Sunday, November 17, 2013
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Left, right, about-turn!

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

Past present: All talk

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

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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...

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From Sunn to Sufi: the music within

According to Abbas Ali Khan, he has his hands full with upcoming, exciting ventures: a ‘Sufi’ album, a new music...

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The unreluctant tourist

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

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Will Waiting for Godot be waiting for an audience?

Providentially, the Napa Repertory Theatre (NRT) is presenting Samuel Beckett’s epic English play, Waiting for...

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Towards a solar subcontinent

Pakistan’s vast renewable energy potential remains largely untapped for a mixture of reasons: political...

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Front seat: The pull of Gravity

Ever since it was brought back into fashion by the spectacular sci-fi film, Avatar (2009), 3D technology has become ...

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Animadversion: Danger on the high seas

In Captain Phillips, the most unexpected of action thrillers to star Tom Hanks, the widely-celebrated actor plays ...

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In fashion: Umar Sayeed and Feathers, but where’s the cap?

With successive launches washing over Karachi’s fashion scene in the last week of October, fashionistas now look...

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Comment: Possessed, dispossessed and obsessed

Last week, a few dozen women in Karachi suffered a collective moment of horror when they sighted a ‘ghost, a...

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A leaf from history: An Arab intervention

By late April 1977, the continued disturbances in Pakistan began to worry certain friendly Arab countries. The...

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Unplug your kids

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

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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, ...

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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;...

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Basking in the rays

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

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Selling sunlight

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

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Food for thought: The ministry of crab

The other day, a 13-kilo surmai — or seer fish as it’s known as here in Sri Lanka — arrived in a tuk-tuk. I am...

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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

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Gardening: Natural bug control

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

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Foreign palette: Lost in transition

What is the definition of home and belonging for a generation that is growing up global? How do we associate the ...

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Artichive: Napoleon Crossing the Alps

‘Napoleon Crossing the Alps’ (also known as ‘Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass’ or ‘Bonaparte Crossing ...

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Exhibition: Out of Africa

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

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Art mart: The dream merchants

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

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Skill and will: Welcome aboard!

Waseem, 29, has acquired an MBA degree from a Higher Education Commission (HEC)-recognised institution in Pakistan....

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How to get that callback

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

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Taking tuition: The cancer of after-school tuition

Studying in a government school back in the 1970s and early ’80s, I didn’t know of anybody who went for...

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Enter the Chairman

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

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Fawad’s new humsafar: Bollywood

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan (who was once known as the lead singer of a rock...

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The eternal heroine

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

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