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SNC at Ayaz Melo

Ayaz Melo (the festival named after Sindhi national poet Shaikh Ayaz) is an annual event that takes place in Hyderabad every year in December. This year, the seventh iteration of…

Empowering our culture

The 21st century has witnessed a paradigm shift in almost every sector. including education. Previously, education was all about gaining knowledge of a specific subject or enrolling in career-oriented courses.…

Reworking Pakistani identity

ALMOST exactly a year ago, I wrote about how assertive nationalism/patriotism has found space for itself in Pakistan’s electoral sphere through the PTI and specifically through Imran Khan’s politics around…

Human rights in 2021

The year 2021 began with families of slain Hazara miners refusing to bury their loved ones unless PM Imran Khan visited them. Their peaceful protest was called an act of…

Regressing into 2022

For a government that had apparently failed to establish its writ in the face of a religious political outfit’s violent extremism eight weeks ago, it was certainly an act of…

The good, bad and bizarre of 2021

The advent of a new year is the best time to record the highs and lows of the outgoing year, and attempt – mostly in vain – to learn lessons…

Ashamed

What has happened in Sialkot is simply beyond words. It is a ruthless, human-less example of using, abusing, and exploiting ill-bred minds, misunderstood religiosity, and misplaced loyalties. If we keep…

The pitfalls of ideology

RECEP Erdogan, president of Turkey, says his faith in Islam stops him from raising bank interest rates. His hard-line position sent the lira tumbling from one low to another; in…

In today’s mirror

We have just lived through another sixteenth of December. It is a date that unsettles us in our minds and our hearts. But we have learnt to not be bothered…

A way through the maze

It is reasonably evident that the PTI government is attempting to do all it can to help people out of the desperate situation they face, and perhaps also has its…