WHEN you travel from Karachi into the interior of Sindh (a colloquialism for rural Sindh, or pretty much anywhere...
IMAGINE: you’ve just been mugged on a quiet street on a desolate afternoon in your neighbourhood by four men who...
WHY has Malala Yousufzai’s speech at the UN on July 12, her 16th birthday, created such admiration all over the...
AN excellent Asian Media Barometer tool has been developed by the Friedrich Ebert Siftung Foundation, a German...
IN the midst of the excitement of the formation of Pakistan’s new government, and all the self-congratulations...
I RECENTLY attended a roundtable discussion hosted by the US-Pakistan Women’s Council.
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
IN early March I was fortunate to attend the Ladiesfund 2013 awards. This is an annual event set up by T.U. Dawood.
THESE days preparations for the Karachi Literature Festival are underway, a happy time for those of us who want to turn our minds from politics and towards the arts.
RECENTLY I went to Dhabeji, a village an hour outside of Karachi in the direction of Thatta, to visit the Indus Bazaar, a day-long market held under the auspices of the Indus Earth Trust (IET).
IN the last week, Karachi was treated to a riot of literary activities. Liberty Books started things off with its Big Book Fair at the new location in Defence’s Phase 2 Commercial Area.
A RECENT newspaper article casts light on a great problem women face in Sindh: the fact that traditional culture discourages women from entering the field of politics.
IN my previous article (‘On building character’, Oct 1, 2012) on these pages, I mentioned that I was involved with an education project in Sindh that targets primary school-age children who are currently out of school.
I’M involved with an education project in Sindh; the aim of the programme is to get 200,000 children into school in the province.
RECENTLY I hosted a screening of the documentary Miss Representation at The Second Floor in Karachi. The documentary, written and produced by American filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, shows how the
‘WHAT is this social media, and why is it so important?’
LAST week I heard of a cellphone app developed by a group of young Pakistani developers called Angry Imran: similar to the incredibly popular Angry Birds, Imran Khan’s head is launched off a catapault to destroy the heads of other Pakistani politicians —
IN Pakistan these days it’s become the norm to bash both the government, no matter who is in power, and international development institutions for corruption and inefficiency.
I WENT to Dubai recently to attend the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature, a five-day offering of international and Arab writers, workshops, literary-related events, and entertainment that takes place at the Dubai Festival City each year.
THIS week, Karachi is preparing for the Karachi Literature Festival: three years old, still only two days long, but the organisers promise this year’s festival is going to be bigger and better than ever before.