Anjum Niaz

American immortal

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. — Woody Allen Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

Long live the ‘queen’

Winding hills and soggy mists anyplace in America prompt you to reflexively exclaim: “This is just like Murree!” Published Aug 25, 2013 04:52am

Requiem for the living

When Zardari replaced Musharraf, it was a double whammy for the 180 million Pakistanis. Instead of leading the... Published Aug 18, 2013 06:46am

Harry Potter in Taliban land

Success is the name of this formula: To kick adversity, the best way forward is a kick in the teeth. Now, don’t... Updated Aug 09, 2013 05:18am

Flashback: Do men really hate women?

Are men misogynists? The answer is not a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ Betty Friedan was perhaps the first feminist... Updated Aug 09, 2013 04:42am

Males and their mea culpa

In America, breaking news is often about immoral indiscretions of male politicians rushing to apologise. These... Updated Aug 04, 2013 03:42pm

Oh brother!

Is it happenstance or destiny, that brothers of two most spirited spokesmen of N-League have hit a jackpot at PIA?... Published Jul 28, 2013 09:59am

The pir in the palace

It would be of general public interest, especially the tax-payers, to know if a resident pir lives in the Prime... Updated Jul 14, 2013 10:12am

View from US: Let’s talk cricket

The best hope for cricket is to control the patron. He is the problem, not the chairman he cherry picks. Unlucky for... Published Jul 07, 2013 04:40am

View from US: History hyped

The word ‘historic’ is Pakistani media’s post-elections new hype. It’s been elevated to a gala event ... Published Jun 23, 2013 09:27am

View from US: Altaf bhai in Clifton

Altaf Hussain’s Teen Talwar address by now gone viral for the veiled threats it contained reminds me of another... Published Jun 09, 2013 10:42am

The art of the possible

.K Rowling reigns supreme as the creator of Harry Potter, the boy with a magic wand. She is perhaps the first author... Updated May 26, 2013 10:32am

Naya Pakistan, how?

At the seat of government on May 12, 2013, Islamabad witnessed benevolent skies, power washed roads, bathed afresh... Updated May 19, 2013 11:20am

Change unbound

Make no mistake change is already here. You can feel it on the roads, at social events, fashion shows, in branded... Published May 12, 2013 10:42am

Battle for Takht-i-Islamabad

It’s politically incorrect to ask the effete elites who they will vote for. You can get a shut-up call from them.... Published May 05, 2013 08:55am

Bold and the beautiful

A thing of beauty is a joy forever Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness… Such the sun, ... Published Apr 28, 2013 09:42am

The 20-watt fountain of energy

“Many of us fear death. We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. Published Apr 21, 2013 05:20am