HOW DO KARACHI’S POOR SEE THEMSELVES?

HOW DO KARACHI’S POOR SEE THEMSELVES?

While there exist a broad range of economic and academic metrics by which poverty is measured and defined, such classifications rarely reflect the challenges faced by those who are placed in these categories. Updated 29 Jan, 2023 08:43pm
HEALTH: THE RISE OF DIABETES IN ASIA

HEALTH: THE RISE OF DIABETES IN ASIA

As the soda market slumps in the West, a bourgeoning market for sugary drinks has emerged in Asia, increasing health risks like...
Published 29 Jan, 2023 06:23am
EXHIBITION: FOREST BATHING

EXHIBITION: FOREST BATHING

An exhibition at the Koel Gallery in Karachi paid homage to the oldest living creatures on the planet
Published 29 Jan, 2023 06:23am
CLIFTONIA: THEIR MASTER’S VOICE

CLIFTONIA: THEIR MASTER’S VOICE

National Hope & Icon Nazir Jr pens a heartfelt appeal to the Western establishment for help against the local Cliftonian establi…
Published 29 Jan, 2023 06:23am
OBITUARY: THE LAST NIZAM

OBITUARY: THE LAST NIZAM

His grandfather was the richest man in the world, but the titular ‘last Nizam of Hyderabad’ ran through that fortune in...
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:45am
ECONOMY: NO COUNTRY FOR THE YOUNG

ECONOMY: NO COUNTRY FOR THE YOUNG

Although Pakistan is facing many challenges on the economic front, youth unemployment might be one of the most dangerous ones...
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:44am
CRICKET: A CAPTAIN QUESTIONED

CRICKET: A CAPTAIN QUESTIONED

Was it just winter gloom that hit the Babar Azam XI? Or will the Men in Green be shivering during the summer too?
Updated 22 Jan, 2023 11:56am
EXHIBITION: GARDEN STATE

EXHIBITION: GARDEN STATE

Through vividly painted gardens, two sisters depict beautiful, fantastical worlds born out of darkness and an existential threa...
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:44am
ARTSPEAK: RISING FROM THE ASHES

ARTSPEAK: RISING FROM THE ASHES

Natural and economic disasters, wars, revolutions and genocides have dotted the timeline of history leading to the...
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:44am
EPICURIOUS: A TALE TWO CAPRIS

EPICURIOUS: A TALE TWO CAPRIS

The old world charm of Capri Restaurant and the now defunct Capri Cinema in Gulberg evoke fond memories of an era long gone,...
Updated 22 Jan, 2023 08:33am
NON-FICTION: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT

NON-FICTION: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT

A tribute to the late journalist and activist Ahfazur Rahman casts a wide net, encompassing his struggles for media ind...
Published 29 Jan, 2023 06:23am
NON-FICTION: THE WEST ASIA CONUNDRUM

NON-FICTION: THE WEST ASIA CONUNDRUM

A former Indian diplomat, academic, historian and analyst attempts to make sense of the dynamics that have made the Middle Eas...
Published 29 Jan, 2023 06:23am
FICTION: GIRLS LIKE US

FICTION: GIRLS LIKE US

A collection of short stories examines girlhood and womanhood with tenderness, originality and genuine wit
Published 29 Jan, 2023 06:23am
COLUMN: COMPLEXITY OF CULTURAL LINKAGES

COLUMN: COMPLEXITY OF CULTURAL LINKAGES

Experts tell us there are at least 200 versions of the text in more than 50 languages. However, standard accounts of the fable’...
Updated 30 Jan, 2023 10:03am
FICTION: THE PRECISION OF LANGUAGE

FICTION: THE PRECISION OF LANGUAGE

A much-praised novel by Katie Kitamura does not disappoint, its writing restrained, understated and subtle, yet packing a big
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:58am
FICTION: NIGHT FALLS ON A GIRL

FICTION: NIGHT FALLS ON A GIRL

A debut novel takes on the hapless fate of streetwalkers who are exploited by the very law enforcers who should be protecting them
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:51am
NON-FICTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE COUNCIL

NON-FICTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE COUNCIL

A political scientist deconstructs the work of the Council of Islamic Ideology and how it fits into Pakistan’s ‘Islamisation’
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:43am
COLUMN: THE BRAVE HEART OF SINDH

COLUMN: THE BRAVE HEART OF SINDH

There was a time — not very long ago — when students, labour, journalists and a representative segment of...
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:30am
LITBUZZ

LITBUZZ

In November 2020, former president of the United States, Barack Obama, released his memoir A Promised Land. According to...
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:23am
NON-FICTION: THE LAST GREAT MUTINY

NON-FICTION: THE LAST GREAT MUTINY

A book on the Royal Indian Navy mutiny of 1946 is a compellingly good read for connoisseurs of South Asian history in general, and
Published 15 Jan, 2023 07:11am
NON-FICTION: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GIANTS

NON-FICTION: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GIANTS

An Urdu translation of one of the masterpieces of mountaineering and exploration work is as much a reader’s delight as the...
Published 15 Jan, 2023 07:04am
COLUMN: MY HEART AND GHALIB - I

COLUMN: MY HEART AND GHALIB - I

Prelude: I have been trying to write my lived experience of a heart attack for over a month now. But words didn’t flow.
Published 15 Jan, 2023 06:59am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

So many of us — women, especially — would nod in agreement at a grandmother admonishing a young girl to tie back her hair at...
Published 15 Jan, 2023 06:56am
FICTION: WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

FICTION: WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

A new novel is an attention-grabbing examination of the subtext of H.G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr Moreau and a shapeshi...
Published 08 Jan, 2023 07:42am
COLUMN: LOVERS' UNION IN DEATH

COLUMN: LOVERS' UNION IN DEATH

The repetition of the theme over centuries reveals it to be a major preoccupation of our literature.
Published 08 Jan, 2023 07:42am
NON-FICTION: A BAHADUR LIFE

NON-FICTION: A BAHADUR LIFE

An excellent biography of scholar and freedom fighter Bahadur Yar Jang, who achieved so much in the short 39 years that nature...
Published 01 Jan, 2023 08:59am
FICTION: SECRETS AND LIES

FICTION: SECRETS AND LIES

A debut novel with a memorable storyline offers a poignant study of the secrets women keep to survive and the perils that could...
Published 01 Jan, 2023 08:54am
NON-FICTION: THE SUFI CIRCUIT

NON-FICTION: THE SUFI CIRCUIT

Merging the personal and the public, this highly readable book will appeal to serious academics and to shrine culture’s die-har...
Published 01 Jan, 2023 08:50am