39000 FEET ABOVE PAKISTAN, ON EMIRATES FLIGHT 516 TO NEW DELHI—And so, it begins. This is going to be my last plane trip for quite a while, if I can help it. And it marks a fundamental closure of a difficult and tumultuous chapter in my life, but it also marks the beginning of, Read More

Honestly, you’d think I’d be used to this by now, but the red-tape and whiplash-inducing reversals of the various bureaucracies of the sub-continent continue to infuriate me. After being told on Thursday that my visa to India had been approved, I raced down to the visa services center to drop off my passport. That, Read More

I’ve been dragging my feet on writing this post because I knew it would be a hard one. But, in for a penny, in for a pound, as they say. One of the things this blog is designed to do is to reacquaint myself with the world and with readers. I think I got, Read More

So, that’s it then. After two and a half years with Reuters, in one of the most challenging bureaus in the company, I leave now to hit the road and take a step into the great unknown. It happened like this: After I was moved down from Bureau Chief to Chief Correspondent in January,, Read More

It’s a strange set of circumstances that has led to me cooling my heels in Dubai for the last week. A security scare in Islamabad, the details of which I won’t go into for what I hope are obvious reasons, has forced me into my current state of semi-exile. But at least I’m in, Read More