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Remembering Bhutto The Writer

Remembering Bhutto the writer

In the first part of this article that appeared yesterday on the 40th death anniversary of Z A Bhutto, we discussed his earlier books such as The Myth of Independence…

Let Us Not Be Strangers

Let us not be strangers

“We stand estranged after so many encounters and easy intimacy,/How many meetings will it take to be that close again” — Faiz Ahmad Faiz Faiz Ahmad Faiz wrote the poem…

Foreign territory

THE weekend before I was moving to Chicago in 2016 to pursue graduate studies, 62 people were shot over the three-day Memorial Day holiday. The news flashed across American channels…

Anatomy of policy making

We are all beneficiaries or victims of public policy. It is our end of the social contract that binds us to the state: giving the government the power to make…

Balochistan example

“AS has been pointed out, Balochistan is the largest province in terms of size and smallest in terms of population. These features offer both challenges and opportunities for development. On…

From Keywords To Passwords

From keywords to passwords

Raymond Williams is an important figure in cultural history and the history of ideas. He was in Cambridge University in the 1930s, and joined the army with the outbreak of…

Neoliberalism And Poverty

Neoliberalism and poverty

Poverty has been vaguely defined in development literature as an undesirable state of living with no indepth analysis of its real nature. If you read any social policy journal, an…

Fifth Column: Cast In Faith

Fifth column: Cast in faith

L`ast week, Dr Medha Vinayak Khole, a senior scientist and a deputy director general at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune in Maharashtra, filed a complaint with the police that…

Legitimising The Radical

Legitimising the radical

Radical Islam is a dilemma for the world. The West understands that since the advent of the 19th and through the course of the 20th century, virtually every corner of…

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