Stories for: Siddique Humayun

Forgotten heroes of Pakistan

The power of community participation in development was highlighted by Akhtar Hameed Khan through his famous Orangi...

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...

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...

Double games

So, Pakistan was recently accused of playing a “double game” yet again. This time in a documentary aired on BBC. It...

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...

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’...

Ghost of a conscience

Ghosts have always intrigued humans; they form major characters in Hollywood story lines, reside unseen in the upper...

The Ta’wiz

—Photo by Hussain Afzal/Dawn.com KuchKhaas (Islamabad) and Hast-o-Neest (Tradition, Art and Culture Center in ...

Cultural zealots

The Pakistani society at various points seems inhumanely conservative. In the view of most of the world perhaps it ...

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 ...

The temporary cloak

-Photo Illustration by Hasaan Haider/Dawn.com Once a year there is piety all around, obviously not literally though....

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...

From Islamabad the beautiful to Islamabad the barred

I grew up in Islamabad at a time when there were barely any roads, let alone the carpeted under-passes and overhead...

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...

Labour movement in Pakistan

So let’s talk about the movement of peasants, of workers, labourers, and the bread earners who are faced with...

Of Islam and civilisation

Civilisation has always been of interest. I have had a strange attraction towards Plato since early school days when...

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, ...

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. ...

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...

Thar Coal: A gateway to energy for Pakistan - I

Coal trucks drive along a road leading to a mine. – Reuters (File Photo) Pakistan is marred by an energy crisis that...

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