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About denebsumbul

Documentarian, Activist, Journalist, Photographer, Capacity Trainer

Seed heritage for sale

Najma Sadeque    November 19, 2014   The government is about to facilitate the handing over of our seed heritage to the foreign corporate world. In many agricultural countries, millions of farmers and peasants have been up in arms against their … Continue reading

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Seedy business

November 06, 2014 By  NAJMA SADEQUE   Throughout history, superpowers that outstayed their welcome eventually turned unscrupulous trying to hang on. The most recent one in the last century directly shaped and manipulated global institutions forcing most countries into submission. The … Continue reading

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Why the left was lost

“Shah Mehmood Qureshi epitomizes all forms of exploitation, including economic, social and spiritual ….. Qureshi may have inherited the land, but how can anyone inherit spirituality?” – Karamat Ali, PILER “The Left cannot join hands with PTI because of the basic difference … Continue reading

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Corrupting our cotton

October 10, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   Corruption does not merely involve kickbacks, bribes, commissions, embezzlement, unsanctioned perks and privileges, fictitious overheads and expenditures, skimming, misappropriation and outright theft. It also involves the corruption of products and production methods, falsely claimed … Continue reading

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Everyone’s share of the pie

October 16, 2014 By NAJMA SADEQUE A new, hopefully honest, government will find its hands full. Apart from dealing with feudalism, monopolies and cartels, unwarranted privatization, corruption, kickbacks, commissions, ‘bhatha’, they’ll also face widespread grinding poverty. Even if solutions are … Continue reading

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Everyone’s share of the pie

October 16, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   A new, hopefully honest, government will find its hands full. Apart from dealing with feudalism, monopolies and cartels, unwarranted privatization, corruption, kickbacks, commissions, ‘bhatha’, they’ll also face widespread grinding poverty. Even if solutions are … Continue reading

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PAT, PTI and the peasant

October 01, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   Now that PTI and PAT have harnessed the imagination of the urban majority, hopefully they’ll start thinking of the largest and most difficult to access segment of the population — the peasantry. But liberating … Continue reading

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