Stories for: Nadeem F. Paracha

Pakistani balls!

Pakistan's frailties with the bat meant that it had to always conjure up some magic with the ball.

The evolution of Mohajir politics and identity

The underlying forces that define the presence, principles and perception of Mohajir nationalism today

Test of nerves: Pakistan’s four greatest Test victories

NFP recalls the drama and the ecstasy where the team came from behind to snatch unexpected wins.

The rise and fall of the communist party of Pakistan

From Leninism to Entryism to socialist sectarianism — an impactful outline of the CPP

United we fall?

If the cases against Musharraf are in the courts, then why so much venom against him on the TV screens?

Dawkins on Imran

In an alternate world, betrayal by old friends won’t stop Imran Khan and his favourite rock band in their quest.

Bhutto and I

On the morning of April 4, 1979, the military dictatorship of General Ziaul Haq hanged to death Pakistan’s first...

Selling manjan between overs

Don’t you hate it when a great commercial is interrupted by a cricket match? No? Then read on…

Exclusive News Scoops: All the fits that’s news to print

The CII has advised the government to take strict action against restaurant owners who display skinned chickens: NFP.

Pakistani secularisms

Many people get sick at the mere mention of secularism because they don't really understand what it means.

Old Sufis, new challenges

NFP writes on the views that explain religious bigotry in the country’s largest bastion of sectarian harmony, Sindh.

Revenge of the sillies

Top central government officials are hardly ever seen at places where there has been a bomb blast, and only seldom...

Street dancing years: The golden age of Pakistani pop music

In the years between 1987 and 1999, more concerts were held than in any other period of Pakistan’s topsy-turvy history.

Outrage in the land of the pure

NFP writes on the various reactions and theories presented on the famine in Thar.

Indo-Pak relations: Saazish and saalan

India and Pakistan have a complicated history. Well, at least that’s what their individual relationship statuses...

The enigmatic Pakhtun

Recently a Pakhtun friend of mine who is doing his doctorate in Anthropology from a European university emailed me...

The 10 best Pakistani political/social parody songs … ever!

NFP details the satire in Pakistan's most popular political and social spoofs.

If then was now

In a cricketing career spanning almost 20 years (1971-92), Imran Khan graduated from becoming an average medium-pace...

Lucky ducklings

Zardari and Altaf Hussain must often wonder, what it is they didn't do that men like Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif did.

A possible third

"The Lords don’t come looking for the lost in cloaks and headsets. They come looking for a place in your heart ..."


Misguided optimism

Late call for unity

Politics as parody

Piety and cheating


Sectarian violence

Gilgit-Baltistan alienation

Fatah-Hamas unity

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