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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?…

Arab Spring & Women

Arab spring & women

The Arab world has seen great political turmoil since the beginning of 2011. The Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown before January ended. Then a similar turmoil…

Bhopal Still Waits For Justice

Bhopal still waits for justice

The contrast between BP’s response to the outrage over the oil spill in the US and Union Carbide’s attitude to the uproar over the Bhopal disaster of 1984 couldn’t have…

Hiding Behind Words

Hiding behind words

As the PPP-led government’s term draws to a close its defining traits remain unchanged. They include more talk than action, politicking taking priority over policy, and a preoccupation with working…

Sanctuaries & Safe Havens

Sanctuaries & safe havens

The US inspection of Osama bin Laden’s last abode in Abbott bad has yet again raised the question our policymakers have avoided taking a position on: do criminals and terrorists…

Politics And Profit

Politics and profit

Too many cooks spoil the broth! A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or…

Dispute Over Nile Water Share Escalates

Dispute over Nile water share escalates

Can you believe that the future war(s) will be fought not on oil, territory but on water? If the supposition carries some weight do you imagine where will be the…

The Nawaz-Imran Equation

The Nawaz-Imran equation

Tush! Tush! Fear little boys with bugs – not Imran Khan with his fuzzy mumblings about insaf and azadi and what not. But wait, it seems our socialite turned social…

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…