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Irfan Husain

The new Saladin

The new Saladin

We have waited for manna from heaven in the form of an oil bonanza. Published May 25, 2019 07:24am
Here we go again

Here we go again

What is in its DNA that has put the US on such a violent path? Published May 18, 2019 07:05am
The tourist trail

The tourist trail

A change in visa policy is not all that’s required. Published May 11, 2019 07:09am
Jobs and jihad

Jobs and jihad

All the men involved in the Sri Lanka attacks were from well-off families. Published May 04, 2019 07:01am
Bombs & backlash

Bombs & backlash

There is no history of discord bet­­ween Sri Lankan Muslims and Christians. Published Apr 27, 2019 07:12am
More of the same

More of the same

Less than a year into his tenure, the PM has taken several U-turns. Published Apr 20, 2019 06:41am
Fatal fatalism

Fatal fatalism

Nor is our fate written in the stars. Our future is what we make of it. Published Apr 13, 2019 06:28am
Karachi as an ATM

Karachi as an ATM

Lahore has taken over Karachi’s mantle as Pakistan’s premier city. Published Apr 06, 2019 07:11am
‘Urdu medium’

‘Urdu medium’

There is widespread recognition that English is the language of power. Updated Mar 30, 2019 07:51am
Games nations play

Games nations play

Over time, the peace lobby has become weaker. Published Mar 23, 2019 06:59am
Now the hard part

Now the hard part

The toughest bit is to drain the swamp of the extremist venom. Published Mar 16, 2019 06:36am
Exorcising jinns

Exorcising jinns

There’s a need to change public attitudes towards mental illness. Published Mar 09, 2019 06:20am
Wag the dog

Wag the dog

It is doubtful if the PM’s offer for talks will be accepted by India. Updated Mar 02, 2019 08:30am
Losing the plot

Losing the plot

Between them, SOEs have accumulated losses of Rs1.3tr. Updated Feb 16, 2019 08:27am
The midnight hour

The midnight hour

The broken system of justice should have been the focus. Updated Feb 09, 2019 10:07am
Go fly a kite!

Go fly a kite!

Clerics believe that having fun turns minds away from religious duties. Updated Feb 02, 2019 08:33am