Hajrah Mumtaz

Alice’s restaurant

Alice’s restaurant

Musician, mathematician, singer, satirist ... how much more talent can be asked for?

Published Dec 16, 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 Dec 02, 2019 07:06am
Absent today

Absent today

Over the years, the state has abdicated even its basic responsibilities.

Published Nov 04, 2019 07:07am
Under pressure

Under pressure

The first condition for reading is literacy. That is where we are failing.

Published Oct 21, 2019 07:09am
Changing times

Changing times

Is it a good or bad thing for the young to access digital resources for knowledge?

Published Sep 09, 2019 06:47am
Ugly realities

Ugly realities

Even when presented with scientific findings, many continue to deny climate change.

Published Aug 26, 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 Jul 29, 2019 06:59am
Sharing the planet

Sharing the planet

Imported animals are barely offered protection.

Published Jul 15, 2019 07:01am
Turning tides

Turning tides

There is an increasing predilection for social media to bring home the word.

Published Jul 01, 2019 07:14am
Digital blitz

Digital blitz

The advertising world has turned murky in modern times.

Published Jun 17, 2019 06:51am
Failing, flailing

Failing, flailing

Private schools continue to operate as cartels holding society hostage.

Published Jun 03, 2019 07:27am
Cost of security

Cost of security

Efforts to provide safety to the citizenry are, across the board, lacking.

Published May 20, 2019 07:12am
Shop talk

Shop talk

Speed and precision are essential, and can be sometimes brutal.

Published Apr 22, 2019 06:59am
Austerity measures

Austerity measures

Does the state have the right to regulate the private lives of citizens?

Published Apr 08, 2019 07:13am
Lethal gun culture

Lethal gun culture

Pakistan has 11 firearms in civilian hands per 100 people.

Published Mar 25, 2019 07:10am
Final frontier

Final frontier

The very idea of science fiction becoming reality is utterly beguiling.

Published Mar 11, 2019 07:37am
Pound of flesh

Pound of flesh

In their helplessness, people in need of funds turn to Shylocks.

Published Feb 25, 2019 07:10am
Ode to news

Ode to news

Newsmen today tend no longer to have ink-stained fingers.

Published Feb 11, 2019 07:13am