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

EPICURIOUS: SMOKING FISH

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

EPICURIOUS: BINGEING ON MEAT

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