Hussain Dada

Hussain Dada

A free-lance journalist (who does not blog or tweet) based in Karachi. He is currently working for a social consultancy.

An accidental humanitarian

Todd Shea is probably the most unusual Americans that you will come across in Pakistan’s devastated northern parts. He came to Kashmir in the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake and has never truly left since then. The reason? The beh-tereen, khoob-surat and zabar-dust’ children of the area. Todd set up the Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) in 2006 to provide health-care relief and recovery service for earthquake-affectees in Chikaar village of District Muzaffarabad. Today, it has evolved into a charity hospital that directly serves over 70,000 people in two villages, and is the sole provider of pre-natal care (they have an ultra-sound machine – a rarity ...

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Where eunuchs aren’t allowed to party

History – or Pakistan Studies – has taught us many things; most of which we know because it was stuffed down our throats. While retaining only the fourth of the founding father’s fourteen points is no profound achievement, it is a rejoinder that the mainstream education system still thrives on rote. And for that, it deservedly gets thrashed. Alas, not all the thrashing handed out in this land of the pure tends to be deserved. Corporal punishment is still a murky subject; not even considering gas stoves that continue to blow up – fatally – in the faces of unsuspecting ...

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