Herald: Highlights of the September 2012 issue

The Greene obsession

A review of Pico Iyer's latest book, The Man Within My Head

Interview: Kainaz Amaria

NPR photojournalist talks about diversity in her work

Not everyone’s cup of tea

The reopening of Lahore’s Pak Tea House is not generating the excitement the government hoped for

Finished, nearly finished

Efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan

Mob rule

The perils of public rage in Punjab

Preparing for free and fair elections

Holding a fully democratic election takes much more than selecting the best man for the job

The Greene obsession

The Greene obsession

A review of Pico Iyer's latest book, The Man Within My Head

Some writers have the spirit of a voyeur — perhaps no one exemplified this better than Graham Greene, the British novelist, playwright and critic who delighted in his lifelong role as the outsider looking in. His characters, like him, are … Continue reading

Interview: Kainaz Amaria

Interview: Kainaz Amaria

NPR photojournalist talks about diversity in her work

The truth of the matter is that at6 amwhen one has not slept for more than 18 hours, there are not many voices that can make a sleepless crank into an interested journalist. Kainaz Amaria has such a magical voice … Continue reading

Not everyone’s cup of tea

Not everyone’s cup of tea

The reopening of Lahore’s Pak Tea House is not generating the excitement the government hoped for

Lahore’s iconic Pak Tea House, witness to some of the most fiery literary debates and passionate political arguments back in its heyday, is evoking strong sentiment once again. This time, however, the catalyst is not a controversial literary subject or … Continue reading

Finished, nearly finished

Finished, nearly finished

Efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan

It begins innocuously enough: fever, congestion, sore joints — for all you know, the child may just have the flu. But then his legs will start to wobble. He will find it difficult to stand. The fever, instead of subsiding, … Continue reading

Mob rule

Mob rule

The perils of public rage in Punjab

An enraged crowd sets two vehicles on fire and beats the drivers black and blue after a road accident; when the police try to intervene, the mob assails them with bricks, stones, steel rods and clubs. They want instant justice: … Continue reading

Preparing for free and fair elections

Preparing for free and fair elections

Holding a fully democratic election takes much more than selecting the best man for the job

The appointment of Justice (retired) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has been hailed throughout the country as a good augury for a proper general election. He has made a series of extremely heartening statements about the … Continue reading