Daily Archives: February 15, 2009


For Holbrooke, Pakistan 101

Ghazi Salahuddin Figuring out Pakistan in the context of its ground realities has never been easy. And what you decipher as ground realities can serve as loose pieces of coloured glass in a kaleidoscope. Turn it a little and the picture will completely change. Then, it becomes hard to explain […]


Superman + bulldozer-Dr Farrukh Saleem

Petraeus was nicknamed ‘Peaches’ by his classmates at Cornwall Central High School. Petraeus was labeled ‘Colonel Betrayus’ by the soldiers of the ‘Devil Brigade’. Petraeus is called ‘Superman’ by some of his partisans for his overreaching nature. Iraqis call him ‘King David’ for his “intellect, ego and ambition”.