Irfan Husain

View From Abroad: The Samson option

WHEN the blinded biblical hero Samson pulled down the temple on his own head, killing his enemies and tormentors, he...

Epicurious: Gluttony in Hay

‘‘One of the delights of life is eating with friends, second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed

The one-year itch

Nawaz Sharif has not done such a bad job.

Faith and folly

Science is moribund in the Muslim world.

Lunch at Granary Store

For a change switch on to a vegetable dish instead of a meat-based one

Is bigger better?

The PM’s imprint is on many unviable projects.

No exit

Door after door is shutting on Pakistanis.

Barbecuing in summer

Old is gold; only charcoal or wood fire gives that smoky flavour to your barbecue

A Pyrrhic victory?

The list of what needs to be done is long.

Sharks and zombies

One only has to look and sound good on the box.

Easy like Sunday morning

Dining dos and don’ts are as important as delicious food and decorum

Insanity defined

We have seen endless delay and confusion.

Dynastic politics

Younger people are prevented from rising up the ranks.