Blog Row, The Water Cooler »

[22 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The Chat Room: Minority Report

What are the fears and concerns of Pakistan’s minority communities? Does the government offer any protection to the vulnerable and persecuted? Will we let extremists have the last say? Join Newsline for a live chat at 7pm today to discuss all this and more.

Arts & Culture, Movies »

[21 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Classic Movie Review: Rear Window (1954)

In Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, people’s voyeuristic nature is put under the microscope.

News & Politics »

[19 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The Billion-Dollar Question of Siachen

While the cost of human lives lost at Siachen is incalculable, the cost of the Siachen adventure to Pakistan’s exchequer is also staggering.

Arts & Culture, Movies »

[18 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Movie Review: Mirror, Mirror

This cinematic rendition of Snow White may not end up as the most memorable version of the classic fairytale.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[18 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Book Review: Mohajir Militancy in Pakistan

Nichola Khan’s study is a comprehensive overview of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s militant ethos and an analysis of the culture of violence fostered by the party.

News & Politics »

[18 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Planned Extermination: Balochistan’s Shia Hazara Community

The government looks the other way as the banned LEJ wages an organised war against the minority Shia Hazara community.

Food, Lifestyle »

[18 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Launch of Shanaz Ramzi’s book Food Prints

Food Prints is more than just a cookbook as it provides an in-depth look at the culture surrounding food across Pakistan.

News & Politics »

[16 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The Prime Minister’s Conviction

The prime minister’s conviction and the varied responses to it engender new battle-lines in an already embattled country.