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Islamabad's phobia of Pindi boys

Islamabad's phobia of Pindi boys

This obvious class-policing is not a Centaurus problem, it is an Islamabad problem, and it is a shameful one. Updated Jul 04, 2015 05:38pm

Food Stories: Chana chaat

In a culture that loves its snack food, chaat stands out in the subcontinent as one of the few universals.
Updated Jul 04, 2015 05:28pm

Karachi's mighty Shiraz Coach

Every time I climb aboard this bus, I need a moment to brace myself for the ride ahead from the Tower to Jauhar.
Updated Jun 27, 2015 02:54pm

Why can't Spider-man be black?

Creating a Caucasian Spider-man doesn’t make one racist, but making his ‘whiteness’ mandatory is disturbing.
Published Jun 24, 2015 03:01pm

Food Stories: Pakora

History tells us that the locals ate fried pakoray to celebrate the coming of the monsoon season.
Updated Jun 17, 2015 08:00pm

Food Stories: Falafel

This Mediterranean delight is the second most common dish made from chickpeas, the first one being hummus.
Published Jun 09, 2015 05:40pm

Jhulay Lal's cradle of tolerance

'There is a place not far from here where Hindus and Muslims can pray at the same place simultaneously...'
Published Jun 03, 2015 06:32pm

Food Stories: Namkeen Gosht

This meat delight hails from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its adjoining regions; Afghanistan, the tribal belt and Central Asia
Updated Jun 02, 2015 07:42pm

Kalash: An odyssey of the heart

Marjiana and Shamsia, both in Grade 8, want to become doctors. Their eyes sparkle with an unforgettable motivation.
Published May 30, 2015 06:07pm

Food Stories: Chai garam chai!

At the dawn of the 20th century, the people of the subcontinent were mostly unaware of the art of tea-making.
Published May 19, 2015 04:29pm