Shagufta Naaz

Love me, love my horse

“It was a hot day, with temperatures rising to 40 degrees Celsius … A baby buffalo and an old woman were taking... Published Sep 22, 2013 09:24am

Review: Murder, Rowling wrote

The Cuckoo’s Calling, is a classic detective novel that will find favour with everyone who enjoys a good whodunit ... Updated Sep 22, 2013 05:59pm

Review: Death or dishonour

According to the BBC, the UK police recorded at least 2,823 so-called honour attacks in 2000 Updated Sep 08, 2013 02:52pm

But judge we do

Where a no-good, violent husband is better than no husband at all. Updated Aug 17, 2013 04:08pm

Interview: A series of miracles

“The word ‘no’ doesn’t exist in my dictionary,” says Shabina Mustafa in her characteristic no-nonsense... Updated Aug 04, 2013 09:59am

You are Sexist

The world is a big bad place and naive girls need to be protected for their own good, we’re told. Updated Jul 17, 2014 05:17pm

Marriage in the guise of a wedding

Every girls been practising playing the dulhan all her life but when it comes to playing the wife, there is no script. Updated Jul 06, 2013 02:51pm

Amazing Arabia

Saima manages to make, what could have been a boring litany of facts, entertaining in ‘The Arab World Thought of It.’ Published Jun 21, 2013 04:44pm

Age of enlightenment

Women are programmed to be sensitive about their age, but that doesn’t mean they can’t change the script. Published Jun 07, 2013 01:45pm

Solo flight

Commuting in any form or way is a hazardous occupation for women in our part of the world. Published May 24, 2013 01:13pm

Smart is scary

“Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.” Published May 10, 2013 05:11pm

Jokes apart

Joking about a man’s second marriage underlines a wife’s deepest fears and insecurities; it’s a sharp reminder that her husband can instantly turn her world upside down. Published Apr 19, 2013 01:50pm

Who, what, wear?

When did choice of clothes become a political/social/religious statement rather than just an expression of one’s tastes and personality? Published Apr 05, 2013 12:19pm

The mother/sister/daughter mantra

But the childless woman; the woman whose father has died and has no brother to ‘protect her honour’ — well, she’s fair game, isn’t she? Published Mar 22, 2013 02:28pm

The invisible girls

It’s always boys who climb jungle gyms and ride bicycles and win races, where do girls feature in Pakistani advertisements? Published Mar 08, 2013 08:05am

Monthly budget

An estimate of the basic minimum expenses for a middle class family of four with a household income of between... Published Feb 10, 2013 03:49am

Custodian of history

Some of the greatest achievements in human history have come about through the services of dedicated individuals. ... Published Nov 06, 2011 07:19pm

Just another day

“Women’s Day!” my very nice, very Pakistani male friend snorts. “Why in the world do you need a Women’s Day? Every... Published Mar 08, 2011 12:51pm

Don't ask!

Do you sometimes feel everyone is trying to control your life; telling you what to do and how to do it? Well you’re... Published Jan 30, 2011 01:16pm