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Mheeda Bharla | Daanish Mustafa

Mar 2013

In the late 1970s and early 80s there were some excellent Punjabi dramas playing on PTV. Late 1970s was also the time when Pakistanis had discovered the glitter and promise of foreign shores to fulfill their material dreams. The overlap is not a coincidence. Read on in English >> “The worst poverty is cultural poverty...
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Geographies of Our Minds | Daanish Mustafa

Feb 2013
Geographies of Our Minds | Daanish Mustafa

One of the distinct disadvantages that I have suffered from the beginning of my schooling was not being weak in Urdu–ever! It just seemed to me as a kid that all the good kids–according to the adults, seemed to read Enid Blyton, while rogue kids (nalaiks) like myself read stuff like A. Hamid’s...
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Why Class Matters

Dec 2012

English | اردو Social power determines who gets hurt by floods and how much More years ago than I care to admit, I was doing field work for my Ph.D. research on flood hazards in central Punjab. I was struck at the time by how all the ‘educated’ high level government officials considered floods an act...
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