Stories for: Shameen Khan

In-depth: Rape in Pakistan

Ruling over women through rape is common, what makes it worse is the state signalling rapists can get away with impunity

The not-so-little drummer boy

Aahad Nayani is the guy to have on the drums when it comes to international gigs ... just ask Strings!

Requiem for a city

A rapacious market for antiques threatens a historic city in Sindh

Herald Exclusive: The Indus Republic

The river could well be in the throes of stupor before death. Rather than sleeping, the Indus could be dying.

Who will be Herald's person of the year?

Let your vote determine who will be Herald's person of the year from this selection of people who redefined Pakistan.

In Focus | Malala: Wars never end wars

Listen to Malala Yousafzai’s exclusive interview by Zarrar Khuhro for FM 89 about her newly launched book, her...

Pakistan’s heart of darkness: Quetta

Before embarking on...

Exclusive: The curious Presidency of Mr Zardari

Zardari made history by becoming the first elected civilian president to complete his constitutional tenure

A song for Lyari

Lyari’s diverse music scene draws influences from political and ethnic transformations that Pakistan has gone through.

Zinda Bhaag revives 'Pani da Bulbula'

The classic song, originally sung by Yaqub Atif Bulbula, became a massive hit amongst youth in the 60s.

Rare photographs of ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan

A benchmark in ghazal gayeki, who sadly spent the last decade of his life in a long battle of fighting ailments.

In Karachi, hospitals are as dangerous as its streets

Riots, target killings, bombs – Karachi has seen it all. Behind the scenes are medical staff in chaotic emergence wards.

On a quest for identity

First in a continuing series exploring the roots shaping Pakistan’s cultural heritage pertaining to performing arts.

'Attacks won't stop us from educating our children'

Days after the attack, teachers and students remain undeterred amid threats.

Night of the soul: Napa Festival 2013

Despite paddling around in fountainhead of tales of the overly dramatic - No one can tell a story as colourfully as us.

Remembering Bhutto

Photographs of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto collected by Agha Feroz, the Bhutto family’s personal photographer.

Convicts' catharsis

Believing that colours could harness the untamed character in prison, IG Prison instigated a ‘Fine Arts School’ in jails

Rafi's canvasses: The reveling contradictions

And Riaz Rafi’s canvasses revel in these contradictions:Funeral processions in bursts of vibrant colour. Scarlet lips disconnected from despairing eyes and band aids. Musicians playing as naked bodies turn blue.

Warzone peace offerings

With depictions of umbilical cords, roots of a tree, fractions of the human heart, inflections of womb-like nuclei, the theme is dominatingly positive

Of superheroes and villains

It is hard to imagine superheroes & villains sharing the same roof.

Go in-depth: Indian elections 2014
Go in-depth: Indian elections 2014

Madressah reform difficulty

End of a crisis

The dissension within

Universities’ challenge


More than money needed

Measuring poverty

Lure of the blue passport

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