The mercury is rising

Pakistan is not the only country facing the problem. The entire South Asian region is at the risk of long and persistent heatwaves. It is the regions that contribute the least to climate change that are suffering the worst impacts



Encore

The santoor maestro

The santoor maestro

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, who died last week, was undoubtedly the greatest player of the santoor in the...

Taboo disease

Taboo disease

Young people, particularly women, suffering from depression are frequently told they need to get married.

A festival of hope

A festival of hope

Faiz Festival had the familiar ring to it – the lectures, talk shows, book launches, discussion rounds,...

The lost grandeur

The lost grandeur

Derawar Fort, located in the heart of the Cholistan desert, is in a state of ruin

Countering the mundane with creativity

Countering the mundane with creativity

Sarmad Sarosh’s debut anthology of Urdu poems chronicles his everyday experiences in the contemporary world


Political Economy

A silent epidemic

Mental health needs to be prioritised to save lives


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Instep

Bilal Maqsood talks about first solo single, ‘Naya Naya’

‘Naya Naya’ is an apt name for Bilal Maqsood first...


Shehr

The heat spells (disaster!)

The heat spells (disaster!)

The city experiences a record heatwave that tests the limits of survivability

A year of firsts

A year of firsts

Reflecting on the loss of your life

A baker’s legacy

A baker’s legacy

S Mohkam-ud-Din & Sons, a 143-year-old bakery in the historical Anarkali Bazaar, is famously operational to this day

City of blights

City of blights

The colonial model of charity is not sustainable in Pakistan. Grassroots efforts involving local communities and...


Sports

Is he coming back?

Is he coming back?

Pacer Mohammad Amir might stage a comeback if the current PCB chairman is made to leave in the wake of the regime change

Educated punt on McCullum offers England’s Test team an overdue sense of identity

Educated punt on McCullum offers England’s Test team an overdue sense of identity

Alliance with Stokes is a gamble – but playing it safe would be a much greater sin

Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

Pakistan rider Usman Khan has qualified for the Asian Games for the third time after spending 150 days in rehab. His is an amazing story of grit and perseverance

Aspiring champs get quality time with Djokovic

Aspiring champs get quality time with Djokovic

Ensuring as many kids as possible can try out tennis is a long-running initiative at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

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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