Stories By 'RUBANA HUQ'
In a world where Martin Luther King was declared as “the most dangerous hero” by the FBI two days after his “I Have a Dream” speech, in a world where Muslims are often viewed as perpetually guilty, in a world where journalists are jailed for doing their job,
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Since the end of the Cold War, the policy and practice of neutrality have not been very popular
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Humanity is supposed to have progressed. A Harvard University professor, Steven Pinker, argues in favour of it in his new book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. On maximum standards of well-being, we are apparently faring way better than we did ever before. Yet, he shares his disappointment over people like us who have difficulty appreciating and understanding the strides the human race has made so far. Pinker almost risks sounding like Pollyanna, the orphan of Beldingsville, who is happily playing The Glad Game forever, feeling pleasure in pain, suppressing disappointment with optimism that, in reality, has no tomorrow.
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I loved Morgan Freeman. Somehow, that beard and that skin always used to give off a sincere feel. Having a penchant for films that address afterlife, watching Freeman has always been hugely entertaining. I remember a particular scene where it opens with a janitor wiping the floor, followed by the same man becoming an electrician coming down from the ladder and then, soon after, changing out of the working clothes. Suddenly, the Boss had appeared. And out came Morgan Freeman playing God in Bruce Almighty meeting Jim Carrey.
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Too many leaks are happening these days. White House staffers have been leaking information. What Potus says within the protective walls is almost instantly picked up by The Washington Post or The New York Times, just to become breaking news within the next few hours in almost all liberal news outlets.
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There was a time when the film industry in the subcontinent used Indo-Pak plots to create pre-film-release-tension-teasers to attract more audience.
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