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Farooq Sulehria

We Teach Life – Farooq Sulehria

Rafeef Ziadah is many things – an activist, scholar, musician, poet. In every role, she is voice of Palestine. During a demonstration, a western journalist asked her: “Ms Ziadah, don’t you think that everything would be resolved if you…

Afghan Elections – Farooq Sulehria

For over two weeks, Kabul is tense. Gun-toting supporters of Abdullah Abdullah have been patrolling the city streets. Apparently, they have been agitating over election rigging even before the results were announced. This show of strength…

Press Under Stress – Farooq Sulehria

For a commercial media outlet, the major source of revenue in Pakistan is advertising. With the arrival of the internet and the liberalisation of the airwaves – a near-global phenomenon – the commercial press is under stress.In fact, with…

Indicting Marxism – Farooq Sulehria

Jamal Naqvi, once a key leader of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP), in his recently published biography, ‘Leaving the Left Behind’ has not merely narrated his life-story but has attempted to explain his disillusionment with (what he…

Modi & The Media – Farooq Sulehria

The role of the media, including social media networks, in Narendra Modi’s electoral victory has been zealously debated in India. On one side, there are Modi sympathisers who have glorified the genius of his campaign managers – especially…

Ukraine and Lenin – Farooq Sulehria

Lenin’s pamphlet, ‘Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism’ (‘Imperialism’ from here on) is highly-canonised – deservedly so – in Marxist literature. Penned in the spring of 1916, Lenin himself pointed out the restrictions imposed by…