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Well Done Democracy

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) In his book “How today’s Divided Society endanger our Future,” in chapter one, Stieglitz emphasizes that “the phenomena of income inequality has been occurring well before the financial crisis of 2008. Indeed inequality is suggested to be a root cause of the crisis itself. From pre-crisis, […]

Gloomy and Cheerless Politics-I

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) The maker and breaker of the sense of right and wrong; the maker and breaker of ideas and notion; the redeemer of communal way of life; dear all I am talking about politics the source of joy and discomfort in human relationships. I am talking about […]

Gloomy and Cheerless Politics-II

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) Perception is the interpretation of what is sensed. Lack of experience may cause a person to misinterpret. In other words, perception represents our apprehension of present situation in terms of our past experience, or, as stated by the philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): “We see things not […]

What’s so Special about Pakistan?

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) I miss the heat of summers; I miss the cold of winters. I must be crazy; perhaps yes. Why this craziness? Because the feeling of having and not having; ecstasy and frustration; the joy in waiting and the pain of separation; my friend, I cannot explain, […]

I am Fearful

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) This is the rise and fall of human imagination; unable to manage the freedom he is so boastful about. One moment he is a mountain and the next a speck of dust. I AM FEARFUL When the day comes to a close I am fearful And, […]

Lying

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) “Recent research on lying is showing that up to 60% of people lie, males doing so more than females by two to three times. People lie an average of 25 times a day, mostly to dodge trouble, make themselves look good, or to avoid discomfort to […]

The Human Factor

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) I have a feeling that we are running in the wrong direction. Our kind of democracy is failing us; our concept of morality is a casualty of parallax error; morality and ethics are perceptually different; we are trying to compete with the developed countries using obsolete […]

Creation and Creativity

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) After God created Adam, He halted the process of creation till woman joined man. Then, woman was entrusted the task of creation at the same time as she was blessed with divine attributes of creation and creativity. She is Divine beauty mingled with lovely earth. “When […]

Land of Hope and Despair

By Col Masood Anwar, Retd (34th PMA Long Course) Why was Genghis Khan more concerned with Europe and the Middle East? Why didn’t he turn towards the sub-continent of India-pakistan? Had it to do with divine arrangement; or Ghengis’s tactics of fighting war; wherein he required vast tracts of land, sparsely inhabited that afforded good […]