Courting controversy

The Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board denies that it confiscated a textbook for featuring a picture of Malala Yousafzai


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Courting controversy

Courting controversy

The Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board denies that it confiscated a textbook for featuring a picture of...

The shifting sands in Afghanistan

The shifting sands in Afghanistan

Although there are many people who would warmly welcome Pakistanis, there is a palpable shift in ordinary...

Bloodlines

Bloodlines

There is no denying the beauty, visual appeal and pictorial power of the colour red

Beyond a frozen wall

Beyond a frozen wall

Deciding to climb a mountain represents the simplest yet most consequential act, to go beyond our comfort...

Arif Naqvi and the geopolitics of K-Electric sale

Arif Naqvi and the geopolitics of K-Electric sale

TNS is pleased to publish an exclusive excerpt from Prof. Brivati’s The Life and Death of Abraaj Group...


Political Economy

A nationalist of note

Mir Ali Bux Talpur is remembered for his never-ending patriotic struggle and dignified politics


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DJ Shahrukh: Pulse like it’s EDM

DJ Shahrukh left Pakistan in 2013 under difficult circumstances but continued his musical journey as an EDM artist in Sweden. As he returns to Pakistan after close to a decade, Instep speaks to the artist about changing sounds, his continued association with Pakistani music and his latest project called Sound Quest.


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Has the RRUDP hit a snag?

Has the RRUDP hit a snag?

The future of the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project remains in a limbo, as the concerned authority has yet not...

No winners in this situation

No winners in this situation

Wouldn’t it have been better for schools to remain closed indefinitely until the threat had passed over and Covid-19...

Welcome to Jahanara’s

Welcome to Jahanara’s

Jahan-i-Jahanara hosts an open day, ahead of their summer camp, filled with creative activities that are rooted in our...

RUDA-mentary facts

RUDA-mentary facts

Dr Ajaz Anwar talks of how the Ravi has been reduced to size, and of the “whimsical” urban development project...


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Ignominy continues

Ignominy continues

We expected the Pakistan to give better results in the T20 series. They showed potential but then lost the plot

Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

Emili Omuro was thrilled by Naomi Osaka’s star turn at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, but the biracial teenager says Japan must do more to accept people of mixed heritage

A century in each innings of a Test

A century in each innings of a Test

A ton in each Test innings will always be a hallmark of quality, the stamp of pedigree that every batsman seeks. We are fortunate to have a bevy of Pakistanis in this privileged category of success.

Taking stock: where does traditional finger-spin fit into T20?

Taking stock: where does traditional finger-spin fit into T20?

Forget about flight and deception, in the shortest format offspinners are just looking to give the batter one

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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