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Hunger Games

Hunger games

The world already produces enough food to feed 10 billion people but over two billion are experiencing micronutrient deficiencies (of which 821 million were classed as chronically undernourished in 2018).…

Hunger games – II

Dharna II or the Islamabad lockdown was a fishing expedition. Its stated object was to paralyse the federal government and forcefully remove the prime minister. It failed. Thank God for…

The Hunger Games

The hunger games

The statement that hunger has reached crisis proportions in Pakistan may come as a surprise to anyone eating at a plush restaurant or walking down the well-stocked aisle of an…

Power games

Russia announced on Monday that it was suspending a crucial deal that allows grain to be exported from Ukraine to countries in Africa and the Middle East. The grain agreement,…

The game is on

Has the PDM government successfully reversed roles in a game that Imran Khan played better than cricket for eight years? In children’s versions of the game of Chor-Sipahi (Cops and…

Signs of the Times

WHEN medical workers in Myanmar marched out to protest against the coup they raised their hands in a salute with three fingers outstretched; their thumb and pinkie touching. This three-finger…

The right to food

ONCE tattered, the now freshly paved paths leading to Lahore’s ritzy Emporium Mall also give easy access to fellow Pakistanis from 700 dusty, dilapidated homes. Residents of this basti, in…

In the name of honour

A lot of us of the male variety are mad at the boorish tone of placards displayed during Aurat March 2019 or for them being audacious, obnoxious, and lacking reverence…

Doubling Down On Dystopia

Doubling down on dystopia

Dystopias have recently achieved full-spectrum dominance. Kids are drawn to such stories –  The Giver, Hunger Games –  like Goths to piercings. This apocalyptic outpouring has been so intense that…