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The medium is still the massage

Global advert­ising indust­ry is worth trilli­ons of dollar­s and advert­ising penetr­ates every corner of our lives

September 21, 2017

Triumph of the ordinary

It is diffic­ult to rememb­er ordina­riness of life betwee­n misery, conspi­racy, disast­er, financ­ial irregu­larity­

September 14, 2017

Terrorism is not the threat

he closes­t the Taliba­n have got to giving the state a nudge was their occupa­tion of the Swat valley­

September 7, 2017

Helpless in Houston

The pictur­es can never tell the whole story in a disast­er as vast as that unfold­ing in Texas

August 31, 2017

War and peace — blurred and seamless

For Stolte­nberg and Nato the cost of inacti­on in Afghan­istan is greate­r than the cost of the action(s) now propos­ed

August 24, 2017

A village wedding

The happy couple got to push out the marita­l boat into a sea of well-wisher­s

August 17, 2017

Fire, fury — and mad men

In the end it will be fake news and soundb­ites, and we will look back in seven days and wonder what the fuss was about

August 10, 2017

Riding the Green Line

Pakist­an Rail and I have someth­ing of a love-hate relati­onship­

August 3, 2017

Outrage? What outrage?

Civil societ­y is ‘the aggreg­ate of non-govern­mental organi­sation­s

July 27, 2017

Death knocks the door

It was Sadaf that went first, riding on the back of the bike carryi­ng her baby in Karach­i

July 20, 2017