“Other schools …

“Other schools don’t have the same commitment to public service. They do other things. It’s one of the few schools where the pupils really do run vast chunks of the school themselves. So they don’t defer in quite the same way, they do think there’s the possibility of making change through their own actions. Old … More “Other schools …

Brussels summit

I’ve written elsewhere about how disastrously badly the so-called Afghan peace process (named for its similarity to the Middle East peace process, as one wag suggested) is going. For now, simply consider this snap from the Brussels meeting the other day. It says a lot about how the US thinks of Pakistan…

But definitely …

But definitely the former dictator must be feeling much comfortable than his civilian rival Nawaz Sharif, who was humiliated and subjected to torture in Attock Fort soon after he was arrested and given life sentence following Musharraf’s military coup in October 1999. Musharraf’s supporters are furious at the conditions under which he is being detained, … More But definitely …

Winged horses

Mehdi Hasan admits to believing Muhamed flew to heaven on a winged horse. And New Statesman sees fit to print him as a serious journalist — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) April 21, 2013 Once again Richard Dawkins deliberately provokes the twittersphere with one of his trademark “all believers are bonkers” comments. I happen to share his … More Winged horses

From the journa…

From the journalists’ point of view it means that newsroom systems have to be re-calibrated. This means in a practical way they have to be able to respond to multiple sources and speeds of information. In an ethical sense, they have to set parameters for what they will report – even conditionally. It may be … More From the journa…

Judge and jury

Picking a fight with the judges is no joke if you return about five years later no longer as head of state. You can read today’s judgment, denying bail to Pervez Musharraf, in PDF form here. Basically the judge (who was among those lawyers detained in 2007, I’m told) told the former president that his … More Judge and jury