24 July, 2014 / Ramazan 25, 1435

Cyril Almeida

Election narratives

AS the unravelling of Imran and the PTI into an anti-democratic force accelerates, the narrative of last year’s...

Waiting for change

LAST year was supposed to be the year of change: new parliament, new government, new army chief, new chief...

Two chiefs, one army

YOU gotta love the boys. Admire them even. They’ve elevated this stuff to an art form.Throw the previous guy under...

Sifting through

BEFORE the month-long snooze mode is switched on and collective hibernation begins, some thoughts on events in ...

Dead wrong

IN the middle of the dirty deed and the ugliness — monstrousness? — of what was perpetrated, the mind raced to...

Heroes and villains

LET’S play a little game. Call it alternate reality. There is a place called Pakistan. It has a power called the...

Darbar politics

ONCE the knife had been unsheathed, it was always going to be plunged in. Now, the first real loss has been ...

Lurching right

Things will go on changing, just not for the better.

A softening veto

MODI tried to pull a fast one on Nawaz, and Pakistan. But Nawaz bit the bullet and may yet salvage the situation.At...

Missing the point

WHY bother? It’d be like waking up from a nightmare and discovering you’re in a lunatic asylum. Where even the...

Stumbling transition

SILLY season it may be, but that doesn’t mean it means nothing or that there aren’t any consequences.The...

Here we go again

SILLY season is upon us again. Everywhere, a crisis. Nowhere, allegedly, a government.Karachi is reeling, politics ...

The end of dissent

AS with Saleem Shahzad, the honest and the unflinching can guess what happened to Hamid.As with Saleem Shahzad, the...

End of a crisis

WELL, that was quick. The great crisis is over. Democracy is back on track. Constitution Avenue won’t be seeing...

Analysis: Message in a meeting

Did the political show of unity mean the civil-military crisis was on its way to being defused?

Civ-mil, again

WHEN the chief spoke this week, folk fell over themselves and each other trying to figure out whether the Mush trial...

Not this way

RULE of law. Slamming the door shut on future coups. Righting wrongs of the past. Upholding the Constitution....

Reversing course

THEY don’t want trade. And Nawaz has given them what they want. They’re all trying to play it down.

Crisis state

AFTER a while, the details become meaningless. Nisar did this. The TTP said that. Nawaz insisted on blah. Army said...

The year of dialogue

THERE’S stuff they’ll tell you and there’s stuff they won’t. Usually, it’s what they won’t tell you...