Imran Khan’s first month as PM

13 ViewsPakistan’s former cricket captain is fast learning that holding office in the country brings heavy compromises On Monday morning, in the ramshackle suburb of Al-Asif Square in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, local headteacher Syed Mustafa was organising a party. The night before, the newly elected prime minister, Imran Khan had promised on […]

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My holiday with the Afghan mujahideen

24 ViewsIn the late 1970s, John England, from High Wycombe, was befriended by his neighbour Rahmatullah Safi, originally from Afghanistan. In 1988, Rahmatullah invited John to visit a war zone in his home country and they embarked on an unconventional trip. John kept a diary and took photos of his three-week trip with Rahmatullah, self-publishing […]

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Thomas Abraham: India’s envoy who spoke for Sri Lanka’s Tamils

44 ViewsHe was a true well-wisher of the island nation, respecting its geopolitical integrity. Even as The Hindu was printing Meera Srinivasan’s dispatch from Colombo about Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handing over ‘India-built’ houses to 400 tea plantation worker families of Tamil origin in Sri Lanka’s central highlands, life ebbed out of the architect of India’s ameliorative attention to […]

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