Bina Shah

Insider fiction

TV gives only half the picture about Pakistan. Published Dec 07, 2014 07:09am

Fed on ideology

The state has no right to dictate the ideals of individuals. Published Nov 09, 2014 07:15am

Malala and the West

Drone strikes are wrongly conflated with Malala’s Nobel win. Published Oct 17, 2014 06:24am

Rotherham lessons

We carry prejudices against white women and their ‘availability’. Published Sep 14, 2014 05:54am

Eyes shut at home

There’s no outrage when minorities in Pakistan are targeted. Published Jul 27, 2014 01:22am

The past is us

It is only by owning our past that we can define ourselves. Published May 11, 2014 07:17am

Cultural diplomacy

IN my capacity as a working writer, I’ve chiefly engaged with writing as an art and a means for communication. But... Published Mar 24, 2014 07:01am

Mirror image

I RECENTLY made a short trip to the UAE and the glittering city of Dubai, which I enjoy visiting, and I always have ... Published Feb 25, 2014 07:21am

Missing doctors

A SEMINAR was recently convened by Appna, the Association of Pakistani Physicians in North America, in order to get... Published Dec 30, 2013 07:11am

Sindh: beyond symbols

SINDHI Culture Day was celebrated this month: television channels broadcast songs, shows and skits celebrating ... Updated Dec 16, 2013 04:24pm

As change seeps in

WHEN you travel from Karachi into the interior of Sindh (a colloquialism for rural Sindh, or pretty much anywhere... Published Nov 05, 2013 07:45am

Moral case for DNA testing

IMAGINE: you’ve just been mugged on a quiet street on a desolate afternoon in your neighbourhood by four men who... Published Oct 07, 2013 07:58am

The Malala backlash

WHY has Malala Yousufzai’s speech at the UN on July 12, her 16th birthday, created such admiration all over the... Published Jul 16, 2013 07:37am

Media treads the wrong path

AN excellent Asian Media Barometer tool has been developed by the Friedrich Ebert Siftung Foundation, a German... Published Jul 01, 2013 08:13am

Political parties need women leaders

IN the midst of the excitement of the formation of Pakistan’s new government, and all the self-congratulations... Published Jun 23, 2013 09:26am

No cause for fear

I RECENTLY attended a roundtable discussion hosted by the US-Pakistan Women’s Council. Published Apr 15, 2013 01:01am

Learning from Achebe

THE great Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe passed away some days ago after having changed the face of world literature by bringing African writing to global attention. Called the most widely read African writer of his Published Apr 01, 2013 03:00am

Celebrating women

IN early March I was fortunate to attend the Ladiesfund 2013 awards. This is an annual event set up by T.U. Dawood. Published Mar 12, 2013 12:15am