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MULTAN’S MISSING MANGOES

MULTAN’S MISSING MANGOES

Housing schemes have mushroomed in the city over the past few years, eating into its once-fabled orchards of the king of Published Oct 15, 2017 07:11am
SPECTACLE: ARROWS THROUGH THE HEART

SPECTACLE: ARROWS THROUGH THE HEART

The British Red Arrows aerobatic team put on quite a show at Karachi’s Seaview beach and saved a parental bonding
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:11am
ARTSPEAK: LOVE IN PAKISTAN

ARTSPEAK: LOVE IN PAKISTAN

Iqbal Bhai Chamakpattiwala was putting the finishing touches on the tram he had decorated in the style of the W11 ...
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:11am
DISCOURSE: CONTEXTUAL TRAJECTORIES

DISCOURSE: CONTEXTUAL TRAJECTORIES

Can art operate outside of its initial context and speak to us across boundaries of time, place and setting?
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:10am
ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

‘Should I run away from home or kill myself?’
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:04am
WILDLIFE: THE SERPENT’S TALE

WILDLIFE: THE SERPENT’S TALE

Our fear of snakes keeps us from recognising the role they play in our ecosystem and their potential economic benefits
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:04am
CRICKET: STAR-CROSSED CAPTAINCY

CRICKET: STAR-CROSSED CAPTAINCY

Pakistan’s defeat in the UAE follows a particular trend: the man at the helm after a legendary one has faltered.
Updated Oct 15, 2017 02:56pm
INTERVIEW: KEEPER OF THE ARTS

INTERVIEW: KEEPER OF THE ARTS

Jack Russell opens up on his love for Peshawar, his unorthodox batting stance, and missing out on a hundred on debut
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:04am
KASHMIR’S 12-YEAR WAIT FOR RELIEF

KASHMIR’S 12-YEAR WAIT FOR RELIEF

If the devastation of the October 8, 2005 earthquake wasn’t enough, many citizens of Azad Kashmir are still reeling from
Published Oct 08, 2017 08:07am
TRAVEL: ON TOP OF THE WORLD

TRAVEL: ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Usually described as one of the treks to do in a lifetime, the trek to the Everest base camp in Nepal is usually
Published Oct 08, 2017 07:47am
OBITUARY: REQUIEM FOR A MASTER

OBITUARY: REQUIEM FOR A MASTER

Tassaduq Sohail’s life was a tale of revolt, desire and unrestrained originality. Largely self-taught, the artist
Published Oct 08, 2017 07:41am
EXHIBITION: THE BINARY SPECTRUM

EXHIBITION: THE BINARY SPECTRUM

A painterly discourse delves into the anxieties born out of a culture of self-projection and consumerism
Published Oct 08, 2017 07:33am
HERITAGE: THE FORGOTTEN HAMLET

HERITAGE: THE FORGOTTEN HAMLET

Despite sitting on the most important east-west highway in Punjab, Domeli was somehow missed by Raj gazetteer writers
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:39am
CUISINE: FROM GOA, WITH LOVE…

CUISINE: FROM GOA, WITH LOVE…

It’s a tale of two sea ports, one with a particular flavour and the other which boasts a multicultural culinary palette
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:39am
ESSAY: THE MAN WHO BECAME A MOVEMENT

ESSAY: THE MAN WHO BECAME A MOVEMENT

October 17 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, who exerted a defining influence on Indian Muslim
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:04am
COLUMN: WHO IS THIS FAZL-I-HAQQ?

COLUMN: WHO IS THIS FAZL-I-HAQQ?

What do I say? And what do I write? My eyes have lost their vision, and my heart its joy. Hands tremble, And my...
Updated Oct 15, 2017 06:35pm
FICTION: SECRETS IN THE WOODS

FICTION: SECRETS IN THE WOODS

A debut fantasy novel draws readers into medieval Russia and manages to create empathy for women’s struggles
Updated Oct 16, 2017 10:10am
FICTION: A HANDMAID’S TALE

FICTION: A HANDMAID’S TALE

Historical fiction, ostensibly about Lady Mountbatten, sidelines her for the story of her fictional secretary
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:04am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

Allama Iqbal’s Tulip of Sinai – from A Message from the East (Payam-i-Mashriq) M. Hadi Hussain, Shireen Gheba Najib
Published Oct 15, 2017 07:04am
NON-FICTION: THE SOUL OF A NATION

NON-FICTION: THE SOUL OF A NATION

A pictorial of the multiple religions practiced in Pakistan is a reminder of how far we’ve strayed from our founder’s
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:38am
NARRATIVE ARC: SIR SYED IN THE DOCK

NARRATIVE ARC: SIR SYED IN THE DOCK

As we approach the second birth centenary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, he is being criticised to the extent of being...
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:38am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

Dr Syed Qasim Jalal ka Adbi Safar: Nisf Sadi Ka Qissa Dr Sajjad Haider Parvez Written with the intent to provide
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:38am
NON-FICTION: AN EXTRAORDINARY DIARY

NON-FICTION: AN EXTRAORDINARY DIARY

A stark exposition of the conditions of women prisoners in Pakistan and a brave teenager’s remarkable personal struggle
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:38am
NON-FICTION: GIRL, UNINTERRUPTED

NON-FICTION: GIRL, UNINTERRUPTED

An English translation of a well-known Urdu poet, novelist and short story writer’s autobiography captures
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:38am
COLUMN: HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

COLUMN: HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

I recently met up with British-Pakistani author Qaisra Shahraz at her house in Manchester to discuss The Concubine...
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:38am
NON-FICTION: RE-READING GURU NANAK

NON-FICTION: RE-READING GURU NANAK

A historical-materialistic approach analysing the Granth Sahib opens up new ways of reading the spiritual and cultural
Published Oct 08, 2017 06:38am
FICTION: INNOCENCE LOST

FICTION: INNOCENCE LOST

Master storyteller Ismat Chughtai often strips away the rose-tinted hues with which reminiscences of childhood
Published Oct 01, 2017 04:25am

IMAGINATION IS A DANGEROUS BEAST

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. One day, while strolling about in a dark wood, she...
Published Oct 01, 2017 04:25am
NON-FICTION: WOMEN AT WAR

NON-FICTION: WOMEN AT WAR

A new translation presents a fully restored and uncensored version of a classic about Russian women who enlisted
Published Oct 01, 2017 04:25am
FICTION: TEA FOR TWO

FICTION: TEA FOR TWO

A story that depicts the strength of women and the desperate attempts to retain cultural identity in the face of erasure
Published Oct 01, 2017 04:25am