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Letter From Pakistan

Boys didn’t play well – As Pakistanis blame Afghans, they forget role in Taliban rise

That cricket is not a gentleman’s game was clear during the Pakistan-Afghanistan Asia Cup match. But now there is complete denial.

A star is born in Pakistan—Ustad Chahat Fateh Ali Khan

As flamboyant as Bappi Lahri with his gold and silver gems and as magnificent as Taher Shah with his lines, Chahat is already in the league of all-time greats.

Pakistan still fighting for azadi. Its soap opera has more seasons than Days of Our Lives

A dysfunctional democracy trapped in the claws of the IMF—that’s Pakistan @75.

Pakistan has a new export—Tehreek-e-Labbaik ‘ghazis’, ‘saints’ with the dagger of blasphemy

Rizwan Ashraf isn't the only anti-blasphemy crusader influenced by TLP. Netherlands to Peshawar—they're sprawling inside and outside the Pakistan border.

Pakistan’s ‘devout’ Muslims had a new purpose on Eid: forget ‘qasais’, become ‘chowkidars’

For Pakistan's State-declared non-Muslims, Eid is not theirs to celebrate. Blasphemy has become the go-to weapon of the ‘devout’.

Pakistani thieves are anmol ratans. They don’t just steal, they leave creative stamps

Jinnah’s monocle to Imran Khan’s ‘video threat’, Pakistani thieves have a diverse taste.

Imran Khan fans have new threat: Bring him back as PM or face anti-Bajwa hashtags

The hate has been in the air since April when Imran Khan was ousted. Now, #BajwaHasToGo, and #BajwaTraitor are meant to make the army 'mend its ways'.

A Pakistani Jew reached Israel. Pakistan’s having a heartburn

In Pakistan, many Jews hide their identity by taking Muslim or Christian faith in official documents. There are less than two hundred Jews left in the country.

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

‘India, I love you’ — but why now, Imran Khan? Kashmir to Covid, India was perfect cover

From shedding Modiphobia to praising 'azaad' India's foreign policy, calling Indians 'self-respecting', Imran Khan's U-turns are nothing but dovish cloaks.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.
Representational Image.| Pixabay

Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.


Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.