The Tablighi Jamaat once prided itself in the unity of its ranks but with internal schisms now rising to the fore, it is
Like many other South Asian Muslim religious groups, TJ has very strong Deobandi roots. Muhammad Ilyas Kandhalvi, ...
A rich collection of relics housed in the National Museum in Karachi depicts the Gandharan civilisation’s complex
The posters I grew up with were the wonderful psychedelic pop art posters of the 1960s and ’70s. They were ...
Objective art depicts easily recognisable subject matter whereas nonobjective or abstract art has no identifiable forms
An exhibition showcases the artworks of 25 emerging artists mentored by Mansoor Rahi and Hajra Mansoor
Most people do not know Saqib Qayyum. But as the most prolific Pakistani editor of Wikipedia pages, many are likely
The ‘anything goes’ trend in style these days gives a chance to pick, choose and create your own individual look
Why is Imran Khan’s marital status and choice of partner a matter of national concern?
Kebabs are being politicised, allegedly causing an identity crisis in France
All your gardening queries answered
‘My heartbreaker works in my office’
A 19th-century Muslim modernist wrote a bold, pro-women book which was never reprinted.
A recent mass-wedding in Sindh was unique in that it was an inter-faith affair
Even though he never believed in taking advice, Shoaib Akhtar is now tasked with advising the PCB chief
With several fresh inductions and many playing musical chairs, an additional new team and venue for the final, PSL’s
For a couple of years, Mohammed Hanif followed Asma Jahangir on her annual fact-finding missions to Balochistan.
The defining image that encapsulated the importance of Asma Jahangir may have been that of her funeral
The Getty Villa is a recreation of an ancient Roman country house and its magnificent gardens
An exhibition in London highlights the direction emerging Pakistani artists are taking
Akhtar Soomro’s photographs are an honest documentation of certain areas of Karachi that capture the spirit of the city
A novel that sacrifices nuance, diction and character development in its attempts to craft a cinema-worthy story
In the popular romances constituting the folklore of the Indus Valley, women are the real heroes. In these ...
A comprehensive history of the Talpur dynasty in Sindh sheds light on its internal intrigues and the colonial British
We have all seen stories about children barely out of kindergarten playing Rachmaninoff, or writing complex proofs...
Hillary Clinton provides a window into her mind and beliefs, but also glosses over some inconvenient truths
The posthumous publication of two additional volumes of Ali Sufyan Afaqi’s chronicles of Pakistan’s cinema industry
A debut collection of poems is a paean to the poet’s nostalgia about his city, but offers much, much more
Karachi Literature Festival’s Urdu segment had fresh elements this year that needed better treatment to be as effective
An attempt to present a soft image of the war-torn country is appreciable, but not entirely accurate or coherent
Victoria Schofield is a military historian and broadcaster. Her extensive work includes several books on South Asia....
Saraab-i-Aagahi Aisha GhaziA lawyer, molecular biologist, independent documentary filmmaker and a poet, Ghazi’s...
Before the Karachi Literature Festival hits its 10-year milestone, it would be in its interest to re-examine how it can
The fortunes of the fecund text Padmavat, on which the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bollywood film of this...
The global software giant’s India-born chief executive shares his vision of the future
What urban couple wouldn’t want to trade the din of the Q train for the sound of crickets, exchange a cramped...
An important piece of current literature with difficult prose and ideas worth understanding requires patience. And it
Hema Malini’s authorised biography is full of new information about her
A posthumously published book on the culture of Awadh is by far the most knowledgeable and meticulous description
Despite some omissions, Muhammad Umar Memon’s new anthology of translations provides an exemplary introduction
I like the musical, poetic quality of the name ‘Saqi Farooqi’. Who would choose such an outlandish name for...