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The Year Gone By

The year gone by

As another frantic year comes to an end, I want to know who pushed the fast-forward button. Why is it that life seems to speed up as you get older?…

Winds Of Change

Winds of change

Winds of change are blowing across Pakistan. With the advent of the New Year, there is a twinkle of hope in many eyes that 2013 will mean the beginning of…

The UPA’s Great Gamble

The UPA’s great gamble

India’s United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is launching a massive cash transfer project based on the Aadhaar unique identity (UID) number, in lieu of direct provision of public services.It’s rushing…

Karzai In Washington

Karzai in Washington

By the time this article appears President Karzai will have arrived in Washington and possibly have had his first round of talks with President Obama and with a now recovered…

And Pine For What Is Not

And pine for what is not

This is that time of the year when endings come together with beginnings. But some prophesied endings have failed to turn up. The Mayan apocalypse was not to be and…

Talking With The Enemy

Talking with the enemy

In more than a decade-long conflict between the Pakistani state and the Al-Qaeda and its inspired local militants, the initiative undoubtedly has fallen into the hands of the extremists. They…

The Worst Is Still To Come

The worst is still to come

With the fifth most turbulent year (2012) in Pakistan’s economic history drawing to a close yesterday, the year 2013 has just begun. Far from being a fresh start, there are…

A Tall Order

A tall order

As we ring in the new year and waive off the last one, pain, anguish and disappointment top 2012’s chart. The year was dotted with death and destruction. No part…

Visiting Bangladesh

Visiting Bangladesh

Shrugging off its traditional reliance for foreign-exchange earnings on jute goods and tea, Bangladesh has economically made giant strides, with home remittances and garment manufacturing giving momentum to a whole…