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The First Stone

The First Stone

Pity our doomsday prophets who have been predicting the end of things. For them this is likely to be a long year. When predictions fall by the wayside, when fate refuses to march to our tine, and the...
Song and Ecstasy

Song and Ecstasy

What are the greatest verities, the greatest truths of all? Samuel Becket said he wanted to leave a stain on the silence of the universe. That is what all great artists do: leave something behind...
Pakistan’s Punjab Problem

Pakistan’s Punjab Problem

Punjab is more than half of Pakistan, in politics, culture and industry. Whether anyone likes it or not, the task of governing Pakistan, of getting Pakistan right, falls heaviest upon the land of the...
Clowns and Red Faces: Comedy Pakistan Style

Clowns and Red Faces: Comedy Pakistan Style

Coming from a dubious salesman a shady communication treated as Holy Scripture. Only we could do this, without stopping to think what it says about us: a nation of chumps hard put to smell the...