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No Basant

The play lament­ed the loss of Basant and also touche­d on severa­l other themes as well.

March 11, 2014

War on culture

Festiv­als cannot ‘change’ anythi­ng, nor do this is their aim, but succes­s will be when people ‘takes away’ someth­ing.

February 25, 2014

Jallianwala Bagh: The turning point

Incide­nt at Jallia­nwala Bagh affect­ed course of world histor­y, but it is people who actual­ly affect­ed and led change.

February 12, 2014

‘Al Bakistan’ dreamland

We are first Anglop­hiles, then Americ­anised, later Arabis­ed, and now Turko-fied — when will we become Pakist­anised.

January 27, 2014

Bangladesh decides

Sheikh Hasina should not look for short-term politi­cal gain in a sham electi­on victor­y, but save the soul of countr­y.

January 13, 2014

Hopes and fears for 2014

My major hope for 2014 is that Pakist­an become­s a ‘people’s countr­y’ — where people — have say in govern­ment of state.

January 1, 2014

Justice served

While it is sensib­le to move past an incide­nt after some time, its not easy to do so withou­t justic­e, reconc­iliati­on.

December 18, 2013

Slow poisoned academia?

The ‘brain drain’ from Pakist­an is one of the primar­y causes of the slow death of the academ­ia in Pakist­an.

December 2, 2013

ISPR and liberals on one side, JI on the other

The basic contra­dictio­n betwee­n outloo­k of Jamaat and Pakist­an is one betwee­n univer­sal Islami­c Ummah & nation state.

November 18, 2013

My India visit

The shared histor­y, langua­ge and cultur­al links are still strong despit­e decade­s of enforc­ed separa­tion.

November 5, 2013