Opinion and news analysis on current affairs

July 14, 2009

Are you ready for more?

The writing is on the wall - you do not need a fortune-teller By Fareeha Qayoom
July 14, 2009

Is your parachute ready?

There are only two self-evident rules in the jungle (read any culture). One, majority is always wrong and two, if you can’t beat them, join them. By Fareeha Qayoom
July 14, 2009

Why do cities grow?

Why do cities grow? Or shrink? Why do people migrate to mega-cities from small towns and villages? Why do regular cities grow into mega-cities? Is it due to natural causes – population growth (Shah Jee’s pat answer!) or because of domestic migrants? Can mid-sized cities grow into mega-cities? Are we in Pakistan developing mid-sized cities with amenities of megacities? What about smaller cities and villages – what’s the status on their development? By Fareeha Qayoom
July 13, 2009

The World at War

The world is in a crisis. Wars are being fought. Economies are in a meltdown. People are dying. What do you think is the problem with the world? Two words – ‘energy crisis.’ By Fareeha Qayoom