Issue 2

Two Faces of Nationalism

What has actually happened in Pakistan is quite the opposite as the Pakistani state has consistently maintained a policy of exclusion. It excluded various groups on the basis of religion, ethnicity and difference of political visions. It mistakenly tried to define its nationalism solely in terms of religion and a permanent neighboring enemy.

صحافتی اخلاقیات اور پاکستانی میڈیا

پاکستانی میڈیا کو اس آزاد ی سے حاصل ہونے والے اختیارات اچھا امر ہیں لیکن اس بات کو پھر سے تجزیاتی میزان پر رکھنے کی ضرورت ہے کہ کیا گذشتہ چند سالوں میں سماجی رویے اور معاشرتی معیارات بہتر ہوئے ہیں یا مزید بے حسی میں اضافہ ہوا ؟

Web 2.0 Connections

In the era of cyberspace, online interaction has acquired a very significant role in the lives of those who indulge in it, primarily because it has opened up an entire world that we would otherwise have limited access to.

صفر سے ایک تک

عارف وقار مرزا اطہر بیگ کا ناول ’صفر سے ایک تک ‘سائبر سپیس کے ایک مُنشی کی سرگذشت ہے۔ لیکن سائبر سپیس ہے کیا؟ اس لفظ کی تخلیق کا سہرا فکشن کے لکھاری ولیم گِبسن کے سر ہے جنھوں نے سنہ انیس سو چوراسی میں...


Anonymous “YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT,” sneered the director, his eyes twinkling like malevolent pearls in a face like grey cement. Reclining in his chair, he put his hands behind his head and looked down his...

Re-thinking Our Borders

Saood Qaseem Imagine the idea of the European Union taking root in the Indian Subcontinent - a place where people could move freely across borders with minimal hindrance. How it would alter the lives o...

Toothpaste Ideologies

Our inability to understand that nothing is universal and cannot be generalized and implemented in every context sometimes lead us to heavily waste our own resources on the wrong brands.


A Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers! We are proud to present to you the second issue of The Laaltain magazine – a publication put together after several sleepless nights, endless cups of coffee and frequent panic attacks by members of our team.