Arieb Azhar

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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