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Irfan Husain

Thin skin, big chip, yes; yet Hindutva rise impacts us all

Over the years, it would appear that Indian skin has become thinner, and the chip Indians carry on their shoulders has got bigger.

02 Mar 2020 3:07 AM

India no more a beacon for democracy in South Asia?

Kashmir, too, remains under control by dint of the harshest crackdown ever seen in the held Valley.

17 Feb 2020 1:40 AM

‘Pied Piper’ Imran Khan now finds that being PM can be hard work

In fact, it has been one long party thus far: the Prime Minister says he doesn’t run a kitchen or own a car.

11 Feb 2020 1:58 AM

Unlike in China, all endangered species should be off the menu

Whatever the cause, it is certain that China’s food preferences have triggered this plague.

04 Feb 2020 6:25 AM

Iranians should remember that revenge always best served cold

Trump, facing impeachment and re-election, could do with a short, sharp war.

14 Jan 2020 4:10 AM


Identity rules in our time of culture wars, not our ideology

Our antagonism for the “other” is now a key driver in social and military conflicts.

06 Jan 2020 2:34 AM

World faces a perfect storm of discontent

In Pakistan, we have a special case where mobs are usually associated with religious movements or parties.

17 Dec 2019 7:42 AM

We kept the peace so far, but now all bets are off

The United Nations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, WHO, FAO, and a host of others sprang into being.

09 Dec 2019 12:35 AM

The cruelty in Pakistan over Sharif’s health

While we sink deeper into the hole we have dug for ourselves, the establishment remains the elephant in the room.

18 Nov 2019 7:14 AM

Maulana’s stir to ‘oust’ Imran: Who’s funding the protests?

Basically, clerical leaders can bring huge numbers on to the streets at the drop of a turban.

12 Nov 2019 3:17 AM


What is so seductive about the ‘caliphate’ for some Muslims?

Terrorism is no substitute for toil, just as fantasies cannot replace facts and figures.

04 Nov 2019 12:59 AM

US act of treachery shouldn’t surprise Kurds, given the past

It never changes, and yet he never loses his innocence, just as Lucy never loses her mean streak.

21 Oct 2019 2:24 AM

Did brutality by Saudis on Yemenis lead to oil attacks?

Iran has denied any involvement in the attack, but it is hardly likely to accept responsibility.

30 Sep 2019 6:29 AM

Extension for Gen. Bajwa perhaps not a good idea

The reality is that most civil servants have not cultivated many interests outside their jobs.

02 Sep 2019 12:12 AM

Brexit looms Oct 31, uncertain times lie ahead for Britons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed his determination to drag Britain out of the EU by this date.

27 Aug 2019 12:14 AM


Do populist leaders pose bigger risk to democracy?

Trump has repeatedly ignored constitutional restraints on conflict of interest by apparently using his office to enrich himself further.

19 Aug 2019 12:13 AM

An escalating crackdown on critical comment is under way

In his long campaign, Imran Khan was helped by a media that boosted his image uncritically.

04 Aug 2019 12:41 AM

All Left needs is a narrative to counter neoliberalism

Across developed economies, the top one per cent continue to accumulate obscene wealth while the majority have seen their incomes stagnate.

08 Jul 2019 12:01 AM

Strong-arm tactics have cast a chill on the media

The judgement mentions the pressure that the Dawn and Geo media groups are being subjected to.

09 Jun 2019 12:00 AM

Why is the US hell-bent on starting a war against Iran?

The Iranian armed forces showed they were no pushovers when Saddam Hussein attacked their country back in 1980.

19 May 2019 4:48 AM