What is Pakistan’s most novel cultural tradition?

What is Pakistan’s most novel cultural tradition?

Pakistan is home to a rich variety of cultures and a multitude of social traditions. People in different parts of the country have their own peculiar rituals, festivals and customs, some of which have existed for centuries but have been … Continue reading

Aitzaz Hasan: Our hero of all times

Aitzaz Hasan: Our hero of all times

Malala Yousafzai on Hasan’s heroic sacrifice

Artistic expression in Pakistan: Does the audience matter?

Artistic expression in Pakistan: Does the audience matter?

The year 2014 saw a surge in artistic and cultural activities. We had a number of literature and art festivals in cities like Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. There was a flurry of cultural events as well, starting with the Sindh Festival and ending with the Karachi Mystic Festival.

Person of the year

Person of the year

It is known as the Butterfly Effect. A small occurrence snowballs into something big — a fraction of a second too soon or too late, a route altered, a signal missed, and lives are indelibly changed. On the cold morning … Continue reading

The funny side of… sincerity

The funny side of… sincerity

Salman Rashid inspects how deep sincerity goes within our society

Building trust is indispensable

Building trust is indispensable

A close look at the Pakistan-India relations