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Archive for December 2011

Merry Christmas!

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Show: The Afia Salam Show

Host: Afia Salam

Topic: Merry Christmas!

Description: ‘Tis the time to be jolly…… the time of Christmas, when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ (AS). It is a time to pray, to remember the teachings of jesus, and to celebrate, to meet and greet, and have fun.

So, what is this spirit of Christmas and how do cultural influences make it unique? How is Christmas celebrated in your cultures?

Language: Urdu

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Written by afiasalam

December 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

Strange Bedfellows?

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Show: The Afia Salam Show

Host: Afia Salam

Guest: Michael Kugelman

Topic: Strange Bedfellows?

Description: The US Pakistan relationship has always been enigmatic. Barbs are traded about unfaithfulness and accusations fly about about broken promises. However, at another level, there are some people putting their heads together and suggesting measures that would benefit both Americans and Pakistanis.

Why is the focus only on US-Pak military relations? Should we not be looking at the civilian set up and see how to strengthen bonds to our mutual benefit?

Language: English

Written by afiasalam

December 18, 2011 at 7:13 am

Justice for Women

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Show: Afia Salam Show

Host: Afia Salam

Topic: Justice for Women

Description: Laws are made to facilitate people, but that can only happen if they are applied across the board, and the people also know how to get help through them. Our conflicting legal system further marginalizes the vulnerable segments, especially the women.

Are our laws discriminatory, or is the system not working?

How can the women feel secure because of the laws that exist?

Language: English

Written by afiasalam

December 10, 2011 at 7:17 am

Women’s role & culture

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Show: The Afia Salam Show

Host: Afia Salam

Topic: Women’s role & culture

Description: The subservient role of women in underdeveloped societies has a lot more to do with the roles assigned by culture and tradition. These constraints are a great hurdle in her attempts to live fully up to her potential.

What can we do to identify the cruel traditions that discriminate against women?

Who has handed down these traditions and how can the chain be broken?

Language: Urdu

Written by afiasalam

December 3, 2011 at 7:48 am