Thursday, June 09, 2011

Jiye Jinnah Jiye Pak

"Pakistan Paindabad has set others a model of what a blog/site should be."
Late Khalid Hasan, US correspondent for the Lahore-based Daily Times and The Friday Times

Special Survey – Indians on Pakistan
No black & white views, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Column – Rooting for Pakistan
Pakistan-India cricket match in Mohali, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Karachi Diary - The Discovery of a City
The sum total of its people, by Rakhshanda Jalil

Special Interview – Kazim Aizaz Alam, A Young Karachi Man in the US
How are Americans treating him, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Letter from London - Why I Love Pakistan
Pyaasa for Pakistan, by Catriona Luke

Pakistan Floods - Is Indian Media Blacking Out Pakistan’s Worst Natural Tragedy
Pakistan's tragedy doesn't move India, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine
Requiem for the dead, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Karachi Landmark - T2F, Defence Housing Authority
Karachi's coolest cafe, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pakistan Diary - Reading Chicklit in Karachi
A trip to the fatherland, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Karachi Guide - Sunday Market, Defence Housing Authority
The world of old books, by Yasir Malik

Pakistan Diary - At Home in Lahore
A trip to the fatherland, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pakistan Diary - The Dancing Girl of Heera Mandi
A trip to the fatherland, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pakistan Diary - The Karachi Kartography
A trip to the fatherland, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pakistan Diary - Jinnah's Mausoleum
A trip to the fatherland, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pakistan Diary - Is Karachi Safe?
A trip to the fatherland, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pakistan Diary - The First Karachi Literature Festival
A trip to the fatherland, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pakistan Diary - My First Evening in Karachi
A trip to the fatherland, by Mayank Austen Soofi

Karachi Scene – The Musical World of Saffia Beyg
A Karachite’s passion for Hindustani classical, by Junaid Zuberi

Dateline Karachi - Get Ready for Pakistan's First Literature Festival
Three cheers for Pak-lit; by The Independent's Andrew Buncombe

Blog Review - Two Indians in Isloo
They are blogging on life in Pakistan; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - “And How are Things For You as a Woman?”
Novelist Sehba Sarwar in a round table chat; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Feature - Face-to-Face with Asma Jahangir
The symbol of a brave Pakistan; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Pakistan’s Bright Stars
The people who constitute Pakistaniyat; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Book Review - The Coffee House of Lahore; by KK Aziz
Coffee, tea and revolution; by Raza Rumi

Special Feature – The Indian Who Loves Pakistan
Author Khushwant Singh's home is always open to Pakistanis; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"Today Islamabad, Lahore Feel Like War Zones, and Karachi is Calm" - Novelist Sehba Sarwar
Interview with the Karachi-born novelist - Part IV; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"I Would be Lost Without My Laptop" - Novelist Sehba Sarwar
Interview with the Karachi-born novelist - Part III; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"Houston is as Ugly, Polluted, Hot as Karachi" - Novelist Sehba Sarwar
Interview with the Karachi-born novelist - Part II; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"My Life's Not Dramatic but I Married Outside the Community" - Novelist Sehba Sarwar
Interview with the Karachi-born novelist - Part I; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Series - Interview with Novelist Sehba Sarwar
Understanding Pakistan through its artists; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Karachi Life - A Gay Man's Diary, Part II
Being gay in Pakistan's biggest metropolis; by by Jalaluddin

Special Feature – 9/11, The Day Mr Jinnah Died
The final day in the life of Pakistan’s founder; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Personal History – The Karachi Quotient
Growing up in Pakistan’s biggest metropolis; by Imran Ahmed

"Islamabad have diplomats & politicians, but also philosophers and scholars" - Faiza Khan, Artist
Interview-IV with an Islamabad artist; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"The Majority Who Buy My Art Are Still Not Pakistanis" - Faiza Khan, Artist
Interview-III with an Islamabad artist; by Mayank Austen Soofi

“It’s not wise to exhibit on political themes" – Faiza Khan, Painter
Interview-II with an Islamabad artist; by Mayank Austen Soofi

“I’m bothered by everything that snatches away my rights” – Faiza Khan, Painter
Interview-I with an Islamabad artist; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Freedom Day Special Series – Faiza Khan; Celebrating an Artist’s Life
Understanding Pakistan through its people; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Family Portrait – A Karachi Family in an Indian Mall
A slice of their Delhi afternoon; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"Our writing is older than the creation of Pakistan itself" - Ali Sethi, Novelist
Exclusive interview with a new Pakistani novelist; by Mayank Austen Soofi

High Life – A Pakistani in Sri Lanka
Columnist Irfan Husain finds a new home; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline Karachi – The City’s first Monsoon Rain
When the tough weather surrendered to the people’s will; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Karachi Diary - Arundhati Roy in Pakistan
India's literary terrorist wows its 'enemy'; by Kazim Aizaz Alam

Viewpoint - An Insult to My Pakistan
Remember why we created Pakistan; by Sehar Tariq

Special – Hello Taliban
Background of the Swat peace deal; by Amir Hashim Khakwani, translation by Kazim Aizaz Alam

Obituary: Khalid Hasan, Journalist & Writer
He died of cancer, aged 74; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Eminent Pakistani - Naz Ikramullah, Artist
Snooping around a sari-clad Pakistani in the Indian capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

2009 Happy Pakistan Series – Kamran Shafi's Wish List
Pakistani’s wittiest columnist shares an exclusive with Pakistan Paindabad

2009 Happy Pakistan Series – Yes We Can!
A Karachi blogger writes exclusively for Pakistan Paindabad

2009 Happy Pakistan Series – No Hope Here
Eminent Karachi columnist Ardeshir Cowasjee writes exclusively for Pakistan Paindabad

2009 Happy Pakistan Series – Finding Comfort in a Sindh Village
Author Sehba Sarwar writes exclusively for Pakistan Paindabad

2009 Happy Pakistan Series – 5 Hopes for the Nation
Academic Hassan Abbas shares his hope with Pakistan Paindabad

2009 Happy Pakistan Series – Get Out of Self-deception
Columnist Irfan Husain writes exclusively for Pakistan Paindabad

Special Editorial – A Happier Pakistan in 2009
Eminent Pakistanis to share their optimism with Pakistan Paindabad; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Remembrance - 6:16 pm, December 27, 2007
On Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s first death anniversary; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Karachi Diary - In Love with Arundhati Roy
A young Pakistani besotted with an Indian passport holder; by Kazim Aizaz Alam

Viewpoint - Should Pakistan Hand Mumbai Suspects to India?
A look at the costs and benefits; by Gaurav Sood

Viewpoint - Pakistan After Bombay 26/11
Policy shift needed, not war; by Raza Rumi

Exclusive - 'Dostana' in Pakistan
Dawn newspaper refused to print this op-ed on homosexualism in Pakistan; by Irfan Husain

Capital Culture - Making Music in Pakistan
Claiming back our heritage; by Raza Rumi

"The Only Country Where I am a Non-Muslim is My Own" - Interview with Saira Wasim
Chatting with a Pakistani artist who happens to be an Ahmadi Muslim; by Gaurav Sood

Special - Life, Love, Lahore
Life and times of Pakistan's premier monstropolis; by Raza Rumi

Scoop – When Mr Zardari Met Ms Palin
All he wanted was a hug; by Mayank Austen Soofi

In Mourning - Once Was Marriott
Terrorist attack kills more than 40 people in the Islamabad hotel; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special – Mr Zardari, You've Got Mail
A Pakistani student writes to the nation's new Prez; by Hassan Masud

Xclusive – How President Zardari Courted Benazir Bhutto
Revealing excerpts from Benazir’s memoirs; by Mayank Austen Soofi

50 Pakistani Destinations Before You Die - Lawrence Garden, Lahore
Listening to the sound of trees; pics by Raza Rumi

Obituary – Pervez Musharraf, 1999-2008
Pakistan’s former CEO and a friend of George Bush; by Mayank Austen Soofi

14th August Series: Bina Shah - "I'm Not Free"
Pakistan's celebrated author on Independence Day

Capital Notes - Once was Islamabad
Mourning the demise of Pakistan's greenest city; by Raza Rumi

Memoir - Pakistan Paindabad Blogged Me to Fame
This blogsite has changed my life; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bina Shah's Review - Pakistan Paindabad's Intentions are Good, the Execution Clumsy
Pakistan's eminent author discusses this blogsite

Pakistan Paindabad in News
This blogsite has reached a milestone; by Rezaul Hasan Laskar

New Series - 50 Pakistani Destinations Before You Die
Your guide to beautiful Pakistan; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Book Review – Goodbye Shahzadi, Shyam Bhatia
An Indian journalist’s disappointing biography of Benazir Bhutto; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint -- Lahore-Delhi Hip Factor
Young life in both cities is a blend of cafe culture, cool music and retail nirvana; by Raza Rumi

Travel – Journey to Pakistan
When an Indian goes to Lahore with excess baggage; by Rakhshanda Jalil

Trends - Reading Urdu Outside Pakistan
The homesick diaspora has online Urdu as refuge; by Raza Rumi

Dateline Lahore - Poetry in Pakistan
Poetry is a part of everyday life, including politics; by Henry Chu

Lahore Diary - Club Sandwich was Invented in Lawrence Garden!
Amazing stories you never knew about this city landmark; by Raza Rumi

Black Tuesday – 3/11, Lahore
Folks die, stuff happens; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Literature - Love Poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Ghazal by Pakistan's great Urdu poet; by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji

Special – William Dalrymple’s Cool ‘n’ Sexy Pakistan
The best-selling author has finally fallen for the country; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - Mr. Zardari & Mr. Sharif, The Audacity of Hope
Their new friendship might not be good for the democracy; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Musing - Losing East Pakistan
A young Pakistani do a remembrance of things past; by Hassan Masud

Pakistan Elections – The Morning After
Life goes on after the landmark mandate; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mourning Benazir Bhutto - Shehr-i-Qatl ke Log
Marking the end of the 40-day mourning period of Ms. Bhutto’s death; by Raza Rumi

Xclusive - Who is General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani?
Is Mr. Kayani the right guy for Pakistan Army; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Personal History – Fish Out of Water
A Pakistani-American returns home to re-discover her culture, language and religion; by Bina Shah

Parda Faash – Britney spears Pak Hearts
Benazir is gone, Britney is coming; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Opinion - The Sufi Links of Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto displayed the sufi trait in her death; by Raza Rumi

Viewpoint - Benazir is Dead, Long Live Pakistan
A young Pakistani remains hopeful even after Benazir's assasination; by Salman Ravala

Exclusive - 6:16 pm, 27/12, Benazir Bhutto is Dead
Eminent Pakistanis–Begum Nawazish Ali, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Ardeshir Cowasjee, Khalid Hasan, Shandana Minhas, Kamran Shafi, Raza Rumi–relive the moment with Pakistan Paindabad

Bibi Special - My Life with Benazir Bhutto
Eminent columnist and Bibi's friend looks back on the late leader; by Khalid Hasan

Obituary: Benazir Bhutto, 1953-2008
Pakistan's future Prime Minister and convent-educated mother of three teenagers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Column - Courage in a Time of Chaos
Pakistan will survive the tragedy of Benazir's assasination; by Bina Shah

Special - Pakistan Paindabad Gets Good Press
Mullah Radio Quiz attracted 6000 visitors on a single day; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Obituary –Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani Artist
Abstract expressionist and portraitist of the Afghan royal family; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special - Top 10 Pakistani Blogs
Pakistan Paindabad fails to make it; by Raza Rumi

Satire – Special Quiz on Pakistan
Jemima’s memoirs, Sharif’s symbol, halaal sex, and more; by Mayank Austen Soofi

In Praise and Criticism of Pakistan Paindabad
Message from readers

Commentary - The Three Musketeers of Pakistan
A not-for-dummies guide to the trinity of Benazir + Nawaz + Musharraf; by Gaurav Sood

Exclusive – Gay Planet in Karachi
A homosexual man’s guide to Pakistan’s biggest metropolis; by Jalaluddin

Satire – What Is to Be Done?
A few readymade revolutionary deals for Mr. Musharraf & Co.; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Culture - A Specie Called Pakistan Art
Excursions into a little known world; by Raza Rumi

Travel - Mr. Raza’s Tips on Pakistan
Counseling by Pakistan’s most lovable travel writer; compiled by Mayank Austen Soofi

“Writing a Novel is Like Ejecting an Infant from Your Uterus” – Interview with Shandana Minhas
Frank talk with the Karachi-based author of Tunnel Vision; interview by Mayank Austen Soofi

Emergency Column - Pervez Musharraf Arrested My Mother
But he is losing the match; by Maryam Arif

Opinion - Iqbal, Islam, and the Emergency
Our poet had envisaged a different Pakistan; by Raza Rumi

Karachi Life - A Gay Man's Diary, Part I
Being gay in Pakistan's biggest metropolis; by Jalaluddin

“Repressive measures have led to some spectacular literature in Pakistan” – Interview with Rakhshanda Jalil
The editor of a anthology of Pakistani short stories on the country’s vibrant writing scene; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Honey, How We Shrunk Musharraf's Emergency
Ripping apart international media's mis-coverage of Pakistan's crisis; by Gaurav Sood

Satire – Full Text of Mr. Musharraf’s Emergency Proclamation
Illegally obtained by Pakistan Paindabad; by Gaurav Sood and Mayank Austen Soofi

Book Review – Searching for Sister Pakistan
neither night nor day, 13 stories by women writers from Pakistan; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Indian blogger's website on Pak creates waves in cyberspace
Pakistan Paindabad is being noticed; by Rezaul Hasan Laskar

Recollection - Heartbreak in Lahore
A play that moved both Indians and Pakistanis; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - On Pakistan Paindabad's First Anniversary
The blogsite needs a Pakistani collaborator; by Gaurav Sood

Memoirs – Confessions of a Grass Eater
Living a vegetarian life in Lahore; by Maryam Arif

Opinion - A Fight to the End
Pakistan's eminent opinion maker on BB's bloodied return, exclusively for Pakistan Paindabad; by Irfan 'Mazdak' Husain

Special Editorial - Blasts, Blitzkrieg, and BB
Is Benazir Bhutto’s second return as hopeful as her first; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pride, Prejudice, and Pakistanis
What does Pakistan Paindabad’s Indian readers think of Pakistan Paindabad; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Accolades for Pakistan Paindabad
The Daily Times newspaper has something to say about this website

Photo Essay - Celebrating the Canal of Lahore
Honoring the city's most precious treasure; Pakistan Paindabad revisits an old story on its first birthday

Pakistan Paindabad Exclusive - What Makes Pakistanis Laugh
Paksitan's celebrated writer Bina Shah investigates

Special Survey - What Do Young Americans Think of Pakistan
Pakistanis in the perceptions of their greatest ally; by Raymond Lee

Time Out Karachi - Sunbathing in the Metropolis
Imagine Karachi without its beaches; by Ameer Hamza

"Karachi's Anarchy Leads Me to Question Things” - Interview with Amin Gulgee
Pakistan’s most celebrated sculptor talks to Pakistan Paindabad

Memories - Once So Many Hindus Lived in Taxila
An old lady recounts the time when Pakistan came into existence; by Kamran Safdar

Dateline Wagah - Pakistan Versus India
Eyewitness report from Ground Zero; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Naan, Keema, K2, and Cricket in Pakistan
In love with my land; by Merium H. Kazmi

M. Hanif Raza - Mister Borat of Pakistan
A travel writer too naive to be true; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint – Indian Intellectuals Can’t Accept Pakistan
Exposing the anti-Muslim attitude of Indian writers like Ramachandra Guha; by Ali Eteraz

Viewpoint – Jiye Gandhi
We need more Gandhians in Pakistan; by Maryam Arif

Azaadi at 60 – We the Pakistanis
A young Karachite demands a new not-so-moth-eaten Pakistan; by Ameer Hamza

"Writing columns often moves me to tears" - Independence Day Interview with Kamran Shafi
One of Pakistan’s most acclaimed columnists sits down with Pakistan Paindabad

A Pakistani Riddle – Speaking Hindi; Reading Arabic
Making sense of our Pakistani identity; by Maryam Arif

Understanding Pakistan in Karachii
A single city defines the ethno-political dimensions of an entire nation; by Gaurav Sood

Exclusive Review – Pervez Musharraf and the Deathly Hallows
We’ve read the unreleased book purchased illegally from a Karachi store; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Karachi Chronicle – Slow Journey to Nationhood
Tracing the nation’s struggle for a common identity; by Gaurav Sood

Time Out Lahore - Dancing, Smoking and Crashing Out in Pakistan’s Sin City
Sharing a slice of the most happening city this side of the Indus; by Maryam Arif

Lahore & Karachi – A Tale of Two Cities
Two cities both alike in dignity; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - Mr. Musharraf Stuck in Golden Temple Trap
Lal Masjid farce is over but it could have devastating results; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Lal Masjid Editorial – Flushing Out the Religious Blackmailers
Mr. Musharraf’s government finally showed its belated courage in dealing with the fanatics; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bina Shah - "I Want to Foster Future Booker Prize Winners"
Pakistan's most promising young writer talks to Pakistan Paindabad; interview by Gaurav Sood

Letter to the Readers- On Gay Life in Pakistan
In response to accusations of maligning Pakistan's reputation; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Open Secrets- Gay Life in Pakistan
It's risky but easy to be a homosexual in this country; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Satire - President Musharraf’s Little Khaki Book
Exclusive excerpts from Pervez Musharraf's new book; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bapsi Sidhwa: "I wrote naturally about sexuality..."
The grandmother of Pakistani writing in English talks to Pakistan Paindabad; special interview

Exclusive - Five things I love about Pakistan
One of Pakistan’s most respected opinion-makers on the country’s better side; by Irfan 'Mazdak' Husain

Editorial – Mr. Musharraf Gags Media, Ruins His Own Legacy
Can Pakistanis be pushed back to the bad old dictatorial days; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Because Heart Hai Pakistani
A Pakistani, living in America, muses on her land; by Nahal S

Special Report - Pakistan's Pink Purdah
Two women in love married each other and are now in jail; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Jiye Jiye Jiye Jiye Jiye Pakistan
A Karachi-based photojournalist loves his country and how; by Ameer Hamza

Book Review - City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore
Bapsi Sidhwa's Lahore is a lovingly embroidered family heirloom; by Gaurav Sood

Favourite Five – Why I Am a Proud Pakistani
Khalid Hasan, US correspondent of The Friday Times, lists his reasons.

Special Editorial - Pakistan’s Soul is Not for Sale
Searching and finding hope in these anxious times; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - Chacha Chaudhry and Papa Pervez
Musharraf blunders, Karachi burns but is Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry all clean; by Gaurav Sood

Panch Pakistani Power Points
An eminent columnist shares his reasons for loving Pakistan; by Ishtiaq Ahmed

Top 5 Reasons for Loving Pakistan
Explaining the pull in terms of rating and ranking; by Raza Rumi

5 Heroes of Pakistan
Five Pakistanis who make me proud to be a Pakistani; by Hassan Abbas

Fiver for the Fatherland
Gosh, I love my Pakistan; by Jawad Zakariya

5 Stars to Pakistan
Here's why I'm proud of my nation; by Maryam Arif

Pakistan Top 5
Freedom, thrill, family, smartness, and girls; by Tehman Lall

5 Best Things about Pakistan – Difficult to List!
Is there anything beautiful about this country; by Saeeda Diep

Khyber Pass Memoirs
A retired British RAF Pilot discloses ‘Pakistan Paindabad’ was the first Urdu phrase he learnend; by Tony Connane

Heera Mandi - The Dream House of the Whores
Midnight excursion in the alleys of Lahore's red light district; by Mayank Austen Soofi

New Dawn for Pakistan's Least-Loved Citizens?
Pakistan has started taking note of its Hindu legacy; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Lahore Sight-Seeing - Fun on the Road
Passing instant judgments while driving in Pakistan's great city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pervez Musharraf – The 100 Percent Superstar
Mr. Musharraf’s passion for “percentage-analysis” makes him a unique statesman of our times; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint – Should Westerners Visit Pakistan?
The country has unleashed an ambitious "Destination Pakistan 2007" tourist campaign, but is the place safe; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Basant Photo Essay: Kat Gayi, Kat Gayi...Patang Kat Gayi!
Lahore went rangeela but debate continues on Basant’s legitimacy in Pakistan; Pictures by Usman Ahmed and Viewpoint by Maryam Arif

Interview with Ardeshir Cowasjee - The Grand Old Man of Karachi
One of Pakistan’s most respected citizens spills it out – about his beloved city of Karachi.

Editorial - Outrage and Unrest in Pakistan
Mr. Musharraf fires a judge and falls in trouble. Here is what he should do next; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Wagah Photo Essay - Spying in Pakistan
When an Indian, armed with a secret digicam, crossed into Pakistan; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Rang De Red - Spring Time in Pakistan
Love and longing in the time of "Enlightened Moderation"; Poetry by Ajit Shenoy, pictures by Usman Ahmed

Editorial – The Changing Face of Pakistan
Is it merely skin-deep; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - Culture Shock in Hip Pakistan
A Lahore girl, living in US, returns home to find a changing society; by Maryam Arif

Dating Scene in Pakistan – "Liberal Parents Allow Arranged Love Marriages"
How western impact affect inter-generational relations; an interview

Dating Scene in Pakistan - "Good Girls Not Available"
A non-resident Pakistani recalls his non-dating days in Karachi; an interview

Samjhauta Express Editorial - Give Respect to Pakistani Travelers
A bomb attack exposed the travails of the traveling citizens; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dating Scene in Pakistan – "There Are No Discos in Lahore"
A young man discusses the “scene in colleges” and in other "intimate hideouts"; talking with Tehman Lall

Dating Scene in Pakistan – The Correct Way
If you wish to go further, get married; by Usman

Dating Scene in Pakistan – "I Prefer the Oriental Ishq"
Where do young people meet in Lahore? And how things eased following Musharraf’s takeover; conversations with Raza Rumi

Making Love in Pakistan: An Introduction
On this Valentine's Week, a special series on the mixed-sex dynamics of the country.

How To Survive The Taunts And Jibes Of Pakistani Columnists?
Reading Pakistani newspaper columns in the times of Pervez Musharraf; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint – What Is Wrong In Being A Muslim Fundamentalist?
A Taxila teacher reacts to columnist Ishtiaq Ahmed's interview with Pakistan Paindabad; by Syed Kamran Safdar

Exclusive Conversations with Pakistani Columnist Ishtiaq Ahmed
An eminent Pakistan-born intellectual on his native country, and on Islam as practiced in his adopted nation – Sweden; Interview by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Report - Running for Pakistan
A recent marathon in Pakistan made a political statement of its own; by Usman Ahmed and Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Editorial - Pakistan and India Will Never be Friends
The dividing wall of mistrust between these two nations won't come tumbling down anytime soon; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Blocking Blogs in Pakistan
While Time magazine makes bloggers the People of the Year 2006, Pakistan government is blocking access to blogs; by Mayank Austen Soofi

The State of Pakistani Economy – It’s the Time to Party

Acknowledgement: This blogsite is the ongoing consequence of constant inspiration and gentle prodding of my friend Gaurav Sood.