Irfan Husain


A magical alchemy takes place when salt and wood smoke combine with fi sh. The warm smoke cooks the fish gently... Published Jan 19, 2020 08:28am

Who’s in charge?

We’ve been reduced to a country that has to rely on handouts. Updated Jan 18, 2020 07:52am

Wag the dog

What country better than Iran to serve as a punching bag? Updated Jan 11, 2020 11:37am

Identity & ideology

Surely we can rise above our day-to-day prejudices. Published Jan 04, 2020 07:17am

Fight for survival

Perhaps this award will encourage women’s writing. Published Dec 21, 2019 07:11am

The perfect storm

The ballot is being replaced with the bullet and the baton. Published Dec 14, 2019 06:54am

A changing world

As the nature of warfare changes, so does the nature of diplomacy. Updated Dec 07, 2019 08:53am


The best way to cook karrhai gosht is to use only the best quality meat or chicken with mild spices to enhance its Published Dec 01, 2019 07:23am

Is honesty enough?

Now even a senior secretary fears NAB’s shackles. Updated Nov 30, 2019 07:49am

Ground zero

We are inhaling some of the foulest air on the planet. Updated Nov 23, 2019 08:07am

‘V’ for vendetta

Nasty tendencies remain part of a person’s character. Published Nov 16, 2019 07:13am


The season for shooting pheasant and partridge has started in England. Fancy quail for dinner? Published Nov 03, 2019 07:11am

Straight to hell

Just consider how many thousands Baghdadi slaughtered. Published Nov 02, 2019 07:05am

A deafening silence

The ummah’s response to the Uighurs’ plight is puzzling. Updated Oct 26, 2019 07:57am

The ninth betrayal

There is a saying that the mountains are the Kurds’ only friends. Published Oct 19, 2019 06:58am

Taxing times

It is estimated that only one in 200 Pakistanis pays income tax. Published Oct 12, 2019 07:00am

This gun for hire

Saudis have pushed some 20m Yemenis close to death. Published Sep 28, 2019 07:05am