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Hunter and Prey – Irfan Hussain

One by one, the pillars of our constitutional framework have been yanked from their foundations by political engineers and their civilian assistants. While the...

India’s ambitions – Irfan Hussain

THE recent skirmish between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley resulted in a score of Indian soldiers dead, and many more wounded. Even...

Jigging for joy – Irfan Hussain

FOR a country that has been looking upon Saudi Arabia as an ATM, Pakistan should be sad that oil prices, the kingdom’s life blood,...

Ancient plagues – Irfan Hussain

AS we endure the coronavirus, with all its suffering, discomfort and death, we would do well to reflect on other times, other plagues. In other...

The pain & the gain – Irfan Hussain

ANYBODY who has travelled through London’s Heathrow Airport will know what a madhouse it can seem, with thousands of passengers clogging the immigration desks. So...

A call to arms – Irfan Hussain

LET’S not kid ourselves: ‘mera jism, meri marzi’ (my body, my choice) is not a mere slogan. It is a call to arms. Those thugs...

Thin skin, big chip – Irfan Hussain

IT’S just as well that Donald Trump wears a bulletproof vest under his shirt, otherwise the Indian prime minister’s repeated bear hugs might have...

Modi’s many moods – Irfan Hussain

WHILE the BJP defeat in Delhi was expected, its magnitude wasn’t. Eight seats out of a legislature of 70 is a hammering of epic...

Who’s in charge? – Irfan Hussain

IF democracy depends on the consent of the losers, then Pakistan cannot claim to be a democratic country. Oh sure, we have our elections,...

Wag the dog – Irfan Hussain

IN the 1997 movie Wag the Dog, the US president gets embroiled in a sexual scandal while fighting for re-election. A spin doctor is...
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