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Salman Rashid


Laalan Khatoon turned her life around with just three and a half acres and a lot of hard work and persistence Published Apr 16, 2017 07:02am

The man who went up a mountain

His name is synonymous with the second highest peak in the world, but for decades there has been a dearth of research... Published Feb 12, 2017 07:23am

Abbottabad: beauty and buried bounty

Abbottabad may be infamous because of Osama Bin Laden, but hidden in its valleys and villages are treasures and folklore Updated Nov 30, 2014 01:39pm

And the piano played on

It is almost as if a plague befell the house of Colonel Alfred Fitzhugh: the pristine Chinar House in Abbottabad gained Published Nov 23, 2014 07:44am

How not to run the archives

MY first encounter with the Punjab Archives was about 20 years ago. Located in an 18th century tomb inside the... Updated Mar 09, 2014 02:10pm

Unequal forces in Makran

OVER the past four months I have made two trips to Makran and have had extended conversations with local men as well... Updated Feb 21, 2014 10:26am


TIME was, until the 1980s, when one could board the Khyber Mail in, say, Lahore at 9am on any given day of the week.... Published Feb 09, 2014 07:40am

Temple under threat

THE tower stands isolated and lonely just 10 kilometres east of the city of Rahimyar Khan. Once this was in the... Published Jan 26, 2014 07:38am


THERE are folks in the walled city of Lahore who remember the time when most of the rahu they purchased in the ... Published Jan 19, 2014 07:56am

God on a mountain

Nazir Sabir, Pakistan’s foremost mountaineer and the first Pakistani Everest summiteer, says as a young man he was... Published Jan 12, 2014 07:31am


WHEN his wife Sati died, Lord Shiva wept inconsolably. His tears created two pools, both sacred to the followers of... Published Jan 12, 2014 07:29am

Open season in punjab

TWO species of partridge, grey (Francolinus pondicerianus) and see-see (Ammoperdix griseogularis), are residents of... Published Dec 29, 2013 08:09am

And no birds sing ...

Growing up in Lahore in the middle of the last century, any child would have taken the drone of grey hornbill wings... Published Dec 15, 2013 08:38am