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NON-FICTION: Breaking the code

NON-FICTION: Breaking the code

Mapping the history and future of the gene that defines who we are in a single book is not an easy task Published Mar 12, 2017 07:25am

COLUMN: The intricacies of silence

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib often questions the capacity of words to express thoughts, asking if silence ...
Updated Mar 16, 2017 07:30am

DISCUSSION: Echoes of the past

A dominant theme at this year’s Karachi Literature Festival was the partition of the subcontinent
Published Feb 26, 2017 07:17am

COLUMN: The Rawalpindi camp

In my last column I wrote about the artistic depictions of Pakistan’s capital. Stark contrasts are to be found in...
Published Feb 26, 2017 07:17am

NARRATIVE ARC: Redeemer of the poor

A day after the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan was soaked in innocent blood, an exquisite book was...
Published Feb 26, 2017 07:17am

NARRATIVE ARC: Qudsia and Fehmida

I must admit that until recently I didn’t take social media as seriously as someone ought to in this time and age....
Published Feb 19, 2017 05:58am

An enigma of others’ making

A new trove of letters illuminates Hasan Askari’s relationships with his contemporaries
Updated Feb 15, 2017 02:54pm

For the love of Loki

“Thor, bless his heart, has no narrative arc: he is the same person all the way through.”
Published Feb 12, 2017 07:23am

Sentenced at birth

Neither white nor black in the midst of apartheid
Published Feb 12, 2017 07:23am