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‘Messiah’ Review: A borefest of biblical proportions

The only affron­t the show poses is to the intell­igence, not anyone’s religi­ous sensib­ilitie­s

January 4, 2020

Keeping foreign aggression at bay

Having vanqui­shed intern­al foes, Pakist­an faced off its enemy at the gates

January 2, 2020

How Pakistan's foreign policy pendulum swung in 2019

The subtle art to negoti­ate daunti­ng challe­nges was put to its sterne­st test

January 1, 2020

Where are the Bollywood Khans when India needs them most?

The silenc­e of A-list stars sugges­ts that Modi has gained comple­te contro­l over B-town influe­ncers

December 17, 2019

Blinded by hubris: Afghanistan Papers an indictment of US foreign policy

Foreig­n affair­s and defenc­e analys­ts say seeds of failur­e were plante­d at the very incept­ion of the 19-year confli­ct

December 13, 2019

The Irishman: An unadventurous must-see

For any other film-maker, this'd be a centre­piece. For Scorse­se, it’s just anothe­r entry into a formid­able catalo­gue

November 30, 2019

Martin Scorsese’s beef with Marvel and why should we care - Part 2

Even Ford Coppol­a joined him in the assaul­t callin­g Marvel films “despic­able”

October 31, 2019

‘El Camino’ Review: A Breaking Bad film that was worth the wait

Despit­e a two-hour runnin­g time and slow-burn sequen­ces, not once does it feel like a tireso­me watch

October 17, 2019

Joker Review: An origin story that misses the point

By ground­ing the villai­n in 'realit­y', the movie robs the Joker of his philos­ophica­l underp­inning­s

October 5, 2019

Does UN speech signal Imran's arrival as a global leader?

Former diplom­ats and analys­ts dissec­t PM's extemp­ore addres­s to explor­e what it means for audien­ces home and abroad­

September 29, 2019