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  • اردو | Bilal Tanweer has written a book of unusual beauty. TQ sits down with Tanweer to discuss his debut novel.

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  • اردو | This history of protest culture is little known, often carried in the stories and experiences of the workers themselves as they travel from place to place.

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  • اردو | Despite popular belief, it is widespread, shadowy networks—not religious tension—that drive Hindu-Muslim conflict in India.

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  • اردو | Artist Imran Qureshi brought violence to the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art–and its contradiction into the lives of the everyday New Yorker.

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  • اردو | We imagine two forms of public protests separately: the newsworthy religious fanatics or the more benign public protestors. Yet. the two are interconnected.

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“We Pulled Them Out With Our Own Hands” | Voices from North Waziristan

A man speaks of an aerial bombardment that killed 19 people.
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Dispossession In The Name Of Security

Jul 2014

An examination of everyday dispossession and oppression in Okara, in the wake of army force against its peasants.
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“Her Head Was Ripped Apart” | Voices from North Waziristan

Nor Niaza was trapped in the bombardment with her paralyzed husband and mentally ill son.
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Failed State Or Fragmented Hegemony? | Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

By TQ
Jul 2014

VIDEO | Aasim Sajjad Akhtar speaks on the political economy of change in Pakistan.
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The Writing(s) On The Wall

Jul 2014

Wall-chalkings praising the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Afghan Taliban have appeared on the walls of the Bannu army cantonment.
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#BadNewsBears: A Media Fail List

Jul 2014

It's #BadNewsBears out there. Tanqeed editors round up some of recent media fails of coverage of the military operation on North Waziristan.
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“I am from Waziristan, and I am not afraid of anyone.” | Voices from North Waziristan

Jul 2014

VIDEO | Nur Gul is not afraid to say that ordinary people have died, too.
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میڈیا واچ | سرکار کی آنکھ سے

Jul 2014

آپریشن ضرب عضب کی رپورٹنگ میں اردو اخبارات کا انحصار سرکاری ذرائع پر ہے۔


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TQ Chāt | # 12

Jul 2014

This week's TQ reading recommendation list ranges from the media narrative on Zarb-e-Azb in Pakistan to Urdu poetry among...
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“Some People Lost Their Cattle, Some Their Children.” | Voices from North Waziristan

Jul 2014

Barmallah Khan says that people lost their brothers, their children, their cattle.
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کوئلے کی طرح سیاہ

زوبینہ اور اس کی ماں کا کہنا ہے کہ ایک لڑاکا طیارے کی بمباری سے زوبینہ کا...
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“Slut Shaming” Saeed Ajmal | karachikhatmal’s blog

Jul 2014

If we view cricket through the lens of gender politics, batsmen are men and bowlers are women.
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TQ Chāt | # 11

Jul 2014

Our latest cocktail of epic essays + mazedar memes. We made it specially for you.
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Videos: Pakistanis, the Army and the American War

By TQ
Jul 2014

A collection of Tanqeed videos looking at how Pakistanis have struggled with the wars, assaults and operations.
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God’s Gravediggers: The Politics of Sectarian Killing

اردو | In a Hazara school, it was possible to divide the students' preoccupations into 4 categories: navigating relationships with parents, career choices, prospects for university and the risk of being shot by a death squad.

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Looking for Uncle Ali

اردو | PLUS VIDEO | Nasrullah Bungalzai is still looking for his Uncle Ali in a Kafka-esque search for one of thousands of Baloch who have been forcibly disappeared.

Not Talking About Pakistan | Taymiya R. Zaman

Not Talking About Pakistan

Questions about Pakistan are now a fact of living here, no different from damp weather or calls from salespeople. Some I deflect, and others I frame around my own terms. I drew a secret line around the borders of Pakistan and rarely stepped over it.

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Failed State Or Fragmented Hegemony? | Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

VIDEO | Aasim Sajjad Akhtar speaks on the political economy of change in Pakistan.

Videos: Pakistanis, the Army and the American War

A collection of Tanqeed videos looking at how Pakistanis have struggled with the wars,...

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“One Boy. One Girl.” | Voices from North Waziristan

VIDEO | Nandoona lost two children on her three-day flight to Bannu, from her...


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