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Agenda For The Nation 2013 And Beyond-II

Agenda for the nation 2013 and beyond-II

What is the real nature and extent of the domestic crisis? Let me try to highlight some of its major dimensions. First and foremost, it is a 'crisis of legitimacy'.…

Between Shame And Shamelessness

Between shame and shamelessness

We have tumbled into and been tossed from one species of government to another. We have suffered a ‘brutal’ dictatorship and savored an ‘enlightened’ one. Tired of a ‘sham’ democracy…

The Indo-Pak Tango

The Indo-Pak tango

What prevents India’s total domination over Pakistan? India is ahead of us in practically all indicators of national power potential – size, population, natural resources, economy and military. It outperforms…

Trade, Not Aid For Development

Trade, not aid for development

When a country is faced with a natural calamity or a disaster, it can seek help from the international community, but in stable times the agenda of development should be…

Using Fear As A Political Tool

Using fear as a political tool

FEAR is an inherent part of the human psyche. If there is a natural calamity, man fears death and disaster; if there is a political or economic crisis he fears…

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…

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…

Media & Mental Health

Media & mental health

DISASTERS seem to occur more often now than in the past. Any acute and sudden event which is collectively experienced as traumatic may be classified as a disaster. It can…