The march and after

A week later, it appears that the purpose of the Students Solidarity March is served. The concerns raised by the students and organisers have forced everyone to sit up and take notice; a debate has started at several forums



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The march and after

The march and after

A week later, it appears that the purpose of the Students Solidarity March is served. The concerns raised by...

Accident or murder?

Accident or murder?

The mystery about the stoning to death of a pre-teen girl in Dadu, Sindh, continues to persist

Begum and barsis

Begum and barsis

Great musical legends were remembered by their musical barsis. Is the tradition dying?

A piece of Africa away from time

A piece of Africa away from time

The real Africa lies in its rich wildlife, sublime landscapes, ancient and colourful cultures, and the...

When the lions come home

When the lions come home

Shahzad explores the seamless quality of narratives and the idea of associating writing with gender,...


Political Economy

Universal healthcare

Though the idea of free or almost-free healthcare for all in Pakistan was put in place, it has never been developed to its full potential


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Instep

2019: The year in music

Looking back at the year that was, well, almost…


Shehr

Man on the pledge

Man on the pledge

At its core, the White Ribbon Pledge is an attempt at a future free from gender discrimination

No home away from home

No home away from home

A recent scandal involving Kashana has put the effectiveness and utility of shelter homes in question, yet again

A question of governance

A question of governance

Analysts aren’t convinced that a major bureaucratic reshuffle was the best way to handle mismanagement and...

Beyond the Corridor

Beyond the Corridor

By opening the corridor, both countries fulfilled a long-standing wish of the Sikhs whilst simultaneously making their...


Sports

The neglected ones

The neglected ones

Players who deserve to play for Pakistan on the basis of their prolific showing on the domestic cricket circuit

A nightmare

A nightmare

The inexperienced Pakistan got whitewashed once again in Australia

Unforgettable scars from a tour Down Under

Unforgettable scars from a tour Down Under

Since 2015, Pakistan has distributed the Test cap amongst 19 cricketers yet played just 38 Test matches during that time

Fighting for the third spot

Fighting for the third spot

At South Asian Games, Pakistan put up impressive performances in karate, athletics, wushu and shooting

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Photo Feature

A dhobi ghat which is more of a landmark

Concept & Photos by Rahat Dar Text by Usman Ghafoor