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The Calculus Of Capital

The calculus of capital

Released by the Harvard University Press this month, ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ by Thomas Picketty, professor at the Paris School of Economics, has attracted a lot of attention. Several…

Oil, Gas And War

Oil, gas and war

Vladimir Putin is no wimp. When he was challenged at Sochi with repeated terror attacks – so that he would not be able to hold his dream winter Olympics there…

Ah! The Muslim Woman

Ah! The Muslim woman

The occasion was an event held to mark International Women’s Day, a couple of days after it is celebrated on March 8 every year. The venue was a public university…

Relevance Of Maulana Hasrat Mohani

Relevance of Maulana Hasrat Mohani

Zainul Abedin’s columns on the life and times of Bhagat Singh – well-researched and aptly articulated published in this newspaper recently, call for immediate attention by those intellectuals, members of…

It’s Fun To Shoot Some People

It’s fun to shoot some people

On March 6 the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation HQ in Afghanistan announced that “at least five Afghan National Army personnel were accidentally killed this morning during an operation in eastern…

The Worldviews

The worldviews

Recently while in Beijing, the US Secretary of State John Kerry came in for criticism at the hands of his hosts for calling for greater internet freedom in China. Kerry's…

Don’t ‘like’ This

Don’t ‘like’ this

You’ve heard of Pakistan Idol. You’ve also no doubt heard of, and heard, Hadiqa Kiani. And chances are you’re familiar with Mufti Naeem, of Jamia Binoria fame. But perhaps you…

Bold Competence: An Asset Not A Liability

Bold competence: an asset not a liability

Building economic institutions and relying on institutional, rather than individual, decisions is the essential first step towards improving economic governance in the country. At the same time, there is always…

Reviving PIA

Reviving PIA

As per my article, ‘Keep PIA flying’ (June 20, 2013), “Facing multiple crises simultaneously – most of them manmade – Pakistan's workforce and institutions remain amazingly resilient. Beset by extraordinary…