WHEN THE STUDENTS MARCH

WHEN THE STUDENTS MARCH

Students in 11 cities took to the streets during last week’s Students’ Solidarity March. Updated 05 Dec, 2021 10:17am
HUMOUR: BIRDS BEYOND BORDERS

HUMOUR: BIRDS BEYOND BORDERS

At the Wagah border, the daily flag-lowering ceremony assumes all the drama of warlike preparation. But the indifference...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
NEIGHBOURS: THE LAST LAUGH

NEIGHBOURS: THE LAST LAUGH

Hindutva organisations’ intimidation has led to stand-up artist Munawar Faruqui’s shows being cancelled again and again...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
NETBALL: HOOPS AND DREAMS

NETBALL: HOOPS AND DREAMS

From schools to departments, netball is flourishing in Pakistan. But government funding and sponsorship is needed to help...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
SOCIETY: THE FLEA MARKETEERS

SOCIETY: THE FLEA MARKETEERS

Flea markets or lunda bazaars used to be tucked away in older corners of the city and often carried a stigma for middle class...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
EXHIBITION: LOVE AND SEPARATION

EXHIBITION: LOVE AND SEPARATION

Nazia Ejaz takes an introspective journey and reflects on how the pandemic has reshaped the ways in which we connect with our...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
EXHIBITION: ARTIST IN HER OWN RIGHT

EXHIBITION: ARTIST IN HER OWN RIGHT

A retrospective of Linda McCartney’s photographs reminds viewers of her direct sense of connection and intimacy with her subj...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
GARDENING: RED NOTICE

GARDENING: RED NOTICE

Red flowers combined with green and green-blue foliage can brighten up grey days, warm up winter, and complement the summer sun...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
GOLF: PAKISTAN’S SOARING EAGLES

GOLF: PAKISTAN’S SOARING EAGLES

Two sisters, still only 20 and 21, have shaken up Pakistan’s women’s golf with their astonishing achievements. They now have...
Published 28 Nov, 2021 07:07am
EDUCATION: THE SCHOOL IN A MOSQUE

EDUCATION: THE SCHOOL IN A MOSQUE

A philanthropic project in a low-income area in Karachi is changing the role and perception of the mosque as a community...
Published 28 Nov, 2021 07:07am
EXHIBITION: ON THE SAME PAGE

EXHIBITION: ON THE SAME PAGE

Photographer Maria Waseem and miniaturist Waseem Ahmed see eye to eye about our neglected heritage sites...
Published 28 Nov, 2021 07:07am
ARTSPEAK: ART AWAITING PATRONAGE

ARTSPEAK: ART AWAITING PATRONAGE

The greatest legacy of the Mughal Empire is its contribution to the culture of South Asia, with exquisite paintings,...
Published 28 Nov, 2021 07:07am
COLUMN: THE LOVE OF EVERYDAY THINGS

COLUMN: THE LOVE OF EVERYDAY THINGS

There isn’t only love for a person; there is your love for your everyday things. I love nature above all. It attracts me more...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
NON-FICTION: MASTERCLASS ON WRITING

NON-FICTION: MASTERCLASS ON WRITING

George Saunders’s latest book, about the craft of writing, is a peek into what a classroom helmed by the award-winning writer...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
FICTION: RAW AND COMPULSIVE

FICTION: RAW AND COMPULSIVE

A debut novel, about childhood trauma and how it can change us and continue to shape us as adults, makes for some voyeuristic...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
NON-FICTION: GAZING INTO THE SELF

NON-FICTION: GAZING INTO THE SELF

Arif Mahmood’s handsome book of photographs taken at Sufi shrines over 32 years is not simply an ethnographic documentation...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
COLUMN: BLUE AT WORLD'S END

COLUMN: BLUE AT WORLD'S END

Regular readers will know I’ve been thinking about pandemic literature since Covid-19 went global in early 2020. A...
Published 28 Nov, 2021 07:08am
POETRY: SPOKEN ABOVE A MORTAL MOUTH

POETRY: SPOKEN ABOVE A MORTAL MOUTH

A British-Pakistani poet’s satirical epic is fine poetry delivered through playful lyrical flourishes woven with astute...
Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:32am
COLUMN: MUFTI'S SHATTERED DREAM

COLUMN: MUFTI'S SHATTERED DREAM

In these times of death, disease, depression and sorrow, we have lost many literary stalwarts, from Shamsur Rahman...
Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:32am

CORRIGENDUM

The review of Javed Jabbar’s book “But Prime Minister...” by Safiya Aftab, published in Books and Authors on...
Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:32am
FICTION: RAGE ON THE STREETS

FICTION: RAGE ON THE STREETS

A debut novel weaves together a picture of denizens of Karachi who have had enough of being pushed around and who decide to...
Updated 14 Nov, 2021 12:38pm
NON-FICTION: THE LITERARY TRAVELLER

NON-FICTION: THE LITERARY TRAVELLER

A former diplomat-turned-wanderer attempts to unearth the soul of places he visits by connecting them to writers and artists...
Published 14 Nov, 2021 07:13am
NON-FICTION: HOMELAND DREAMS

NON-FICTION: HOMELAND DREAMS

An excellent anthology of writers muses on what it means to be displaced from one’s origins and to be Sindhi outside in the...
Published 14 Nov, 2021 07:13am
COLUMN: DOMAINS OF TRANSLATION

COLUMN: DOMAINS OF TRANSLATION

What is the Urdu for ‘fiddle dee dee’, or the English for ‘Sarra rara rara’? Are those words really English...
Updated 15 Nov, 2021 11:13am
NON-FICTION: CHRONICLES OF POWER

NON-FICTION: CHRONICLES OF POWER

Benazir Bhutto during her first tenure as prime minister at the PTV headquarters, Islamabad, in 1988 with PTV’s...
Updated 16 Nov, 2021 08:38pm
FICTION: THE SERFDOM OF OUR DREAMS

FICTION: THE SERFDOM OF OUR DREAMS

With good and bad feudals, a love triangle and nods to other hot-button contemporary issues, this novel could very well be...
Published 07 Nov, 2021 07:03am