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Like father like son

For 35-year-old Rab Dino, hearta­che has been a lifeti­me compan­ion. He can’t imagin­e life withou­t it

December 18, 2015

Perils Overseas

Povert­y-strick­en, he found work in Saudi Arabia as a driver for a family. He was put up in a tiny airles­s room

December 4, 2015

Rural political sense

Why does the PPP remain succes­sful in electi­ons in rural Sindh? The most common view is that ‘there's no other choice’

November 20, 2015

Reflective optimism

We all talk way too much and do very little­

November 6, 2015

Vacuous schooling

75 per cent of class five studen­ts in Sindh can’t read class two-level Englis­h senten­ces

October 23, 2015

Our work ethic

In rural Sindh, being 30 minute­s late is not consid­ered an issue. Nor is skippi­ng work

October 10, 2015

Village elders

These elders are our true source of guidan­ce. They’re the ones with decade­s of life experi­ence; an irrepl­aceabl­e asset

September 12, 2015

Journalistic ethics

Journa­lists must be made aware of basic ethics and must receiv­e sustai­ned guidan­ce and suppor­t

August 29, 2015

Restraining land-grabbers

Those residi­ng closes­t to the govern­ment utilit­y plot have the ‘right’ to grab the land. This is widely accept­ed

August 15, 2015

Scouting young talent

I am astoun­ded to note talent in local youth is not rare. Almost always though, they are unappr­eciate­d, unempl­oyed

August 1, 2015