IS ‘ISIS’ STILL A GLOBAL THREAT?

IS ‘ISIS’ STILL A GLOBAL THREAT?

Last July’s attack in Bajaur, January’s attack in Iran and the recent one in Moscow show that ability of the group’s franchises to stage spectacular acts of destruction worldwide remains. Updated 07 Apr, 2024 11:29am
SPORTS: THE LIGHT OF LYARI’S FUTSAL

SPORTS: THE LIGHT OF LYARI’S FUTSAL

Ramazan in Karachi’s Lyari, the football hub of Pakistan, is about whiling away the night ahead of sehri while playing futsal.
Published 07 Apr, 2024 06:46am
CULTURE: WONDER, SHE WROTE

CULTURE: WONDER, SHE WROTE

The host of a women writers’ retreat in Abbottabad reflects on how this shared experience helped the participants face up to what
Published 07 Apr, 2024 06:46am
SOCIETY: LADDER TO HAPPINESS?

SOCIETY: LADDER TO HAPPINESS?

Finland is constantly ranked as the happiest country in the world, but research suggests the rankings are wealth and status-
Published 07 Apr, 2024 06:46am
EXHIBITION: HOME, CITY, WORLD

EXHIBITION: HOME, CITY, WORLD

A group show at a commercial gallery by the Indus Valley School’s Fine Arts Class of 2023 blurred the lines between the ordinary
Published 07 Apr, 2024 06:46am
GARDENING: DIVINITY IN NATURE

GARDENING: DIVINITY IN NATURE

From tree branches that seemingly spell out religious text to holy symbols on the skins or seed patterns of edibles, nature is
Published 07 Apr, 2024 06:46am
ORIGINS OF THE OPP SANITATION PROGRAMME

ORIGINS OF THE OPP SANITATION PROGRAMME

The low-cost sanitation programme has now become famous worldwide for how it involves poor communities in upgrading their own settlements.
Updated 31 Mar, 2024 11:16am
SATIRE: KHAMAS ATE MY HOMEWORK

SATIRE: KHAMAS ATE MY HOMEWORK

Israel attempts to understand why it continues to receive worldwide hate and condemnation for its actions post-October 7, despite
Published 31 Mar, 2024 07:03am
SCIENCE: OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

SCIENCE: OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

How a remarkable discovery 100 years ago about stars that varied in brightness helped upend humanity’s view of the known universe
Published 31 Mar, 2024 07:03am
EXHIBITION: THE FEMALE GAZE

EXHIBITION: THE FEMALE GAZE

Zahra Mansoor brings a touch of Pakistani womanhood to New York through her inventive use of paint and fabric
Published 31 Mar, 2024 07:03am
ARTSPEAK: CROSSROADS OF CHANGE

ARTSPEAK: CROSSROADS OF CHANGE

Are we standing at the precipice of a great transformation, one that has marked societies across the span of human history,
Published 31 Mar, 2024 07:03am
EPICURIOUS: THE PERFECT NANKHATAI

EPICURIOUS: THE PERFECT NANKHATAI

Yaseen bhai’s freshly made, sweet, flaky and fragrant local cookies are sought after even by those visiting from the United States
Published 31 Mar, 2024 07:03am
FICTION: WOMEN ON THE VERGE

FICTION: WOMEN ON THE VERGE

An anthology of selected submissions from the first five years of the Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize for Women indicates that
Published 07 Apr, 2024 08:27am
FICTION: ROOTS AND BRANCHES

FICTION: ROOTS AND BRANCHES

A collection of interconnected stories transports one to a fictional place in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa that bears witness to a changing
Published 07 Apr, 2024 08:22am
NON-FICTION: A WOMAN WITH GUTS

NON-FICTION: A WOMAN WITH GUTS

The autobiography of a pioneering female hospital administrator is an inspirational tale that can help break gender stereotypes
Published 07 Apr, 2024 07:55am
COLUMN: THE MIRROR AND THE MANTLE

COLUMN: THE MIRROR AND THE MANTLE

The British actor, director, playwright and critic Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946) writes in one of his famous prefaces to...
Published 07 Apr, 2024 07:50am
NON-FICTION: THE ADVENTUROUS ARCHITECT

NON-FICTION: THE ADVENTUROUS ARCHITECT

Architect Mukhar Husain’s autobiography is more than just a recounting of his personal journey. It is the story of a whole...
Published 31 Mar, 2024 09:22am
FICTION: ORDINARY LIVES

FICTION: ORDINARY LIVES

A collection of Urdu short stories lifts the curtain and reveals for us the lives of ordinary people in India, especially its...
Published 31 Mar, 2024 09:08am
COLUMN: LITERARY & SPOKEN LANGUAGE

COLUMN: LITERARY & SPOKEN LANGUAGE

On a recent visit to Iran, I was shocked at how little I could understand of spoken Persian. I could read and...
Published 31 Mar, 2024 08:52am
NON-FICTION: HOW TO READ THE CITY?

NON-FICTION: HOW TO READ THE CITY?

Ahmed Saeed’s posthumously published two volumes build on the classical works on Lahore to write a richly painted cultural...
Published 24 Mar, 2024 08:32am
CHASING UTOPIA

CHASING UTOPIA

A monograph from an academic hopes to have Pakistan rethink the very ethos of its economy and politics but, while well-intentioned
Published 24 Mar, 2024 08:18am
NON-FICTION: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

NON-FICTION: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

Despite numerous shortcomings in terms of language, a meticulously researched book paints a comprehensive picture of the violence
Published 17 Mar, 2024 08:25am
NON-FICTION: CHINA IN ITS EARLY YEARS

NON-FICTION: CHINA IN ITS EARLY YEARS

A reprint of journalist Ibrahim Jalees’ Urdu travelogue from a trip to China in 1951 offers a fascinating look into Chinese vision
Published 17 Mar, 2024 08:20am
NON-FICTION: FULL HONESTY

NON-FICTION: FULL HONESTY

Full House star John Stamos’s memoir candidly lays bare the ups and downs of his career and his life
Published 17 Mar, 2024 08:03am
COLUMN: FATHERHOOD BEYOND LANGUAGES

COLUMN: FATHERHOOD BEYOND LANGUAGES

In early 2007 in London, there was a sombre evening when Prof Amin Mughal and I met, a few months after my father’s passing in...
Published 17 Mar, 2024 07:56am
NON-FICTION: JOURNEYS OF THE SELF

NON-FICTION: JOURNEYS OF THE SELF

A collection of offbeat Urdu essays on ordinary and not-so-ordinary travel destinations transforms into poetic reflections
Published 10 Mar, 2024 07:25am
POETRY: HONEST EXCAVATIONS

POETRY: HONEST EXCAVATIONS

Peerzada Salman’s latest collection of poems are often about love and its emotional tribulations and range in tone from dark
Published 10 Mar, 2024 07:25am