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Masood Hasan

All At Sea – Masood Hasan

When we were in school there was a fleetingly popular song that was on our lips day and night. If I recall, it went like, ‘Once there were green fields kissed by the sun/once there were valleys where rivers used to run/once there were blue…

Jungle Rumble – Masood Hasan

In a fit of madness, which is how the saner elements in the jungle later explained the events, the jungle elders chose an experienced orangutan to head their kingdom. On the face of it, the choice was not without its merits, but it was to…

The Funeral Pantomime – Masood Hasan

Funerals are not happy affairs. Most lack a sense of peace and quiet dignity. Quite unlike the funerals in the west where people dress in traditional black and in quiet order follow the hearse in black limousines to the cemetery where a…

Tripla Nights – Masood Hasan

I have a growing suspicion that nostalgia of things past is definitely flavoured by selective thinking. Talk to just about anyone in the world and childhood is painted in the most glowing terms, each and every incident seen through almost…

That’S All Folks – Masood Hasan

I am fast reaching the conclusion that it is not the government that’s bursting at the seams with a species that is hard to define, but us who loiter on the outside. It is not they who are confused or, God forbid, going round in circles,…

Saving Bilawal Bhutto – Masood Hasan

When I first spotted the professionally photographed Bilawal Bhutto spearheading the advertising blitz, for a moment I thought it was an advertisement for the latest fashion wear for the man who is going places. The immaculately cut tunic,…

Saving Bilawal Bhutto – Masood Hasan

When I first spotted the professionally photographed Bilawal Bhutto spearheading the advertising blitz, for a moment I thought it was an advertisement for the latest fashion wear for the man who is going places. The immaculately cut tunic,…

This Is The End – Masood Hasan

So sings Adele in the new James Bond film and how well it fits here. Very often travellers form their opinion of a country the moment they enter the airport. Pakistan is no different. Our airports look dismal, invariably dirty and fail on…

Masood Hasan – Masood Hasan

Of all the terrible things the PPP did in its five terrible years as Pakistan’s numero uno political party, surely the betrayal of Salmaan Taseer must rank high in its chapter of misdeeds. We all recall that when Salmaan was cruelly…