With a Sharif scion’s return

Maryam Nawaz Sharif has returned amid economic and political crises in the country. But that’s not the sum of all her challenges


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Sign, signifier  and signified

Sign, signifier and signified

In his solo show, artist Adeel-uz Zafar explores the mysteries linked to the number, three

War drags on in Ukraine

War drags on in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has been gradually deteriorating into a frozen conflict

Larger than life

Larger than life

Popular persons tend to be elevated beyond the parameters of the human paradigm

A stone built-mosque in Suriali

A stone built-mosque in Suriali

Standing out for its exquisite stone carvings, the Jamia Masjid is one of the most impressive structures in...

Life lessons from a rural babu

Life lessons from a rural babu

Asad Ali Jappa’s latest book aims at offering paths to success and prompting reflection


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The champion hotelier

Byram D Avari will be remembered for his business acumen, love of sailing and philanthropy


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Music is looking at another big year in 2023

A lot has happened in terms of releases, both audio and video, in just the first month of the new year. Here’s why 2023 could be an uplifting moment in pop cultural context.


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Diverse and complex

Diverse and complex

My recent experience of visiting old Lahore

Seeking to trans-form lives

Seeking to trans-form lives

Through informal and skills-based courses, a non-profit school for trans-persons offers the community a bright chance...

Athar Tahir’s umpteenth coming

Athar Tahir’s umpteenth coming

Dr Ajaz Anwar says that M Athar Tahir’s debut novel has a narrative which is “worth investing some time in, if...

The city stays resilient

The city stays resilient

Hit hard, Peshawar is finding ways to keep its spirit alive


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World Cup 2023 and the modern science of hockey

World Cup 2023 and the modern science of hockey

The sport has changed by leaps and bounds over the years

By reminding herself she was built for big occasions, Sabalenka soars to Australian Open glory

By reminding herself she was built for big occasions, Sabalenka soars to Australian Open glory

In a blazing final, Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina matched each other ace for ace and winner for winner, until the No. 5 seed found another gear, and her first Grand Slam title

Facts and stats: Djokovic’s 22nd Grand Slam title

Facts and stats: Djokovic’s 22nd Grand Slam title

From winning streaks to perfect finals records to the biggest jump to No. 1 ever, Nole just keeps piling on the numbers

A truly thrilling Hockey World Cup

A truly thrilling Hockey World Cup

Germany came back after conceding lead in three successive matches to win the coveted title

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Pensioners’ protest

These senior citizens are forced to spend their golden years visiting pension offices endlessly and demonstrating about the difficulties they face in getting their dues rather than being able to retire in peace