A single curriculum is no solution

It is a dark alley we are entering. I hope I am wrong but this is my honest opinion


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Encore

A map for a map

A map for a map

Will the government’s move to issue a new political map, showing entire Jammu and Kashmir as part of...

When it rains in Karachi

When it rains in Karachi

As the port city braves devastating monsoon downpour, the NDMA is sent to clean up. However, this is a...

‘My work is about loss and impermanence of home’

‘My work is about loss and impermanence of home’

Artist Nida Bangash speaks about her Iranian roots and her miniature paintings

A country that connects two oceans

A country that connects two oceans

Situated at the crossroads of two continents, Panama City is a true metropolis with its upscale cafes, a...

Women-dominated and debut heavy

Women-dominated and debut heavy

Chosen from a list of 162 titles, this year’s Booker Prize long list is fresh, exciting and unexpected


Political Economy

Interrogating the idea of ‘freedom’

Since freedom for the individual is likely to unleash creativity, it terrifies the agents of collectivity


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Instep

Pakistan and the Turkish connection

Ertugrul Ghazi may be Pakistan’s latest obsession with Turkey but cultural ties between both countries have existed since the 1980s. Instep talks to some veteran actors who recall their memorable experiences of working with the Turks.


Shehr

A fundamental shift, or a gimmick?

A fundamental shift, or a gimmick?

As the Lahore police adopt the unmanned aerial vehicles , or drones, to fight crime, there are concerns that this...

The woke generation

The woke generation

We should be above all ‘woke-ness’ on petty concerns and talk about real issues

Parlour tricks

Parlour tricks

How are the beauty salons faring with SOPs?

One fine August 14 morning…

One fine August 14 morning…

Dr Ajaz Anwar reminisces about a tour of the Lahore city, on the Independence Day


Sports

Broad joins the elite 500-club

Broad joins the elite 500-club

The tall English bowler is among the finest pacers of the 21st century

The man who conquered the best

The man who conquered the best

With 13,288 runs in 164 Tests, including 36 centuries, at an average of 52.31, and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs Rahul Dravid is right there among the world’s elite batsmen

Mixed Fortunes

Mixed Fortunes

From 1971 to 1974, Pakistan’s hockey team experienced a series of ups and downs, winning the inaugural World Cup in 1971 but suffering a major setback in the 1972 Olympics

When Men In Whites weren’t right!

When Men In Whites weren’t right!

Umpires who caused controversies either through horrific decisions or just their intransigence

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Photo Feature

Less of a jashn on Independence Day

Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day would be the first of its kind, and how