Waves of religious fervor come and go. A collapse of a functioning Pakistani state in the face of environmental collapse, foreign conflict, civil war or economic drain would leave the populace open to new sources of order.
Should a Hindu power step in as the chief patron of the territories that comprise Pakistan and combine their patronage with the muscle of conversion and Hindu migration, then over the long centuries Islam would fade.
One could argue that the Islamic identity of Pakistan is already morphing into a new form as a younger generation begins to replace us, one with a…
Almost been an year since I’ve come to this country.
It’s quite something to see this country with the fresh eyes of an immigrant. Biased as I might be with the colorful experiences of my own country.
There is not ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ binary to describe Canada. The nation is what every nation is: A kaleidoscope of the human experience.
I have seen a nation where people line up to pay the toll for a bus, even when no guards or cameras are watching. …
Somewhere in the early 2000s, Indian educational institutions began to record and upload their video lecture series for STEM subjects, similar to how MIT and Stanford were doing in the US as part of their open learning educational initiatives.
The point of such endeavors was to make knowledge and learning freely accessible to people of all backgrounds rather than the select few elite students who could get admissions into the IIT network of colleges and universities in India.
The program was quite successful and students from not only India but also neighboring South Asian countries began to follow such lecture…
Probably not at this point, given the post 1971 decade long effort to erase ethnic identities in favor of the Islamic centrist identity to unify the nation and prevent further ethnic based secessionist movements.
But I get the appeal, especially to our friends across the border, which is why there are thousand up-vote plus answers here that are wistfully wishing for how all our problems could be solved if only we were secular!
(Also, is it just me or are there suddenly a lot of Caucasian people here on Quora that seem to have discovered a market for prescribing Indian…
Lo, soul! seest thou not God’s purpose from the first?
The earth to be spann’d, connected by network,
The races, neighbors, to marry and be given in marriage,
The oceans to be cross’d, the distant brought near,
The lands to be welded together.
A worship new I sing,
You captains, voyagers, explorers, yours,
You engineers, you architects, machinists, yours,
You, not for trade or transportation only,
But in God’s name, and for thy sake, O soul.
- Walt Whitman
The inability of the Indian ruling elite to coopt enough segments of the South Asian Muslim elite (particularly those in regions…
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
All faiths are manifestations of the human experience around them.
When the Mesopotamians settled the banks of the Euphrates, they were victims to its erratic flooding and unpredictable weather that could unexpectedly kill those who lived, farmed and watered their cattle on its shores.
So the Mesopotamians assumed the Gods were cruel and capricious, their minds forever murky pools. As unknowable and mysterious as the dark waters of the Euphrates.
When the Egyptians settled the Nile, they…
I cant believe that I have to say this, as a Pakistani dude, about the United states military but I am really surprised at how one sided this discussion is.
The answer is NO. Iran has no chance at all of sinking an American carrier battle group. And even if they did, is the war going to be some kind of gentleman’s cricket match where the US cordially tells all their other battle groups to politely let the Middle Eastern fleet have a one-on-one gentlemanly duel with the Iranian military while the other fleets quietly observe from afar?
Kat-a-Kat Kapooray (or Takatak Kapooray, depending on your localisation perversions).
You guys like brown people food? Here, try this:
Looks amazing right? Look at that curry, that delicious meat. The soft sprinkling of green vegetables that made it into the dish on minority reservation so we Pakistanis can pretend we have a balanced diet.
Lets go back in time a little to the origin of the dish:
Breaking down of ethnic and racial identities to form a separate ‘military ethnicity’, distinct from the civilian populace and largely free of racial tensions.
While the US military has long been a proponent of how the Marine Corp., US army and other branches of the military are relatively free of racism compared to say, the police branches for e.g., this is far from true. And even a cursory reading of the answers here on Quora and observing of interactions between serving or past US service members and their more liberal counterparts are pretty revealing that racial tensions are far from…
I had the pleasure of meeting a Ukrainian lady recently who served as one of the loaned engineers from the USSR to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited from 1969–1970, back when the USSR was helping India establish an aircraft industry of its own.
She told me a lot of curious details about how Soviet engineers would apply for laborer positions instead of engineer positions so they could go abroad for postings as the pay for foreign postings was very high. So a lot of USSR engineers who were very qualified would be doing workshop jobs or other manual low skilled jobs on…
Former Govt. Employee of Pakistan