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Tallat Azim

Not An Easy Mess to Clean

Parliament passed a law this week against throwing acid on women. It has been an unfortunate practice to do so, particularly by men rejected in their amorous overtures, and the welcome law should act as a deterrent to this ghastly form of…

A Week Dominated By Women

The resignation of Ambassador Hussain Haqqani and its immediate acceptance by the government has managed to calm down the furore somewhat. It remains to be seen what an independent inquiry will reveal and whether there are any other…

Oft Repeated, Untrue Clichés

We, the post-Pakistan generation, who have lived through the '65 and '71wars, lived through the degeneration of all our values and who have been unhealthily fed on a steady diet of clichés, need a serious review of how the country has been…

Round And Round In The Same Circle

While we, along with the whole world, mourn the passing away of the iGenius Steve Jobs, nothing ingenuous ever happens in our particular world. Nothing new or different. The politicians raise a ruckus from time to time over this issue or…

Collective Correction Of Our Course

The APC called by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was not an exercise in futility, as was being perceived by some. Finally, political leaders of all the shades got together with the king’s men to try and fix the flawed policies of…

Bewildered And Bracing Up Yet Again

September is considered the month of change. It is when people get down to serious work after bidding adieu to summer. What stares us in the face, apart from our own problems of flood aftermath and the mosquito war, is the sound of the full…

Plusses And Minuses

After a gap of almost 10 days Altaf Hussain’s MQM got its act together and responded to the allegations made by Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, the new swashbuckling hero to some, who has chosen to break with the status quo and go public with the…

Mirza Goes Dabang!

There we were, chugging along at our usual pace and concentrating on nothing more than seeing the holy month through. The only thought on our collective brains was how to cope with the onslaught of Eid expenses. We had very little time to…

To Be Or Not To Be

All good things (and bad) come to an end eventually. Returned home to reality after a six week escape to the first world. While it is always a good feeling to be back to the comfort of your home, it is definitely disturbing to pick up the…