Abubaker Sheikh stands apart from the run-of-the-mill Urdu travel writers in Pakistan. Like the best writers, his lates...
Does the Kavardo cross really shed light on early Christianity in Baltistan?
Historic names of places have interesting origins but face both deliberate and unintentional distortions...
The British wanted to get to Kandahar before the Russians. The legacy of that was a feat of engineering and the sleepy
One may not agree with the author’s treatise about its origins, but the superb photography and historical context
A delightful travelogue not only captures the essence of long-distance train travel but imbues the reader with the
A tour de force for those unfamiliar with the extreme sport, a book about scaling the peak called The Ogre is also about
Khawaja Amran near Chaman promises fecundity to devotees like many other hilltop shrines through millennia
Unveiling the dramatic amphitheatre of Gerh Bust, another well-kept geographical secret of Balochistan
Despite her colonial prejudices, Charlotte Canning, wife of the governor-general during the Great ‘Mutiny’ of 1857,
An exciting book by an accomplished anthropologist lays bare the history of petroglyphs in Sindh through millennia
Like millions of other kids in Pakistan, Shahdad Marri was deprived of education because of abject poverty. Remarkably
A travelogue of great erudition, but also a heartfelt lament about the ecological degradation of the author’s native
In Balochistan, a mound that could be the vestiges of a stupa, needs urgent protection from vandalism
The authors and executors of the ‘billion-tree tsunami’ had no idea what they should be planting.
Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul died on August 11, 2018. He will be different to different people but the world has
The fantastical tales surrounding the nau-gaza shrines of supposedly holy men in Gujrat are mostly that: fantastical
It is strange but intriguing that there is hardly any historical reference to a fortification of this scale
The Sharda Temple in the valley of Kishanganga represents the typical features of Kashmiri temple architecture
A journalist’s travels through Pakistan to reinstil faith in and hope for the country