We ask some celebrated fiction writers to imagine what things might be like 70 years into the future.
It was in around the 1960s that Ghulam Abbas wrote a famous novella titled Dhanak. In it, he presents an imaginary...
Flying cars And salad bars Finger phones And kishmish scones Are not the 'in' things in Lahore There's more Of his,
There were few of us girls left in my Green City neighbourhood when I was small. Those of us that did exist — ...
Is it possible to manage the blood-stained legacy of Partition?
In the city of the Quaid-i-Azam, only two or three artisans of the famed karakul cap survive
Every human is 99.5 percent genetically identical to any other human. It is that 0.5 percent that makes each person...
A group of young artists address concerns about societal constructs through unconventional forms of expression
Applying the analytical tools of economics and the insights of business leaders to resettle refugees
Hafiz Saeed has just launched his own political party. After having launched everything but nuclear missiles in...
August 14th has now become a little about how much you spend on celebrating it
“My girlfriend wants me to gossip with her 24/7”
Right-wing populism and political glory sometimes fizzles out mysteriously
There is a reason why the Ashes has remained a purely cricketing rivalry while a Pakistan-India series has precious
Pakistan seems to have an embarrassment of left-arm quicks to draw upon. What’s brought this about?
Just a few months ago, another term seemed all but guaranteed for the recently disqualified prime minister.
Denizens of the Sharifs' stronghold have their say on the ouster of the PM
The Supreme Court judgement that knocked out Nawaz Sharif may only be the tip of the iceberg
The first proper rains in six years have transformed Thar
Banksy’s ‘Girl with a Balloon’ comes top in a popular vote, despite its oversimplification of human emotion
Rabia Farooqui’s latest body of work uses a language to convey intolerance towards would-be rebels and unconventionality
Bite-sized pieces of life experience, wisdom and nostalgia
Despite the love between them, lifelong companionship was not meant to be for ‘Ruttie’ and ‘J’
The Quran and Universe: Astronomy in the Light of Quran and Modern Science Ghulam HasanScientific interpretation of...
A wealth of information about famous incidents and fascinating inhabitants of the Walled City
On Aug 14, 1947, the Pakistani nation was born out of boundless bloodshed. What followed — an unprecedented ...
It is not possible to define the great and the sublime without the ordinary and the ridiculous
Understanding the city through the prism of ‘conflict in motion’
The history of drama in the subcontinent told through the stories of 10 stars of the stage
This book about card catalogues — The Card Catalogue: Books, Cards and Literary Treasures — written and ...
Haruki Murakami’s new short story collection delves into the darkness of the distanced soul
An Indian expat’s debut short story collection shines a spotlight on the less glamorous side of Dubai and Abu Dhabi
A fascinating history of Urdu poetry written during the Progressive Writers’ Movement casts a wider historical net
“It has always almost been the case that the gift which has spoken so commandingly to my soul has been a printed...
A longlist of 13 books — the Booker’s dozen — was recently announced by the Man Booker judging panel. The list...
Acclaimed scholar and storyteller Naiyer Masud passed away on July 24, 2017, at the age of 80
A simple explanation of scientific principles reveals the fascinating workings behind the most banal of phenomena
The phrase ‘pretty wrongs’ comes from the first line of William Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 41’, a line that...
A former journalist pens a candid and brash autobiography
A compact, multi-layered portrait of family conflict and the insecurities of bourgeois life
Part 10 of the series exploring Pakistani Urdu writing over the past 70 years