Short-termism of the Trump ban

While all major social media companies are being applauded for banning Trump, the timing is curious and speaks to the capacity of these platforms to implement meaningful content moderation


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Trouble in paradise

Trouble in paradise

Amidst a delayed tourist season, Swat police’s overreaction on a viral video brings back haunting memories...

Lakhvi behind bars

Lakhvi behind bars

International pressures, FATF recommendations, or a possible course-correction, Pakistan seems to be...

Miniatures from several souths

Miniatures from several souths

The Old Traditions, New Narratives exhibition will continue at South Asian Art Institute, Chicago, till...

On the roads of Pakistan

On the roads of Pakistan

An extensive look at the rich variety of food offered across Pakistan

Of legitimacy and power

Of legitimacy and power

Pakistan’s Political Economy is a collection of eleven pieces, inspired by an article in the EPW on state...


Political Economy

Larger than life

Nawaz Khokhar, the former National Assembly deputy speaker, breathed his last on January 9


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Instep

Fashion: the ins and outs of 2021

Looking at challenges the fashion industry will probably face and possible opportunities that will arise in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Shehr

Waste mismanagement

Waste mismanagement

The current mess is attributed to the Punjab government’s political motives and the LWMC’s lack of planning ahead...

A few good  PTI-supporting Lahoris!

A few good PTI-supporting Lahoris!

At first, the tabdeeli-inspired Lahoris failed to understand what the noise made by the so-called Pakistan Democratic...

Truly Iqbal

Truly Iqbal

Dabistan-i-Iqbal recently began putting out content on YouTube and increased their presence on social media. The idea,...

Celebrating a decade of goondaraj

Celebrating a decade of goondaraj

Dr Ajaz Anwar writes about the Mozang and Achha gangs, and Arif Shah who dared to challenge the goons


Sports

Sabalenka unstoppable!

Sabalenka unstoppable!

The Belarusian followed “her feelings” and hammered her way to her third straight title, in Abu Dhabi. How far can she follow them in 2021?

What  we lack

What we lack

If due attention is not given to domestic structure, Pakistan’s cricket team will continue struggling on fast and bouncy tracks

The birth of a new cricketing force

The birth of a new cricketing force

Their memorable victory against England in the 1954 Test at The Oval marked Pakistan’s arrival in the Test arena

Left, too soon!

Left, too soon!

The sudden deaths that shook the cricket fraternity

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Photo Feature

The heart of darkness

The blackout was ominous but it gave our lens-man some bright ideas