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[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 | Comments Off | ]
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 | Comments Off | ]
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.

Viewpoint »

[9 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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.

News & Politics »

[9 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
India Votes: The Countdown Begins…

Who will emerge victorious in India’s May 2014 elections? Experts predict a landslide victory for the BJP but history – as previously proven – may have something else in store for India.

Editorial, News & Politics, Opinion »

[8 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Editor’s Note: April 2014

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues to ‘take note,’ of all incidents of terrorism, but to no avail. Will the prime minister move beyond the ‘take-note’ stage to the ‘take-action’ stage, or will he allow the country to proceed on its downward trajectory?