The Long Walk

The Long Walk is an odyssey through the wastelands of Asia and the vastness of the soul – a classic of triumph over despair, of beauty found in the Void.- Benedict Allen

Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19 November 1939 he as arrested by the Russians and, after brutal interrogation and a farce of trial, he was sentenced to 25 years’ hard labour in the Gulags. After a three-months journey to Siberia in the depths of winter he escaped with six companions, realising that to stay in the camp meant alomost certain death. In June 1941 they crossed the trans-Siberian railway and headed south, climbing into Tibet and, finally, freedom nine months later in March 1942 after travelling on foot through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert. This is one of the world’s greatest adventure, survival and escape.

Afghan Strikes by Taliban Get Pakistan Help, U.S. Aides Say- (New York Times)

By MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT
Published: March 25, 2009
Courtesy: New York Times
WASHINGTON – The Taliban’s widening campaign in southern Afghanistan is made possible in part by direct support from operatives in Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, despite Pakistani government promises to sever ties to militant groups fighting in Afghanistan, according to American government officials.
The support consists of money, military supplies and strategic planning guidance to Taliban commanders who are gearing up to confront the international force in Afghanistan that will soon include some 17,000 American reinforcements.

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Simone De Beauvoir

With the publication of her classic manifesto of the liberated woman, The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir became an intellectual force that the world  could not ignore. Her ideas, although extremely controversial, were expressed with a power and a passion that inspired a generation of women to explore their own lives and to question the values they had been taught… When Simone met the young Jean Paul Sartre, she was instantly attracted to him, having finally found a man who affair, however, was anything but traditional… Simone de Beauvoir’s work included novels, a play, and nonfiction. Her memoirs, written in four volumes, present her own view point of her struggles and achievements, but leave many questions unanswered.- Calude Francis and Fernande Gontier have authored critical works on Simone de Beauvoir. Ms. Francis teaches at the University of Southern Illinois. Both authors currently live in St. Louis, Missouri.

– “The comradeship that welded our lives together made a superfluous mockery of any other bond we might have forged for ourselves What, for instance, was the point of living under the same roof when the whole world was our common property? Why fear to set great distances between us when we could never truly be parted?” – Simone De Beauvoir

FACTS ABOUT SINDH- Ameer Sindh Jo Ghareeb Awam

By: Sindh United Party (SUP)
The Material, facts and figures given in this article have been taken from a booklet compiled by Dr. Ershad Kazmi and published by Sindh United Party under the title “Ameer Sindh Jo Ghareeb Awam” in June 2008. That booklet was distributed in the “Provincial Autonomy Seminar” held under the auspices of SUP at Hotel Beach Luxury on 7th June 2008.
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Senior reporter of DAWN, Writer & Journalist Sabihudin Ghausi passes away

He got a great level of respect  in Sindhi society due to his courageous & professional stand on the rights of Sindh, as an equal level federating unit of Pakistan

Dr Ayoub Shaikh, United Arab Emirates.
Mr Sabihudin Ghausi , we used to call him Ghausi Sahib was an eminent journalist. Many times we had lovely discussions on different issues. He always received PAINS on different landslide policies against Sindh, cause great inequality in one country. He never bow down before any big and small threat. He always put truth in worthy newspaper DAWN. He was a very good human. He will be remembered whenever Sindh gets unjust NFC awards, wrong policies, bad rulers, inhuman dictators. People always and concerned quarters occasionally knock his door and ring his phone to understand the complexities of the Financial Matters. He was authority on many Fiscal approachs and always uncover the lies within lies for the sake of TRUTH. Its a Loss to entire community who talk truth and put Facts before the people to Judge. He will be admired and remembered by all democrats.

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