F.S. Aijazuddin

Heights of Shimla

Modi’s next steps at diplomacy will be of significance to Pakistan. Updated Oct 24, 2014 07:39pm

Govern, or go

It’s been a while since our parties read their manifestos. Published Oct 09, 2014 02:07am

A glass half full

The battle for Scotland has been won. The war over the United Kingdom, however, is not yet over. Published Sep 25, 2014 06:12am

Belated pillow fight

The Chinese must be disappointed at the events in Pakistan. Updated Sep 11, 2014 12:09pm


Imagine the thrill of having a whole country included in one’s dower. Published Aug 28, 2014 02:59am

A crimson birthday

Celebrations on both sides of the border will attract a comparison. Published Aug 14, 2014 05:41am

The time traveller

We have inherited a strain of Mughal arrogance. Published Jul 17, 2014 01:03am

Shooting words

WHATEVER was the name of the driver who took a wrong turning in the Serbian city of Sarajevo a hundred years ago?... Updated Jul 03, 2014 02:09pm

First and last loves

Diplomats are trained to be their country’s watchdogs. Published Jun 19, 2014 01:03am

Areas of concern

Unlike Modi, Swaraj has had a smooth ride. Published Jun 05, 2014 01:26am

Storm in a teacup

Congress has not yet petrified into a fossil. Published May 22, 2014 06:48am

New York, New York

NYC practises globalism — ceaselessly. Published May 08, 2014 06:46am

Voting early

The voting age could be reduced to, say, birth. Published Apr 10, 2014 06:56am

Ninety-nine — not out

“I am a Pakistani by birth and at heart” — Khushwant Singh. Published Mar 27, 2014 07:23am

The 16th round

THERE is a growl that can be heard across India. It is a sound somewhere between the plaintive whimper of the poor... Published Mar 13, 2014 07:37am

Basant manqué

THERE are moments in a city’s life when its performance sometimes equals its reputation. Lahore, once synonymous... Published Feb 27, 2014 07:35am

The urban botanist

THE city of Chandigarh is Islamabad gone right. The similarities between these two cities — of their size, the ... Published Feb 13, 2014 07:38am

Poor and dead

THERE is hardly a family in Pakistan, middle-class or above, that does not have a relative in Canada, or a juvenile... Published Jan 30, 2014 07:36am

Whipsaw of politics

ANYONE expecting an improvement in Pakistan needs to be patient. At its present pace of progress or regress (it... Published Jan 16, 2014 07:39am