Author Humayun Gauhar

Fire and Fury

Unlike Americans, we do delve into history, but like them we also don’t learn any lessons. It’s our fault we trust them so much.

By: Humayun Gauhar

A Disaster Called Trump

Dear America, Instead of writing about Pakistani politics, in which change happens everyday reinforcing uncertainty, I will write about you instead, where, thanks to a disaster called Trump, things change every week also riving America in uncertainty. In addition, there’s the fraying Pakistan-America relationship, the Middle East, Iran, India, North Korea, Brexit and Ireland and […]

By: Humayun Gauhar

Waiting for the Phoenix to Rise

My objective is to acquire the Phoenix, the mythical firebird that rises out of the ashes. Our poets call it ‘Anqa’ or ‘Huma’, mythical birds which, if they fly over one’s head, change destinies for the better. My objective is not the change of this prime minister, or that, for it makes little difference. My […]

By: Humayun Gauhar

The Butterfly Effect

Those who don’t believe in God the Almighty Creator should not read this article. They will find that their time has been wasted. An American scholar/analyst of sorts recently wrote that he fears a ‘Black Swan’ event in Pakistan. Americans love giving fancy names to things, especially to nefarious things in which they often play […]

By: Humayun Gauhar

King or Country?

My articles, I am told, fall in the category of ‘musings’. Nice. Muse away, I say, but try as I might, when one’s muse, my wife in my case, is far away in London for more than a year with nary a sign of returning, what to do? Even my friend Maverick the Monkey, Commander […]

By: Humayun Gauhar

On a Sticky Wicket

An analysis on the partial verdict on the Panama Papers corruption case against the acquisition of properties in London by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family would, perforce, have to be very long if one is to do it justice. And how does one write on a partial verdict anyway? Perhaps it is better […]

By: Humayun Gauhar