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Mariana Baabar

Articles by Mariana Baabar

Playback Artistes’ Pratfalls

Playback Artistes’ Pratfalls

Jan 28, 2013 Mariana Baabar

When talk turns to Indo-Pak tension, Indian TV is lost in a cloud of foamy blether. Its Pakistani guests are...

The Steady Drone

The Steady Drone

Nov 12, 2012 Mariana Baabar

The contenders concur on Pakistan; its people examine the nuances

Swat The Taliban

Swat The Taliban

Oct 29, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Malala was a warning. Pakistan has to build a stomach for a fight.

Worms At Work

Worms At Work

Oct 08, 2012 Mariana Baabar

To be a Pakistani woman politician is to be sullied by ‘educated’ chavs

Torn Fatigues

Torn Fatigues

Aug 27, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Pakistan looks at Egypt for a realistic cue

A Pathan At The Gurudwara

A Pathan At The Gurudwara

Aug 20, 2012 Mariana Baabar

A top Pakistani official’s ‘act of penance’ for Taliban intolerance raises official hackles

Wrappers’ Paradise

Wrappers’ Paradise

Jul 23, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Silk raiments from rural India set hearts aflutter in posh Pakistan

Lights Out On Free Alley

Lights Out On Free Alley

Jul 02, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Gilani goes, but the judiciary overreaches

Three Meet On A Chessboard

Three Meet On A Chessboard

Jun 11, 2012 Mariana Baabar

With ties with America at its lowest, Pakistan looks for a role in the India-US bonhomie

Abominable Snowmen

Abominable Snowmen

May 14, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Kayani’s steep climbdown on Siachen awaits an Indian response

All Are Invited To The Sermon

All Are Invited To The Sermon

Apr 23, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Aided by exacting laws, protected by the state, Hafiz Saeed, terror’s grand imam, flourishes still

Deadly Bouncers

Deadly Bouncers

Apr 02, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Literary star vs erstwhile cricketing great

Scorched Earth, Act II

Scorched Earth, Act II

Mar 12, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Balochistan is a tinderbox of complex history, brutality and bad blood

Three-Legged Race

Three-Legged Race

Jan 30, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Bold sallies, tactical retreats: the Pakistani state’s figureheads test strengths

Stirring In Some Chaos

Stirring In Some Chaos

Jan 16, 2012 Mariana Baabar

Pakistan in turmoil: discontent on the streets, political ferment, and ‘Memogate’

Everyone’s Equal At The Maidan

Everyone’s Equal At The Maidan

Nov 14, 2011 Mariana Baabar

A stunningly effective rally anoints Imran Khan as the leading hope for a new Pakistan

‘India, Learn From Past Kashmir Operations’

‘India, Learn From Past Kashmir Operations’

Nov 14, 2011 Mariana Baabar INTERVIEWS Imran Khan

Within hours of holding a mammoth rally in Lahore, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief flew off to Beijing on the...

How About A Perma-Thaw?

How About A Perma-Thaw?

Nov 07, 2011 Mariana Baabar

Pakistan’s military softens its stare at India. Cold tactical needs may have forced a smile.

A Decennary Of Misery

A Decennary Of Misery

Sep 19, 2011 Mariana Baabar

Coerced into Bush’s ‘coalition of the willing’ post-9/11, Pakistan has been on a slow boil since

A Dandi For Isloo

A Dandi For Isloo

Aug 29, 2011 Mariana Baabar

Pakistan’s India-myopic media dream of an Anna of their own