The art of friendship

An interfaith conference offers escape from the problems it highlights

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Siren for help

On the need for an effective and efficient ambulance service.

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Slumlords of the sea

How an ancient fishing village is sinking under piles of rubbish.

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Books don’t grow on trees

Socio-economic factors make it increasingly hard for private collections of books to survive and thrive

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Words apart

Essay by Ajmal Kamal on poetry in Pakistan.

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“You have to give classical music a new tone to keep it alive”

The duo behind the Sachal Studios, Mushtaq Soofi and Izzat Majeed [Photo by Azhar Jafri]

The duo behind the Sachal Studios, Mushtaq Soofi and Izzat Majeed [Photo by Azhar Jafri/White Star]


Sachal Studios
 is the brainchild of Izzat Majeed and Mushtaq Soofi, is a labour of love for both men. Their passion for music …

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Whose Pakistan? Whose picture?

For many readers, the fact that the acclaimed work is English fiction coming from Pakistan is not always sufficient incentive to read.

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The paradox of dynastic politics

Finally, parties have begun to realise that accommodating dynastic politicians comes at a price.

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