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Rare silk Quran helps preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

AFP | One of the only Qurans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan -- a feat its creators hope will help...

Asaram Bapu case: The Culture of Rape in South Asia

News Analysis | Asaram Bapu, an Indian spiritual guru; a religious leader with a massive fan base from around the world, has been awarded a...

An Alphabet of Anguish and Ecstasy

News Desk | Over the past three decades, Shakil Saigol has emerged as a uniquely placed personality on the art scene in Pakistan. His career...

Hollywood declares war on sexual assault at Golden Globes

AFP | Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry's culture of sexual harassment and...

Multiple blasts at Shia cultural centre in Kabul kill 40

AFP | At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in multiple blasts at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials...

South Asian countries battle with obsession over fair skin

The Conversation | “Let’s scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlours in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that...

Take a tour of Rohtas Fort’s history

I was experiencing déjà vu. Had I been there before? It felt oddly familiar. The musty air and the satisfying grains of dust swirling...

Did Saudi Crown Prince buy the new Da Vinci painting?

Reuters | New-York based Christie's auction house said on Friday Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism was acquiring Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ,...

Jill Dodd reveals she was Saudi billionaire’s ‘pleasure wife’

News Desk | The Former Vogue model and the founder of Roxy brand, Jill Dodd says she never regretted being one of the "pleasure wives"...

Arab Spring finally comes to Saudi Arabia: Cinemas will be opened?

News Analysis | The Saudi Gazette has reported that the Kingdom will soon be opening cinema and theatres before the end of this year. Former Minister...

Coke Studio ends with an emotional tribute to Junaid Jamshed

News Desk | “Hum Kyun Chalain Us Rah Per, Jis Rah Per Sab He Chalain, Kyun Na Chunain Wo Rasta Jis Per Nahi Koi Gaya”....

Why Riyadh is so interested in joining CPEC?

News Analysis | Riyadh will soon invest in the Gwadar Port and become part of the mega-project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This was...

British-Pakistani filmmaker’s movie “My Pure Land” nominated for Oscars

News Desk | Writer-producer Sarmad Masud's biopic movie on Nazo Dharejo is contending for Oscars 2018, from the UK under the category of ‘Best foreign...

Olafur Arnold, a musician from Iceland, planning a visit to Hunza...

News Desk | Olafur Arnold, a musician from Iceland, says that he is planning to visit Pakistan. Extremely amused with his first-time visit to Pakistan a...

Pakistan Is Uniting China, Russia, and Turkey against Trump’s Afghan strategy

Andrew Korybko | The Pakistani Foreign Minister’s plans to travel to China, Russia, and Turkey in hashing out a multipolar response to Trump’s recently announced Afghan...

Is Karachi the sixth worst city to live in?

News Analysis | With a grim performance on all the aspects of human development, The Economic Intelligence Unit has unsurprisingly ranked Karachi as the sixth...

The first American woman to conquer K-2

Vanessa Audi Rhys O'Brien, is a British-American mountain climber, explorer, public speaker and former business executive and the first American Woman to conquer K-2....

Loafology: The art of breaking bread

Loafology is a cafe and bakery based in Islamabad, Pakistan. They specialize in bread and have a variety of different European cultures in the form...

Education: A privilege of the rich

Nauman Sadiq | We commit a big fallacy when we assume that our educational accomplishments are our individual achievements. We like to believe that we...

Is democracy consistent with Islam?

Nauman Sadiq | Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam,...

PEMRA and the fate of Indian shows

News Analysis | The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to approach the Supreme Court against an interim order of the Sindh High...

Identity Crisis: Who is Pakistani and who isn’t?

Nauman Sadiq | #PakistanTurns70 There are two contrasting styles of debating an issue: those who prefer normative arguments, and those who choose a descriptive line of...

Pakistan’s future entrepreneurs assemble!

Pakistan is a country where only specific professions are looked favorably upon by the society because of which the number of entrepreneurs is not...

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across the globe!

Eid-ul-Fitr is an auspicious and the most awaited celebration of the year in the Muslim world. From the Moroccan deserts to the plains of...

Pakistan’s culture of Politics thrives on the many Nihal Hashmis

Saad Rasool | The infamous speech of Mr. Nihal Hashmi – an abominable (former) Senator of PML-N – has laid bare the rotten core of...

Soft Power: Japan has turned its culture into a powerful political...

Much has been made of Japan’s recent turn away from pacifism and growing military muscle, but Tokyo is also extending its global reach in...

What is Qatar’s Strategic Relevance in the Contemporary Middle East?

Zaheer Munir | Qatar’s Strategic Relevance in the Contemporary Middle East Qatar emerged as the regional power broker in 2006 with Israel’s war in Lebanon which...

Saudi Arabia inches towards modernity with Prince Mohammed’s Initiatives

James M. Dorsey | Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince, is moving the country forward and to do so has put sports,...

Muslim Civilization: Essential Bridge & Connect between Ancient Greek & Modern...

In European antiquity, philosophers largely wrote in Greek. Even after the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean and the demise of paganism, philosophy was strongly...

Should Indian movies be banned in Pakistani cinema! Why?

Ban Bollywood or screen its product, the subject is debatable and reactions form a broad range of opinions. Everyone has the right to hold...

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