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Irfan Husain

The numbers game

Who would wish to run this circus? Published Mar 18, 2017 07:08am

EPICURIOUS: Biryani versus pilau

Given personal preferences it is not possible to say which is better. But here’s a fish biryani recipe nonetheless Published Mar 12, 2017 07:25am

Blind faith

Our acceptance of whatever our leaders dish out is due to fatalism. Updated Mar 11, 2017 08:09am

Jingoism and jihad

Invoking the ‘good vs bad terrorists’ doctrine has not worked. Published Mar 04, 2017 01:34am

The big lie

For politicians, truth is subservient to power. Updated Feb 25, 2017 11:43am

The ban on fun

Let’s not forget the threat from those flying kites. Published Feb 18, 2017 12:56pm

Cyprus: an island divided

Cyprus has been populated since 9,000 BC, and later was part of the Hittite Empire. Updated Feb 13, 2017 12:39pm

A dish for Chairman Mao

Chinese cuisine is a lot more varied and richer than most people think Published Feb 12, 2017 07:22am

My enemy’s enemy

What binds Pakistan and China is an old adage. Updated Feb 11, 2017 10:10am

Rise and fall

Is the Trump era a harbinger of an empire in decline? Published Feb 04, 2017 01:26am

‘Trumpus rumpus’ in the US

WHO would have thought that a day would come when we would look back at the George W. Bush presidency as the good ... Published Jan 30, 2017 06:14am

Bottom of the class

Our politicians are not known for decisive action. Published Jan 28, 2017 01:11am

Looking for wimps

Already, Hubble has pushed the frontiers of knowledge. Published Jan 21, 2017 07:00am