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Arieb Azhar

Where did all the music go?

Where did all the music go?

The dire state of Pakistan's music industry is largely due to absence of awareness, and a mechanism to pay for music. Published Jul 14, 2014 06:20pm
A history of booze

A history of booze

Since prehistoric times, no one has been able to enforce a complete prohibition on alcohol through the use of force. Published Oct 15, 2013 05:53pm
Utopistan - A revolution of ideas

Utopistan - A revolution of ideas

"There is enough in the world to provide for man’s need, but not enough to provide for his greed." Updated Oct 05, 2013 02:55pm
The revolution that never happened

The revolution that never happened

Through a flicker in the eyes or a nod of the head, even now, members of the Communist Party of Pakistan share a secret. Updated Sep 29, 2013 07:27pm
Proud to be Meeraasi

Proud to be Meeraasi

The degradation of this word over time, speaks volumes about the devolution of our own cultural values. Updated Sep 17, 2013 03:52pm
The soul of Sevdah

The soul of Sevdah

This type of folk music is a living tradition, which is why it hasn't been documented or researched outside of Bosnia. Published Aug 20, 2013 07:11pm
My name is human

My name is human

We live in a country where every aspect of a person’s political and personal life is judged upon the basis of religion. Published Aug 06, 2013 05:21pm
Discovering Carlos Castaneda

Discovering Carlos Castaneda

His writings can either inspire or antagonise, but I can promise that they will not leave one feeling indifferent. Published Jul 30, 2013 03:41pm
Attunement

Attunement

We consider ourselves to be civilized. Yet, we are no closer to eradicating poverty and war from the face of the earth. Updated Jul 09, 2013 02:31pm
Recurring stories

Recurring stories

In trying to entrench ourselves into a presumed identity, we forget how closely the world's mythologies are connected. Updated Jul 02, 2013 05:02pm