Author Archives: Ahmed Yusuf


Ahmed Yusuf

Faultlines in Sindh’s politics

Amidst the backdrop of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution, tensions between the MQM and Sindhi nationalist parties went to the boil. The disagreement was seemingly on the question of new


Ahmed Yusuf

Veena and Vidya

As Pakistan had a collective arousal and subsequent ire at Veena Malik’s alleged photo shoot for FHM, India was reveling in Vidya Balan’s celebration of female sexuality in The Dirty Picture. The


Ahmed Yusuf

PPP’s fear factor

Efforts at dividing the party afoot Memogate has thrown up interesting possibilities for all, not least the estranged members of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Sindh. The knives are being sharpened


Ahmed Yusuf

Whispers of a new Left

“My heart garden garden” is a phrase jokingly used amongst my group of friends. It is a literal translation of the Urdu phrase “Dil Bagh Bagh Hona” – the crassness of translation


Ahmed Yusuf

Rape is no laughing matter

Sometimes, the value of a press conference cannot be encapsulated by a he-said/she-said report. It is what happens at the press conference that says much more – especially if the presser happens


Ahmed Yusuf

No one killed Karachi

Earlier this year, Raj Kumar Gupta’s No One Killed Jessica hit the box-office in India. Gupta had attempted to capture the entire tale of the Jessica Lall murder case — the initial


Ahmed Yusuf

Pakistan cricket, we love you!

The walk from the main gate of the National Stadium Karachi complex to the stadium proper is nothing like the one to Gaddafi Stadium: much unlike Lahore, a line of untamed shrubs


Ahmed Yusuf

Interesting times

As the military junta counts the profits made in the war on terror thus far, and the losses to be accrued if the US decides to unilaterally attack, alarm bells should be

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