Taboos surrounding sexual health mean many women are reluctant to ask for the information and medical care they need.
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Washed up on our beaches and ever present in rubbish heaps scattered across our urban and rural spaces is plastic.
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The government needs to look into what’s going on at the Pakistan Sports Board if it is serious about the uplift of
Hamra Abbas sources the traditional art of marble inlay (parchin kari) to build contemporary metaphors that redefine
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The president’s initiative to create a nursing university seems divorced from the reality on the ground and what needs
Moeen Faruqi moves away from storytelling towards the musical rhythm of his early work
Nad e Ali’s photographs explore and capture the beauty and pathos of the Zuljanah procession
Anti-Pakistan rhetoric in India has a long history. Among the first people it ensnared was Bollywood superstar Dilip
Turmeric is a power herb not only for adding flavour and colour to curries but also for fighting disease
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A fitting and satisfying end to an epic trilogy of fantasy, feminism and magical prose
It was about 25 years ago — a time of intense political tensions between Sindhi-speaking and non-Sindhi speaking...
A sumptuously produced book of photographs is an ode to world civilisations and the known and anonymous ancient
A debut novel is only partially interesting and suffers from too many diversions that have nothing to do with the plot
The Overstory, a complex environmental novel by Richard Powers, is the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for...
Surmaee Arif Bukhari This collection of nearly 150 ghazals in Urdu, composed by an academic steeped
One of the most significant publications related to Urdu’s literary culture forces us to reconsider previously held
Though a first-timer, Haroon Khalid Akhtar displays the ability of a veteran to captivate readers as much with the
An exploration of the problems of the bureaucracy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is easy to read, but lacks academic rigour and
Thinking in binaries is the delight of a growing child. Isn’t the cat evil, through and through evil, with nothing...
Jamil Jan Kochai was born in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1992, but his family hails from Logar, Afghanistan. Kochai ...
A coming-of-age story about a boy looking for a dog that bit his finger off in his ancestral Afghan village marks an
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An edgy debut novel fictionalises the life of Dr Abdus Salam to explore the politics of religion in Pakistan
When you think of a writer, do you imagine a person who is brilliant, eloquent and deeply philosophical? Someone who...
A book delineates the overwhelming culture of the subcontinent in stunning detail, but fails in probing deeper into the
Two literary academics make the case for the power of storytelling from Muslim perspectives to disrupt Islamophobic
“Hoon garmi-i-nishat-i-tasavvur se naghma sanj/ Main andalib-i-gulshan-i-na afridah hoon” [I sing from the...
A wealth of information about 75 Muslims who impacted Western civilisation also provides correctives to dominant
A psychological thriller with strong female characters upends expectations from a relationship triangle involving a man