Public health concerns amid coronavirus crusade

The battle against Covid-19 is on. Will it cost us the public health war?



Encore

Polio on the rise

Polio on the rise

Thirty-six new cases have emerged in the first quarter of the year, most of them in KP

The safety of prisons

The safety of prisons

Despite a rising corona count, the Supreme Court has halted prisoner release. Prison authorities say...

A meme or two, to get you through

A meme or two, to get you through

Social media is flooded with memes and funny videos that say something relevant to us even as they lighten...

Borr vs barr

Borr vs barr

In these days of social isolation, our verges are particularly vulnerable to anyone’s whims

A tale of boyhood and tragedy

A tale of boyhood and tragedy

The story of an unlikely yet endearing friendship, set in 1964 colonial Ceylon


Political Economy

It’s pollution again

Environmental pollution once again threatens a beach at the far end of Sindh’s coastline


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Instep

The man who would be ‘Sultan’

Having spent 20 years on stage and onscreen, Saleem Mairaj has proven to be one of the most versatile actors in the industry today. But is he satisfied with the trajectory of his career?


Shehr

Six feet apart!

Six feet apart!

‘Social distancing’ is the new norm. Just how is our regular Lahori faring at it?

A waiting game?

A waiting game?

Is it a hide and seek of day and night, a stretch of light and dark to be endured till we start living again? We...

Consumers in a fix

Consumers in a fix

As dependence on mobile phones and laptops grows in a lockdown, their users are worried about getting their...

Cheel gosht for charity

Cheel gosht for charity

Offering meat to the birds may benefit the carnivorous among them, but this can affect the balance between the various...


Sports

Before Slim turned shady

Before Slim turned shady

You're not going to like this, not one bit. To many of you it won't matter because what you're about to read happened too long ago. But the world is in a rare pose of reflection - really its first ever. If not now then when to think deeper about, and beyond, accepted wisdoms and established truths: that is the central thrust of this series.

Sports movies to keep you busy this week!

Sports movies to keep you busy this week!

Here is a selection of Hollywood’s finest films for sports buffs, including one in which the greatest ever basketball player performed as himself

How to be a better human!

How to be a better human!

The undeniable legacy of Vitas Gerulaitis

To play or not to play

To play or not to play

Social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge for all and especially for sportspersons, who have active lifestyles. But the wise thing to do is to play your role by staying at home

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Lessons in civility

The fear of the highly contagious coronavirus — as well as the official lockdown — has ‘forced’ people indoors but also made them realise certain basic civic duties