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Shagufta Naaz

Love me, love my horse

“It was a hot day, with temperatures rising to 40 degrees Celsius … A baby buffalo and an old woman were taking... Published Sep 22, 2013 09:24am
Review: Murder, Rowling wrote

Review: Murder, Rowling wrote

The Cuckoo’s Calling, is a classic detective novel that will find favour with everyone who enjoys a good whodunit ... Updated Sep 22, 2013 05:59pm
Review: Death or dishonour

Review: Death or dishonour

According to the BBC, the UK police recorded at least 2,823 so-called honour attacks in 2000 Updated Sep 08, 2013 02:52pm
But judge we do

But judge we do

Where a no-good, violent husband is better than no husband at all. Updated Aug 17, 2013 04:08pm

Interview: A series of miracles

“The word ‘no’ doesn’t exist in my dictionary,” says Shabina Mustafa in her characteristic no-nonsense... Updated Aug 04, 2013 09:59am
You are Sexist

You are Sexist

The world is a big bad place and naive girls need to be protected for their own good, we’re told. Updated Jul 17, 2014 05:17pm
Marriage in the guise of a wedding

Marriage in the guise of a wedding

Every girls been practising playing the dulhan all her life but when it comes to playing the wife, there is no script. Updated Jul 06, 2013 02:51pm
Amazing Arabia

Amazing Arabia

Saima manages to make, what could have been a boring litany of facts, entertaining in ‘The Arab World Thought of It.’ Published Jun 21, 2013 04:44pm
Age of enlightenment

Age of enlightenment

Women are programmed to be sensitive about their age, but that doesn’t mean they can’t change the script. Published Jun 07, 2013 01:45pm
Solo flight

Solo flight

Commuting in any form or way is a hazardous occupation for women in our part of the world. Published May 24, 2013 01:13pm
Smart is scary

Smart is scary

“Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.” Published May 10, 2013 05:11pm
Jokes apart

Jokes apart

Joking about a man’s second marriage underlines a wife’s deepest fears and insecurities; it’s a sharp reminder that her husband can instantly turn her world upside down. Published Apr 19, 2013 01:50pm
Who, what, wear?

Who, what, wear?

When did choice of clothes become a political/social/religious statement rather than just an expression of one’s tastes and personality? Published Apr 05, 2013 12:19pm
The mother/sister/daughter mantra

The mother/sister/daughter mantra

But the childless woman; the woman whose father has died and has no brother to ‘protect her honour’ — well, she’s fair game, isn’t she? Published Mar 22, 2013 02:28pm
The invisible girls

The invisible girls

It’s always boys who climb jungle gyms and ride bicycles and win races, where do girls feature in Pakistani advertisements? Published Mar 08, 2013 08:05am

Monthly budget

An estimate of the basic minimum expenses for a middle class family of four with a household income of between... Published Feb 10, 2013 03:49am

Custodian of history

Some of the greatest achievements in human history have come about through the services of dedicated individuals. ... Published Nov 06, 2011 07:19pm
Just another day

Just another day

“Women’s Day!” my very nice, very Pakistani male friend snorts. “Why in the world do you need a Women’s Day? Every... Published Mar 08, 2011 12:51pm
Don't ask!

Don't ask!

Do you sometimes feel everyone is trying to control your life; telling you what to do and how to do it? Well you’re... Published Jan 30, 2011 01:16pm