The chaotic political developments in Karachi over the past week seemed to indicate weakness and manipulation.
I felt that my presence was not being acknowledged and my voice was not being heard. We [MQM-P and PSP] have been
One man’s efforts to give the children of his village a better future have strengthened a sense of community
Knowledge is often formally divided into the sciences and humanities — as if one can exist without the other —...
Sheherezade Alam’s home and workplace are beautifully integrated with an overriding presence of nature that imbues the
Every successive generation brings new interpretations to previous evaluations and a reread of earlier commentaries
Spike Lee’s masterful biopic about the iconic civil rights campaigner was released 25 years ago. It remains as relevant
Rounding up the top must-have fashion trends for cooler days ahead
What women want is a curious mix of good looks and empathy
Anyone can cook these delicious French dishes without too much fiddle and fuss
All your gardening queries answered
‘I am interested in my former student, how should I approach her?’
New electoral alliances are in the offing while old ones are being re-established. The history of such alliances is long
Mystery shrouds the burial place of Hathi Khan Gakkhar who died in ignominy
There is hardly a chance of ‘regaining the lost glory’ ever on the hockey field, but we can still be competitive on the
A coaching and training programme is encouraging more and more young girls to take up football, to their evident delight
Today is the last day of the 10th Expo Pakistan which exhibits Pakistani export merchandise and services.
For Pakistanis the most visible showcase of the marble decline is in the once-booming handicrafts sector
The Karachi Biennale was an overwhelming surprise that brought Pakistan into the world of global art discourse
Ali Kazim’s hair installation at the Karachi Biennale won him the inaugural Art Prize. What was the thinking behind it
Despite its ‘do more’ mantra, America needs Pakistan to continue its operations in Afghanistan
A much-deserved documentation of the high-altitude porters and mountaineers from Pakistan who all too often do not
Novel-writing is a desperate struggle against the community imposed by the world. It is a fight against so-called...
A personal record that gives a glimpse into those aspects of Pakistan’s history on which authorised texts tend to remain
Chilling and heartbreaking stories from a totalitarian regime that holds its nation in slavish subjection
A gorgeously produced coffee-table labour of love on nawabi cuisine enthrals with its anecdotes, history and recipes
Frantz Fanon enjoys a special place in the minds and hearts of thinkers and activists belonging to the developing...
A fascinating account of the history of Iranian music and its decline following 1979
Two compilations attempt to shed light on an intellectual giant
The recently concluded Sindh Literature Festival successfully jettisoned the baggage of previous festivals
At another time in another place, a writer complained in the preface to his novel.
Farahnaz Ispahani’s 2015 book, recently published in Pakistan, documents discrimination against religious minorities,
A fantasy novel with a heroine straight out of a nightmare
A British journalist spends a year studying Muslims in the United Kingdom
The recent demise of Dina Wadia, the only child of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, reminded me of Lieutenant...
Hollywood actress Rose McGowan’s memoir, Brave, is scheduled to be published by HarperCollins in January 2018.The...
In remembrance of the poet and scholar who lived and died a revolutionary anarchist
A history of Pakistani English writing examines its origins and thematic interests from the 20th century onwards
Recently I’ve been reading Lauren Elkin’s Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and...
The military’s hold over Egypt is so absolute, and its corruption so endemic, its story beggars belief even for readers
An experimental novel about race, belonging and the loss of a mother