Arieb Azhar

Where did all the music go?

The dire state of Pakistan's music industry is largely due to absence of awareness, and a mechanism to pay for music.

A history of booze

Since prehistoric times, no one has been able to enforce a complete prohibition on alcohol through the use of force.

The revolution that never happened

Through a flicker in the eyes or a nod of the head, even now, members of the Communist Party of Pakistan share a secret.

Proud to be Meeraasi

The degradation of this word over time, speaks volumes about the devolution of our own cultural values.

The soul of Sevdah

This type of folk music is a living tradition, which is why it hasn't been documented or researched outside of Bosnia.

My name is human

We live in a country where every aspect of a person’s political and personal life is judged upon the basis of religion.

Discovering Carlos Castaneda

His writings can either inspire or antagonise, but I can promise that they will not leave one feeling indifferent.


We consider ourselves to be civilized. Yet, we are no closer to eradicating poverty and war from the face of the earth.

Recurring stories

In trying to entrench ourselves into a presumed identity, we forget how closely the world's mythologies are connected.