The News on Sunday (TNS)
It’s okay to miss the humdrum of your pre-lockdown life
A viral video of a sobbing child hits close to home: bullying is a subject many Pakistani parents aren’t yet comfortable discussing
In this exclusive interview, Farooqi talks about the qissa genre, his journey of creating The Merman, the future of illustrated novels in Pakistan and why a writer should never stop reading the classics.
To a person not accustomed to working at night, nighttime looks apocalyptic
Why is Pakistan obsessed with sob-stories?
I wonder why a turn of year fills me with such a ridiculous amount of hope; so much so that I fail to remember that I am probably devoid of the skill to form new habits and let go of the old
A tremendous change in prevalent social attitudes is required to de-stigmatise mental illnesses
A look at the diversity in fashion across Pakistan during the dark, unbearably dreary months of winter
For as long as I can remember, I have been absolutely terrified of elevators
Political anthems are common at rallies – even if the party is JUI-F
Women are often the weaker party in a marriage in an overly patriarchal society like ours
Interview of Zakir Thaver and Omar Vandal, producers of the documentary, Salam – The First ****** Nobel Laureate
11 artists using their bodies as a medium, presented ten art pieces that were as powerful as they were intense
A visual treat for children aged three through 18, the Lahore Children’s International Film Festival traditionally challenges its audience to think out of the box and to celebrate difference
Around the time of the Partition, children’s literature was progressive, senior literary figures were writing for children and thinking about them. Today, there is a void
It is imperative for parents and caregivers to try to be sensitive to and address warning signs of abuse
Writing is just putting thoughts into words. Shouldn’t be this daunting, should it?
With the Netflix series Bard of Blood poised to be released at a particularly turbulent juncture in Indo-Pak relations, one wonders how significantly propaganda can be used to influence general discourse
There is a view that an arranged marriage is essentially the only form of respectable marriage
To minimise violence in hospitals, effective strategies need to be devised and put in place
While they’re much more protected than their parents were as kids, these children are free in their minds like the earlier generations never were
The dilemma of people working for lower than the minimum monthly wage
The internet is changing the way we communicate — maybe it’s time to embrace this fact
Perhaps it is our collective laziness and impatience that shadows our basic civic sense
In Pakistan, summer literally means the unveiling of all kinds of ‘designer’ lawn, a phenomenon as weird as it is new
The need has now arisen to be more proactive about effective quality control measures in daycare facilities. Here’s a checklist
It is it vital for cultural exchanges to continue between the two countries
Digital rights activists, Asad Baig, Nighat Dad, Farieha Aziz and Shahzad Ahmad share their concerns
The linkage between the industry and educational institutions has been broken for a long time now
Will the new extension in timings of wedding functions prove to be effective?
As worried parents, what should we do about the growing drugs abuse among school going children?
As winter settles in, do your reading preferences change?
How else will more readers be drawn towards Urdu books before reading them — except by how they look?
This year too, the Lahoris joined in the most covetous retail event. And it was frightfully bizarre
The digital age has arrived and is here to stay
The province is in a never-ending state of limbo
No Time To Sleep, depicting the last 24 hours in the life of a prisoner on death row, could be viewed as a conversation starter — on the highly contentious issue of capital punishment
Barely a week since the new system became effective, some 5,000 e-challans are estimated to have been issued for different traffic violations on city roads on a daily basis
Should a book be left unmarked in its original form or should it merely act as a vessel to hold the readers’ ideas? Throwing open the marginalia debate…
Ajanta Theatre’s bracingly sentimental debut takes up the ‘perfect girl’ Asghari from Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi’s popular Urdu novel, Mirat-ul-Uroos
Interview of Nandita Das
What is a nice cup of tea really, and who gets to gauge the level of its niceness?
Campaign banners serve whosoever is willing to pay top rupee. But what becomes of them once the elections are done?
Meows or muse, cats have provided many a writer with the much-needed inspiration
All sorts of vehicles out on the same roads means more than just congestion. A lot needs to be done to help the situation
You may love your school or hate it, but you cannot be indifferent about the time you spent in that place