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It’s the dollar, stupid!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem THE recent ‘revelations’ by our erstwhile ambassador Hussain Haqqani in his article in an American paper bring back memories, both pleasant and...

The ‘missing cricket’ mystery!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem THE fact that the final match of PSL was successfully (and peacefully) concluded in Lahore brought sighs of relief all over. There...

The ‘chicken or egg’ syndrome!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem ONE of the most worrisome developments in recent history is the fact that the Muslim World is in a sorry state of...

Age as an attitude of mind!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem IT is becoming something of a habit for our intelligentsia to label this blessed country as ‘young’ – ‘young’ that is in...

Roadmap to what end?

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem THE outgoing Obama administration’s (farewell) comment on our bilateral relationship makes interesting reading. Describing it as ‘extraordinarily complicated particularly when it comes...

Equitable apportionment of water resources

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem Inequitable apportionment of water resources is fast becoming the cause of tension in several regions of the world. Our region is no...

Down the memory lane!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem THE French have a way with words. “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose” remains as true today as it was...

Quest for ‘virtual empires’

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem RECENT and the not so recent events in the Middle East and our region are so confusing that it leaves one in...

Towards dawn of a ‘new’ year!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem AS another eventful year nears its end, the proverbial man-in-the-street is learning to scrape through the hard way. Whether or not he...

Philosopher and the scientific attitude!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem LET us start with fundamental question: What happens to a modern country that has more philosophers than scientists? Before one can attempt...

‘Demise’ of dinosaurs?

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem THE demise of dinosaurs of yore has remained one of the greatest ecological mysteries of all time. There was a longish period...

Fish n’ chips and human nature!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem SKIMMING through the archives, one came across almost interesting, and arresting, article published by the Times of London some years ago. Incisively...

It is all about money!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem MONEY is the buzzword these days. People who have it in truck-loads are hankering for more; those that do not, spend the...

Of sacred and sundry bovines!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem MUCH like our neighbour to the East, this blessed land too appears to have been taken over by sacred cows. The species...

Reaching out to ‘ET’ out there?

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem EVER since one can remember, humankind has been obsessed with the possibility of extra-terrestrials one day landing on this blessed Earth. H.G....

Prophets of doom and new world order!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem DOES the gentle reader recall the amount of prose that appeared in the media regarding the importance of the date 11 –...

Towards a multi-polar world!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem THE Times of London highlighted a story the other day about France and Germany having ‘drawn up a timetable’ to create a...

Giving seniors & juniors a break!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem THE study of any vibrant society will reveal two constants in its policies in order to ensure development and prosperity: it looks...

Will ants inherit the earth?

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem THE world is full of mugs — of more varieties than one! One would allude at this time simply to the ones...

Democracy or bust!

Friendly Fire Khalid Saleem ONE visible by-product of the current developments on the political front (dharnas, long marches et al) is that the lovers of ‘democracy’...