Sehar Tariq In 1962, Jacqueline Kennedy – the then Frist Lady of America  – visited Pakistan. Her trip was widely documented and photographed and now a color video of the visit is also circulating on the internet. It is worth watching. Watching it, makes me nostalgic for gentler times in Pakistan. And not just gentler […]

Violence Against Women: The Barbarians Within Us

Posted on May 10, 2010
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Sehar Tariq We all remember the barbaric footage of the Taliban flogging a young girl in Public. Chillingly similar was the story of the police in Faislabad, flogging a woman who had gone to report a theft. We all remember the months of debate on whether the flogging of the girl in Swat was authentic […]

Dancing in the Streets of Pakistan, Once More

Posted on April 6, 2010
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Sehar Tariq There is dancing on the streets of Pakistan. In markets, in malls and in restaurants, groups of young people are breaking out into dance. And it’s wonderfully choreographed and spectacularly synchronized. But what are we dancing for when there is so little to be happy about? The dancing is part of Coca Cola’s […]

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