Author Archives: Raoof Hasan


The Quaid

He not only dominated the world that he lived in. He reshaped it Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can


Deft, delicate and damning

A sequence of timely moves leaves the opposition reeling Candid Corner “I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what is at the bottom. All you can do


Dark dungeons of crime

Custodians of the illicit with no shame in theft Candid Corner “It was as good as sealing yourself into a dungeon: walled in, with nowhere to go but your own doom.” -Haruki


Deception, delusion, destruction

Insisting on continuing the protest borders on making fodder of innocent people Candid Corner “When we don’t put the brakes on our self-absorption, we have nothing stopping us from total self-destruction. We


Crossing the red lines

With a sordid history of crimes behind them, the long arm of the law waits in front Candid Corner “Without strong watchdog institutions, impunity becomes the very foundation upon which systems of


The Tomahawk gambit

Not a mere faux pas, but a calculated attempt to sabotage the state “It is standard practice for corrupt leaders who are seeking a certain political outcome to hype or manipulate a


Politics of bankruptcy

Romance by the night, tantrums by the light “The path of life is strewn with many perils and the folly of knowledge is one of the greatest dangers. Wisdom is a treacherous


Demise of politics

Instead of serving the people, insatiable greed to accumulate and usurp Candid Corner “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.”                                                                                                                         George Orwell The

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