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Khayyam Mushir
Khayyam Mushir

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  • September 05, 2017

    Freedom in exile

    There is a moment in Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’, where the protagonist, Nader, accuses Simin, the headstrong wife, of...

  • August 29, 2017

    The path to progress

    As the census results pour in, we are presented with the stark reality that almost 64 percent of our population is rural with the balance residing...

  • August 22, 2017

    As dark as the inside of a needle

    The celebrations began two nights before Independence Day and were much the same as they have been for a decade now in Islamabad. Draped in green...

  • August 16, 2017

    Deconstructing hope

    My father’s generation was one of optimists. His life story is similar to that of the countless others who grew up in Pakistan in the...

  • September 21, 2016

    No storm in a tea cup

    Here’s a health check on the current state of affairs in Pakistan: our domestic politics are riven with no political consensus on how to steer...

  • July 22, 2016

    You asked for it

    No, this is not a reference to Art Baker’s human interest TV show from the 50s, the 70s iteration of which aired on PTV. I mean instead that...

  • May 31, 2016

    The shifting baseline

    Enroute to Karachi on board a PIA ATR turbo-prop, I reflect on the shifting baseline syndrome as it applies to Pakistan. It’s a three-hour...

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