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[April 19, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Pak-Saudi Relations: Friends or Masters?

Saudi Arabia’s recent “gift” of US $1.5 billion to Pakistan has been shrouded in secrecy. Is it really as benign as we’re being told, or is this a payment for services to be rendered for years to come?

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Arts & Culture, Books »

[19 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Interview: Kamila Shamsie

“Women get colourful pretty jackets and book blurbs that play up the romance angles of their novels. Men’s works are presented as much more sombre and serious, and high-minded. ”

News & Politics, Society »

[19 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Thar Crisis: Living a Nightmare

Official visits, donations, relief packages, deployment of doctors – all these are short-term measures, not a permanent solution to the nightmarish life of people in Thar.

Arts & Culture, Movies »

[19 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Classic Film Review: Raging Bull

Martin Scorsese’s gritty, autobiographical film about the Italian American middleweight boxer, Jake LaMatta (Robert De Niro) is often cited as his best film to date.

Art, Arts & Culture »

[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Art and Soul

Muhammad Zeeshan merges seemingly contradictory ideas in perfect harmony in Safarnama.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Book Review: A God in Every Stone

Deeply layered with history and poetic detail, A God in Every Stone is perhaps one of Kamila Shamsie’s best novels.

Arts & Culture, Movies »

[10 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Movie Review: Total Siyapaa

Total Siyappa could have been a total winner, but alas, the Indian-Pakistani love-hate story falls far short of expectations.

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[9 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Constructing Coercive Consent

Through manipulative tactics, the alliance of the extreme right and the militants has permeated the national discourse and seems to be moving from social control to state control of Pakistan.