News & Politics »

[24 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The Islamic Republic of Saudistan?

The personal agendas of Pakistan’s ruling elite, past and present, have led to the creeping, culturally alien Saudiisation of Pakistan.

Art, Arts & Culture »

[22 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Coloured Past

Jamil Afridi’s exhibit at ArtChowk Gallery evokes a sense of nostalgia for the past.

Business »

[21 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Hospitality Under Fire

The violence and terrorism that has devastated families in Karachi, is also taking a financial toll on the once glitzy five-star hotels in the city.

News & Politics »

[19 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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?

Arts & Culture, Books »

[19 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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 | Comments Off | ]
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 | Comments Off | ]
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 | Comments Off | ]
Art and Soul

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