Author Archives: Hasan Aftab Saeed


Hasan Aftab Saeed

On redeeming vices

And the horrors of unalloyed virtue ‘He hadn’t a single redeeming vice,’ was how the great Oscar Wilde famously referred to a particularly virtuous individual, presumably a regular pain-in-the-neck for all and


Hasan Aftab Saeed

Marital bliss for men

Recalling a memorable conversation ‘Most men make marriage difficult by refusing to come to terms with their loss of freedom,’ remarked Uncle Zaki-ul-Hiss, my friend’s father. By what first appeared to be


Hasan Aftab Saeed

Not the greatest of ideas

Not exactly new either Intentions are the most misleading and over-rated things imaginable, for human beings are endowed with an amazing capacity to consciously or unconsciously convince themselves of their altruistic motives


Hasan Aftab Saeed

Karachi for dummies

A short intro Karachi (originally Kolachi, pronounced ‘Kirachi’ by many locals) is a former capital of Pakistan. Nobody knows the current population of Karachi, which could be anything from 15 to 25

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