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PAKISTAN’S CATCH-22

PAKISTAN’S CATCH-22

With the Qatar Crisis, Pakistan has been caught in the middle between competing interests in the Gulf. Updated Jul 17, 2017 01:06pm
IS IT TIME FOR PAKISTAN TO PIVOT?

IS IT TIME FOR PAKISTAN TO PIVOT?

Saudi Arabia has been Pakistan’s original “all weather” ally but that relationship needs reassessing in light of the
Updated Jul 17, 2017 01:26pm
GALLERY: The Eternal Garden

GALLERY: The Eternal Garden

There is an interconnectedness between gardens, literature and our desire for life
Updated Jul 17, 2017 02:00pm
ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

‘My parents want me to marry my second cousin but I find him unattractive. Help!’
Updated Jul 17, 2017 03:41pm
HERITAGE: THE CITY OF THE DEAD

HERITAGE: THE CITY OF THE DEAD

A 700-year-old necropolis rich in historical and cultural significance stands in need of preservation
Updated Jul 20, 2017 12:07pm
X-SQUARE: THE CULTURE OF REWARDS

X-SQUARE: THE CULTURE OF REWARDS

The whole system of rewarding individuals at the cost of institutions is a malaise but it is so well-entrenched that
Published Jul 16, 2017 07:36am
THE LEGACY OF LAL MASJID

THE LEGACY OF LAL MASJID

The military siege and subsequent assault on the Islamabad mosque compound took place in the first two weeks of July
Updated Jul 11, 2017 03:43pm
THE PEOPLE VERSUS ABDUL AZIZ

THE PEOPLE VERSUS ABDUL AZIZ

How did a man accused of treason, conspiracy against the state, and abetting gruesome terror survive criminal charges?
Published Jul 09, 2017 06:59am
NON-FICTION: THE EAGER FUNDAMENTALIST

NON-FICTION: THE EAGER FUNDAMENTALIST

As incidents of violence in the name of religion grow in the West, an examination of what could be the root cause of it
Updated Jul 17, 2017 04:30pm
COLUMN: IMAGINING DYSTOPIA

COLUMN: IMAGINING DYSTOPIA

Lately I’ve been watching the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It is one of the...
Updated Jul 17, 2017 04:46pm
FICTION: HOME TRUTHS

FICTION: HOME TRUTHS

A tale of loss, grief and eventual redemption told from the perspective of a dislocated child
Published Jul 16, 2017 07:38am
NARRATIVE ARC: REQUIEMS FOR PAIN

NARRATIVE ARC: REQUIEMS FOR PAIN

I could feel the weight of betrayal and loss, remorse and sadness, after watching The Wind That Shakes the Barley,...
Published Jul 16, 2017 07:38am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

It’s Business, It’s Personal: From Setting a Vision to Driving it Through Organisational Excellence Saad...
Published Jul 16, 2017 07:38am
COLUMN: PRIESTESS OF THE ALT-RIGHT

COLUMN: PRIESTESS OF THE ALT-RIGHT

“I am a big fan of Hindu [sic].” — Donald J. Trump, Oct 15, 2016.“Nobody wanted peace more than Adolf...
Updated Jul 12, 2017 02:30pm
NARRATIVE ARC: FAMILIAL KNOTS

NARRATIVE ARC: FAMILIAL KNOTS

When Faisal Buzdar first mentioned Ghachar Ghochar as a novel not to be missed, a couplet by Sufi Tabassum started...
Published Jul 09, 2017 07:00am
FICTION: REMEMBRANCE OF DREAMS PAST

FICTION: REMEMBRANCE OF DREAMS PAST

A selection of short stories from an under-appreciated author captures moments in time to set the tone of things to come
Published Jul 02, 2017 06:58am
COLUMN: STORIES WITHIN STORIES

COLUMN: STORIES WITHIN STORIES

Last month the critic Boyd Tonkin, whom I have often worked with for about 25 years, wrote to ask me if I’d like ...
Published Jul 02, 2017 06:58am