Sunday, March 9, 2014
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Indo-Pak relations: Saazish and saalan

India and Pakistan have a complicated history. Well, at least that’s what their individual relationship statuses...

The Lion King

The Great Soul had to his credit the freedom struggle of undivided India, an anti-imperialist project launched and...

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Past present: Fear cuts deeper than swords

Thucydides (d.395 BC) in his History of Peloponnesian wars, not only gives the details of the war fought between...

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Women’s Day feature: It’s always been (about) Aamina

During her six-year showbiz tour de force, Aamina Sheikh has stormed prime time soaps, gazed down from billboards,...

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And now a word from our sponsors ... (Part-I)

The clock struck two as son and dad watched a tense game of cricket on TV. It was the best of three tri-final of the...

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In focus: Journey retraced, experience relived

Sohail Malik’s narration of the history of the Ottomans spanning nearly seven centuries — from late 13th century...

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Women’s day: The sisterhood of sales

Held last week at a swanky location in an upscale area of Karachi, the Elan Women of Talent festival was a burst of...

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Front seat: Auto‘man’tic

The biggest question that pops up in your mind after you are done watching this remake of Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi...

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Academy Awards: To preserve, honour and shape

This year’s Oscars, now a week old, has a rich record of upsets and achievements. As the routine went, it...

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Women’s day: Shukriya, Miss Shukriya!

Musing about my fighter flying career with a young friend, I recalled that I had taken my first airplane ride when I...

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A leaf from history: The last meeting

Alarm and apprehension pervaded the atmosphere of the July 2 talks. Serious negotiators from the Pakistan National...

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A matter of commitment: Right to education

It has been almost two years since Pakistan renewed its commitment to providing free and compulsory education to its...

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Putting two and two together: Let mathematicians ‘infect’ you

In the 21st century, only those nations will thrive that have a workforce fit for a knowledge-based economy. This...

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Values: When right is wrong and up is down

It’s a dog eat dog world; a world of fierce cut-throat competition, smart phones, fast cars and skyscrapers. Who...

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On the menu: The yuck factor

The human body has an inbuilt gag reflex to prevent it from ingesting a harmful substance. This kicks in when a...

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Advice: Liar, liar

Hi Auntie, My paths crossed a girl towards whom I had no serious intentions in the beginning. For my part it was...

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Gardening: Seed saving

Q. I was excited to read, in a recent column, that it is possible to dry and preserve dahlia seeds for the next ...

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Artichive: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Originating around the 1880s the Arts and Crafts Movement was one of the most influential, profound and far-reaching...

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Pop art: Me in the mirror

The multilayered tapestry of forms and narratives in Pakistani art is a continuum of traditional concerns. It is...

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Art fiend: The two faces of detail

In the contemporary world, with its fierce competition and bucketfuls of organic new age anxiety, all kinds of...

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Exhibition: The sultan of colour and form

“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other...

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Pir’s prowess

Let’s not talk about Youtube, for that’s up to the authorities concerned to do whatever they want to do with it....

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Overload’s award nomination

Overload is a band that is not considered part of the mainstream scene. However, the group’s latest achievements...

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Karachi: Enter TTP

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's campaign of fund-raising and killing Pakhtun leaders in the city continues.

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