In bad faith

In bad faith

With year 2014 seeing an unprecedented spike in blasphemy accusations, the Herald takes a look at the history of blasphemy laws in Pakistan and their impact on state and society.

A house divided

A house divided

The cloak-and-dagger story of splits among Baloch militants

One hour with…Aahad Nayani

One hour with…Aahad Nayani

Every Sunday, when I watch new  episodes of Coke Studio’s seventh season, something trivial invariably catches my eye. During the most somber numbers, while the rest of the musicians have serious facial expressions corresponding to the tunes being played, there … Continue reading

The funny side of…driving

The funny side of…driving

Salman Rashid on the funny side of driving.

Imaginative strokes

Imaginative strokes

A young artist’s take on society’s inconsistencies

What if democracy does not bring stability?

What if democracy does not bring stability?

Democracy always creates a lot of tumult. Silence is the characteristic of a graveyard. A vibrant society is always full of noise. In a developing country like Pakistan, this noise is usually coming from traditional class of politicians.