BOOKS IN BRIEF

Published November 27, 2022

Reflections

Asma Jan Muhammad

Imposed upon us by society, culture, tradition or simply the way we’ve been raised, long-held beliefs can be a stumbling block in the pursuit of peace and joy. Even questioning them can make us feel traitorous. But the changing world means beliefs cannot be set in stone. As our environment evolves, so must our approach towards it. The author takes the first step by examining her own world, challenges her own presumptions, and inspires her readers to do the same.

20 Steps to Writing Articles

Muhammad Omar Iftikhar

In this collection of strategies to help writers seeking to publish in print and digital media, the author shares techniques on how to plan, research and develop an idea into a finished article. The short chapters cover everything the modern writer needs, from the basics of finding the right angle for the intended audience to how to gather information, and the importance of diligently adhering to publications’ individual guidelines down to the word count.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, November 27th, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

Losing grip
Updated 29 Jan, 2023

Losing grip

The state and the government are responsible for providing Imran with the security he deserves as a former prime minister.
Telling silence
Updated 29 Jan, 2023

Telling silence

THE silence of the Sindh government over the recent exposé in this paper about Karachi’s water tanker mafia ...
Palestine escalation
29 Jan, 2023

Palestine escalation

THE fire of conflict once again threatens to envelop the land of Palestine, as the growing cycle of violence refuses...
IMF package
Updated 28 Jan, 2023

IMF package

While it is crucial to seek immediate IMF funding to shore up its reserves, the govt shouldn’t focus only on short-term relief.
Dar unpegged
28 Jan, 2023

Dar unpegged

IT is over. Nearly four months after Ishaq Dar descended on the cash-strapped economy with some decidedly outlandish...
Lurking hazards
28 Jan, 2023

Lurking hazards

OVERSIGHT of illegal industrial activity occurring within residential areas in the country is weak, especially in...