Containing the hyper halal media

Originally appeared as my weekly column BAAGHI in Daily Times on Monday August 22, 2011 Last week marked the death anniversary of General Ziaul Haq whose martial law…

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Shelve the Old Music Please!

This piece originally appeared in Daily Times as my weekly OpEd BAAGHI on Monday August 1, 2011 When your favourite songs are labelled under ‘old music’, it reminds…

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We, the Delusional Liberals

It was published as BAAGHI in Daily Times on Monday, July 25, 2011. I wrote this in response to an article by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, India’s member of…

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Manufacturing Dumbness

Originally published in the Daily Times on Monday June 27, 2011 as my weekly column BAAGHI Breathing in 2011, one would not doubt Francis Bacon, a 17th century…

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We Should Respect Army

Appeared in Daily Times as my weekly column BAAGHI on June 12, 2011 Dubious policies of the uniformed establishment, their unchallenged influence on strategic decision making of the…

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From Notoriety to Damnation

Originally published in TehelkaDotCom in the June 18, 2011 issue   THE MURDER of Asia Times bureau chief Syed Saleem Shahzad on 31 May left Pakistanis in utter shock…

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Our Causes Leak on Pakistan

This was originally published in Dawn.com on May 21, 2011   As WikiLeaks finds new media friends in Pakistan, there is a deafening silence in some corridors of power….

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