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To be Babar’s truer offspring

WATCH the video of Donald Trump’s visit to Agra and freeze the frame where the publicly anti-Muslim chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is seen presenting the US president with a…

India’s Obnoxious AFSPA Law

India’s obnoxious AFSPA law

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah came to Delhi and valiantly pleaded his case for lifting the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from certain parts of the state. But…

Military courts?

The Senate of Pakistan, the upper house of parliament, has endorsed a resolution asserting that the Supreme Court’s judgment on military courts encroaches upon the legislative prerogatives of parliament. The…

The privilege of identity

This space is mostly reserved for the economy, but what good is an economy without society, and what is a society without a set of fundamental values. A few weeks…

Rhino diplomacy

People living around Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in eastern Nepal are preparing to welcome two very special guests on World Tourism Day, Sept. 27. Pushpa and Anjali are greater one-horned…

‘The others’ among us

The manner in which the 14-year-old girl tortured by the wife of a civil judge in Islamabad was treated seems almost unbelievable. The girl narrowly escaped with her life. Of…

End of acrimony

To the credit of the very congenial-looking Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari , he is trying to overcome the emptiness of the present by building the most cordial scenarios for the future. A…

Was it really worth the price?

Today I was once again reminded of the horrible tragedy in the Mediterranean where eight years ago the two-year-old Syrian Alan Kurdi trying to escape from the brutality of war…

Don’t lose hope

Another woman was shot dead in the city by a young man who felt dejected after failing to win her hand for marriage. This was not a solitary incident. The…