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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ASMA

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ASMA

For a couple of years, Mohammed Hanif followed Asma Jahangir on her annual fact-finding missions to Balochistan. Updated Feb 18, 2018 09:33pm

THE CONTAGION OF BRAVERY

The defining image that encapsulated the importance of Asma Jahangir may have been that of her funeral
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:53am
EXHIBITION: AN ALTERNATE REALITY

EXHIBITION: AN ALTERNATE REALITY

Akhtar Soomro’s photographs are an honest documentation of certain areas of Karachi that capture the spirit of the city
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:52am
ENVIRONMENT: THE PRICE OF TOURISM

ENVIRONMENT: THE PRICE OF TOURISM

The influx of tourists visiting natural sites in Pakistan leaves the environment susceptible to damage. Can there be
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:46am
ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

‘I have big dreams but cannot take decisions’
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:46am
FOOTBALL: STAR-CROSSED TRIO

FOOTBALL: STAR-CROSSED TRIO

Netherlands, Italy and Chile had contrasting fortunes in the qualifying rounds but none made it to the 2018 FIFA World
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:46am
BEING SINGLE IN PAKISTAN

BEING SINGLE IN PAKISTAN

The number of Pakistanis who are unmarried is constantly on the rise. But the issues they face ­— from social
Published Feb 11, 2018 08:25am
LOVE IN THE TIME OF TINDER

LOVE IN THE TIME OF TINDER

A journalist enters the world of dating apps that are transforming singles’ lives in Pakistan
Published Feb 11, 2018 08:12am
TRAVEL: THE GOLDEN ISLAND

TRAVEL: THE GOLDEN ISLAND

The fishing village of Damb in Balochistan, with its sand dunes and marine life, is a pristine sancuary for adventurers
Published Feb 11, 2018 08:06am
ARTSPEAK: THE GYPSY SOUL

ARTSPEAK: THE GYPSY SOUL

The first time I realised that gypsies were not just characters in a film but real people was as a child when my...
Published Feb 11, 2018 07:57am
EXHIBITION: FLUID DREAMS

EXHIBITION: FLUID DREAMS

Mohammad Ali Talpur’s paintings captivate the viewer with their optical illusions
Published Feb 11, 2018 07:55am

FESTIVAL: BROADENING THE PARAMETERS

Karachi Literature Festival’s Urdu segment had fresh elements this year that needed better treatment to be as effective
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:38am
INTERVIEW: WAVELL AND HIS DISCONTENTS

INTERVIEW: WAVELL AND HIS DISCONTENTS

Victoria Schofield is a military historian and broadcaster. Her extensive work includes several books on South Asia....
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:38am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

Saraab-i-Aagahi Aisha GhaziA lawyer, molecular biologist, independent documentary filmmaker and a poet, Ghazi’s...
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:38am
FESTIVAL: A CRISIS OF AMBITION

FESTIVAL: A CRISIS OF AMBITION

Before the Karachi Literature Festival hits its 10-year milestone, it would be in its interest to re-examine how it can
Published Feb 18, 2018 06:38am
COLUMN: THE IRONIES OF PADMAVAT

COLUMN: THE IRONIES OF PADMAVAT

The fortunes of the fecund text Padmavat, on which the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bollywood film of this...
Updated Feb 18, 2018 12:56pm
FICTION: THE BORNE COMPLEXITY

FICTION: THE BORNE COMPLEXITY

An important piece of current literature with difficult prose and ideas worth understanding requires patience. And it
Published Feb 11, 2018 06:38am
NARRATIVE ARC: BREAKING THE SILENCE

NARRATIVE ARC: BREAKING THE SILENCE

Since being introduced to her at a rather early age, I have always felt proximity with Jamila Hashmi’s works of...
Published Feb 11, 2018 06:38am
COLUMN: SAQI: LARGER THAN LIFE

COLUMN: SAQI: LARGER THAN LIFE

I like the musical, poetic quality of the name ‘Saqi Farooqi’. Who would choose such an outlandish name for...
Published Feb 11, 2018 06:38am
COLUMN: THE POLITICS OF LISTENING

COLUMN: THE POLITICS OF LISTENING

My last monograph, Britain Through Muslim Eyes, as its title suggests, emphasised the Muslim author’s gaze on the...
Published Feb 04, 2018 06:56am