Author Archives: Raoof Hasan


The dialectics of the baton charge

Candid Corner False, fabricated and delusional narratives riding the waves “Possibly the most debilitating deception of all is to create a god of my own making, fool myself into believing that this


Echoes of peace, drumbeats of war

Candid Corner One morphing into the other, leaving behind trails of devastation “Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerising video displays, let me remind you that information is not


Rising from the ashes

Candid Corner Let’s get our freedom back – and the option to choose our friends “Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still


An act of betrayal

Candid Corner Opening the floodgates of violence “Ah! Well-a-day! What evil looks Had I from old and young! Instead of the cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge:


In the vortex of time

Candid Corner The country needs to turn a new leaf “Who will be sheriff in a town littered with meat where the watchman is a vulture? Mouse in the boat, cat at


Why a past cannot be the future

Candid Corner Time to build an equitable and sustainable relationship As Prime Minister Imran Khan embarks on his maiden visit to the US, one’s mind races through a number of phases that


From facilitator to mediator

Candid Corner Stimulating bait, but a damning prospect There has been a flurry of activity relating to Afghanistan of late. While it is always heartening to see that efforts are afoot to


Politics of megalomania

Candid Corner With the opposition licking its wounds, the challenges remain “In the days when hyenas of hate suckle the babes of men, and jackals of hypocrisy pimp their mothers’ broken hearts,


Even if heavens were to fall

Candid Corner The absolute pain of witnessing the decline of a once mighty dynasty “Let the clarion call go forth to the mighty To stand sentinel to the measure of their deeds


Justice Isa is a test case

Candid Corner Both the judiciary and the state will be on trial Much ruckus is being created regarding the filing of a reference against Mr Justice Qazi Faez Isa before the Supreme

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