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Breaking wills, broken souls

Breaking wills, broken souls

The first slap is expected although the terror is about where it will come from. Updated Dec 10, 2017 08:58am
SPECTACLE: THE FAST AND THE FASTIDIOUS

SPECTACLE: THE FAST AND THE FASTIDIOUS

Some 75 to 80 sports cars and other fast and heavy marvels of modern engineering were showcased at Karachi’s Frere Hall
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:02am
CANVAS: BIG DATA AND ART

CANVAS: BIG DATA AND ART

Investing in art is a daunting prospect for most people because there is little available data. But that’s changing ...
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:02am
EXHIBITION: URBAN DREAMS

EXHIBITION: URBAN DREAMS

Emerging artists offer a glimpse of urban Pakistani society through art informed by personalised experiences
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:02am
SOCIETY: SCHOOL OF THOUGHT

SOCIETY: SCHOOL OF THOUGHT

Does homeschooling provide an impetus or is it an impediment to your child’s learning ability?
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:02am
MUSIC: SONGS FROM THE VALLEY

MUSIC: SONGS FROM THE VALLEY

Irfan Taj showcases the people and culture of Chitral in his attempt to modernise folk music
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:02am
CUISINE: SALAD ON THE GO

CUISINE: SALAD ON THE GO

The salad vendors in old city areas offer inexpensive and healthy eating
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:02am
NATURE: THE TREE OF LIFE

NATURE: THE TREE OF LIFE

A monumental 1,500-year-old oak on the way to Nathiagali exerts a pull, again
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:02am
POLITICS: FATA’S SPORTING ORPHANS

POLITICS: FATA’S SPORTING ORPHANS

Despite the emergence of talent from the tribal areas including Maria Toorpakai Wazir and Usman Khan Shinwari,
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:02am
Who is Khadim Hussain Rizvi?

Who is Khadim Hussain Rizvi?

This is the story of a relatively unknown cleric who has become the new face of Barelvi politics.
Updated Dec 05, 2017 11:49am
TRAVEL: WELCOME TO PAKISTAN

TRAVEL: WELCOME TO PAKISTAN

In the concluding episode of the series about traversing the historic Silk Route, the group of explorers finally enter
Published Dec 03, 2017 08:29am
ARTSPEAK: A CULTURAL VACUUM

ARTSPEAK: A CULTURAL VACUUM

During a recent lecture I gave on the role of art and literature in Pakistani society, a gentleman asked what we...
Published Dec 03, 2017 08:22am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

Chaotic Heartbeats Mahnoor Fatima A collection of verses on the things that make us human; of...
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:01am
ESSAY: FINDING X

ESSAY: FINDING X

Malcolm X remains an enigma despite — or because of — what is written on him. Frequently speculative and often
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:01am
NARRATIVE ARC: UNFAIRLY COMPARED

NARRATIVE ARC: UNFAIRLY COMPARED

When some flamboyant journalist or dim-witted commentator takes the stage and audaciously announces the futility of...
Published Dec 10, 2017 07:01am
ALEXI PICKS

ALEXI PICKS

JOHN LE CARRÉ RECOMMENDS THE WORLD OF YESTERDAY BY STEFAN ZWEIGIf there’s any living writer who has truly...
Published Dec 03, 2017 07:08am
NON-FICTION: MARADONA’S MEA CULPA

NON-FICTION: MARADONA’S MEA CULPA

The legendary Argentinean footballer speaks from the heart about his career, his challenges and that infamous
Published Dec 03, 2017 07:08am
NON-FICTION: THE QURAN AND THE KORAN

NON-FICTION: THE QURAN AND THE KORAN

What does it mean to translate a majestic religious text into another language? A new book offers food for thought
Published Dec 03, 2017 07:08am
FICTION: ANGELS AND DEMONS

FICTION: ANGELS AND DEMONS

A new collection announces in no uncertain terms that the Urdu short story has arrived
Updated Dec 03, 2017 09:57pm
COLUMN: A SCENE IN MANDI BAHAUDDIN

COLUMN: A SCENE IN MANDI BAHAUDDIN

I recently made a flying visit to Pakistan to attend a conference at the University of Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin...
Published Dec 03, 2017 07:08am
COLUMN: URDU IN AMERICAN ACADEMIA

COLUMN: URDU IN AMERICAN ACADEMIA

At the Annual Conference on South Asia held at the University of Wisconsin, a highlight for Urduwallahs used to be...
Published Nov 26, 2017 06:58am