Irfan Husain

Binary choices

Poor countries like ours simply cannot absorb the long-term punishment handed out by the coronavirus. Published Mar 28, 2020 07:02am

Bored of the virus

I want to go into hibernationa and not emerge until the damn virus has disappeared. Updated Mar 21, 2020 06:01pm

A call to arms

No progress can be made if half the population is marginalised. Published Mar 14, 2020 07:19am

Fool me once…

And how many trees have actually been planted? Published Mar 07, 2020 07:10am

Thin skin, big chip

India’s destiny is a matter of concern to the region. Published Feb 29, 2020 07:05am

Skin on the line

Secular protesters are godless people undeserving of sympathy while others are seen as doing their religious duty. Updated Feb 22, 2020 11:23am

The Pied Piper

The Imran Khan story doesn’t have a happy ending. Updated Feb 08, 2020 07:31am

Bats bite back

People will be reluctant to visit a country that poses such a serious health risk. Published Feb 01, 2020 06:45am

Hiding the truth

For the PTI, good governance appears relatively unimportant. Published Jan 25, 2020 07:05am


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