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RAZA RUMI: A READING OF MEMORY & LOSS

Blog posting written by Rebecca Cox, Cinema and Photography, ’16, FLEFF Intern, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Of the multiple times I have visited Ithaca College’s intimate Handwerker Gallery, its capacity has never felt so full as it did Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m.

There were a few dozen black chairs angled around a podium illuminated by a lone […]

October 18th, 2016|Pakistan|0 Comments

uphill battle

One-year review of Pakistan’s fight against extremism and terrorism

Nearly a year ago, Pakistani security forces announced the killing of Malik Ishaq, leader of an anti-Shiite terrorist group named Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). He was shot dead along with other top leaders (11 members in total) in a police encounter. LeJ was infamous for committing some of the […]

October 9th, 2016|Pakistan, Published in The Friday Times|0 Comments

Farewell, Abdul Sattar Edhi

Raza Rumi on the man who defied a callous state and society, unbowed in his love of humanity

The death of Abdul Sattar Edhi after an extraordinarily productive and unreal life stirred emotion in every Pakistani. United in grief, the country mourned, rising above the racial, ethnic and other faultlines that divide Pakistan. Edhi’s humanitarianism defined […]

Neither Here nor There: The Shifting Identities of Raza Rumi

A Pakistani journalist, writer, and public policy practitioner, Raza Rumi’s life exemplifies the intersection of the personal and the political. In 2014, his work in broadcast media brought him under surveillance of Islamists in Pakistan. He narrowly survived an assassination attempt by a militia linked to the Taliban, and fled to the United States. He […]

October 4th, 2016|India, Pakistan|0 Comments

CPEC, India & China, Re-balancing Act

India, the US and Afghanistan are keenly watching Pakistan and China work through CPEC’s challenges

Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the author of ‘The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics.’ The Friday Times interviews him on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the shifting nature of geopolitics […]

October 3rd, 2016|Afghanistan, India, Pakistan|0 Comments

Time Perception – BBC World

Mike Williams asks why some weeks just fly by but sometimes minutes can seem like hours? Why do we perceive time differently in different circumstances? Mike talks to Pakistani writer and broadcaster Raza Rumi, Claudia Hammond, author of “Time Warped”, David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine at Houston and […]

May 15th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Pakistan|6 Comments

On Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

C.M. Naim’s, A Professor Emiretus had shared this some months ago:

“What an extraordinary man he was. Iftikhar Alam Sahib has been publishing books about him — about his little known aspects, the kind of things that our buqrat in Urdu departments never think to write about and our social scientists have never bothered to discover.
The […]