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Talat Farooq
Talat Farooq

  • March 17, 2016

    Tweak them instead

    According to a news item, top leaders of religious parties, seminaries and scholars held a meeting at Mansoora in Lahore on March 15 and agreed to...

  • February 20, 2016

    Dekh magar pyar sey

    Roughly translated, the title means “You may look at me but only with love in your eyes”. This phrase – a favourite of rickshaw...

  • January 11, 2016

    Obama’s tears

    In the East Room of the White House last Tuesday, President Obama broke down in tears when, bypassing Congress, he publicly announced executive...

  • October 05, 2015

    Of brothers and scapegoats

    Around the time that Ashraf Ghani was describing Pakistan-Afghanistan ties as “not brotherly”, the Taliban forces were in the process of...

  • July 06, 2015

    The three Sharifs

    As things stand today, Pakistan’s political, security and social situations are defined by three Sharifs: Nawaz Sharif, Raheel Sharif and Ramzan...

  • April 21, 2015

    Losing a child

    A long, long time ago my 17-year-old sister died a sudden death. My mother survived her by nearly 36 years. During those three decades she never...

  • April 08, 2015

    The Yemen choice

    The Middle East imbroglio demonstrates the complexity of the post-9/11 world in which Obama’s foreign policy has managed to upset America’s...