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Money Makes The World Go Round

Money makes the world go round

As things go, Pakistanis are amongst the most mobile people in the world. According to government statistics, at least seven million people are formally listed as ‘overseas Pakistanis’, while many…

A Different Childhood

A different childhood

A Colleague is worried that his elder son, in the third grade, spends too much time playing outside, playing games on the computer, watching television and reading books other than…

A Quiet Revolution

A quiet revolution

It has truly been an extraordinary monsoon this year in India. According to the weatherman, this season the country received the highest rainfall in many decades. In Hyderabad Deccan –…

Is The PTI A Tea Party?

Is the PTI a tea party?

Some years ago, I found myself as the only woman on a planeload of PML-N men travelling from Quetta to Karachi. I was seated across the narrow aisle to Mian…

This Is All Right

This is all right

The pendulum of political ideology has not just moved from one end to the other in Pakistan. It has completely shifted its coordinates. It was not left-centre-right in the classical…

Sir Das, I Am Sorry

Sir Das, I am sorry

After finishing primary school, we were excited to begin class six in the secondary school. Our parents or guardians bought us crisp uniforms, new proper neckties for that had to…

Invaluable Works

Invaluable works

The new president has taken oath and the former president has departed with all honours. It was a give-and-take situation between Nawaz Sharif and Zardari and the game was played…

The World Of Ibn-e-Safi

The world of Ibn-e-Safi

July 26 was both the birth (1928) and death (1980) anniversary of Urdu detective story writer Ibn-e-Safi, who created the wildly popular Jasoosi Duniya and the Imran Series in the…

The Two Faces Of Innocence

The two faces of innocence

If only things were in black and white, with no need for shades of grey. Malala shot at by a Taliban hit man and much of Pakistan erupts in an…

In Which Medium?

In which medium?

Parents want their children to be proficient in the use of English, and rightly so: there is a significant premium on English proficiency. But there is evidence that children learn…