Hasan Saeed

  • TBread and circuses is a phrase coined by the Roman writer, Juvenal and it means “something, as extravagant entertainment, offered as an expedient means of pacifying discontent or diverting attention from a source of grievance.” This phrase has been stuck in my mind ever since PCB ...

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  • T Bol, ke lab aazaad hain tere Bol, zubaan ab tak teri hai Tera sutwaan jism hai tera Bol, ke jaan ab tak teri hai Dekh, ke tere aahangar ki dukaan mein Tund hai sholay, surkh hai aahan Khulne lage quflon ke dahaane Phailaa har ek zanjeer ka daaman Bol, yeh thodaa waqt bahut hai Jism-o-zubaan ki ...

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  • TDear all, I am a citizen of Pakistan and an avid fan of cricket, which runs in the very fabric of our nation. In the words of Peter Oborne “Everywhere I went in Pakistan, I was aware that people feel a huge sense of pride in their country. This pride expresses itself through the cricket team, ...

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  • TDear American people, Congratulations on electing a new President. We, the citizens of the developing nations, can only look at you with envy as you vote for a person with no political experience, who is a racist, sexist, misogynist, xenophobic tax evader, a failed businessman and an alleged ...

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  • TDear Quetta, It has almost been a week since the attack on the police academy took place and we have already forgotten about it, again. I am sorry, I mean, I wish I could say more, but the stark reality is that we don’t care about you. You and Balochistan are like that neglected stepchild ...

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  • TI looked at my surroundings and, for the life of me, I just couldn’t figure them out. The last thing I could remember was sitting in my room, and now I am standing outside an amphitheater in a queue, which, I might add, is very orderly despite being full of what I think are people from the ...

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  • TDear, Kaptaan, King, Quaid, General Misbah That is how we (your jiyalas) call you on Twitter and I can imagine you shrugging your shoulders and slightly smiling after reading this – if you ever read this that is. People talk about role models and how people achieve greatness. Most people ...

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  • TFor six years, six long years we were left out in the cold. Our best bowlers had been jailed along with the captain. We had just been exiled from home, leaderless we were set adrift in a barren wasteland; but it is always darkest before the dawn. Maybe this was a blessing in disguise that ...

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