WHO WAS MAJOR ISHAQ?

WHO WAS MAJOR ISHAQ?

Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Major Ishaq Muhammad, who fought for the British in Burma and for Pakistan in Kashmir... Updated 05 Apr, 2021 03:30pm
ESSAY: THE HIERARCHY OF TEARS

ESSAY: THE HIERARCHY OF TEARS

The sharing of an article laying out a Pakistani perspective on the US elections leads to accusations of insensitivity by a white
Updated 05 Apr, 2021 03:30am
TENNIS: PAKISTAN’S GREAT NEW HOPE

TENNIS: PAKISTAN’S GREAT NEW HOPE

Asad Zaman has been a club waiter and a ball-picker on tennis courts. But by virtue of a consuming passion for tennis, hard work
Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:29am
SOCIETY: A WOMAN FOOTLOOSE IN THE WORLD

SOCIETY: A WOMAN FOOTLOOSE IN THE WORLD

Women travelling without male companions in Pakistan obviously have to consider the issue of safety. But how much of the wariness
Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:29am
ARTSPEAK: PATTERNS OF INFINITY

ARTSPEAK: PATTERNS OF INFINITY

If we probe deeper into any phenomena — astronomy, the cycle of life, mathematics — we arrive at the concept of...
Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:29am
ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

‘How Do I Tell My Father I Want To Get Married?’
Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:29am
GENDER: WOMEN WITH OPINIONS… ONLINE

GENDER: WOMEN WITH OPINIONS… ONLINE

Thousands of ordinary Pakistani women are breaking traditional beliefs about what women should be like by openly sharing their
Published 28 Mar, 2021 06:28am
CRICKET: SELECTIONS AND THE SAFARI

CRICKET: SELECTIONS AND THE SAFARI

The national cricket team is touring South Africa for three ODIs and four T20 matches followed by another three T20s and two tests
Published 28 Mar, 2021 06:28am
EXHIBITION: THE ART OF WAR

EXHIBITION: THE ART OF WAR

Adeela Suleman’s show references historic Turkish mercenaries to reaffirm the artist’s stance on war, terror and uncontrolled
Published 28 Mar, 2021 06:28am
WHAT NEXT FOR THE OPPOSITION?

WHAT NEXT FOR THE OPPOSITION?

There are few slow news days in Pakistan, but with hotly contested senate elections, a hurried vote of confidence, ‘spy’ cameras
Published 21 Mar, 2021 08:21am
FESTIVAL: VIRTUAL FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FESTIVAL: VIRTUAL FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The 12th Karachi Literature Festival was a digital event with audiences forced to take part only from their homes. But it still
Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:57am

ESSAY: SAVING THE GHAZAL

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi recovered the poetic Urdu genre from colonial dismissal, and for that we are ever grateful
Updated 04 Apr, 2021 04:36pm
COLUMN: THE FABULIST OF LAHORE

COLUMN: THE FABULIST OF LAHORE

Often, when I’m bored with the books I’ve been reading or with the enforced solitude of lockdown, I return to my...
Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:45am
LITBUZZ: CALLING ALL WRITERS!

LITBUZZ: CALLING ALL WRITERS!

The Zeenat Haroon Rashid (ZHR) Writing Prize for Women, now in its third year, is accepting submissions for the 2021...
Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:45am

FESTIVAL: CHANGING DYNAMICS

Nuanced discussions about the changing landscapes of global politics and domestic social dynamics marked many of the sessions at
Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:45am
NON-FICTION: SNOOPZ IN DA HOUSE

NON-FICTION: SNOOPZ IN DA HOUSE

A work of creative non-fiction presents a gritty and frank portrayal of criminal life in the suburbs, written by a talented writer
Published 28 Mar, 2021 06:28am
COLUMN: LOCKDOWNS AND CURFEWS

COLUMN: LOCKDOWNS AND CURFEWS

The world has been struggling under travel bans, lockdowns and limits on freedom for the last year because of the...
Published 28 Mar, 2021 06:28am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

In her collection of poetry, reflections and prose, the writer — an advocate for women’s empowerment, children’s rights and peace
Published 28 Mar, 2021 06:28am
POETRY: THE JOURNEY OF THE METAPHOR

POETRY: THE JOURNEY OF THE METAPHOR

The publishing of an Iftikhar Arif collection of poems often becomes a momentous literary occasion. His latest is no less...
Published 21 Mar, 2021 07:08am
FICTION: A SOCIETY COMPLICIT

FICTION: A SOCIETY COMPLICIT

A debut novel is full of sparkling prose and fast-paced action, but also carries a measure of predictability...
Published 21 Mar, 2021 07:08am
COLUMN: SINDHI POETS OF URDU

COLUMN: SINDHI POETS OF URDU

In Karachi, the Sindh Culture Department and the Arts Council of Pakistan recently organised a national conference ...
Published 21 Mar, 2021 07:08am
COLUMN: METRES OF MIR AND GHALIB

COLUMN: METRES OF MIR AND GHALIB

‘Composing a good sher [verse] in the short metre merits a certificate of perfection (kamaal ki daleel) in the...
Published 14 Mar, 2021 06:57am
FICTION: ALL IN THE IMMIGRANT FAMILY

FICTION: ALL IN THE IMMIGRANT FAMILY

A gripping debut novel seems like The Godfather set in Bradford, but is more than just a crime thriller. It is also a searing
Published 14 Mar, 2021 06:57am
NON-FICTION: WOMEN OF THE DIGESTS

NON-FICTION: WOMEN OF THE DIGESTS

A monograph on the writers and readers of popular digest fiction presents a first scholarly study of a woefully under-explored...
Published 07 Mar, 2021 06:55am
FICTION: ALIENS IN KARACHI

FICTION: ALIENS IN KARACHI

A Pakistani sci-fi novel imagines an inter-galactic war between good and evil being played out on the streets of Pakistan...
Published 07 Mar, 2021 06:55am
NON-FICTION: PROFILING GOD IN ISLAM

NON-FICTION: PROFILING GOD IN ISLAM

A scholarly Western study of God and His attributes, as delineated in the Quran and Hadith, is a surprisingly accessible read...
Published 07 Mar, 2021 06:55am