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F.S. Aijazuddin

Shape of parliament

Shape of parliament

Is Western-style democracy a cold-climate plant, unable to withstand hotter climes? Published Jul 12, 2018 06:00am
Buried alive

Buried alive

‘Did our graves deserve such precipitate, speedy interest by officialdom?’ Published Jun 28, 2018 06:36am
Copying neighbours

Copying neighbours

There’s no country that hasn’t tried to reform its civil service. Published Jun 14, 2018 06:53am
Chattering mynahs

Chattering mynahs

‘Spy Chronicles’ contains 33 chapters, some surprising, many incendiary. Published May 31, 2018 07:10am
Stinging rebukes

Stinging rebukes

Religion is not the opiate of the masses; security is. Published May 03, 2018 07:02am
NON-FICTION: STAMPING POSTERITY

NON-FICTION: STAMPING POSTERITY

A sumptuous volume is not only a tribute to a legendary stamp designer, but also a visual chronicle Published Apr 22, 2018 07:20am
Summer woes

Summer woes

As the general elections draw near, the knuckle bones of prediction are again up in the air. Updated Apr 19, 2018 10:18am
History counts

History counts

In turbulent times like this, it is wise to stay silent. Published Apr 05, 2018 07:05am
Fake elections

Fake elections

The public interest has become a Rubik’s Cube rotated at will. Published Mar 22, 2018 07:14am
Much maligned

Much maligned

Did Aurangzeb spend his last 50 years destroying Hindu temples? Published Mar 08, 2018 02:25am
Ice sculptures

Ice sculptures

The love he nurtured for Ruttie was deep, sincere and sustained. Published Feb 22, 2018 06:55am
Best left unlived

Best left unlived

Mobs suffer from double defects: hysteria, and amnesia. Published Feb 08, 2018 07:05am
Housing in-laws

Housing in-laws

The Bhutto mausoleum is a monument to retroactive devotion. Published Jan 25, 2018 03:04am
Apron strings

Apron strings

For Trump, Pakistan has all the stale allure of a spent spouse. Published Jan 11, 2018 07:11am
Annual amnesia

Annual amnesia

Should one expect to see a change in 2018? Updated Dec 28, 2017 04:01pm
The playing fields

The playing fields

To Modi, Pakistan is the equivalent of Trump’s numerous demons. Updated Dec 14, 2017 09:07am
A game of stones

A game of stones

Today, Pakistan competes with Indonesia’s Mount Agung. Published Nov 30, 2017 06:36am
Be forewarned

Be forewarned

Analysts have viewed the balance of power here as a seesaw. Published Nov 16, 2017 07:22am
The great divide

The great divide

Politicians still conduct “the dialogue of the deaf”. Published Nov 02, 2017 07:11am