Javed Jabbar

A Misrepresented Tragedy

A Misrepresented Tragedy

Five decades on, Javed Jabbar highlights reasons why the loss of East Pakistan in 1971 is still a subject of considerable debate. Published 14 Aug, 2022 07:24am
A ROBUST CULTURAL MOSAIC

A ROBUST CULTURAL MOSAIC

An assortment of cultural interventions by the state, the flag-bearers of religion, and modernist forces have enabled Pakistani... Published 14 Aug, 2022 07:12am
Eighty seconds

Eighty seconds

Over 600 individuals toiled in myriad ways... Updated 06 Aug, 2022 09:24am

1940 had a global context

Cataclysmic events as well as multiple and diverse factors on a global scale shaped the world in which the struggle for Pakistan. Published 23 Mar, 2022 10:43pm
NON-FICTION: A MUSICAL TREASURE

NON-FICTION: A MUSICAL TREASURE

Compendium, catalogue, personal narrative and panoramic survey, a new book is a feast of facts about film music from Pakista... Published 23 Jan, 2022 07:06am
An ‘extremist’ par excellence

An ‘extremist’ par excellence

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had a progressive, visionary streak of extremism rooted in non-violence, civility and respect... Published 26 Dec, 2021 04:26am
Truths and dialogue

Truths and dialogue

Rigid limits coexist with information in the mediascape. Published 16 Sep, 2021 08:44am

Independence and Inter-Dependence

Instead of focussing disproportionately on the bad, there is a need to use Independence Day as illumination for the good Published 15 Aug, 2021 02:16am
Arabic Pakistan?

Arabic Pakistan?

Every Muslim here is immersed in religious expressions. Published 18 May, 2021 05:52am

The Reality versus Theory

In practical terms, reality comes before theory, for a theory seeks to ‘explain’ what already exists. Like gravity which existed Published 26 Mar, 2021 12:28pm
SOCIETY: A CHILDHOOD IN PRISON

SOCIETY: A CHILDHOOD IN PRISON

Pakistan has 1,300 juvenile offenders in jails. Ninety percent of them are simply awaiting trial. Is the state and society doing Published 14 Mar, 2021 06:57am
Senate: then & now

Senate: then & now

Reserved seats for technocrats opened up possibilities. Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:24am
TRIBUTE: A TRIBUTE TO IRFAN HUSAIN

TRIBUTE: A TRIBUTE TO IRFAN HUSAIN

Irfan Husain was, in the finest sense of the term, a true liberal. He transcended differences of nations, regions and cultures. Published 10 Jan, 2021 09:59am
Saving the Quaid

Saving the Quaid

The core of Jinnah’s personality needs to be retrieved and protected in the face of multiple threats emerging from the diverse Published 27 Dec, 2020 09:51am
Saving the Quaid

Saving the Quaid

In a country where Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is ubiquitous, is the title of this reflection at all pertinent? Updated 25 Dec, 2020 05:31pm
From 1971 to 2021

From 1971 to 2021

There is an opportunity to revisit attitudes to 1971. Updated 16 Dec, 2020 01:29pm