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The MQM Saga

The MQM Saga

The Lament The recent article in New York Times “Altaf Hussain’s grip on a Pakistani city faces a threat” and BBC documentary broadcast immediately after the elections in Pakistan in May 2013,...
How to be a Successful Talk-Show Participant?

How to be a Successful Talk-Show Participant?

In love with talk shows? Can miss those for world? Love the heating sessions and furious debates? Ever wish to be a part of those?   Not sure you have what it takes to shine in front of the...
It’s Coffee Season!

It’s Coffee Season!

Yeah! When we think of winters then two things come in mind, first a mug of hot coffee and second a good get together place to sit along with friends for interesting gossips? …No! I am not a...
Elections 2013- Anticipations and Realities

Elections 2013- Anticipations and Realities

With the next general elections due within a year or so every party has silently geared up its loins and are trying to promulgate their ideas to the masses. The year 2011 proved to be a turning point...
Institutions versus Personalities

Institutions versus Personalities

Devon Street in Chicago has secondary name on the names of Golda Mire , Mahatma Gandhi and Quiad-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, which shows that we are the nations who worship personalities. Most of us...
PhotoBlog: Dr. Rehman Malik’s ‘Suspended Ministry’

PhotoBlog: Dr. Rehman Malik’s ‘Suspended Ministry’

Where Dr. Rehman Malik was disqualified from the ministry on the basis of holding dual nationality-British and Pakistani, he was reappointed by the President as the advisor to PM the very next day....
Elections 2013: Myths and Realities

Elections 2013: Myths and Realities

The 2013 elections are around the corner, and this is the time when all the political parties start their struggles to gain popular support. However, the voting behavior of the people depends on...
Politics of Concerns

Politics of Concerns

Politics is a legal mafia, as quoted by the schizophrenic Nana Patekar in one of his movies. I didn’t believe that in the start and instead always associated politics to the service of mankind but...
The Harry Potter of Pakistan- Imran Khan

The Harry Potter of Pakistan- Imran Khan

how come a nobody in the latter half of 2010 became a reckoning force by the end of 2011.
Are The Politicians Playing Safe Enough?

Are The Politicians Playing Safe Enough?

Some people have left no stone unturned to put maximum blame on the government, but there still is one question
Memo, Memo,Strange Fellow

Memo, Memo,Strange Fellow

Drop scene of ‘memo-gate’ scandal; Mr. Hussain Haqqani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, resigns (read: was made to resign). The scandal finally broke it to the top in local news...
Constitutional Supremacy and the Role of Army

Constitutional Supremacy and the Role of Army

In a “country” like “Pakistan”, the role of the COAS and the Army is without question of great significance not merely as a military matter but in terms of political dynamics...
Memogate versus Scepticism

Memogate versus Scepticism

To keep your marriage brimming, they say, with love in the loving cup, when you’re wrong, admit it; when you’re right, shut up. Opinion writing is, perhaps, driven by the same logic – or should...
A Message to Social Media Activists on World Tolerance Day

A Message to Social Media Activists on World Tolerance Day

As the media’s romance with Imran Khan is starting to subside (at least relatively) one must take a step back and analyse if we are any better now than we were before.   Pakistani politicians...
Dr. Mirza – A Double Edged Sword for PPP

Dr. Mirza – A Double Edged Sword for PPP

The political analysts and people keeping a keen eye on the rapidly changing political scenario of the country must have been fascinated to observe how PPP has been making the best use of the moves...