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Imran’s legal games

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” — Hamlet, William Shakespeare ONE of the two central pillars of democratic constitutionalism, namely, the peaceful transfer of power through a…

Up for grabs: Karachi

Politics makes strange bed fellows. This is adapted from a line in the play, ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare :( Misery acquaints a man with strange bed fellows). This phrase…

The value of life

If you party for four days, strict abstinence for the remaining three days will probably not get you off the hook. In substance, you have a lockdown or you don’t…

Losing hope

One thing humans need for survival is ‘hope’. Even when one knows that life is no pleasure cruise; that each day you’ll be welcoming new challenges; and that you have…

Burden of state

WILLIAM Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear is not to be watched on an empty stomach. It is a gut-wrenching story of betrayal, inhuman blinding, unnatural patricide, and grey-haired hubris that ends…

Someone must be trusted…

Lord Denning M. L., a Twentieth Century British judge and jurist, in his famous book "The Family Story" remarked: "Every judge on his appointment discards all politics and all prejudice.…

An ode to music

When I wrote ‘An elegy to music’ (Oct 21, 2018) last week, little did I realise that soon I would be writing an ode to music too. But before the…