Sunday, April 13, 2014
DAWN

In focus: Elementary, my dear Komal!

Earth, wind, fire and air are what Komal Rizvi’s new video is about.

The rise and fall of the communist party of Pakistan

From Leninism to Entryism to socialist sectarianism — an impactful outline of the CPP

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Tête-à-tête: Saying ‘no’ to nay-sayers

“The thing about being successful is that you need to take it in your stride,” says Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

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Magic Lantern: The mysteries of the pulse and a doomed love

The evil hakim, who plumbed the mysteries of the heart with the changing pulse, cured her.

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Past present: Signs for those who observe

The decline and fall of the Mughal Empire mirrors the weakening of the Pakistani state.

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Have cell phone, will sms

If Pakistan is mostly illiterate, then how on earth do people send all these text messages?

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Ammar Belal’s international spin on fashion

When Ammar Belal won the LSA for Best Menswear Designer last year, he wasn’t around to collect his trophy.

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Aamir Khan under scrutiny

This is the second season of Aamir Khan’s TV show Satyamev Jaytey. This time round he is in a bit of spot of...

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Letterman calls it quits

No one is indispensable, but some are irreplaceable. Famous talk show host David Letterman’s announcement that...

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Bahar Begum and basic facts

Bahar Begum is a senior Pakistani film artist. So when she says something, it’s not an airy-fairy opinion. She’s...

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Whither morning shows?

The viewership of television morning shows has dipped down considerably. The general consensus is that it’s a good...

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Naseer wants to revisit Napa

Naseeruddin Shah is a hard man to please, even though his wife Ratna Pathak doesn’t think so. However, he seems to...

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Masterchef Pakistan

Let’s admit it: off all the international television cookery shows, the Masterchef franchise is the most reputed...

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Humaima’s address to Sindh Assembly

On March 29 the entire Pakistani media was abuzz with the news that the svelte and sassy Humaima Malik would be the...

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Change is the only constant

A talk with author Ehsan Masood on evolution and Islam turns into a discussion of the evolution of Islam.

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Endangered: Crawl away from KP

Despite a ban on the netting and illegal smuggling of endangered species, provincial authorities struggle.

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Going hungry

Seven years in the making, a new report on climate change warns of food crises, global destabilisation.

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A leaf from history: Reign of corporal terror

General Ziaul Haq meets the press for the first time after staging the coup

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Criminal advances

Crouched on the edge of her bed, she scrolled the touch screen of her mobile phone as her hands trembled. She read...

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Indecent proposals

In the mid-90s, an incident shook the Pakistani corporate world. Ayesha*, a female employee in a multinational...

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One step forward

In the mid-90s, an incident shook the Pakistani corporate world. Ayesha*, a female employee in a multinational...

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On the menu: Spread the love

Margarine’s reign of terror is over. Butter has reclaimed its throne!

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Advice: Breaking up is hard to do

I am a teenage girl in a relationship with a guy, who is really caring and sweet. It all started with a friendship and

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Gardening: On the battlefront

Repot, transplant, nourish, fight pests — a gardener’s tasks are never-ending

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Pop art: Colours of the cosmos

The spirit of joie de vivre is the hallmark of Shahida Manzoor’s paintings.

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Artichive: San Giorgio Maggiore by twilight

During his only visit to Venice with his wife Alice, the French impressionist Claude Monet started ‘San Giorgio...

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Art fiend: The age of anxiety

Fahim Rao revisits childhood punishments to create a thought-provoking display.

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Art beat: Outside the lines

Shireen Kamran uses a visual language of form, colour and line for her abstract artworks.

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Systemic reforms: Withering pedagogy?

While public school teachers are being criticised due to their poor performance, irresponsible behaviour and lack of

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Bottom-up overhaul: what is to be done?

i) Formation of district education boardsThere is poor governance at the district level; hence, education reforms...

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Lucrative line: Morphine of medicine

A medical student finds humour in the misery of becoming a doctor

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Standards: The tumbling tower of education

Knowledge is not just about completing a course or syllabus. It is about embarking on a journey on which you strive to

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Ball in her court

British-Pakistani football agent Shehneela Ahmed is convinced there is plenty of untapped talent within the Asian

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Meet the super agents

When big players want big contracts, they turn to these men to make it happen

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Front seat: The price of ignorance

Before discussing Syed Noor’s latest project titled Price of Honour, let’s take a brief look at two important...

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Sunday magazine special: Sexual harrasment

A touch, a text message, an unwanted invitation … or much much worse. Sexual harassment can take on many forms.

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