Writing letters in pandemic times

When all this is over, what will become of the new soundscape and landscape re-discovered in dense cities? Will the butterflies and fireflies stay or leave? Will birdsongs be heard as much as now? Recounting things that are worth retrieving from this time



Encore

Of cartels and  sugar barons

Of cartels and sugar barons

The sugar commission report alleges political string pulling behind subsidies, tax cuts

The neglected Balochi movie industry

The neglected Balochi movie industry

Drama, the short duration movie, highlights a crisis faced by local actors

The vetiver way

The vetiver way

An ode to the allure of khus grass, which is no longer to be found in Lahore markets

Humanity on trial

Humanity on trial

Osman Haneef’s debut novel presents an intricate narrative that carries implications beyond the fate of...


Political Economy


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Instep

In loving memory of Zara Abid

A short film, title Sikka, featuring the incredibly talented model turned actor, has been released as a tribute after her tragic death in PK8303.


Shehr

The size of the waste

The size of the waste

Of late, Lahore’s biggest problem has been waste management. Will the new system announced by the Punjab CM recently...

Finding control

Finding control

Holding on to the little joys in our lives can be likened to holding on to a life raft

A hypo-digital interim solution?

A hypo-digital interim solution?

Moving classrooms to a digital setting is proving to be neither teacher- nor student-friendly

The legacy of Wright brothers

The legacy of Wright brothers

Dr Ajaz Anwar talks of “flying machines”, Walton being an alternative airport for emergency situations, and the...


Sports

Return of international golfing action

Return of international golfing action

Six of the biggest storylines when the PGA Tour returns next month

Sports and Covid-19

Sports and Covid-19

This week, our panel of experts answers your questions on...

Cricketing dynasties: The 22 families of Pakistan Test cricket — Part 2

Cricketing dynasties: The 22 families of Pakistan Test cricket — Part 2

This week we continue our journey through the twenty two Test-playing families of Pakistan in which at least two family members have played in the longest format of the game.

Beyond The Boundary Line!

Beyond The Boundary Line!

A book each by three cricket experts: a former Australian captain, a sports presenter, a Test cricketer’s son who is a well reputed journalist

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Photo Feature

The curse of Covid

In a world plagued by Covid-19, community spaces are all shuttered (barring the mosques), and venues for entertainment closed. But, we could always do with some innovative ideas