March 26 is celebrated as Independence Day in Bangladesh, once a part of Pakistan. Forty-eight years on, Pakistan...
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Pakistan’s political and economic futures will depend, in large part, on whether we can provide decent jobs.
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The mother of 10-year-old Amal Umer, killed by a policeman’s bullet last August, appeals for a resolution.
Pakistan hockey is no more a part of the game’s international body FIH’s Pro League. This is merely symptomatic of the
Through the selfie and the moving image, a photography-based show comments on how we interact with each other in the
An exhibition revolves around the journeys of various artists through the lens of their past and personal experiences
The phrase “Only Nixon can go to China” is derived from a statement made by a Democratic Party senator, Mike Mansfield.
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“Hoon garmi-i-nishat-i-tasavvur se naghma sanj/ Main andalib-i-gulshan-i-na afridah hoon” [I sing from the...
A wealth of information about 75 Muslims who impacted Western civilisation also provides correctives to dominant
A psychological thriller with strong female characters upends expectations from a relationship triangle involving a man
In her first collection, the author of the viral hit short story ‘Cat Person’ explores human yearning through ordinary
Altaf-i-Sahafat Dr Tahir Masood A tribute to veteran journalist, editor and publisher Altaf Hasan Qureshi, the book
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Francis Fukuyama revisits his own grandiose thesis about liberal democracy being the end point of humankind’s political
With a protagonist impossible not to like and enjoyably ranging across aspects of Karachi’s art, culture, landscape and
Given the circumstances, the fact that the 10th edition of the KLF took place is an achievement in itself.
Nadeem Farooq Paracha’s latest book encapsulates the pivotal events that have shaped present Pakistani society
Suroor Barabankvi’s collected works make clear that the late poet was one who illuminated the personal as much as the
I’ve just returned from my first Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), having previously attended four in Karachi since...
An exhaustively researched account that highlights the role of Pakistan’s military in global peacekeeping efforts, with
I arrived at Chennai airport from Dubai early on a mid-January morning to be greeted at immigration by a smiling...
Compiled by his daughter, a book brings together the best of the towering intellectual’s essays on his land, his people
An incredibly endearing Young Adult novel with a sweet, sad, hopeful heart deals sensitively with Islamophobia and
Despite shortcomings in its programming and attendance this year, the Lahore Literary Festival is a welcome blessing in
Undeniably one of the most powerful voices to have graced the world of Urdu, Zehra Nigah’s latest offering reinforces
A morbidly funny modern noir combines family saga, quirky crime thriller and dark comedy, but is also a sharply incisive