Sara Faruqi

Pakistan's female Rangers: Life on the base

Is there more that these women can do, other than check post duty? Incidents in the last five years would suggest that out of the 420,000 strong paramilitary forces, there is a need to have women serving in frontline duty. Published Mar 25, 2013 06:20pm

Pakistani women journalists recognised

The first Women in Media Awards ceremony took place at the Beach Luxury Hotel on Wednesday and celebrated the works of female Pakistani journalists. Published Mar 13, 2013 04:42pm

English — a South Asian language

Under a sunny sky and amid a cool breeze, the courtyards and gardens of the Alhamra Arts Centre were filled with chatter on Sunday as people mingled with authors, artists and academics on the second (and last) day of Published Feb 25, 2013 03:20am

Building aesthetics

One of the last few sessions of the day was perhaps one of the most informative as well. Titled ‘Architecture of Aesthetics and Urbanism’, the session was with a star cast of panelists in the related field – Ebba Koch, Kamil K Published Feb 24, 2013 08:08pm

Small revolutions and sewing machines

A few women in the hopes of conserving a forest, started a movement that changed the family income dynamics of 400 households. Published Dec 17, 2012 02:24pm

Friends remember Cowasjee

“A serious loss,” is how M.A. Majid, the man who edited Ardeshir Cowasjee’s columns for decades, summed up the... Published Nov 29, 2012 01:28pm

Through the Lahore Science Museum

Whether it’s due to lack of funding or disinterest by the government the atmosphere lacks a sense of wonderment and excitement. Published Oct 03, 2012 01:08pm

[audio http://i.dawn.com/2012/09/dawn-news-bulletin-01-09-2012.mp3] Published Sep 01, 2012 04:54pm

Rickshaws take modern turn

KARACHI, Aug 29: “Soon every rickshaw will be called a rik,” exclaims Mohsin Abbas, the owner of city’s latest transport service — Call-a-Rik. Published Aug 29, 2012 08:12pm

Venkat Ananth on cricket corruption

Cricket columnist Venkat Ananth explains why he supports Sri Lanka, the BCCI and how Karachi feels like home. Published Aug 01, 2012 12:58pm

Lyari wars political, say residents

During the past four days, more than 20 people, as well as six security personnel, have lost their lives in the... Published May 01, 2012 02:26pm

Suu Kyi claims by-elections win

Myanmar’s opposition claimed a historic victory on Sunday for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her first bid... Published Apr 02, 2012 04:06am

Drops full of hope

In a room full of lady health workers (LHW) and government school teachers, a training session is underway at the... Published Jan 31, 2012 03:35pm