Author Archives: K K Shahid


Ukraine’s red alert

Russia’s old attitude The long ongoing proxy warfare in Ukraine formally entered the religious realm this week when the Russian Orthodox Church severed relations with Patriarchate of Constantinople – the historical seat


Cul-de-currency

Just whose money runs the world? The Pakistani rupee retraced an historic low this week, touching 138 against the US dollar. Given the International Monetary Fund’s conditions, the currency is expected to


10 years on…

The ‘mother of all recessions’? By the end of September 2008, Lehman Brothers had collapsed and the then US President George W Bush was speaking of an “issue in the Wall Street”.


From Kargil to cricket

Musharraf’s legacy? Just when one thought events inside Dubai International Stadium couldn’t get any worse with India pounding the national cricket side, one saw Pervez Musharraf in the VIP box enjoying the


Diplomatic dilemmas

Khan might go with what Pakistani leaders have normally gone with Almost a month into the new government taking oath there already are quite a few talking points. While many of these

Comedy weds drama

Of the three Eid-ul-Azha releases, which also included Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 and Parwaz Hai Junoon, Load Wedding was perhaps the hardest to categorise. JPNA 2 was of course a sequel,

Original phir nahi ani

The releases lined up on Eid-ul-Azha were significantly better on paper as compared to what was on offer at Eid-ul-Fitr. However, given the string of disasters that Lollywood served two months ago,


The saffron surf

Vajpayee and the BJP Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes would be ritualistically immersed in the Mandovi and Zuari rivers of Goa on Thursday, eight days after he passed away


Crude weaponry

‘Oil is always the answer’ Not that oil is ever not smack at the centre of global politics, but three recent developments serve as a crude reminder of the underground puppeteer’s clout.

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