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Escape To Nowhere

Escape to nowhere

Pakistan’s nascent democratic order again appears to be gasping and battling for survival. It is not just the government, but the entire system that now seems to be at stake.…

Nawaz’s Delhi Escapade

Nawaz’s Delhi escapade

Narendra Modi is India’s second prime minister from Gujarat – the first was Morarji Desai, whose term from 1977 to 1979 marked a turning point in the country’s politics inasmuch…

Ironies That Escape Us

Ironies that escape us

Musharraf’s trials and tribulations are of little concern to most of us. Indeed his name now evokes a sense of boredom…what, him again? He had a great time of it…

Great Escape, From Reality

Great escape, from reality

There was this Broadway musical staged way back in the sixties. Its title: ‘Stop the World – I Want to Get Off’. It came to my mind when I tried…

NSA Can’t Escape Spotlight

NSA can’t escape spotlight

It was a week in which the National Security Agency seemed to be all over Washington. From the US House of Representatives to the Justice and State departments, the headlines…

The ESCAP Survey

The ESCAP survey

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) launched its flagship document – the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 (hereafter survey)…

The ESCAP Survey

The ESCAP survey

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) launched its flagship document – the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 (hereafter survey)…

No Escape From Hell

No escape from hell

Despite the clear indications of the oncoming crisis of mass exodus, which was but a logical result of a full-scale military operation in Malakand Division and adjoining areas, the government,…

The Fire Escape Chute

The fire escape chute

How can the court show one prime minister the door and let another off the hook? On the other hand, it also can’t afford to be seen as a pacman…