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Wednesday January 19, 2022
Humayun Gauhar
Humayun Gauhar

  • January 14, 2022

    Ignorance is the enemy

    We had all settled down to worry about the so-called mini-budget and the price of everything that matters when tragedy struck in the breakdown of...

  • January 07, 2022

    Results, not rhetoric

    I started last week’s article by saying that I am 72 years old. And I proved it to myself today, Wednesday, the day I am meant to submit my...

  • December 31, 2021

    Looking for Jinnah

    What I said last week about new colonialism which captures Third World countries is now making itself pretty obvious in Pakistan. It is a new kind...

  • December 24, 2021

    New colonialism

    I am 72 years old and next April I will be 73. So, I have been aware of what’s going on for some 50 years. Part of this awareness is gathering new...

  • December 17, 2021

    A continuing tragedy

    This is the time of year when sadness returns with a vengeance and reflection too. I allude to our painful surrender, loss of half the country and...

  • December 10, 2021

    Murder most foul

    When you want to determine the level of civilisation in a society, one of the best yardsticks to measure it is the behaviour of its mobs.Consider...

  • December 03, 2021

    Brain freeze

    It is so wretchedly cold in Islamabad that one can get writer’s block! In the present instance, one actually has brain freeze which in turn has...

  • November 26, 2021

    Garlic and ginger

    In Pakistan, we face situations every day that are both funny and tragic at the same time. Nearly all have pathos in them and large parts of them...

  • November 12, 2021

    The scolding

    A well-deserved scolding. The Supreme Court summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan in the ongoing case on the Army Public School massacre. In 2014,...

  • November 05, 2021

    Bad behaviour

    Cricket tournaments raise a lot of emotions, both good and bad. There is joy at victory. There is dismay at defeat. And there is indifference over...