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Doing away with GST on electricity?

It is already happening what was expected. People have come out against rising electricity bills. Protests may convert into anarchy. Does government have some immediate remedy? Although, problems are of…

‘Gangsters’ checkmated

Consensus on matters ensuring security and welfare of the common man is rarely achieved by our parliament. Such unanimity is only displayed when their own self-interest is at stake, like…

Turning Angst Into Action

Turning angst into action

Our children are angry and frightened, and they are speaking out. Young people’s voices are rising; they are loud and demanding to be heard, and it’s working. Not only are…

Padmavati And Imagined Angst

Padmavati and imagined angst

Let’s get this straight. All the mayhem and madness over ‘Padmavati’ roiling India is not really about the imagined romantic encounter between a Hindu queen and a Muslim emperor, as…

Magical Angst

Magical angst

For those who grew up amid taveez scrolls being found in wheat canisters, visitations by shape-shifting spirits and relatives disappearing for 40-day vows of silence, magical realism is not that…

Aamir’s Angst And Incredible India

Aamir’s angst and Incredible India

Dubai eye The writer is a Middle East based columnist. In Bertolt Brecht’s poem ‘Die Lösung’ (‘The Solution’), written after the 1953 uprising in East Germany, a government functionary hands…

International Gangsterism

International gangsterism

A mere two months after clashes between black youth and police in Baltimore following the murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody, President Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced…

Learning To Fight Gangsters

Learning to fight gangsters

I was in Lahore recently and Punjabis being what they are they call the gangsters "mammoons" of the system. In fact Lahore has a mammoon over a mammoon; a square…