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  • 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dies in jail at 83

    LOS ANGELES: Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States in the late 1960s that shocked the world, has died aged 83, California prison officials said...

    In the late 1960s, Manson headed an apocalyptic cult that committed random murders in upscale mostly white neighbourhoods of Los Angeles — unleashing a wave of panic in the city and beyond...

  • Growing up in the 1960s

    KEY members of the current civil-military ruling elite seem to have a very simplistic, one-dimensional view of Field Marshal Ayub Khan’s so-called Decade of Development (1958-68) and have more than once eulogised the 1960s as the country’s golden era...

    Contrasting today’s Karachi to the mid-1960s, my own personal memories are very pleasant, to say the least...

  • In fashion: The fashion week jungle

    Great fashion, in essence, needs to be more than just a race to the top...

    It is true that the business of fashion can only be viable if it generates revenue but does financial success signify the death of creativity?It is a question that perpetually sprang to mind during Fashion Pakistan Week’s (FPW) Winter/Festive ’15...

  • In fashion: Five reasons to celebrate Pakistani fashion (in Dubai)

    It was all played out at the Madinat Arena Ballroom with a fashion installation featuring innovative techniques of display and lighting to further accentuate the cuts and structure...

    While the Dubai exhibition remains a far cry from similar attempts in Pakistan and no parallels can be drawn between both, Pakistan did manage to stand out head and shoulders above the rest of the competition in terms of sheer ingenuity in design,...

  • In fashion: The way we ‘fashion week’

    The bridal power gameWhile its fashion standards may fluctuate, BCW is at the top of its game in many other ways...

    It is a perpetual highlight on the network’s channels, taking up prime-time spots during Eid and weekends, reaching out within Pakistan as well as to a well-dispersed Urdu-speaking audience around the globe...

  • How Shaan Taseer's reaction to period-shaming exposes male privilege in Pakistan

    In his post, Shaan Taseer accused the BNU students of being Pakistan's 'bourgeois' lot, apathetic to the plight of the average Pakistani woman who he firmly believes remains unaffected by their protest...

    Why should the social class of the BNU students be a factor to undermine the protest?The very fact that the BNU protest triggered such a reaction just validates the disregard that members of the educated elite have for the struggles...

  • Pakistan and the pill — Check your male privilege at the door

    Being the trend-chaser that it is, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) compromised on its on-again off-again ban on birth control adverts in the form of spluttering consideration that they be aired after prime time...

    Read next: CII — Pushing Pakistan back to the cavesApparently, the fact that consenting men and women can make informed choices about what they do with their bodies is taboo enough if it urges...

  • ‘Flawed policies, male dominance put women at risk of domestic violence in Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Researchers, lawyers and activists on Friday discussed the findings of a new study which said fragmented policies against domestic violence, patriarchal household dynamics and harmful perceptions about gender roles left women in Pakistan at risk of aggressive behaviour from men close to them...

    The speakers gathered at a two-day seminar at the Aga Khan University to have a closer look at the study — Intimate partner violence...

  • Check your male privilege when talking about Qandeel Baloch

    In a passage from Rabisankar Bal’s Dozakhnama, Manto, on the male ego, says:Dozakhnama imagines conversations in hell between Manto and Ghalib, but Manto could have very well written this in real life...

    Male privilege in his Pakistan of the 1940s and 50s is not far removed from the situation today...

  • Eight districts account for over 3 million male-female voters gap

    ISLAMABAD: With Lahore in the lead, eight districts in the country account for a gap of over three million between the numbers of male and female voters — more than one fourth of the difference of slightly over 12m in all 136 districts...

    An analysis of district-wise data regarding voters, recently uploaded onto the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) official website, reveals that two districts of Punjab — Lahore and Faisalabad —...

  • India may allow female Haj pilgrims to travel without male guardian

    MUMBAI: Indian women over the age of 45 and travelling in groups of four will be able to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian next year, if the government adopts proposed reforms...

    Women meeting these criteria will no longer have to be accompanied by a mahram, or close male relative, such as a father, husband, brother or son, a government-appointment panel recommended in the country’s first Haj policy review... ...

  • Abandoned wife ordered to live with male neighbour in India

    NEW DELHI: A village council in northern India allegedly ordered a woman, whose husband ran off with their neighbour's wife, to live with the abandoned man or pay him compensation, police said Tuesday...

    Police are investigating a complaint that Rajendra Meghwal asked the council in the desert state of Rajasthan for help after his wife and their two children disappeared with Kalulal Meghwal
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