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A sense of the world

It had been raining for hours, though not as heavily as our monsoon downpours, when we ventured out on a drive. It was early in the afternoon last Sunday, well…

August in history

Being a student of history, whenever I get some free time in my daily socio-political activities, I try to study various important events that have played a key role in…

Pakistan’s new roadmap

Pakistan’s current economic collapse is largely due to our leaders not recognizing that socio-economic development no longer depends on natural resources but largely on the ability of our human resources…

Crushing Kashmir

Four years ago today, India arbitrarily revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under its constitution and transformed it into a union territory directly governed from Delhi in a…

Bilawal as PM?

Is this another fawning article priming the field for Bilawal’s becoming prime minister? No. Is this an article defending dynasties or Pakistani elites’ entitlement? No. Do I want us to…

Development is for the people: Part – II

Development processes are meant to empower people and add to their social, cultural, economic and political wellbeing. If people remain disempowered, no angels are going to come in and lift…

A piece of the moon ( Part – I)

Classification is tricky as it tends to compartmentalize concepts that are hard to define. Any attempt to classify fiction is even more challenging. Take, for instance, novels in world literature…