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Imaginative strokes

Imaginative strokes

A young artist’s take on society’s inconsistencies

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Haider

Haider

Shakespeare’s tragic hero Hamlet comes home to Kashmir to haunt, and be haunted, with the painful reminder of his existential crisis – to be or not to be.

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Na Maloom Afraad

Na Maloom Afraad

Contemporary Pakistani cinema has started depicting the grave issues that confront our state and society. Most film-makers, however, follow a straightforward (and increasingly monotonous) method to voice concerns over human rights, terrorism, child marriage and other social and cultural issues. …

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Dukhtar

Dukhtar

From the get go, Nathaniel’s film is sensitive, yet unafraid of saying things not openly discussed in Pakistan.

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Showcasing Pakistan

Showcasing Pakistan

Peter Oborne, the author of Wounded Tiger — A History of Cricket in Pakistan, has crafted a wonderfully original narrative of the history of Pakistan

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End of an ideology

End of an ideology

We will surely take note if Munawar Hasan, the former head of Jamaat-e-Islami, wrote a memoir saying the ideology and politics that consumed his life was a misguided and wasteful effort.

Such is the irrelevance of the organised left in …

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Searching for solutions

Searching for solutions

The violent escalation of religious and ethnic conflict in Pakistan has directed considerable academic and journalistic attention towards the country’s legal framework and, more broadly, its politics, constituted by different identity groups. 
A vast majority of the written work on …

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Le Week-End

Le Week-End

What do you do when you have been married for 30 years and the magic is wearing thin?

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A false spring

A false spring

India's Muslim spring: Why is nobody talking about it?

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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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