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[10 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Martyr to the Cause

Salmaan Taseer’s murder is an indicator of the growing religiosity and an extremist mindset in society.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[26 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
A New Discourse

Two anthologies of South Asian Voices trace the problems plaguing the region in an attempt to recast South Asia in a new image.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Book Review: The Scorpion’s Tail

The Scorpion’s Tail is a well-argued plea for a critical appraisal of the current efforts to defeat and eliminate Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces.

People, Q & A »

[29 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Interview: Shahi Syed, ANP President in Sindh

“We are not at war with the Mohajirs – just the party that claims to represent them,” says Shahi Syed of the ANP.

Blog Row, The Water Cooler »

[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
When Pakistan Praises the Taliban

I get that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. But really? The Taliban as the “true followers” of Islam?

Lifestyle »

[18 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Following the Reader

Despite low literacy rates in Pakistan, a growing need for people to inform and educate themselves has led to a growing reading culture.

Blog Row, Globetrotting »

[17 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Understanding and Hospitality in Sri Lanka

Oh what a feeling it is to step outside of Pakistan and actually feel welcome.

News & Politics »

[21 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Divide and Dictate?

The real damage Wikileaks may have caused is the greater friction it has created between the army and the civilian set-up.

Arts & Culture, Books »

Defending the Taliban

Abdus Salam Zaeef’s book is an unrepentant Talib’s defence of the Taliban movement, but it contains some invaluable home truths for the Pakistani and US government’s consumption.

Blog Row, Globetrotting »

[17 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Magical Mystery Tour

Three intrepid women journalists travel alone across a country rumoured to be infested with rapists, militants and kidnappers and come back unscathed to tell the tale of the wondrous sights their country has to offer.