Sunday, November 24, 2013
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Nuisance in the middle

There have been three major occasions when the Pakistani middle-class has broken away from its traditionally...

Magic Lantern: A Sultanate powered by the jinn of the lamp

It is said that Sultan Sikander Lodi possessed occult knowledge, which included knowledge of the most private and...

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Past present: A deadly consciousness

In medieval India, people were conscious of their social cast and ethnic identity but in the colonial period right ...

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Talking business with Sana and Safinaz

“We’re like two limping camels,” says Sana as we meet in their bridal studio, which would be completely ...

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When in Rome ...

For those development practitioners who have to work in complex and insecure environments like those of the ...

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Foreign front: A thousand and one weeks

While coming out of the Maratha Mandir cinema after watching Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge (DDLJ), a bunch of six to...

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On a sticky wicket

For Amar Jaleel, the world isn’t a stage; it’s more like a cricket field with everyone of us out to play the...

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Bilal Khan on Do Gharhee

Bilal Khan relies on periodical release of singles with striking videos to keep himself alive in the music circuit....

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Animadversion: Fight for freedom

There are many cringe-inducing scenes in 12 Years a Slave, the adaptation of Solomon Northup’s 1853 autobiography...

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Jambo Kenya!

I usually do not like to visit a country twice, but Kenya was an exception. Ever since I saw Out of Africa, in 1985,...

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Being Ardeshir

A tireless crusader for what was right, Mr Cowasjee stepped on a lot of toes, did not mince his words, and made many...

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A leaf from history: The proposed charter

By the end of April the situation had become so intriguing that it was difficult to predict what will happen next....

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Engaging the community

Maryam Bibi of the NGO Khwendo Kor or “Sister’s home” has been working for women’s education, economic...

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Walking in the valley

The breath-taking beauty of Kashmir and its people is captured by photographer Mehrum Sadriwala.

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On the menu: The house that Sayani built

When Toronto’s Andrew Pepper has guests from out of town they come with a list of things-to-do. Climb up the CN...

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Advice: The dead end

Dear Auntie, I simply want to ask, how can a person miss his or her first husband or wife to whom one was married ...

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Gardening: Seed selection

Is Osmanthus Olea Fragrans’ — sometimes called ‘Sweet Olive’ — cultivated in Pakistan? It has very fragrant white

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Art fiend: Behind the veil

In her entire collection, the veil is presented as a delicate floral net which illustrates a very feminine space.

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Artichive: Famine Sketch

‘Famine Sketch’ is part of a series of drawings created by Bengali master artist Zainul Abedin in 1943, ...

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Exhibition: Two’s company

The collaboration of two acclaimed and prize winning artists, Atif Khan and the Australian artist Damon Kowarsky...

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Art beat: Sense and sensibility

Our contemporary art world draws inspiration from the works of senior and highly experienced artists such as Meerza...

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Lending life to libraries

Historically, the area covered by Pakistan has been home to at least one highly urban civilisation nearly 4,000 to...

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Teachers: Rhetoric or reality?

The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers, hence, teachers are considered pivotal...

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Policy measures needed to enhance teachers’ professional status

Policy on teachers’ professional identity, ethics and values for enhancing teachers’ professional status may be

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Game over?

Mention the word ‘game’ to kids today and most likely they’ll think you’re talking about Angry Birds, Temple...

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Front seat: Game on!

Based on the classic science fiction book of the same name, the cinematic adaptation of Ender’s Game has finally...

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Sana wants to do a film

An opening line of a famous English novel reads, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. The same...

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More Miley madness

So Miley Cyrus has decided that she’s not going to give a hoot about the world and will do as she pleases. In...

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UnBeliebable!

They say always expect the unexpected in the fickle world of showbiz. Teenage pop star Justin Bieber is these days...

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Sangeeta says …

Okie dokie, now that Pakistani films have begun to make a comeback of sorts (though a few might disagree with this...

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Cinema industry flourishing?

Read it carefully: not the film industry — cinema industry. Ever since Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and Waar became...

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Katrina and her Khans

These days the gal with the rosiest of cheeks, Katrina Kaif, is cock a hoop. After working alongside two of...

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Mathira in Bollywood

Now we’re talking. The saucy Mathira richly deserved international recognition and she’s about to get it. News ...

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