'Smog' is not only limited to Lahore; in fact, all of Pakistan is at serious risk from high levels of air pollution
Party headquarters are as good as homes for their partisans. Is anyone looking after these emblems of political history?
Why did the two much-hyped exhibition matches organised by World Soccer Stars fail to gather any crowds in a football
As the banking system remains inaccessible for lower classes, particularly poor women, informal savings and pooling
The Karachi Biennale proved to be a disappointing case of policing art by the very municipalities which were supposed
An artist tactfully yet boldly questions social constructs around the female form
There is a long history of rebellion against state-imposed religious practices.
Gajar ka halwa is the perfect winter delight. Enjoy this rich and delicious warm halwa on a frosty day before or after a
‘My ex dumped me because of his parents’
There’s nothing more satisfying than growing your garden all the way from seed to harvest. So, get ready to flex your
In conversations surrounding the 'forced conversions' of Hindu girls, the voices of the girls are missing
The used car industry is changing. Is it time for salesmen and agents to change with it?
It is not easy for any batsman in the world to open the batting on Australia’s bouncy and pacy tracks. Pakistani
Although it is a lifelong condition, with the right exposure, children with Down syndrome can enjoy healthy, happy and
Khalil Chishtee’s aesthetics blur the line between text and image
As a norm, society does not take art or artists very seriously — entertaining, stimulating, thought-provoking and...
In analysing historical events, context provides uncomfortable perspectives.
A book of essays presents insights into the seminal event and its repercussions from a wide range of academic and
With November 19 being World Toilet Day, a book from Indian Gujarat charts the challenges and success of a programme to
Back in the 1970s and ’80s, at a fairly young age, it was in his native Lahore that he joined the political...
The ban on import of books from India is having a disastrous effect, not only on the business of bookshops, but also on
An authoritative book looks at the transnational transformation of Shia thought and religious authority in the country
Described as an “ode to exploring the unbound beauty of the universe and its beings”, these minimalistic poems often
Zadie Smith’s first short story collection occupies a remote corner of a universe in which conventional notions of time
Multiple sci-fi award-winning author puts out her first collection of short stories that cements her position as a
Why is infidelity in marriage the theme du jour on television screens? Are unhappy, spiteful women with malicious intent
Director Roland Emmerich’s expensive Midway suffers from the same problems his previous blockbusters did: action at the
It is hard to imagine the Dabangg franchise starring Salman Khan without a Rahat Fateh Ali Khan song — Tere mast mast do
Ayeza Khan and Imran Abbas are an intriguing lead pair but the intrigue ends right here in this soppy story of cousins
In an industry where many designers have shifted gears towards more commercial routes, creating beautiful, sellable but
For Pakistani celebrities hoping to fight off stereotypes or waiting for that one role that will finally prove their
Naseer and Shahab’s latest track Kaghaz Ki Kashti is a moody take on our more darker emotions
Season 12 of Coke Studio continues to impress us for more reasons than one. The producers of the show were to release
Despite some well-placed social commentary, nostalgic chemistry and fairly decent action, Terminator: Dark Fate comes
All four friends Shahzain (Osman Khalid Butt), Shehryar (Ahmed Ali Akbar), Saad (Ahad Raza Mir) and Shariq (Wahaj Ali)
Actor Junaid Khan is in no hurry to reach the top or to partake in the rat-race to stardom. He would much rather make it
“The times they are a-changin’,” rasped Bob Dylan. He could be singing the soundtrack to the story of Pakistani fashion.
The visuals are spectacular but Angelina Jolie is criminally underused and the director of this sequel is not skillful
This is something genuinely to look forward to. Actor Mehwish Hayat — who seems to be everywhere these days — has
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The only novelty about this done-to-death storyline, where rich boy Asad (Junaid Khan) loves poor girl Zara (Hira Mani)
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The reasons for my failure
Published in Dawn, Young World, November 16th, 2019
We have all seen beggars on streets.
We often wonder how to surprise our friends with a unique present or something which could amaze them.
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Tapeworm removed from brain
Once upon a time, there lived a poor farmer in a village. His name was Ahmed and he was an orphan.