Author Archives: Faraz Talat


Faraz Talat

Healing starts with a divorce

Keeping out the ‘sunk-cost fallacy’  There’s a term in economics for continued investment in a failed project, justified only by heavy investments in the past. The ‘sunk-cost fallacy’ refers to the irrational


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Should we read Hitler’s book?

The short answer is ‘no’  Winston Churchill was a brilliant writer, I’ve been told. In 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his mastery of historical and biographical description


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Paris isn’t special

What about other historical buildings?   I was no more than 15 years old when I first visited Paris, and I heard no music in the streets. My family and I stayed


Faraz Talat

Proud to be Paindu

Why do we respect power and distrust ourselves? Perhaps my reliance on anecdotal evidence should not be unconditionally trusted, but has anyone else felt an unmistakable lack of love from the Pakistani


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How ‘British’ are you?

And who decides? It’s unsurprising that the loudest calls for stripping the notorious ‘ISIS bride’ of her British citizenship are coming from brown British people. White people’s innocence remains largely unquestioned in


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Desi and civilised

Thank you Gora Sahib! One remembers with justifiable bitterness a time before Europe’s wholesale annexation of ‘civility’. The ‘adaab’ of the multicultural East were no less complex or refined than a French


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A tribute to a civilian

You are important too  Thank you, dear civilian, for your service. I feel that this isn’t said enough. And consequently, despite our constant financial and sociopolitical struggles that keep the country afloat,


Faraz Talat

How marriage enables inequality

It’s not clear when marriage was invented It’s imperative to acknowledge that a marriage is not a natural relationship among consenting adults. It’s an institution invented to determine the legitimacy of a


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In praise of ‘sensitive’ men

Steaks are ‘masculine’ and salads are ‘feminine’ Masculinity cannot be gauged by one’s insensitivity to suffering. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is no stranger to controversy. It’s an international

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