Nadeem F. Paracha

Shehzad and Dilshan: Leaps of faith

From pre-match prayers to prostrating yourself in thanks to God, religion has increased its involvement in sports.

Cult Pakistan - II: Sound and Vision

Back in the day, Pakistani audiences enjoyed a long list of fascinating TV shows and movies which acquired cult status.

A history of jabbering

Before Bhutto arrived on the scene in the late 1960s, rallies and oratory in Pakistan were pretty ho-hum affairs.

All fall down

There have so far been four major political movements in Pakistan that attempted to unseat the government of the ...

The brown bigots

There may be no overt displays but racism is very much alive in the most educated households as well.

Battling the Taj

Very few know that by the end of the Mughal era in the mid-19th century, the Taj Mahal was in danger of collapsing.

Life and times of DJ Butt

Butt went to Aitchison School, whereas his cousins, Gullu and Pomi, went to cinemas to watch violent Punjabi flicks.

Stranger than fiction

While Ibn-i-Safi blended mystery with humour, espionage, law enforcement, science fiction, adventure and drama; was he