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Our Infatuation With Non-issues

Our infatuation with non-issues

In Pakistan the most feasible strategy for social control is the creation of a red-herring to divert public attention from issues of real importance. These red-herrings keep public attention diverted…

India’s exhausting rhetoric

The initial campaigning for the 18th Lok Sabha elections in India gave the impression that political parties in India had moved away from depending on anti-Pakistan rhetoric to rally their…

Polarization and threat to society

Long hauls often necessitate one to walk around inside the aircraft. I often stand peering through the tiny window on the emergency door, looking down at the passing ‘Lilliputian’ landscape…

What can Pakistan do for Kashmir?

Kashmir is no ordinary dispute. It is about a territory, its people, and the dynamics of their history, culture, and aspirations for freedom. And it is about the ethics of…

The beauty of mathematics

Public discourse is mind-boggling these days: economists peddle political manifestos; politicians debate arcane economic issues; lawyers don’t make sense whatsoever; and rational persuasion gives no return. So, it is mighty…