Aqsa Khan

Aqsa Khan (class of 2015) is a postgraduate student in the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution. She can be reached via email at: [email protected].

The Great Indian Shaadinama

 “Beta, bas graduation kar lo phir rishta dekhna start kardengey.” “25 plus ladkiyon ke liye bahut zaroori hai shaadi karna aur ladkon ka toh thoda bahut aagey piche chal bhi jaata hai.” Those are some of the lines from the great Indian shaadinama our parents, our rishtedaar, and more often than not our aas pados ke log start saying once ...

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Strive for Your Full ‘Half Independence’

When I think of independence the first thing which crosses my mind is Rousseau’s most famous and contradictory quote: “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains”. This is a strong and controversial statement and my idea of independence is somewhere inspired by this thought. Independence is a relative term and it can never be absolute. Desire for absolute ...

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