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Karachi diaries

Karachi diaries

The debut novel closely follows the ins and outs, as well as the ups and downs, of the life of its protagonist Ayesha , a journalist.

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Textbook troubles

Textbook troubles

When eminent Pakistani historian K K Aziz wrote The Murder of History: A Critique of History Textbooks Used in Pakistan (1993) – an analysis of errors and falsifications contained within a sample of 66 Pakistani history textbooks – he was …

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The woman of courage

The woman of courage

Farida M. Said reviews Kenzie Mourad’s novel Dans la ville d’or et d’argent’s English translation, In the city of gold & silver

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

There is no subtext at all to this film. It has a thin, simple and debatably silly plot.

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Tradition of the tile

Tradition of the tile

For anyone interested in the architectural heritage of the Indus Valley, this book will definitely be indispensable.

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Citizen Khan

Citizen Khan

BBC’s Citizen Khan’s narrative veers between the family home and the local mosque.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair’s adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s 2007 book.

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The Obama doctrine

The Obama doctrine

It is interesting to learn who authorised the initial cyber attacks on Iran.

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The Newsroom

The Newsroom

The thematic concerns are just as lofty in The Newsrooms as in Sorkin’s previous shows.

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Assault on the senses

Assault on the senses

One of the first things that strikes you as you walk around the exhibition is the sheer range of work that Damien Hirst has produced throughout his career, as well as the expense of the materials used.

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