Siddique Humayun

Forgotten heroes of Pakistan

The power of community participation in development was highlighted by Akhtar Hameed Khan through his famous Orangi... Published Nov 28, 2011 08:29am

Plains of oblivion

Once I talked about Islam and its civilisation and one of the consistent comments was why I did not talk about the... Published Nov 21, 2011 04:42pm

The lost genies of our time

I have hardly been one to follow the conventional routine, I sleep at 7 in the morning, wake up late afternoon, have... Published Nov 14, 2011 09:23am

Double games

So, Pakistan was recently accused of playing a “double game” yet again. This time in a documentary aired on BBC. It... Published Oct 31, 2011 07:15am

Celebrating a death

I wonder what humanity has stooped down to when I see people jubilating and celebrating the death of a man. Fine you... Published Oct 24, 2011 04:23pm

Let it be more than a day

Today I will start my discussion with a question. It is perhaps one of those questions that never strike an ‘able’... Published Oct 17, 2011 06:40am

Ghost of a conscience

Ghosts have always intrigued humans; they form major characters in Hollywood story lines, reside unseen in the upper... Published Oct 11, 2011 08:43am

The Ta’wiz

—Photo by Hussain Afzal/Dawn.com KuchKhaas (Islamabad) and Hast-o-Neest (Tradition, Art and Culture Center in ... Published Sep 26, 2011 12:06pm

Cultural zealots

The Pakistani society at various points seems inhumanely conservative. In the view of most of the world perhaps it ... Published Sep 19, 2011 08:56am

The protocol pillage

Our leaders – if that is the right word to use, tend to violate the law of this land on a daily basis. How do they ... Published Sep 05, 2011 07:30am

The temporary cloak

-Photo Illustration by Hasaan Haider/Dawn.com Once a year there is piety all around, obviously not literally though.... Published Aug 29, 2011 04:02am

The contrast of power and poverty

Johannes Tauler once said, “God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally, and He wants one quite as much as... Published Aug 22, 2011 07:44am

A city of division and development

The story of Karachi is a story of the good, the bad and the ugly of urban development. The good we have, the bad we... Published Jul 25, 2011 10:08am

Labour movement in Pakistan

So let’s talk about the movement of peasants, of workers, labourers, and the bread earners who are faced with... Published Jul 18, 2011 11:00am

Of Islam and civilisation

Civilisation has always been of interest. I have had a strange attraction towards Plato since early school days when... Published Jul 11, 2011 08:12am

Let us build ourselves a nation

My last blog gathered a tad bit too many opinions from the other side of the border. There was a lot of smoke, ... Published Jul 07, 2011 05:34am

Breeding Terror?

There is a saying, if you look into an abyss, the abyss looks into you. In our case, there is much truth to it. ... Published Jun 28, 2011 12:49pm

Deciphering the energy crisis – II

The energy mix in of Pakistan shows only 9 per cent utilisation of coal out of which only 0.1 per cent is used for... Published Nov 02, 2010 07:46am