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Zalan Khan

  • March 28, 2020

    Corona: after me, the flood

    “A plague o' both your houses! I am sped. / Is he gone, and hath nothing?” – Romeo and JulietThe devastating power of epidemics in changing...

  • November 21, 2019

    The anarchy

    William Dalrymple writes in his latest book, ‘The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company’, about the rise of the most successful...

  • July 02, 2017

    The mullah and the Pakhtun

    Part - III Khyber mail Not so long ago, a new leader started rapidly rising through the ranks of the JUI. This clean-shaven leader’s rise...

  • June 30, 2017

    The mullah and the Pakhtun

    Part - II Khyber mail Once a puzzled JUI leader, Mufti Mahmud, asked Wali Khan why he was so generous to his rival Zulfikar Bhutto in...

  • June 29, 2017

    The mullah and the Pakhtun

    Part - I Khyber mail “How can I lend the mullah my ear and forget the lark and the...

  • May 13, 2017

    Khyber mail

    Part - III The single biggest issue uniting the opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is an intense dislike of Imran Khan. This perhaps suits the...

  • May 12, 2017

    Khyber mail

    Part - II In the early years of the PTI’s tenure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and following another public gaffe by Shaukat Yousafzai and Shah...

  • May 11, 2017

    Khyber mail

    Part - I Governing a province in Pakistan is not a job one would consider powerless. But if you are the ruling party of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa it...

  • January 02, 2017

    The nameless, formless people of Fata

    I asked a refugee whom I met recently about his experiences. I asked him what he thinks is the worst thing a human being is capable of. He replied:...

  • April 13, 2016

    The age of acceleration

    Writer Robert Colville calls it ‘the great acceleration’ – how modern technology is forcing all aspects of our life to...