Herald: Highlights of the August 2012 issue

The bigger picture

A retrospective look at our history to understand where we’ve come from and where we hope to go

Moment of success

Two young film-makers recount their trials and triumphs while making Seedlings (Lamha)

Sleuths on the prowl

The Herald investigates why cases of missing people in Sindh are on the rise

Assault on the senses

Damien Hirst, one of the most influential artists of his generation, exhibits at the Tate Modern

A tale of two localities

Residents are disgruntled with official efforts to restore parts of old Lahore

Don’t have a policy? Try a project

Running isolated and secret de-radicalisation programmes is not the way to counter the problem

The bigger picture

The bigger picture

A retrospective look at our history to understand where we’ve come from and where we hope to go

It began as conversations with ‘old people’: grandparents, great-uncles and great-aunts, friends of friends of friends … The idea was to listen to their stories, sidestepped by textbook versions of history — but, this time, with a pen and paper … Continue reading

Moment  of success

Moment of success

Two young film-makers recount their trials and triumphs while making Seedlings (Lamha)

The air is brimming with energy and excitement at Bodhicitta Works’ cosy headquarters in Karachi. Everyone, from the assistant director to the producers, it seems, is basking in the glory attributed to their film Lamha (Seedlings) being selected to be … Continue reading

Sleuths on the prowl

Sleuths on the prowl

The Herald investigates why cases of missing people in Sindh are on the rise

“Even the Nazis would not have kept their enemy soldiers during the Second World War in such inhumane conditions as the captors of my son, Babar Jamali, have done,” says Ghulam Hussain Jamali, a 60-year-old farmer in Badin. “Have you … Continue reading

Assault on the senses

Assault on the senses

Damien Hirst, one of the most influential artists of his generation, exhibits at the Tate Modern

Ever since Damien Hirst organised the first exhibition of the Young British Artists’ (YBAs) work in East London in 1988, almost everything he has made, done or said has been scrutinised and discussed throughout the art community and by the … Continue reading

A tale of two localities

A tale of two localities

Residents are disgruntled with official efforts to restore parts of old Lahore

Shahid Mahboob, a resident of Muhammadi Mohalla inside Lahore’s Walled City, has been living in a small room with his wife and six children for the last many months, forced to do so neither by pecuniary problems nor by the … Continue reading

Don’t have a policy? Try a project

Don’t have a policy? Try a project

Running isolated and secret de-radicalisation programmes is not the way to counter the problem

It appears logical for a country like Pakistan to have well-defined policies to tackle the twin menaces of terrorism and radicalisation. After all, the country is one of the greatest targets of both religion-inspired terrorists and radicalised segments of society … Continue reading