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Dr Naazir Mahmood
Dr Naazir Mahmood

The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK and works in Islamabad.

  • January 26, 2020

    Oh Alan Hamilton, I miss you

    I didn’t ever think that I would be writing an obituary for Alan Hamilton, my friend for 30 years. He died at the age of 90 in Kent, England, in...

  • January 20, 2020

    Nakasone and Nakamura: Part - II

    In the first part of this column yesterday, we discussed a brief history of Japan and the role of prime minister Nakasone in the 1980s. As Japan had...

  • January 19, 2020

    Nakasone and Nakamura -- Part - I

    Two of the prominent Japanese personalities who died in 2019 were Nakasone and Nakamura. Both of them came to prominence in the 1980s: Nakasone as...

  • January 11, 2020

    How to lose your mandate

    Mandate is a sort of an authorization, given by the electorate to its representatives, to act on public issues. In functioning democracies, mandate...

  • January 06, 2020

    Raziya, Shaukat,and the PWA: Part - II

    By From 1948 to 1956, Raziya was alone in Lucknow taking care of her three daughters, teaching, writing and translating to earn a meagre livelihood....

  • January 05, 2020

    Raziya, Shaukat, and the PWA - Part - I

    When Shaukat Kaifi died in November 2019 at the age of 93, another prominent woman of the Progressive Writers Association movement of India, Razia...

  • December 30, 2019

    Anwar Congo and the act of killing

    Imagine a killer – rather a mass killer – being enthusiastic about re-enacting his crimes: kidnappings, tortures, strangulations, and dumping of...