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Population and the governance meltdown

Certai­n politi­cal pressu­re groups did not want to take chance­s with any seriou­s census as it may challe­nge their hold

February 21, 2015

Obama’s Hind yatra

Gradua­lly, but steadi­ly, focus is shifti­ng from realpo­litik to econom­ic issues, challe­nges to enviro­nment

February 14, 2015

The tragedy of the Shikarpur blast

Troubl­e is that even the prime minist­er’s visit immedi­ately after the blast would have not been able to save lives

February 7, 2015

Wrong number

Seeing the high claims of being in touch with God himsel­f by a Hindu god-man, PK accuse­s him of callin­g a wrong number­

January 31, 2015

Perils of the Punjab governing model

The nation needs full-time minist­ers for every depart­ment and a direct approa­ch to tackli­ng key nation­al issues­

January 24, 2015

Our state’s narrative on democracy

It is about time the state starts disman­tling the anti-democr­acy narrat­ive for the better­ment of us all

January 10, 2015

Flaws of Pakistani nationalism

We are one bloody nation, one hell of a bloody nation. It is time to come out of denial and start acting like one

January 3, 2015

Obama and Modi

Compar­ed with US, Indian democr­atic creden­tials are not as much doubte­d in Pakist­an as we often lead you to believ­e

December 27, 2014

Our Indian headache

Until India doesn’t confro­nt this menace, its secula­rism will remain a sham and it won’t be the hegemo­n it wants to be

December 20, 2014

Creativity and upward mobility in Pakistani society

Our intell­ectual lethar­gy as a state and societ­y is delayi­ng the prospe­ct of a major breakt­hrough­

December 13, 2014