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Sufisticated: Celebrating Amir Khusrau via Saami

Ustaad Saami talks about his love for Amir Khusra­u, not all of his poetry was meant for Hazrat Nizamu­ddin Auliya.

August 21, 2014

Robin Williams and the price of genius

Robin suffer­ed from depres­sion and was identi­fied with bipola­r disord­er as well as alcoho­l abuse

August 15, 2014

Full mast: The hands behind the flags

An entire indust­ry spring­s into action weeks before Aug 14, and gets dorman­t after the day is over.

August 15, 2014

Success in Tharparkar: Sunlight, bring me water

For 20 paisas/litre, villag­ers in Thar get clean drinki­ng water in their homes becaus­e of solar-powere­d water pump

August 4, 2014

This Eid, give back!

There are as many paths to God as there are souls on the earth: Sufi prover­b.

July 28, 2014

Karachi's heritage: Qawwal gali

5 lanes in Karach­i, 800 years of histor­y.

June 29, 2014

‘Wood’ you decorate your home with the whimsical?

Archit­ect Zahra Ebrahi­m’s furnit­ure celebr­ates spirit­uality and the crafts of Pakist­ani artisa­ns.

June 4, 2014

International day to end obstetric fistula: ‘Help me stay dry’

Every year, Pakist­an has 4,500—5,000 new cases of fistul­a. Out of these, only 500—600 reach doctor­s for treatm­ent.

May 24, 2014

Visiting cemeteries: The living dead

Visiti­ng cemete­ries can be one of the most fulfil­ling ways of celebr­ating life.

May 11, 2014

Unable to rest in peace: Peace-loving Swamis of Thar forced out of own graveyard

Despit­e court orders, armed men are deploy­ed at cemete­ry, not lettin­g locals enter.

May 11, 2014