Salman Rashid

HERITAGE: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

HERITAGE: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Historic names of places have interesting origins but face both deliberate and unintentional distortions...

Published Apr 19, 2020 06:18am
NON-FICTION: ON THE RIGHT TRACKS

NON-FICTION: ON THE RIGHT TRACKS

A delightful travelogue not only captures the essence of long-distance train travel but imbues the reader with the

Published May 26, 2019 06:15am
NON-FICTION: THE MEMSAAB CHRONICLES

NON-FICTION: THE MEMSAAB CHRONICLES

Despite her colonial prejudices, Charlotte Canning, wife of the governor-general during the Great ‘Mutiny’ of 1857,

Published Nov 18, 2018 06:57am
NON-FICTION: THE SCHOOL OF ROCK

NON-FICTION: THE SCHOOL OF ROCK

An exciting book by an accomplished anthropologist lays bare the history of petroglyphs in Sindh through millennia

Published Nov 04, 2018 07:06am
SOCIETY: THE CHILD WITHOUT DREAMS

SOCIETY: THE CHILD WITHOUT DREAMS

Like millions of other kids in Pakistan, Shahdad Marri was deprived of education because of abject poverty. Remarkably

Published Oct 21, 2018 07:28am
NON-FICTION: REQUIEM FOR SINDH

NON-FICTION: REQUIEM FOR SINDH

A travelogue of great erudition, but also a heartfelt lament about the ecological degradation of the author’s native

Published Oct 14, 2018 07:11am
HERITAGE: THE SECRETS OF DUKI

HERITAGE: THE SECRETS OF DUKI

In Balochistan, a mound that could be the vestiges of a stupa, needs urgent protection from vandalism

Published Oct 07, 2018 07:00am
Rhetoric & reality

Rhetoric & reality

The authors and executors of the ‘billion-tree tsunami’ had no idea what they should be planting.

Published Sep 13, 2018 07:15am
OBITUARY: THE NAIPAUL I KNEW

OBITUARY: THE NAIPAUL I KNEW

Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul died on August 11, 2018. He will be different to different people but the world has

Published Aug 19, 2018 07:21am
CULTURE: THE ROAMING GIANTS OF YORE

CULTURE: THE ROAMING GIANTS OF YORE

The fantastical tales surrounding the nau-gaza shrines of supposedly holy men in Gujrat are mostly that: fantastical

Published Jul 29, 2018 07:31am
HERITAGE: GODDESS OF THE MOUNTAINS

HERITAGE: GODDESS OF THE MOUNTAINS

The Sharda Temple in the valley of Kishanganga represents the typical features of Kashmiri temple architecture

Published Apr 01, 2018 07:26am
HERITAGE: CHILLAS AND PICNICS

HERITAGE: CHILLAS AND PICNICS

Legend has it that 40 brothers worshipped at the peak of Chehel Abdal near Chakwal. Now it is mostly a spot for

Published Mar 11, 2018 06:55am
HERITAGE: ONCE UPON A LINE

HERITAGE: ONCE UPON A LINE

Within 50 years of independence, we shut down some priceless railway lines bequeathed to us by the Raj

Updated Feb 12, 2018 12:47pm