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Snowden’s frost

Snowden’s frost

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Sun, Aug 11 2013

How one whistle-blower revives the cold war era It is only apt that a person named Snowden should...

Facade of puritanism in our social...

Facade of puritanism in our social...

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Mon, Aug 5 2013

Exploitation of a woman by a teacher necessitates a candid discussion On the surface, we are supposed...

Dutch plan falters at the first...

Dutch plan falters at the first...

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Mon, Jul 29 2013

Debacle in Nepal sends grim warning for football’s future A foreigner once told this writer his (astute)...

A great raconteur but a flawed man

A great raconteur but a flawed man

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Mon, Jul 22 2013

Understanding the disconnect between Humayun Ahmed’s work and the life he lived Someone...

Thrilling revolutions, prosaic...

Thrilling revolutions, prosaic...

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Fri, Jul 12 2013

Despite the realisation that uprisings have more romance than reality, we still love them Revolutions...

Plassey, 1757: Beyond villains, conspiracies...

Plassey, 1757: Beyond villains, conspiracies...

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Mon, Jul 1 2013

For Mir Jafar, the title of the ultimate traitor seems to be reserved for eternity The movie portrayal...

‘Oi,’ police- behave!

‘Oi,’ police- behave!

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Wed, Jun 26 2013

Regrettably, our police seem to be lacking in common courtesy That law enforcers will stop a vehicle...

I like to listen and watch (in...

I like to listen and watch (in...

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Tue, Jun 18 2013

Are we entering an era of government-sponsored voyeurism? Amidst the hoopla over the Snowden revelations,...

Is Ashraful the scapegoat?

Is Ashraful the scapegoat?

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Sat, Jun 8 2013

Ashraful made a mistake, but to truly understand venality in sports the behind-the-game machinations...

Sex, bribes and the gentleman’s...

Sex, bribes and the gentleman’s...

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Tue, May 28 2013

The institution that is cricket has been permanently desecrated A mentally stimulating day on the...

Pakistan: Politics, radicalism and a...

Pakistan: Politics, radicalism and a...

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Wed, May 15 2013

Nawaz Sharif must tackle issues head on from the start With plenty of pre-election theatrics, enough...

Of daring, deadlocks and fractious...

Of daring, deadlocks and fractious...

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Mon, Apr 22 2013

In 2013, with the nation facing a political impasse, sacrifices made in 1930 struggle to find meaning...