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From Brahms to Brahmins

Between silence and music lies imagination. The unspoken rule should apply to every realm of human art. Consider the quandary of a painter who could stare endlessly at...

Defending the indefensible

Not all words can be salvaged or defended — some, like ‘U-turn’, are doomed to be interpreted negatively The message may be important but so is its packaging. And...

Trump’s latest salvo

The segue from condemning a domestic critic to rounding on Pakistan was in typical Trumpian fashion swift and bewildering. In an interview with Fox News that was...

Census verification

It took almost two decades to hold a new census in this country — and it seems that another 20 years will go by before the results can be said to command a consensus....

A state in denial

Pakistan living in a state of denial of its extremist problem is old news. Religious extremists who are in the ascendancy hold the country by the jugular. They are...

National priorities and institutions

Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson have averred in “Why Nations Fail” that the nations fail not because of the geography, culture, and resources but the lack of...

Frederick Close

The government is scheduled to refer to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) four new cases against Nawaz Sharif and his family; including both misuse of government...

Poverty in the UK

The UN rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has delivered his verdict on the impact of austerity on the British people. And in his 24-page report, Philip...

Come, tell me another name for a thief

What would you say of a parliament where calling a thief a thief is not allowed and where the punishment for doing so is to be barred from entry into the house? For much...

The un-reluctant fundamentalists

Boris Johnson is on cunning form. Getting off his bike to swoop down like the caring-and-sharing politician that everyone — and their cat — knows him not to be....