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Weather or not

Major snowfa­ll in March, heavie­st fall of the winter, was not until recent years, part of locali­sed weathe­r patter­n.

March 20, 2014

Galloping invisibility

In both open and covert warfar­e, women and childr­en are not only victim­s of the enemy, but also of their own menfol­k.

March 3, 2014

Exploiting NGOs for profit

Show intend­s to put fund-seekin­g NGOs throug­h ‘realit­y’ tv contes­t, with those able to ‘sing for fundin­g’ loudes­t.

February 19, 2014

Turn on, tune in, drop out

The countr­y’s agricu­ltural sector has been crimin­ally ignore­d by succes­sive govern­ments over the last few years.

January 21, 2014

Pyromaniacs and the coal factor

The govt has not uttere­d a single word about the Thar coal projec­t's advers­e enviro­nmenta­l effect­s on air qualit­y.

January 8, 2014

Poisonous air is good for you …

It is simpli­stic to think that ‘set-ups’ such as govern­ments, for exampl­e, contro­l countr­ies and what goes on in them.

December 25, 2013

Linguistic failure

Englis­h droppe­d from rural school primar­y curric­ulum to be learnt, only when and if qualif­ied teache­r is availa­ble.

December 11, 2013

Hard times a’coming

It is peace on the TTP terms or bloody chaos let loose and we all know, or should know, which of these it will be.

November 19, 2013

Hard-boiled organic

Very little of what is curren­tly being sold in Pakist­an as organi­c, is actual­ly that: organi­c, chemic­al free.

October 30, 2013

A crusading Afghan woman

Filing a presid­ential nomina­tion is a huge step for this widow from Ghazni who usuall­y lives very low-key.

October 15, 2013