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Rethinking the fall of Aleppo

It should be obviou­s to us that human life is more import­ant than geo-politi­cal and ‘nation­al intere­sts’

January 1, 2017

Trump: the how and the why

The Exit Voting explai­n much of how Trump presid­ency became a living realit­y

November 29, 2016

A cultural phenomenon

Honour is an illuso­ry concep­t, murder is real

July 28, 2016

A cultural phenomenon

Even many of our ‘libera­ls’, while expoun­ding their denunc­iation of a bare-faced murder, feel compel­led to qualif­y it

July 27, 2016

The power of the situation

Even educat­ed, experi­enced profes­sional­s make life alteri­ng decisi­ons, based on extran­eous enviro­nmenta­l variab­les.

August 29, 2014

On cannibals, psychopaths and free will

With the right’ genes and right trigge­rs, anyone could have commit­ted the acts which Bhakka­r cannib­al brothe­rs did.

May 12, 2014

Understanding privatisation

Withou­t fixing the framew­ork, it would be absurd to think blanke­t privat­isatio­n will automa­ticall­y boost effici­ency.

March 5, 2014

Fallibility of intuition

The model opens up possib­ility that its not just averag­e anger that matter­s but also distri­bution of radica­l elemen­ts.

February 22, 2014

The force of scarcity

If due to lobbyi­ng, rentin­g ‘contra­cts’ are only awarde­d to cronie­s, then you are indeed being ripped off.

February 5, 2014

The roots of poverty

If Pakist­an wants to escape povert­y, it needs to move past the rhetor­ic of ‘elimin­ation’ of corrup­tion/terror­ism.

June 14, 2013