Stories for: Irfan Husain

View from abroad : Idealism and jihad

So is the era of idealism over? Or is it that some struggles have a greater moral claim on our conscience than others?

On the menu: Birds of a feather

On cooking big fat batair and delicious ducks

Moral dilemmas

Tough choices must be made in the war against terrorism.

View from abroad: A one-state solution in the Middle East?

An independent Palestinian state seems as distant today as it was at the beginning of the negotiations last year.

No lessons learned

Our response to the Taliban has been pathetically feeble.

View from abroad: Erdogan as Ottoman sultan

Results of recent elections reveal the tension between conservative Muslims and Westernised elites in Turkish society.

On the menu: Pakistan’s food capital lives up to its name

When in Pakistan enjoy Pakistani cuisine

No return ticket

We have made it a habit to demonise past leaders.

My Kolachi

For all its chaos and violence, Karachi is home.

View from abroad: Cyber- jihad and espionage

The reality is that the state has always tried to control and censor communications between citizens and other states.

On the menu: An infinite variety of ragus

This week Irfan Husain indulges in Italian cuisine

No Holi for Ramesh

The Larkana incident was part of a depressing pattern.

View from abroad: Our foreign policy for sale?

If we are indeed taking a pro-Saudi position in Syria, then we should expect a strong response from Iran.

A woman’s lot The CII comes across as an anti-woman body

I DON’T understand why the Taliban are killing and maiming thousands in their quest to impose their version of the...

Double standards across the globe

OVER the last year or so, democratically elected governments have been shaken, and in some instances, toppled by...

On the menu: The yuck factor

The human body has an inbuilt gag reflex to prevent it from ingesting a harmful substance. This kicks in when a...

Talking and killing

LAST week, an email popped into my inbox that shattered my peace of mind in our tranquil beach house in Sri Lanka. ...

The war to end all wars

2014 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War. Already, articles, books and TV programmes have...

Isolation ward

AS the term suggests, isolation wards in hospitals are meant to prevent contagious diseases from spreading. Patients...

Nature’s revenge

THIS is a good time to be away from England. With rainstorms lashing the British Isles since December, and with ...


A state of anarchy

Rape and restitution

Bard for our times

Bridging the abyss


Militant groups in Punjab

Railways: debatable priorities

Surge in Karachi violence

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