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[17 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Sindh Floods 2011: History Repeats Itself

After the catastrophic floods of last year, calamitous monsoon rains in Sindh have caused devastation yet again, with the same question being raised as before: could the magnitude of the disaster have been reduced?

Art, Arts & Culture »

[16 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
The Meticulous Contemporary Miniature of Talha Rathore

The delicate forms of contemporary miniaturist Talha Rathore’s portfolio delineates elemental nature and provides a narrative of personal evolution.

News & Politics, Opinion, Viewpoint »

[14 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Will India Accept Modi?

Letter from India: The blemish on Narendra Modi’s past could impact his desire to run for India’s prime minister in 2014.

News & Politics »

[13 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Mastung Massacre

Twenty-six innocent pilgrims of Hazara origin were murdered in cold blood when their Iran-bound bus was waylaid by unknown assailants near Mastung, Balochistan.

Blog Row, The Water Cooler »

[13 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Justice at last? How the Law was Upheld and Scorned

In a confusing frenzy in which Qadri was labelled ‘Ashiq-e-Rasool‘ and Taseer’s murder was justified on the grounds of his ‘un-Islamic’ character and lifestyle, it is impossible not to be shocked by the attitude custodians of our justice system have adopted.

Arts & Culture, Movies »

[11 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Classic Movie Review: Charade

Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, is director Stanley Donen’s homage to Alfred Hitchcock.

Arts & Culture, Movies »

[9 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Movie Review: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

From the kings of romantic Bollywood comedies, Yash Raj films, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a playful gambol of entertaining sequences and songs.

Society »

[9 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Hanif Launches New Novel and Mesmerises Fans

People sat glued to their chairs, bagged places on the floor, and if seatless, stood vigil at the back of the room to hear their favourite author.