Hajrah Mumtaz

Alice’s restaurant

Alice’s restaurant

Musician, mathematician, singer, satirist ... how much more talent can be asked for? Published 16 Dec, 2019 07:19am
‘Sincerely, L. Cohen’

‘Sincerely, L. Cohen’

Cohen’s voice in song is unique, yet crucial is the magic of the words he employs. Published 02 Dec, 2019 07:06am
Absent today

Absent today

Over the years, the state has abdicated even its basic responsibilities. Published 04 Nov, 2019 07:07am
Under pressure

Under pressure

The first condition for reading is literacy. That is where we are failing. Published 21 Oct, 2019 07:09am
Changing times

Changing times

Is it a good or bad thing for the young to access digital resources for knowledge? Published 09 Sep, 2019 06:47am
Ugly realities

Ugly realities

Even when presented with scientific findings, many continue to deny climate change. Published 26 Aug, 2019 06:48am
Epoch of its own

Epoch of its own

Somewhere out there is a cherry-red Tesla Roadster reflecting Earth’s image. Published 29 Jul, 2019 06:59am
Sharing the planet

Sharing the planet

Imported animals are barely offered protection. Published 15 Jul, 2019 07:01am
Turning tides

Turning tides

There is an increasing predilection for social media to bring home the word. Published 01 Jul, 2019 07:14am
Digital blitz

Digital blitz

The advertising world has turned murky in modern times. Published 17 Jun, 2019 06:51am
Failing, flailing

Failing, flailing

Private schools continue to operate as cartels holding society hostage. Published 03 Jun, 2019 07:27am
Cost of security

Cost of security

Efforts to provide safety to the citizenry are, across the board, lacking. Published 20 May, 2019 07:12am
Shop talk

Shop talk

Speed and precision are essential, and can be sometimes brutal. Published 22 Apr, 2019 06:59am
Austerity measures

Austerity measures

Does the state have the right to regulate the private lives of citizens? Published 08 Apr, 2019 07:13am
Lethal gun culture

Lethal gun culture

Pakistan has 11 firearms in civilian hands per 100 people. Published 25 Mar, 2019 07:10am
Final frontier

Final frontier

The very idea of science fiction becoming reality is utterly beguiling. Published 11 Mar, 2019 07:37am
Pound of flesh

Pound of flesh

In their helplessness, people in need of funds turn to Shylocks. Published 25 Feb, 2019 07:10am
Ode to news

Ode to news

Newsmen today tend no longer to have ink-stained fingers. Published 11 Feb, 2019 07:13am