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Book Review: The Blood Telegram

Book Review: The Blood Telegram

By Ibrahim Gichki  A moving title, The Blood Telegram does much to inform the novice and those already knowledgeable regarding South Asia and the tragedy which occurred in Bangladesh. The book does a marvelous job of not only explaining the birth, however violent, of Bangladesh, but also the Indian friendship with the USSR and the subsequent [...]

Communication & Diaspora

Communication & Diaspora

By Morgan Ridenour The wide availability of long distance communication mediums has placed a strain on diaspora communities worldwide. Establishing contact with someone who is an ocean away is not the delayed and unreliable task it once was. The Internet and mobile telephones have greatly reduced the difficulty of establishing contact with someone. Having a [...]

US Baloch Show Concern Over Balochistan Situation

US Baloch Show Concern Over Balochistan Situation

The Baloch Hal News SEATTLE: Members of the Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest of the US held a rally here Sunday evening to protest human rights violations in their native Balochistan. Braving Seattle’s chilling rain, the protesters at the city’s Westlake Park included women and children and carried signs and banners with pictures of the [...]

I Wish to See a Secular Balochistan

I Wish to See a Secular Balochistan

Interviewed by Roshan Ghimire Fate may have moved Malik Siraj Akbar from the bucolic terrain of Balochistan to the beltways of Washington D.C, but Akbar’s fight for Balochistan continues even though he is far from home. Akbar is a well- known journalist and a blogger from Balochistan, the largest province of the Pakistan. He was granted political asylum [...]

US Baloch to Register Protest Against Rights Violations in Balochistan

US Baloch to Register Protest Against Rights Violations in Balochistan

The Baloch Hal News SEATTLE: Members of the Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest region of North America are holding a rally in Seattle this Sunday to protest human rights abuses in Balochistan. Baloch Dorazahi, one of the organizers of the event, said members of the Baloch community from Vancouver city in neighboring Canada will also join [...]

Government’s Anti-Balochistan Policies

Government’s Anti-Balochistan Policies

By Adnan Aamir The Dr. Malik-led coalition government comprising of the National Party (NP), PashtunKhwaMAP (PKMAP) and Pakistan Muslim League –Nawaz (PML-N) has failed miserably. They have even crossed the limits of failure of Nawab Raisani government in terms of governance. Now, people of the restive province have lost hope in the government. It will [...]

How Does Rain Sound?

How Does Rain Sound?

By Bakhtiar Ismail To ponder over rain and the fascination of music that it creates is a beautiful part of me. Today it has been raining since morning. I have spent hours in lips-reading but merely what mind has been accepting. For I have been engrossed in listening the music that has been playing by the [...]

R.I.P. Balochistan’s Rupert Murdoch

R.I.P. Balochistan’s Rupert Murdoch

Obituaries should always have space for one joke. Here is ours about Senator (R) Syed Fasieh Iqbal, the founder of the Balochistan Times and daily Zamana: He held numerous positions and served on so many welfare organizations’ boards that his business card would, they say, literally read “P.T.O.” [Please Turn Over] as all the positions he held (and wanted [...]

The Baloch Student Who Won the International Education Week in USA

The Baloch Student Who Won the International Education Week in USA

By Nabeel Lal Living in Panjgur, a small town in Balochistan (Pakistan), it had always been my dream to visit the United States for educational purpose and gain new experiences. When I was a high school student in Panjgur, my teachers used to tell me that I had the potential to achieve my goals. It [...]

“I Have Lost My Health, Not My Courage”

“I Have Lost My Health, Not My Courage”

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch In Baloch society where women rarely play a role in public life, Farzana Majeed has bucked the trend. She has emerged as a symbol of struggle for Baloch missing persons. Farzan Majeed (29) is daughter of Baloch nationalist leader, Majeed Bizenjo. Majeed in his youth was a student activist with progressive [...]

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