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Hussain H Zaidi

The writer is a graduate from a western European university

  • December 08, 2018

    The power of money

    The London-based weekly ‘The Economist’ has warned of four signs or stages which portend that democracy is under severe attack and autocrats are...

  • December 02, 2018

    Narratives and our young

    I remember having attended a seminar a few years ago in which the ambassador of a European nation in his keynote address observed that Pakistan’s...

  • November 25, 2018

    Emotional innumeracy

    “To be is to be perceived,” the 18th century Irish philosopher Bishop Berkeley once famously remarked. To date, refuting him has been the...

  • November 19, 2018

    Boom or bust?

    Written between the two world wars, German philosopher Oswald Spengler’s ‘The Decline of the West’ remains one of the most influential, as...

  • November 10, 2018

    Nemesis and karma

    Since the dawn of civilisation, nemesis and karma have been two of the most powerful doctrines of retribution. In Greek mythology, Nemesis was a...

  • November 03, 2018

    The lure of loans

    In a popular Bollywood movie, a firebrand political leader, whose reputation rests on bucking the system, assumes the chief minister’s office...

  • October 27, 2018

    The peace of the graveyard

    The bloodbath that marred the parliamentary elections in Afghanistan was on the horizon. The Taliban had ‘advised’ the people to stay away from...