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ARTSPEAK: THE LAWS OF THE JUNGLE

One of Zehra Nigah’s most quoted poems begins with: “Suna hai jungalon ka bhi koi dastoor hota hai [I have heard that jungles also have...

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Durriya Kazi

NON-FICTION: CLOAKS AND DAGGERS

KGB Man By Cecil Kuhne Knox Press ISBN: 978-1637585924 208pp. You may have watched Steven Spielberg’s award-winning 2015 film Bridge of Spies,...

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Omair Alavi

EXHIBITION: NATURE HIS MUSE

Not many art enthusiasts visiting Paris museums are aware of the works of Theodore Rousseau and his mind-boggling paintings dedicated to the beauty...

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Zafar Masud

DIARY OF A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY: TAKING OUT THE TRASH

Bhai, you tau know I’m a PP (oho baba, Proud Punjoo) and so, when my Chief Minister Sahiba gave us one month to take out our trash and to clean up...

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Moni Mohsin

MOTOR SPORTS: READY TO RUMBLE

After an unprecedented season of success by Red Bull in 2023, Ferrari is sniffing victory this year. After the annual break in Formula 1, things...

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Ahmed Affan

SMOKERS’ CORNER: WHO ARE 'THE AWAAM?

Like politicians, political commentators, too, frequently use the word ‘awaam’ [the masses]. I once asked a political analyst what he meant by...

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Nadeem F. Paracha

ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

Hello Auntie, I am a 22-year-old girl. My problem concerns my father, who has been the worst man to me. My father has done nothing for me ever! For...

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NON-FICTION: UNDERSTANDING THE PAK-CHINA RELATIONSHIP

Pakistan-China: All-Weather Strategic Partner By Dr Rashid Jamal Loheadab Publications ISBN 978-969-7504-22-0 194pp. The flyleaf of Dr Rashid...

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Muhammad Ali Siddiqi

EDUCATION: GOING DOWN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Not too long ago, an acquaintance shared with me the link of a recent research paper, ostensibly profiling “Well-Known Pakistani Muslim Feminist...

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Dr Rubina Feroze Bhatti

NON-FICTION: A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS

Awaaz: Echoes of Freedom and Justice By Ansar Burney, with Shehar Bano Rizvi and Tasneen Premjee Chamdia Ansar Burney Trust ISBN: 978-9692397902...

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Shehryar Ahmad

WORLD: ‘OUR DRUG TRAFFICKER’

When Juan Orlando Hernández was convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan in early March 2024, it marked a spectacular fall from grace: from...

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Jorge Heine

HEALTH: WHY WE NEED ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

I was working as a medical director in a pharmaceutical company a few years ago when I had the opportunity to attend the launch of a vital product...

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Dr Asghar Naqvi

GARDENING: EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY

One night, at a birthday party not too long ago, I told a few of my cousins about the dog flower. The flower opens up just like how a dog would...

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Dr Khwaja Ali Shahid

THE FAULT LINES IN OUR STARS

Recent years have been tumultuous in Pakistan’s politics. Even by the standards of the country’s tortuous history and its record of instability,...

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Maleeha Lodhi

CULTURE: WONDER, SHE WROTE

Eight women… strangers all. Yearning for Me Time Ages… Twenty-five to sixty-four Travelling… Into the great Unknown Destination… a quaint...

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Nyla Daud

SMOKERS’ CORNER: HEROES IN AN UNHEROIC AGE

The German writer J Wolfgang Goethe once quipped, “Blessed is the nation that doesn’t need heroes.” As if to expand upon Goethe’s words, the...

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Nadeem F. Paracha

IS ‘ISIS’ STILL A GLOBAL THREAT?

“‘Listen up — there’s no war that will end all wars,’ Crow tells me. ‘War breeds war. Lapping up the blood shed by violence, feeding on...

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Ejaz Haider

COLUMN: THE MIRROR AND THE MANTLE

The British actor, director, playwright and critic Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946) writes in one of his famous prefaces to Shakespeare’s work:...

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Harris Khalique

EDUCATION: ARE SCHOOLS IGNORING A BULLYING EPIDEMIC?

Mrs Arshad’s son, Aalyan, was subjected to bullying at a private school when he was 14 years old. “My child was traumatised to the extent that...

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Aleezeh Fatimah

GARDENING: DIVINITY IN NATURE

A distinct memory from my student days, almost three decades ago, was the photograph of a woman as she looked at a leaf in Karachi. On that leaf,...

07.04.2024 1

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Dr Khwaja Ali Shahid

EXHIBITION: HOME, CITY, WORLD

The transformation of the ordinary into the extraordinary is the one promise that art consistently makes to the viewer. Curator and teacher Nurayah...

07.04.2024 1

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Nusrat Khawaja

NON-FICTION: A WOMAN WITH GUTS

The Path I Made — A Memoir By Tasnim Ahsan Lightstone Publishers ISBN: 978-969-716-211-6 423pp. Living on your own terms is not easy in Pakistan,...

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Rizwana Naqvi

SOCIETY: LADDER TO HAPPINESS?

Finland steadily ranks as the happiest country in the world. In March 2024 the country was, for the seventh year in a row, ranked as the happiness...

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August Nilsson

FICTION: WOMEN ON THE VERGE

Mightier: A Selection from the Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize for Women 2019-2023 Edited by Syra Rashid Vahidy Reverie Publishers ISBN:...

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Nadya Chishty-Mujahid

FICTION: ROOTS AND BRANCHES

The Whispering Chinar By Ali Rohila Liberty Publishing ISBN: 978-627-7626-068 168pp. ‘Chinar’ — when we read this word, we immediately think...

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Sara Danial

EPICURIOUS: THE ROYAL KULFI

Before corporate ice-cream pushcarts dominated the summer streets, there were old-school kulfi-walas. In fact, for generations, summers were...

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Maliha Diwan

SPORTS: THE LIGHT OF LYARI’S FUTSAL

It is 11:36pm on a Friday night in Ramazan. The locality of Lyari in Karachi is drowning in darkness because of power outages. Despite the ‘...

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Arslan Sheikh

SCIENCE: OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

Blame the star. Humans had just started to recover from the realisation that the Earth moves around the Sun and not the other way around. The...

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Salman Hameed

SMOKERS’ CORNER: IN SEARCH OF THE 'NEW MAN'

Till the 1960s, the idea of engineering an ideal society was an earnest endeavour. It did not draw the kind of cynical ridicule or even dread that...

31.03.2024 3

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Nadeem F. Paracha

LITBUZZ: CALLS FOR ENTRIES FOR ZHR WRITING PRIZE FOR WOMEN

Established with a vision to celebrate and empower female voices in literature, The Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize for Women invites...

31.03.2024 1

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EPICURIOUS: THE PERFECT NANKHATAI

Gone are the days when Lalukhet aka Liaquatabad was considered to be a no man’s land, strictly because of socio-political reasons. But its...

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Faisal Quraishi

EXHIBITION: THE FEMALE GAZE

'Being Human’, ModA Curations’ inaugural exhibition in New York City was showcased during New York’s Asian Art Week. ModA Curations launched in...

31.03.2024 3

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Anushka Maqbool

GARDENING: ‘IS IT NORMAL FOR TOMATO FLOWERS TO DROOP?’

Q. I live in Karachi. Please guide me from which nursery in the city can I get the butterfly bush or the summer lilac plant? A. The butterfly bush...

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Dr Khwaja Ali Shahid

FICTION: ORDINARY LIVES

Siyani Diwani (Short Stories) By Noor Zaheer Maktaba-i-Daniyal ISBN: 978-969-419-119-5 196pp. Noor Zaheer, daughter of Sajjad Zaheer — a...

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Rehana Alam

CRICKET: THE EXPLOSIVE FOREIGN PAKISTANI

An artist’s work holds no significance unless it can be seen. And Usman Khan was an artist, or at least he himself believed so, as he toiled hard...

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Mir Shabbar Ali

SATIRE: KHAMAS ATE MY HOMEWORK

It baffles us that, since the events of October 7th, people around the world — particularly millennials and Gen Z — continue to focus on the...

31.03.2024 1

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Z. Umair

NON-FICTION: THE ADVENTUROUS ARCHITECT

Foundations and Form: Memoirs of a Pakistani Architect By Mukhtar Husain Jaal Publications ISBN: 978-9-6923-0567-9 288pp. The title, Foundations...

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Durriya Kazi

COLUMN: LITERARY & SPOKEN LANGUAGE

On a recent visit to Iran, I was shocked at how little I could understand of spoken Persian. I could read and comprehend fluently but was struck...

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Mehr Afshan Farooqi

ORIGINS OF THE OPP SANITATION PROGRAMME

Sometime in 1973, I received a phone call from a person who called himself the ‘chor [robber] man’ of the federal government’s Appropriate...

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Arif Hasan

ARTSPEAK: CROSSROADS OF CHANGE

Today, we may live many lives rolled into one — we may hold multiple jobs, or may have changed professions along the way; half of a family may live...

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Durriya Kazi

EDUCATION: CANADA’S CAPS AND CONFUSION

In January 2024, just when university students had returned to begin their winter semester, Canada’s federal government announced a two-year cap...

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Maheen A. Rashdi

NON-FICTION: CHINA’S GREAT LEAP

How China Became Rich? From Poverty to Prosperity – An Eyewitness Perspective By Syed Hasan Javed Paramount Books (Pvt.) Ltd ISBN:...

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Imtiaz Piracha

URBANISM: A DROWNED JEWEL

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Pakistan’s embassy in Beijing, with journalists from my country. There, the then Pakistan’s ambassador...

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Muhammad Akbar Notezai

CULTURE: MOHATTA COMES OF AGE

Karachi is no stranger to academic conferences, seminars, scholarly talks, literature festivals and musical evenings. Yet, with the...

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Durriya Kazi

THE RISE AND FALL OF JUNEJO

After the 1985 elections, Gen Zia had to choose a prime minister. Given that a popular Sindhi leader of the stature of Bhutto had been hanged,...

24.03.2024 2

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Salman Faruqui

ESSAY: HITLER, HAROON AND HOLLYWOOD

One of my favourite evergreens I am never tired of reading is John Toland’s 1,400-page biography of Adolf Hitler. With so many biographies and...

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Muhammad Ali Siddiqi

CLIFTONIA: STUDENTS OF HISTORY

Cliftonia: The Early Years A History Book For Fifth Graders By Shagufta de la Mare Single Curriculum Publishers Chapter One In ancient times, when...

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Farid Alvie

CHASING UTOPIA

De-securitize, De-colonize, Industrialize: A Manifesto for Structural Reforms By Raheem ul Haque Sanjh Publications ISBN: 978-969-593-432-6 208pp....

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Safiya Aftab

GARDENING: DREAM IN RED

With the passage of time, consuming red lettuce daily with my meals has become routine for me — during the season, of course. While trumpeting...

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Dr Khwaja Ali Shahid

EXHIBITION: PERFORMATIVE AGGRESSION

The Wagah-Attari border ceremony — a daily, rather ridiculous ritual, marking the closing of the Pakistan-India border — serves as a backdrop for...

24.03.2024 2

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Rumana Husain

COLUMN: CUSTODIANS OF THE WORD – PART 2

In my previous column, I had mentioned that the dozen or so Urdu poets we remember today as the masters of the language, through our exposure to...

24.03.2024 2

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Musharraf Ali Farooqi

CRICKET: THE TAKEAWAYS FROM PSL9

The ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) concluded with Islamabad United clinching their third title, making them the most successful...

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Muhammad Abu Bakar Farooq

EXHIBITION: BAKST TO THE WALLS

To celebrate Leon Bakst’s largely forgotten existence, Bibliothèque de France and Opéra National de Paris recently organised concurrent...

24.03.2024 2

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Zafar Masud

NON-FICTION: HOW TO READ THE CITY?

Lahore Aik Shehr-i-Bemisal (Volumes I&II) By Ahmad Saeed Department of History and Pakistan Studies, Punjab University ISBN: 9-789-699-3258-30 Vol...

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Ali Usman Qasmi

SMOKERS’ CORNER: FOSTERING 'PUNJABIYAT'

In 1975, a conference on the history of Sindh was organised in Karachi. It was treated as an important event by the then prime minister of...

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Nadeem F. Paracha

WORLD: THE CONTINUING SEARCH FOR MH370

It has been 10 years since Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 2014. To this day, it remains one of the biggest...

17.03.2024 4

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Charitha Pattiaratchi

ARTSPEAK: TURNING LIVES INTO STORIES

Many people assume storytelling is an art that belongs to writers. In fact, we are all storytellers. The only way we can make sense of our...

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Durriya Kazi

GARDENING: LETTUCE GO RED

As a child, I would never choose a red lettuce leaf for my salad plate at any of the high-end hotels of Karachi. Somehow, I was scared of it being...

17.03.2024 2

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Dr Khwaja Ali Shahid

ATHLETICS/FOOTBALL: REGRET AND HOPE

Sunday, February 11. A car crash in Western Kenya. A football tournament final in southern Cote d’Ivoire. On any other Sunday, these two events...

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Taha Goheer

NON-FICTION: CHINA IN ITS EARLY YEARS

Nayi Deewar-i-Cheen By Ibrahim Jalees R.B. Publishers 207pp. Occasionally, my school invited well-known personalities to address and interact with...

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Imtiaz Piracha

EXHIBITION: SEARCHING FOR SPRING

The Lahore Literary Festival, the National College of Arts (NCA) and Rohtas 2 Gallery collaborated to present a major retrospective titled ‘…And...

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Aarish Sardar

NON-FICTION: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

Lahore @ Partition — Violence, Cross-Migration, and Regeneration 1947-1961 By Adnan Tariq Vanguard Books ISBN: 978-9-6940-2666-4 256pp. How do...

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Rehana Alam

SMOKERS’ CORNER: THE PITFALLS OF 'POLITAINMENT'

A lot has been theorised and analysed in the last decade about the rise of populism across the world. Political scientists and sociologists have...

17.03.2024 10

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Nadeem F. Paracha

EDUCATION: FOR THE LOVE OF NUMBERS

It was somewhere in the fall of 2021, when I first came across a flyer for a workshop on mathematics for kids between the ages of six and 16. The...

17.03.2024 9

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Khuzaima Fatima Azam

HEALTH: LOSING MORE THAN WEIGHT

Women in South Asian societies have long been obsessed with the idea of ‘reducing weight’. In Pakistan particularly, the emphasis on physical...

17.03.2024 3

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Aleezeh Fatimah

THE DECLINE OF ISLAMIST POLITICS?

Huddled around a table at a bustling Islamabad tea stall, a diverse group of men — young and old — associated with madrassa education and...

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Zia Ur Rehman

DIARY OF A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY: THE BIG FAT PRE-WEDDING

Because Janoo is Oxen pass, recyclopedia Britanikah, I asked him ke please explain what is a ‘pre-wedding’. So Janoo said that a pre-wedding is...

17.03.2024 5

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Moni Mohsin

NON-FICTION: FULL HONESTY

If You Would Have Told Me: A Memoir By John Stamos, with Daphne Young Henry Holt and Co. ISBN: 9-781-2508-9097-9 352pp. Most people in Pakistan...

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Omair Alavi

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