A sentence in English

The government’s ‘Taleem Ghar’ initiative for students has brought to the forefront the issues of English as the medium of instruction and the teaching of English as a subject



Encore

On the backburner

On the backburner

How prepared are we for the psychological aftermath of Covid-19?

Betting on a race

Betting on a race

An unprecedented gambling incident at a horse race in Rawalpindi reveals the scale of the racket

Pre-dictions of fragility

Pre-dictions of fragility

Affan Baghpati’s work explores convergences between human beings and other species

Hunkering down

Hunkering down

Herbs in our garden prepare for the onslaught of Punjab summer’s blistering heat

A reading of a society

A reading of a society

A glance at Hansan Manzar’s novelette Waba in the context of the current pandemic


Political Economy

The man who brings history to life

Dr Dean Allen examines the parallels between coronavirus and Spanish flu


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Instep

The rise of Dirilis: Ertugrul

Pakistan and the entire Muslim world is obsessed with the Turkish TV series, dubbed in Urdu and airing on PTV these days, and there’s good reason why.


Shehr

A moot point

A moot point

Will Eid congregations be allowed to take place like before, or will the city administration and police successfully...

The sweet joys of Eid

The sweet joys of Eid

Over the past decade or so, our ways of celebrating Eid have changed. What about eidi?

It’s buying as usual at Liberty

It’s buying as usual at Liberty

Just when we thought that consumer anxiety would be settled this Eid which comes right amid a pandemic, the Lahoris...

An Eid of ‘flying’ hugs

An Eid of ‘flying’ hugs

Dr Ajaz Anwar remembers the “different experience” at Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, where he once attended Eid...


Sports

The race for No.1: Thiem’s ultimate incline to scale

The race for No.1: Thiem’s ultimate incline to scale

Never concerned with timelines, Thiem has emerged as a perennial contender on his own terms

‘I spent my birthday with Sangakkara’s family in Galle’

‘I spent my birthday with Sangakkara’s family in Galle’

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur tells how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected his life and routine

Cricketing Dynasties: The twenty two families of Pakistan Test cricket — Part 1

Cricketing Dynasties: The twenty two families of Pakistan Test cricket — Part 1

In the first 89 Tests that Pakistan played there was always a member of the Mohammad family in the team

Born in the wrong era-III

Born in the wrong era-III

A look at players from the West Indies, England and Australia, who would have been more effective today than they were in their era

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Walled inside

As the area around Mubarak Haveli inside the Walled City was sealed by the police, life for the locals came to a standstill