Newspaper / Sunday Magazine


Unplug your kids

“My sons (Afnan, age nine and Hassan, age seven) are truly the children of the technology age. They prefer to play...


The unreluctant tourist

Pakistan often finds itself in the unenviable position of being labelled as the most dangerous country in the world....


The sea is not the ocean

It is raining this evening, dusk subsumed by dark clouds that shelter me from the sun. I have left the conference...


The eternal heroine

Trust these Pakistani actresses! They simply refuse to accept the fact that there will be a time — if it hasn’t...



Enter the Chairman

The following scene takes place in the office of the chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). It is January 2014, and...



How to get that callback

It’s a fact — interviews are nerve-wracking. One’s heart begins thumping loudly immediately after the ...



Art mart: The dream merchants

Visiting the Nairang Art Gallery in Lahore is invariably an engaging experience. In addition to viewing an ongoing...


Exhibition: Out of Africa

In ancient times, the need for decorative arts in royal palaces and holy buildings led to a variety of manufacturing...




Gardening: Natural bug control

A healthy, happy, well balanced, organic garden tends to have far less problems with nasty bugs than does a garden...


Advice: Blessing in disguise

I am an 18-year-old girl who has set herself the unattainable goal of becoming an actress in Hollywood. I have had this



Selling sunlight

“This solar panel will guarantee six hours of power while that solar lamp can give light for 12,” said the...



Basking in the rays

Certain things in life are immutable. Where there is cause, there will be effect, and where there is a demand,...


In through the out door

In the desolate desert region of Thar is the small village of Oan. No paved highways lead to this rural community;...


The non-sweat summer

On an average summer’s day when the rest of Lahore sullenly waits in the heat for the electricity to return, ...








Past present: All talk

Dialogue on social, political, religious and economic issues plays a critical role in the development and progress ...


Left, right, about-turn!

Recently in Pakistan there was some talk (and tweeting) on social media when a local news channel claimed that the...


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