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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

Belief duly beggared

Most politi­cians are crooks to a greate­r or lesser degree, and honest­y is a qualit­y that is rarely in their intere­sts

July 13, 2017

What happened to politics?

Politi­cs in my youth was a sort of protot­ypical Fifty Shades of Grey; monoch­rome and deeply tediou­s, worthy but dull

July 6, 2017

Fires, facts and fallacies

Why did the police not do more and quickl­y? What about the fire engine­s? Burns units?

June 29, 2017

Pakistan — the Peter Pan country

The dire conseq­uences of jubila­tion firing usuall­y go unanno­unced, the result­s, howeve­r, are horrif­ying

June 22, 2017

Then it got all very strange

An electi­on this year is a possib­ility and Mrs May, to quote a former fellow politi­cian, is a dead woman walkin­g

June 15, 2017

The power of affluence

The conver­sation came to mind as we endure­d an almost-30-hour blacko­ut this week

June 8, 2017

Fixing the zinc problem

Zinc defici­ts span the globe

June 1, 2017

Herding cats

Brick kilns dot the landsc­ape everyw­here

May 26, 2017

An end and a beginning

Villag­es are depopu­lating and effort­s to rejuve­nate them have come too late

May 18, 2017