Browsing Tag

opinion

The Perils of Pakistan cricket

‘What’s suddenly wrong with Pakistan Cricket?’ is a question that pops up every now and then in the minds of all those who understand the game and follow it like madmen. The problem is not with those at the helm but with those who expect…

Last post for letters

There were always letters. The obligatory ‘thank you’ notes after Christmas and birthdays to distant relatives that I and my siblings were obliged to write as soon as we were literate, then the letters that were part of almost daily life…

The Big Squeeze

The dessert is uncontrolled population growth, worries about water that may or may not be as real as a simple-minded media would have us all believe and any amount of unfinished business with assorted terrorist and extremist groups. The…

Rowdy Roundup (Nov 19-25)

- Khadim ali Rizvi was arrested this week. He is reportedly safe and sound in protective custody save for a few carpet burns on his knees...

Naya Pakistan – the good bits

As noted by some readers this column – now in its 14th year – has become darker of late, and that darkness was at variance with the generally lighter atmosphere that prevails. Ever mindful of the readership we travel this week into the…

Cometh the Barbarians

Barbarians have been around a long time and the various tribes that eventually saw the downfall of the Roman Empire were made up of ‘barbarian’ alliances, with Atilla the Hun and his Horde being the best known today.

The decline of media in Pakistan

Media in Pakistan is experiencing another type of restriction nowadays. It is new in light of the fact that in the past the controls on media were noticeable. The rise of electronic media in the era of Pervez Musharraf actually changed the…