I remember before having a baby I thought that stories about babies born in the frontline or in the midst of disaster were stories of “triumph over tragedy”. Now I know the reality must be more nuanced. I wonder how pregnant Syrian women in Zaatari camp in Jordan cope with the summer heat and what is like to raise a child so far from your own home. The Syrian death figures reported in the media are all someone’s daughter or someone’s son. I knew that before, but now I feel it with much greater intensity.
Samuel J Hennessy* The screen pans to reveal pastures, lush, exotic and inviting. The world may be torn between good and evil, and a quest which holds the fate of mankind in balance, but what a place to set the end of it all! The saga gathers momentum […]
M Murshed Haider* When I was a student of class seven or eight, in my secondary school in Bangladesh, my aim in life was exactly the same to my other classmates because we used to memorize the same essay from the same text book! Once I moved into […]
This is the first part of “The Nationalism Debate Series” and Politician’s Column. To learn more about Scottish independence please click here Martyn Geddes* In September, Scotland will go to the polls to decide on its future. The question is a simple Yes or NO to separation from […]
Peerzada Noorani* Kashmir is an extravagantly beautiful place. Its limitless awe of snow peaked mountains, roaring rivers, lush green meadows, lakes and springs enchant you with a heavenly experience as a traveller. Its people, like its landscape are beautiful. They have seen the worst of times but have […]
Fatima Raza* Sixty-six years after its independence, Pakistan confronts widespread civil unrest. After the death of its Quaid, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, rather than become a beacon of admiration and hope for the Islamic world, is now one of the world’s most volatile states. […]
Dear Readers, We are glad to announce that from next Wednesday, we are going to launch Alochonaa’s first ever ‘the Nationalism debate’ series. For this phase we’ve selected the case of Scotland’s Independence. Scotland, currently a part of the United Kingdom is hosting a referendum on 18th September […]