THE EVOLUTION OF MONKEY

THE EVOLUTION OF MONKEY

As tourism in the Galiyat region has increased, the eating habits and behavioural patterns of the area’s native monkey population Updated 15 May, 2022 09:42am
POLITICS: SELLING OFF THE STATE SILVER

POLITICS: SELLING OFF THE STATE SILVER

The Toshakhana scandal presents a story of Pakistani greed. Imran Khan is hardly the first leader to have dipped into the state
Published 15 May, 2022 08:16am
HOCKEY: THE GREAT HOCKEY HOAX

HOCKEY: THE GREAT HOCKEY HOAX

A couple of wins by the national side on a European tour had the Pakistan Hockey Federation touting it as the sport getting back
Published 15 May, 2022 07:58am
SOCIETY: WINDS OF CHANGE IN JHOL

SOCIETY: WINDS OF CHANGE IN JHOL

A young landlord from Sindh has defied his village’s conventions and stereotypes and used his own resources to help girls and poor
Published 15 May, 2022 07:53am
EPICURIOUS: THE ‘ROSH’ JOB

EPICURIOUS: THE ‘ROSH’ JOB

When it comes to the local delicacy called ‘rosh’, Al-Dubai Restaurant and Garden on Quetta Highway has achieved perfection.
Published 15 May, 2022 07:28am
ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

‘My wife and I have never been on the same page over parenting’
Published 15 May, 2022 07:22am
THE IMMINENT SOLAR REVOLUTION

THE IMMINENT SOLAR REVOLUTION

The future of solar is bright. Countries around the world are opting for the relatively inexpensive power generation source,...
Updated 09 May, 2022 03:45pm
HEALTH: THE GREAT BABY BURNOUT

HEALTH: THE GREAT BABY BURNOUT

Gynaecologists and new mothers were among those who were pushed to their limits through the three waves of the pandemic
Published 08 May, 2022 08:31am
EXHIBITION: VERDANT CONTEMPLATIONS

EXHIBITION: VERDANT CONTEMPLATIONS

This year’s Art Dubai saw Canvas Gallery showcasing Wardha Shabbir’s vibrant miniature paintings, enthralling audiences abroad
Published 08 May, 2022 08:38am
DISCOURSE: THE MUNDANE AS ART

DISCOURSE: THE MUNDANE AS ART

Illustrated manuscripts from the Middle Ages, such as the Régime du corps, offer a window into many aspects of everyday mediaeval
Published 08 May, 2022 08:44am
EPICURIOUS: TAKING OAT

EPICURIOUS: TAKING OAT

Discover the versatility of the humble oat, a power-packed cereal grain that can be used to whip up many delicious and healthy
Published 08 May, 2022 08:57am
ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

‘My parents don’t want me to get married’
Published 08 May, 2022 09:03am
THE ROOTS OF THE RAGE AGAINST AMERICA

THE ROOTS OF THE RAGE AGAINST AMERICA

Weeks after former Prime Minister Imran Khan first claimed an American conspiracy to oust his government, he and his party...
Updated 01 May, 2022 01:41pm
NON-FICTION: I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR

NON-FICTION: I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR

An inspiring book of personal narratives from across the world reflects the enormous changes taking place in the lives of women
Published 15 May, 2022 10:03am
FICTION: THE FIVE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

FICTION: THE FIVE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

A slow-burner of a novel has a quirkily intriguing protagonist, but is hampered by the author’s surprising lack of control over
Published 15 May, 2022 09:57am
NON-FICTION: FOREIGN AFFAIRS 101

NON-FICTION: FOREIGN AFFAIRS 101

Former diplomat Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry’s memoir provides a full background of almost all foreign affairs issues relating to Pakistan
Published 15 May, 2022 09:40am
COLUMN: A PLACE WE USED TO KNOW

COLUMN: A PLACE WE USED TO KNOW

Hoori Noorani of the publishing house Maktaba-e-Danyal told me some months ago that she had found some fascinating...
Published 15 May, 2022 09:35am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

After the miserable conditions of a government hospital in Setpur, as featured in the author’s earlier novel Tholly, readers get
Published 15 May, 2022 09:28am
FICTION: TALES FROM THE GRAVEYARD

FICTION: TALES FROM THE GRAVEYARD

A dream-like debut novel indicates clearly that its author has both talent and a gifted intellect, despite its deficiencies in...
Published 08 May, 2022 09:24am
COLUMN: LEGENDS AND THEIR TELLERS

COLUMN: LEGENDS AND THEIR TELLERS

“Myths, legends, tales, they are all part of our heritage which mark the way we think, live and see the world,”...
Published 08 May, 2022 09:17am
FICTION: JEALOUSY COMES BEFORE A FALL

FICTION: JEALOUSY COMES BEFORE A FALL

Combining an intriguing plot with fascinating characters and a tragic conclusion, a 19th century qissa is an excellent read that
Published 01 May, 2022 10:19am
NON-FICTION: DRIVING PAKISTAN

NON-FICTION: DRIVING PAKISTAN

Murtuza Y. Mandviwalla — chairman and CEO of the Mandviwalla Motors Group — has spent over 40 years in...
Updated 01 May, 2022 06:38pm
COLUMN: LET REALITY ABIDE

COLUMN: LET REALITY ABIDE

I have written more than once about a fascinating, deeply meaningful and yet, at first glance, somewhat odd beseeching of a very
Published 01 May, 2022 10:01am
NON-FICTION: A WOMAN’S PLACE

NON-FICTION: A WOMAN’S PLACE

A scholar of environmental studies traces the linkages between Pakistani women’s creative works and eco-feminism
Published 24 Apr, 2022 07:19am
FICTION: PRICKING THE BUBBLE

FICTION: PRICKING THE BUBBLE

In many ways, John le Carre’s swansong, Silverview, is an affirmation of his brilliance as one of the last great...
Updated 24 Apr, 2022 02:08pm
COLUMN: BALOCHISTAN BITES

COLUMN: BALOCHISTAN BITES

During a holiday from the school I was teaching at in mid-1990s Peshawar, I was fortunate to spend a few days in...
Published 24 Apr, 2022 07:08am
FICTION: CYPRIOT GAMES

FICTION: CYPRIOT GAMES

Traversing issues of exile, identity, mental illness, love, grief, parenthood, superstition and the environment, Elif Shafak’s...
Published 17 Apr, 2022 11:05am