Saima Shakil Hussain

REVIEW: Longbourn by Jo Baker

MOVE over, Elizabeth Bennet, you finally have a contender. When Lizzy won our hearts with her good-natured... Published Oct 12, 2014 07:37am

REVIEW: Helium by Jaspreet Singh

While reading the novel one realises that their Chaurasi (’84) was not so different from our Ikhattar (’71) Published Mar 30, 2014 08:12am

On the menu: In praise of parathas

It is almost impossible to describe in words the joy that is engendered by that wondrously crisp, pleasantly flaky,... Published Feb 02, 2014 08:08am

A winter affair

What better way to chase away the cold on winter days than a plateful of piping hot paaye liberally garnished with... Published Jan 05, 2014 07:26am

COMMENT: The year of Austen

THE year 2013 marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice Published Dec 29, 2013 08:10am

REVIEW: The Lowland

Lahiri captures the essence of second-generation South Asians in the West Published Nov 17, 2013 07:45am

Cover Story: Images of an empire

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto is attracting a lot of attention with its current exhibit titled Between... Updated Jul 28, 2013 08:20am

Overseas Pakistanis: Left out in the cold

In the last part of the series 'What Voters Want', Dawn.com looks at who overseas Pakistanis would vote for - if they had the chance. Published May 09, 2013 07:59pm

A decisive victory

When a door shuts, a window opens. Or, in the case of the Palestinians’ struggle for nationhood, it may be said that... Published Nov 10, 2011 12:15pm

An honourable man

On August 22 Canadians woke up to the news that Jack Layton, the charismatic 61-year-old leader of the Opposition ... Published Aug 27, 2011 11:04am

Shahrazad in the Capitol of Cool

G8 leaders were recently hard at work, trying to form consensus on the on-going conflicts and revolutions in the... Published Jun 01, 2011 10:11am

A minority report: Canada votes 2011

While US President Barack Obama celebrates a ‘good day’ – probably the best one of his presidency so far – Canadian... Published May 03, 2011 05:12am

A royal treat

As much as one enjoys a hearty session of condemning the colonial experience, there are some moments in the personal... Published Apr 25, 2011 06:54am

Thank you, Dhaka!

Outside it was -13C. The (hopefully) last snowstorm of the season was in progress. It was just another typical ... Published Mar 24, 2011 12:28pm

Dear Tripoli…with love from Toronto

There is, according to popular belief, an ancient Chinese curse which goes: ‘May you live in interesting times.’ The... Published Feb 24, 2011 11:49am