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Obituary Essay: A Pragmatic Politician

Obituary essay: A pragmatic politician

The words "former Amir of Jamaat" or a person having filled the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami previously as an introduction of Qazi Hussain Ahmad, who was buried yesterday in his native…

View Point: Battling For Democracy

View Point: Battling for democracy

The saying 'the more things change, the more they stay the same' rings so true on our situation. Just as we were beginning to believe that Pakistan has changed, and…

The Fulminations Of Tahirul Qadri

The fulminations of Tahirul Qadri

The politicians of Pakistan are incapable of saying anything without indulging in coloured phrases of rhetorical exaggeration. The pathetic grandiloquence of their speeches is invariably laced with barbs against their…

A Problem Of Perception

A problem of perception

It was the worst massacre in Quetta in over a decade and even in such a city, stalked by death and haunted by terror, it marks a new standard. This…

To Prevent Rape, Fight Masculinity

To prevent rape, fight masculinity

One month on, public outrage at the gang rape and barbaric brutalisation of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in Delhi, causing her death, refuses to die down. Among the factors driving…

Wish All You Want

Wish all you want

The two indigenous long marches of the past rekindle totally different memories. So, will the third have its distinguishing features? Do you care if it does? Who knows? Even as…

Deferred Implosion?

Deferred implosion?

The massacre of Hazaras has bored through the shock absorbers that we refer to as either resilience or apathy. Too late as usual. This year marks a full decade since…

Venezuela Without Chavez

Venezuela without Chavez

On January 10 Hugo Chavez was supposed to take oath as Venezuela’s president for the next term – 2013-2019. Undergoing surgery for cancer in Cuba, he was not able to…

Beginning Of The End

Beginning of the end

Thousands of Shia protesters braved sub-zero temperature for nearly three days as they staged a sit-in in Quetta, refusing to bury 87 victims of the January 10 twin bombings at…