F.S. Aijazuddin

Potted biographies

Potted biographies

Roberts reserves his sharpest blade for Lord Mountbatten. Published 22 Oct, 2020 07:25am
All common men

All common men

Rulers, whether in civvies or in uniform, above all and below all, are common men. Published 15 Oct, 2020 06:58am
Success backstage

Success backstage

The memoirs are not a ‘selfie in book form’. Published 08 Oct, 2020 07:09am
Two budgerigars

Two budgerigars

‘One is roots and the other is wings.’ Published 01 Oct, 2020 07:14am
Handshakes, RIP

Handshakes, RIP

To some, a hand-folded namaste encourages social distancing. Published 24 Sep, 2020 07:23am
The fourth R

The fourth R

Pakistan needs to be closer to Russia. Published 17 Sep, 2020 07:08am
G-20, or G-2?

G-20, or G-2?

Pakistan is still a semi-state. Updated 10 Sep, 2020 08:34am
Think, then tweet

Think, then tweet

We are warned of the power available to IT giants. Updated 03 Sep, 2020 08:38am
A slow death

A slow death

Where do we stand in this spectrum of despair? Published 27 Aug, 2020 06:50am
Price of loyalty

Price of loyalty

Today’s creaking colonialists are being outbid by the US, Chinese and Saudis. Published 20 Aug, 2020 06:59am
Revolving lives

Revolving lives

Modi believes in beneficial rebirth, but can he be sure as who or what? Published 13 Aug, 2020 07:02am
Return from death

Return from death

Scientists tell us that there are in fact multiverses. Published 06 Aug, 2020 06:36am
Eat bitterness

Eat bitterness

Old sins, as Agatha Christie wrote, have long shadows. Published 30 Jul, 2020 07:37am
New heresies

New heresies

It took zealots minutes to destroy the Buddha’s statue. Published 23 Jul, 2020 07:14am
Where to, Captain?

Where to, Captain?

Seven years later, we are back to marla one. Published 16 Jul, 2020 07:57am
Fiscal anaemia

Fiscal anaemia

It is hardly surprising that the FBR has found it difficult to sustain its lofty vision. Published 09 Jul, 2020 06:57am
Digging our graves

Digging our graves

The buffoonery of many leaders is disquieting. Updated 02 Jul, 2020 09:17am
Et tu, Bolton!

Et tu, Bolton!

Bolton’s book deserves to be read — only once. Updated 25 Jun, 2020 09:25am
‘Get used to me’

‘Get used to me’

The seeds scattered 50 years ago have germinated, unexpectedly. Published 18 Jun, 2020 07:15am
Open your mouth

Open your mouth

Moral ambiguity bedevils governments here and in the UK. Updated 11 Jun, 2020 02:56pm