Nasser Yousaf

Elegy for peace

Life is so constructed that the event does not, cannot, will not match the expectation. — Charlotte Bronte Published Nov 15, 2014 06:19am

Singers of the borderland

TO THE outside world guns and bombs appear to be doing most of the talking in the Pashtun inhabited areas of Khyber... Published Feb 17, 2014 07:53am

The quiet nationalist

Do not feel bad that people remember you only when they need you. Feel privileged that you are like a candle that... Published Jan 21, 2014 07:32am

Time ends at FC Intersection

THE sun is a mere mellowed pale disc as another day in the last week of the year 2013 draws to a rapid end. Hundreds... Published Jan 06, 2014 07:49am

Our fickle winters

IT RAINED here in Peshawar on the first day of November tempting some to send warm winter wishes to their friends ... Published Dec 22, 2013 08:23am

Pain of the dispossessed

IT may not be possible to submit this as an impersonal narrative. Most of my visits to Qissa Khwani Bazaar, located... Published Oct 01, 2013 07:04am

Of what is left of the left

NOT many people seem to remember that not very long ago Peshawar was at the centre of crossfire in a decisive war... Published Sep 23, 2013 07:06am

The real enemy

“IF you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself... Published Sep 16, 2013 07:02am

Absent HR management

SOMETHING odd happened last February when a sudden wave of western monsoon rains hit parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa... Published Jul 25, 2013 07:03am

Our sad south

This is our world, and it will not turn on us and rend us. But it’s the same sun that glitters over trenches on... Published Jul 15, 2013 07:52am

The last tourists

“When 9/11 happened I asked my staff to pack up. That incident alone had the potential of shutting down local tourism.” Updated Jul 07, 2013 06:44pm

In the line of fire

AT the young age of 18, Sharafata had already attained the attributes of a quintessential Pakhtun woman born and ... Published Jun 18, 2013 05:06am

Peshawar: does anyone care?

THE apparently ceaseless debate sparked by the Boston marathon bomb blasts in the American Published May 28, 2013 09:20am

Musing variously in the old Frontier

‘Ezeudo,’ he called in his guttural voice. ‘If you had been a coward, I would have asked you to bring courage... Published Apr 25, 2013 03:27am