Nadeem F. Paracha

Smokers’ Corner: End of the past

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born” — Antonio Gramsci, Published Jan 25, 2015 07:43am

Confessions of a ‘cultural critic’

Writing satire in Pakistan is easier because many popular folk end up becoming unintentional parodies of themselves: NFP Updated Jan 22, 2015 03:28pm

When in Rome …

Travelling abroad will tell you how quickly things like music, literature, sports, theatre are vanishing from Pakistan. Updated Jan 16, 2015 08:14pm

This kebab…

NFP brings you the extreme and variegated perspectives of Pakistanis on the truth about this kebab. Updated Jan 09, 2015 01:22pm

Meet the toned-down apologist

Meet the subtler, toned-down apologist, a relatively new entrant in our troubled, twisted society. Published Dec 28, 2014 10:56am

Enter the subtle cranks

Meet the subtler, toned-down apologist, a relatively new entrant in our troubled, twisted society. Updated Dec 28, 2014 10:43am

The idea that created Pakistan

After decades of scuffles and strife, today, that idea may not mean what it meant back in 1947. Updated Dec 25, 2014 03:20pm

Sport is war, is peace

A wave of anger swept across the Indian electronic media soon after the Pakistan hockey team downed its archrivals. Updated Dec 21, 2014 09:20am

16/12/14: Never forget

Every single one of us must strive to make sure that never again will we allow a madness like this to break out again. Updated Dec 17, 2014 05:18pm

PPP rift: Pushed in, left out

Young Bilawal’s sound and fury comes up against the Zardari doctrine. Guess which one? Updated Dec 14, 2014 10:44am

News fits

‘I know haters will hate but sticks and stones may break Metro Buses but not words,’ said the prime minister. Updated Dec 04, 2014 04:16pm