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FICTION: GOTHIC SHADOWLANDS

The latest literary endeavour from a Pakistani author is a satisfying novella, two short stories and a narrative poem



CLIFTONIA: PATRIOT GAMES

Some cautionary advice to all true Cliftonians to not be misled by propaganda from the enemies of the glorious state



TRAVEL: ISHKOMAN DAYS

Being a rare guest in a valley hitherto unspoilt by the ravages of tourism can be a magical and an unforgettable

SNOOKER: TAKING THEIR CUE

Pakistan’s snooker players are doing quite well on the international circuit and earning laurels for the country.








THE GRAPEVINE

It was brave of actor/singer Mohsin Abbas Haider and actress Nausheen Shah to talk candidly about their struggles with



THE TUBE

Nadia Akhtar’s story explores the issues of parents remarrying. Mohsin (Syed Jibran) belongs to a middle-class family




Disney in AJK

THE Walt Disney Company has got the ball rolling in Shanghai, Paris and Tokyo. Wouldn’t it be great if Disney was...

RO plants for trees

THE minister of local bodies in Sindh, Saeed Ghani, informed participants at a seminar on the water security plan in...

Tax and shopkeepers

I UNDERSTAND that the government had to impose taxes. This has increased prices of basic commodities. But I feel ...

Dealing with inflation

I DO not think that our countrymen have ever seen inflation run so high. It is in double digits and for the...

Rise in property tax

THE Capital Development Authority/Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad have raised property tax and water charges in...

Art attack

The National Art Gallery in Islamabad, is Pakistan’s first national art gallery, and works under the auspices of...

Reviving cinema

WHILE there is a ban on Bollywood movies in our cinemas, I think it would be appropriate if old Lollywood or...

Animal abuse

ANIMALS have no voice. They cannot speak for themselves. Thus it is our responsibility to treat them well. From...

Silence in the library

I HAVE been studying at the British Council Library in Lahore for almost two years now. The ambience, standards and...

Himayat Ali Shaer

THIS is with reference to the obituary ‘Poet Himayat Ali Shaer passes away’ (July 17). In the second paragraph...


Honouring Sana Mir

PAKISTAN women’s cricket icon and its finest ambassador Sana Mir has been named one of three representatives for...

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