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Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

Doge-istan

Such irony, much sincerity, so confusion, how amaze…     Chappal-gate and famine-ism are the two latest trend-words on social media today. Both refer to incidents that may sound absolutely ludicrous, but


Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

Do you feel lucky, punk?

All manner of terrorists, ruffians, thieves, murderers, pillagers and assorted psychopaths are celebrating election season. You should too Thanks to the march of democracy upon Pakistan, we have been blessed with two


Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

Masseuse-ment

Does no one see the dirty double game being played by our TV channels? It all begins with the ratings dwindling. Then, advertisers start being stingy with their money. Salaries are delayed.


Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

Idiocracy

We are one of the few countries that hate the US with a vengeance, yet persist on calling ourselves ‘allies’ Between Barack Hussein Obama and Willard Mitt Romney, the latter is the


Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

Harf-e-aakhir

Your guess is as good as mine, although mine may be just a fraction better because I’ve done a little more leg work on it than you have Journalism, fortunately, does not


Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

A load of bull****

No human being could possibly think of justifying the savage attack on a 14-year-old schoolgirl. But many have tried Today, and in the days and weeks to follow, much will be written


Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

Rundown rundowns

Speculation sells more copies (and airtime) than facts do “There is no money to be made in the news business anymore.” It is something I’ve heard a lot of media executives say.


Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

Every man for himself

We’re all just afraid of something or the other. Which is why we seek strength in numbers Pride. Honour. Respect. Self-esteem. Sovereignty. These are words that are embedded in our national discourse.


Syed Hassan Belal Zaidi

The real enemy

An empty stomach leaves one open to exploitation. People become puppets in the hands of those with the message and the money. In order to survive in Pakistan, one must possess a

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