Adrian A. Husain

Case for federalism

Case for federalism

The political gambit must be seen for what it is... Published 03 Dec, 2022 05:33am
Godot, and hereafter

Godot, and hereafter

Protests on a whim ought to be seen for what they are... Published 15 Oct, 2022 07:42am
Wages of history

Wages of history

Frivolous hypothesis, rather than informed opinion, reigns. Updated 27 Sep, 2022 09:38am
Voice of the people

Voice of the people

We have been subscribing to a pretend democracy. Published 24 Aug, 2022 08:09am
Nationhood and Pakistan

Nationhood and Pakistan

Errors of judgement on the part of the electorate can easily result in havoc. Updated 15 Jul, 2022 08:45am
Reality & equilibrium

Reality & equilibrium

A time does come when one simply has to pay the piper... Published 21 Jun, 2022 06:41am
Anatomy of a cult

Anatomy of a cult

When a matinee idol acquires a messianic status, it becomes something of a matter for concern. Updated 26 Apr, 2022 08:28am
Coming home

Coming home

Concerns over identity continue to dog us. Updated 11 May, 2017 01:31am
Mock culture

Mock culture

If we are to get it right as a society, we cannot afford to write off all ideals. Published 06 Feb, 2017 01:37am
‘Pinglish’ paradox

‘Pinglish’ paradox

Some would contend that pidgin is today part of our culture. Published 29 Jan, 2017 06:36am
Beyond dreams

Beyond dreams

Liberalism is fundamentally dishonest. Published 14 Dec, 2016 02:53am
Future imperfect

Future imperfect

When populism takes over, there is no room for high principles. Published 29 Nov, 2016 02:15am
Between barbed wire

Between barbed wire

Democracy has a way of springing surprises. Published 20 Nov, 2016 07:04am
Time for renewal

Time for renewal

It is not enough to try to cure what are merely symptoms of a deeper dysfunction and a national malaise. Published 06 Aug, 2015 05:01am
Augean stables

Augean stables

Our experience has hardened us to episodes of corruption. Published 15 Jun, 2015 03:07am
The saner choice

The saner choice

Imran Khan must face certain home truths. Published 03 Dec, 2014 12:45am
Mantra of change

Mantra of change

A deeper critique of society is called for. Updated 17 Nov, 2014 08:38am

Returning to purity

FEW people use the term ‘crisis’ any longer when speaking of the situation in the country. It would seem that, like so much else, our political thinking and vocabulary have undergone a radical change. We prefer bravura — or a kind of cynical mirth — to gr Published 10 Jul, 2012 12:20am

Seeking long-term social change

WHETHER we like to believe it or not, there is no getting away from the fact that, at least in the West, the... Published 29 Oct, 2008 12:00am

Terror`s paradigm

President Zardari`s visit to the UN was a nebulous affair, eliciting promises though without producing tangible... Published 01 Oct, 2008 12:00am