Although the forms of oppression have changed and the limelight has shifted, landless peasants and sharecroppers
Where can Pakistani diving afficionados go when the water’s too rough around Karachi?
French and Swiss museums pay homage to Paul Cézanne — the most emblematic painter of his time
Rasheed Araeen is one of the most internationally exhibited artists this year. At the age of 82, his inner child and art
The Khanabadosh Writers’ Cafe run by a Sindhi poet is an oasis for intellectual discussions in Hyderabad, for
The man-bag is not just an accessory; it’s a fashion statement
Is accepting a prospective high life with a braggart taking the high road?
Spiralising your veggies is the perfect way to get your pasta or noodle fix without boosting your calorie count
True to their name, irises come in all the colours of the rainbow
“Should I stay single or remarry?”
The majority of motions rejected in 1973 gradually became part of the constitution from 1979 to 1989
In years gone by, roads actually became deserted when her serials went on air. Despite her output having dwindled,
With issues getting resolved right, left and centre, world cricket is having a ball of a time. The only exceptions are
For a generation of fans, going to the stadium was a ritual — one that was brutally interrupted in 2009. Eight barren
The ongoing strife in Myanmar’s Rakhine State targeting the minority Muslim population has shone a light on Karachi’s
A Pakistani photographer shares his experience as a pilgrim-turned-tourist in Iraq
Contemporary works and still lifes by the old masters come together in a charming but increasingly disconcerting
A group show that celebrates 70 years of Pakistan with modern narratives presented in a historical context
In Ayesha Jatoi’s latest body of work, words serve as images
Maulana Jalaludin Rumi’s Islamic scholarship is often forgotten by those extolling the universality of his message
With Muharram around the corner, outlets have stocked up in elegant yet understated pieces in black and white
Far from a hagiography, an American historian’s latest book on Emperor Aurangzeb explodes widely held myths about
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Paul Auster’s latest novel is his magnum opus, but is a dense and cerebral book
I have been exploring Goethe’s concept of ‘world literature’ for a while. The questions Goethe raised become...
An imaginative debut that veers away from the tried and tested formula of Pakistani English-language fiction
A translation of Bertolt Brecht’s poetry seasons universal thoughts with local flavour
A snapshot of mountain crafts before urbanisation seeps in
Lately it has become fashionable for the affluent and the nouveau riche in metropolitan Pakistan to mock and...
Arundhati Roy’s new novel, longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, is a story of persecution, albeit one in which
Short stories from the Frenchman writing in Urdu explore literary truths about famous Pakistanis
Half a century ago, a competition for a first book of poems, to be judged by W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender, for...
An inventive crime thriller that blurs the line between legality and moral question
Amjad Ali Khadim’s collection of poems addresses the turmoil of the present world
A collection of diverse ideas on India shows that common ground between India and Pakistan is still very substantial
“Well, people from your part of the world spend their weekends in London watching cheap Bollywood thrillers at ...
What could have inspired the personal assistant of a stage actor in the Victorian era to pen one of the most ...
A debut novel that has all the elements of a rollicking good ride, but falls somewhat short of the mark
Could the shattering of Greece’s economy in 2015 be a deliberate attempt to maintain imbalance in the European Union?
A proposal for global governance neglects to account for key factors
We live in a society where for weeks, the headline news on television revolved around the patchy conjugal life of a...
The veteran journalist, broadcaster and fiction writer has collected 75 columns written by him between 2008 and 2014