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Changing Narrative! Is the State ready to do that?

Changing Narrative! Is the State ready to do that?

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. The cold blooded assassination of Khurram Zaki raises the question that why the agencies are unable or unwilling to protect those intellectual elites who are accepted as custodians of liberal and progressive agendas in any country. Zaki was a journalist, research scholar, blogger, human rights and rights activist, and editor of the Pakistani blog and news website “Let Us Build Pakistan” (LUBP), who’s stated aim, is to “spread liberal religious views and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Taliban, Target Killing, Terrorism

The real story of US Politics is the rise of Bernie Sanders

The real story of US Politics is the rise of Bernie Sanders

Raza Rumi posted a ten tweet series explaining how Bernie Sanders is the real story of US politics and not Donald Trump who is always in the media. Due to media coverage, Mr #Trump seems to be the main story. Nothing new there. The real story of #uspolitics is the rise of #BernieSanders — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) April 4, 2016 2.In a country with a legacy of #McCarthyism,the term #socialism has re-entered political discourse firing the imagination of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics, Raza Rumi, Twitter, USA

Jesus & Mary in Islamic Art

Raza Rumi posted a few images on Twitter from a forgotten chapter of our history when Muslim rulers and Muslim artists were keen to experiment with Christian iconography in the miniature art. Since Mary and Jesus Christ are sacred for Muslims, this was even more important. #Mughal Emperor Jehangir and #Jesus. Early 17th C. Abu'l-Hasan. (Chester Beatty Library,Dublin) v @scroll_in #Xmas pic.twitter.com/ZHJd2z6jBb — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) December 25, 2015 Another miniature on the birth of #JesusChrist ensconced in #lapislazuli – origin #Afghanistan #CentralAsia #art pic.twitter.com/6wsT9wyvRZ — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) December 25, 2015 'The Nativity', #Mughal painting, Muhammad Shah period, 17th cent. #paper. #miniature pic.twitter.com/x76LMjmRzZ at @NMnewdelhi #MerryXmas — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) December 25, 2015 And this stunning #miniature #painting with #Persian inscription – #Jesus & #Mary pic.twitter.com/uXnGoaMREj #iconography #art v @iamrana — Raza Ahmad Rumi … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Egalitarian Pakistan, Islam, Islam for Peace, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Religion, secular Pakistan, secularism

Salman Toor’s new art works

Salman Toor’s new art works

We are posting the images of art work by Salman Toor. These paintings were exhibited in New York recently. PTH Salman Toor www.salmantoor.com … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts and Crafts, culture, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Photos

Saudi Coalition to fight terrorism is a ‘Sectarian Project’

Saudi Coalition to fight terrorism is a ‘Sectarian Project’

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi shared his analysis about the Saudi Coalition of 34 countries on twitter. Here are his tweets. In principle Saudi coalition to fight terrorism is a good idea. Muslim countries have to defeat the violent extremists.They should lead BUT> — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) December 17, 2015 2. By excluding #Iran which is already in the fight against #ISIS this so called Muslim countries coalition will be a sectarian project — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) December … Read entire article »

Filed under: Middle East, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Terrorism, Twitter, war

Paris Attacks: Raza Rumi tweets as the Story unfolded on social media

Two dead, seven wounded in shooting in restaurant in central #Paris pic.twitter.com/mZzRUd40G3 v @Vince66240 — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) November 13, 2015 Thoughts & prayers for the people of beautiful #Paris. Multiple attacks & deaths are being reported. https://t.co/i4LhMn90Q8 — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) November 13, 2015 Good grief. @AFP is reporting (citing Police) that hostages have been taken at the #Paris Bataclan concert hall #parisshootings — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) November 13, 2015 18 reportedly killed in the #Paris attacks & @France24_en also saying hostages taken at the concert hall in Paris's 11th arrondissement — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) November 13, 2015 A good reminder for all of us! https://t.co/BX7XsoYyRV — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) November 13, 2015 Horrifying to see these images RT @5h55 Au 90 rue de Charonne, un 7ème corps … pic.twitter.com/4AplI0V6ij #ParisAttacks — Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Terrorism, Twitter

Pakistan, India and Kashmir Peace Talks – Why War Is Not An Option.

Pakistan, India and Kashmir Peace Talks – Why War Is Not An Option.

By Mona Kazim Shah This symposium is scheduled for the 10th of Oct, 2015 at UT Dallas at 2 PM at Naveen Jindal School of Management. It is organized by #ProjectPakistan, an ongoing campaign that speaks for human rights issues, has philanthropic projects, political radio shows, provides space for open mics, and is working diligently to encourage dialogue to resolve conflicts and promote South Asian art and culture in the U.S. The focus of this symposium is … Read entire article »

Filed under: India, Kashmir, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, south asia, Women

When People Decide!

When People Decide!

By Misbah U. Azam, Ph.D. Some weeks ago, Pakistan’s well known public intellectual Raza Rumi, indicated some concern about the future of the current civilian government and democracy in general during our private conversation. On September 15, while addressing the Farmers’ Convention in Islamabad at Jinnah Convention Center, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked his “opponents” to think of Pakistan’s interests instead of putting up efforts to get him dislodged so that ‘they’ could take up reins of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

#StopEvictions & #FreeHassanTuri Social Media Campaigns

#StopEvictions & #FreeHassanTuri Social Media Campaigns

Malik Omaid For more than a week social media especially twitter has been witnessing the trend #StopEvictions and and today a new trend #FreeHassanTuri What is this trend and why are almost all prominent twitter and facebook human rights activists are taking part of it, for that let us go to the facebook event page of this campaign. The event page is PROTEST! Stop Forced Evictions – Save our Homes. The details of the event says: The CDA … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Democracy, Islamabad, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, People's Pakistan, Photos, poverty, Twitter

Is PTH working against the ‘National Interest’?

Raza Habib Raja One of the most interesting experiences for me was to go through in detail the Facebook page of Pak Tea House. For those who have not seen it, I would really advise them to do so. The administrators of the page deserve special appreciation for such a well maintained page with a very strong liberal bent. One of the big achievements of this endeavor has been to attract a large number of Pakistani commentators, something which has eluded our regular website. The comments posted by Pakistanis on the website provide us a window into the general  mindset of the readers. Having spent almost all my life in Pakistan, I am fully cognizant of the fact that it is a conservative country and the dominant narrative is overwhelmingly rightwing and is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Malala Yousuzai, Pak Tea House

Child labour not inevitable part of economic Growth

Child labour not inevitable part of economic Growth

Malik Omaid This is such a huge tragedy that we have accepted child labor as a necessary evil even in this age. This age where we know that for road to progress there is no short cut except to educate our youth. Pakistanis are a young nation with majority of its population constituting of youth. Today if we deny their right to be educated then tomorrow we would have no way to raise their standard of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, poverty, Raza Rumi, Storify, Twitter

Parliament has the authority to enact laws based on ijtihad says Ghamidi

Malik Omaid These are few tweets by Raza Rumi about his meeting with Javed Ghamidi and the discussion during their meeting Summary: Parliament has the authority to legislate and enact any ijtihad as the law. In other words, scholars will do ijtihad but parliament has the right to adopt any one ijtihad on the basis of majority. [View the story “Raza Rumi’s meeting with Ghamidi” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islam, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Parliament, Raza Rumi, Religion, Storify, Twitter

The Article Nobody Will Publish – by Wajahat S Khan

The Article Nobody Will Publish – by Wajahat S Khan

Editors Note: Wajahat S. Khan sent me an email with this heartfelt piece on his recent experience with the ” the all-consuming, thankless revolving door that is Pakistani broadcast media”. He rightly complains about his seniors and colleagues in the industry. I am reproducing his email that was sent with the article: “Hey, Champ: Wrote this three days ago. Soon after my resignation. “They” won’t publish it. They don’t want to. They say it’s good, but now … Read entire article »

Filed under: Corruption, journalism, Media, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

A Telefilm on Interfaith Harmony

Pakistan’s first ever film on the subject of interfaith harmony and social cohesion. Titled ‘Aasha – Ik Ummeed’ was telecast n PTV Home on the Easter eve. The telefilm critically comments on our general attitude towards the followers of different faiths in Pakistan. The simple but gripping story depicts our attitude as a society towards non-Muslim countrymen that frustrates them at every level.The writer and director Kashif Nisar through his artistic portrayal and convincing script tries to remind us how our one-sided narrative in school syllabus reinforced by our hateful attitudes has taken our non-Muslim citizens away from Pakistan. Though the story teller Amir Raza has made the issue of education as its peg but the simple symbolism tells a bigger story – story of a Pakistan where much is … Read entire article »

Filed under: minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Reviews, Society

Policy statement on Yemen by PM and twitter responses

Policy statement on Yemen by PM and twitter responses

Malik Omaid After the tweets by UAE minister threatening Pakistan of consequences of it neutral stance taken by its Parliament, a response was needed by the government to clear its position afterwards. There were speculations that Pakistan would be forced to change its decision because of extreme pressure from the Gulf states and Saudi Arabia. Hence the announcement of policy statement by PM Nawaz Sharif was greatly anticipated. Here is the statement given by the Prime … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan, Top Tweets, Twitter, UAE, video, war