Tribal areas, especially Waziristan, have acquired a renewed mention in the post-cold war era of uni-polar world of the new order. Its geographic contiguity and ethnic affinity with the neighbouring Afghanistan once again makes it the focus of international wrath and internal mess. Being a theatre for thespians of spite and a playing-field for players of Great Game, Waziristan continues to suffer from the realities of geo-strategic existence in global compulsions and regional responses. The centuries-old battle for its survival continues in the pattern of its chequered past. The earth continues to revolve around the lofty mountains and incensed essence.