By: MOHSIN KAMAL Education doubtlessly is growing at an astonishing pace all over the world. Whether it be the addition of technologies or introduction of new initiatives, education system surely is taking more stabling shape every new day. Likewise our homeland, Kashmir too has witnessed plenty of changes in education system over the years. No […]
BY: BETH MACY Joshua B. Freeman doesn’t chronicle the aftershocks of the loss of five million factory jobs from the American landscape or show you the impact of disappearing factory jobs on towns across America. And I wish he had addressed the abandoned plants, escalating drug crime and crowded food pantries. But what this distinguished […]
‘Without you my beloved father, my life would be less colorful. You have always taught me that sacrifice and hard work is something that must be done for those we love. You will always be the most amazing person and a hero for me’.
There are people who help us create memories worth holding onto for a lifetime. Life is like a tale, and the people we meet and associate with are the characters. Some characters are big and some are small ones. Some are indisputable and sincere while some are unkind and mean. We meet people who turn […]
An excerpt from the journalist’s new book of essays on democracy and the nation.
BY: Ravish Kumar There are many ways to falsify history. During the West Bengal elections of 2016, we saw new wonders of the national curriculum unfold. In no time at all the “Netaji files” were exhumed from the central government archives and aired, and an impression was created that one of the icons of our […]
Kamila Shamsie, the British-Pakistani novelist, on literary prizes and why she doesn’t lose sleep over reviews
BY: Suparna Dutt-D’Cunha One of the things that make British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie’s success in the literary world all the more surprising is her lack of interest in charming her readers with exoticism. Her stories, in the seven novels she has published so far, explore themes such as war and love, how people’s lives are […]
Deepa Narayan interviewed hundreds of women across cities and found that middle and upper class women think of each other as untrustworthy and unsupportive.
BY: Deepa Narayan Women should be other women’s natural allies. The fact that they are not is not accidental. It is the genius of cultural design – to ensure that each woman stays alone and isolated. If women came together to stand up for each other against unfairness or misuse of power, whether in the […]
Some much-needed myth busting
There is a common perception about Lahore’s Taxali Gate area that it only comprises the red light district. There are several taboos associated with this gate which has a unique world hidden inside it. It is unfortunate that people have built up assumptions without getting an in-depth knowledge of the localities linked with heritage and […]
BOOK REVIEW BY: DWIGHT GARNER The jury is out on whether dating apps like Happn and Grindr are bad for society or simply bad for the future of vowels. They’re plainly no help to Niru, the teenage boy at the center of “Speak No Evil,” Uzodinma Iweala’s second novel. You’ve heard of Iweala, even if you’ve […]
Anushka Sharma plays Rukhsana with a great deal of bloody enthusiasm. You cannot accuse her of not trying hard, but the film is so poorly-written, and so scatter-brained that nothing can rescue it.
BY: Shubhra Gupta That this is an anti-fairy tale we know because the tagline tells us so. But Pari, which styles itself as a supernatural horror flick, takes the burden of its song very seriously indeed: right from the beginning, and in almost every frame subsequently, there is darkness, evil, blood, Satanists, satanic verses, bruised […]
By: Talha Shah The Mughals played a legendary role in the history of the Indian subcontinent while leaving strong marks on the political, social, religious and literary developments of this region. Their mightiness attracted the eyes and even fantasies of the locals and foreigners, alike. Among the list of their luminaries, Aurangzeb (1618-1707) occupies a […]