The reality encountered by Pakistani migrants searching for secure jobs in Saudi Arabia is often bitter.
While businesses benefit from call centres by knowing what their customers want, call centre employees face workplace
It is no mean feat to break more than two dozen world records. Martial artist Rashid Naseem has done it through sheer
South of the Makli graveyard, the Kalan Kot fort has stood for centuries. Is it a legacy left behind by Feroz Shah
Shazia Qureshi and Danish Ahmed offer a conversation on freedom through two diverse bodies of work
We spent many a late night turning the dial on the radio to catch beautiful sad music from Radio Moscow; afternoons...
Was the MQM simply engineered by Gen Zia or was there more to its history?
A German import that came to the subcontinent evolved into a Pakistani mainstay
‘I am constantly fat-shamed’
Take a pick from numerous indigenous tree species to make your neighbourhood green
The recent ‘anti-encroachment’ drive in Karachi has resulted in the loss of over 200,000 jobs as well as threats to the
Khawaja Amran near Chaman promises fecundity to devotees like many other hilltop shrines through millennia
Despite a multitude of art lovers in the city, Karachi’s architectural heritage is slowly disappearing
Despite a great deal of interest in the game of chess in the country and despite playing competitive chess since the
Ishaq Masih and his rural school are an exemplary model of community resilience
David Alesworth elevates the garden from a common amenity space to an area of public responsibility
Dua Abbas Rizvi’s ‘fairy tales’ exude nostalgia and a desire to break free from norms
The Pakistani state has attempted to counter one dogmatic ideology it has fostered by fostering another,
How does one deal with the absurdities that often characterised the past year? Perhaps by laughing at them.
The condition of animals removed from their natural habitats and caged in Pakistan’s zoos should prompt soul-searching
What the crystal ball has in store for us in 2019
A new collection of Punjabi short stories provides an opening to explore how Partition has lived on as an active memory
In my last column I explored what happens to the five senses in a digital age via a reading of Mohsin Hamid’s Exit...
A nuanced detailing of the tragedies and ordinariness of daily life on the Line of Control is also political commentary
Reissued after 40 years, a memoir-like novel still seems fresh and emotive, but its brevity cannot do justice to its
There are oceans of writing in Urdu and Persian that haven’t been translated into other languages. A slew of...
Cecelia Ahern’s collection of short stories has a great deal of whimsy, but is often too predictable and heavy-handed
M.A. Jinnah: The Outside View Muhammad Reza Kazimi The veteran historian, a retired professor of the University
An English translation of a one-of-its-kind novel from Bhopal, once dubbed one of the ‘best untranslated novels’ in the
Two books on the global superstar have recently been released, but only one of them gives you a real insight into the
Master novelist Haruki Murakami’s latest book, at its core, is about the melancholic nature of the creative process but
Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire is Ira Mukhoty’s startling insight into ...
An exciting new book delves into the lives of the real, flesh-and-blood women who were indispensable to the formation
They were born five years apart. Both Leos, both poets, prose writers, radicals. I had barely stopped mourning one...
Are people who need people really the luckiest people in the world? Not a chance, according to Lane Moore, author of...
Mandatory reading for practitioners of advertising and laypersons alike about an industry in turmoil
A look at why young Christians, despite being descendants of the soil, feel themselves alienated from Pakistani society
The struggles of a wife and mother of three when her husband decides to give up his corporate job and venture
A majestic debut novel by a longtime apprentice of writing is a devastating portrayal of malignant male sexuality and
An evocative novel about the underprivileged and marginalised in Sindh reads like a vivid screenplay
Khalid Hosseini deviates from his usual style of fictional prose to offer a heartfelt tribute to refugees in the form