? By Asif Zaidi

Many of my friends have criticized my defence of the possible utility (or validity) of religion in the modern world. The most frequent criticism is that I fail to see the contradiction which assigning a value to religion entails with a scientific and philosophical approach to life and its issues.

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LIFE: a journey of becoming by Asif Zaidi

At various stages of our personal evolution, life in us assumes different forms making us different in some sense. It happens because at various stages of life we embody different impulses and the continuity of our life ensures that each phase leaves a mark on the ones that succeed it.

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The Joy of parenting siblings – by Asif Zaidi

We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws. - Rose Macaulay

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A season for grief’s pursuing – and now Mirza Abbas Arif - by Asif Zaidi

As a warm August morning wore on in Karachi, Mirza Abbas Arif, a young man of 25 years in his glorious youthful prime, left for work.

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SCALING JINNAH’S MAUSOLEUM TO SEARCH FOR HIS PAKISTAN – By Asif Zaidi

When the country’s birthday has become a “media circus” and an “Islamic day” glorifying our horrors and mistakes to children, then we would be remiss to skip the sideshows.

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Syria’s War, Another Tragedy on Euphrates that nobody wants to end - by Asif Zaidi

PROLOGUE

It has been well over two years since the Syrian opposition, propelled by long-held and varying grievances, rose against Bashar al Assad.

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WHAT PERPETUATES LOW INCOME MOBILITY IN PAKISTAN FROM CHILDHOOD? By Asif Zaidi

Corruption? Nepotism? Lack of meritocracy? Low GDP growth? Yes, all of these and more. But in the final analysis two factors are more responsible for the widening gap between the rich and poor than anything else.

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WHAT AILS PAKISTAN CRICKET? by Asif Zaidi

 

Almost every day I hear analyses from cricket pundits in Pakistan that the standard of the game in Pakistan is going down because of the lack of international cricket in the country. This is. Indeed, very far from the truth.

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