Stories for: Saima Shakil Hussain

REVIEW: Helium by Jaspreet Singh

While reading the novel one realises that their Chaurasi (’84) was not so different from our Ikhattar (’71)

REVIEW: The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich

In Venice, the law prohibited Hannah, on pain of death, from assisting Christian women.

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,...

A winter affair

What better way to chase away the cold on winter days than a plateful of piping hot paaye liberally garnished with...

COMMENT: The year of Austen

THE year 2013 marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice

REVIEW: The Lowland

Lahiri captures the essence of second-generation South Asians in the West

Cover Story: Through the looking glass

Reviewed by Saima S. Hussain

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...

Review of Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

So here’s the thing. As a long-time Sophie Kinsella devotee, I own all the books in her Shopaholic series. Set in...

Overseas Pakistanis: Left out in the cold

In the last part of 'What Voters Want', looks at who overseas Pakistanis would vote for - if given the chance.

Overseas Pakistanis: Left out in the cold

In the last part of the series 'What Voters Want', looks at who overseas Pakistanis would vote for - if they had the chance.

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...

An honourable man

On August 22 Canadians woke up to the news that Jack Layton, the charismatic 61-year-old leader of the Opposition ...

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...

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...

A royal treat

As much as one enjoys a hearty session of condemning the colonial experience, there are some moments in the personal...

Thank you, Dhaka!

Outside it was -13C. The (hopefully) last snowstorm of the season was in progress. It was just another typical ...

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...

Snowflakes keep falling on my head

They claim to speak English in Canada – the Queen’s English, given that this vast swath of land which comprises the...

Mountain or molehill?

It’s been a tough few weeks but I am not one to complain. Or at least, I have been trying my damnedest not to. The...


Afghan election and beyond

Education guidelines

The CAR is crashing

An unequal battle


Life without dignity

One-way ‘talks’

Parveen Rehman case

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