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Food Stories: Saviyaan

After a month of abstinence, Eid ul-Fitr is associated with feasting and would just not be complete without saviyaan.
Published Jul 18, 2015 11:08am

Eid messages…

Here is how the country's top crop of leadership is wishing you a happy Eid.
Updated Jul 16, 2015 05:09pm

Food Stories: Mango sharbat

There are only two essential points about mangoes – they should be sweet and they should be plentiful, Mirza Ghalib said
Published Jul 14, 2015 04:50pm

Food Stories: Samosa

Originally named samsa after the pyramids of Central Asia, the snack came to the subcontinent via ancient trade routes.
Updated Jul 07, 2015 06:04pm

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