Indus Valley School of Learning: The school which teaches Humanism

On Pakistan Day, I was invited by the Indus Valley School of Learning in Rawalpindi. I tweeted about my visit and the pleasant experience.…

Worrying signs of Pakistani public discourse

I was ranting on twitter about how extremist views find sympathy, sharing for those who missed them. [View the story “Worrying signs of Pakistani…

How the Future of South Asia Can Change!

By Raza Rumi Since Pakistan’s inception, its relationship with India has been mired by insecurity, hostility, suspicion and mistrust. Independence in 1947 was followed by…

The almost forgotten radical message of Iqbal

I am reposting this old blog on Iqbal Day: God, You created the night, I made the lamp You created the earth, I made…

Trial and errors of Musharraf: Trying a former army chief marks the beginning of a new chapter in Pakistan

Here’s something I wrote on Musharraf for The Economic Times   Pakistan’s former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf has been indicted by court…

New security paradigm

Pakistanis have been informed that there will be a new security paradigm that would drive the policy and strategy of the federal and provincial…

Pakistan, Taliban and Karzai

My piece for ANN (link) where I argue how Pakistan’s Prime Minister is struggling to taking charge of the country’s security policies, away from…

The future of Afghanistan – towards a regional solution

Here is a video podcast I did for the Pak-China institute. The transcript follows the video. The situation in Afghanistan, especially as its unfolding…

Rumi’s Dilli

Here is a wonderful review of my book in India’s Frontline magazine The Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi is both an insider and an outsider…

Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed on my book

A lovely review of my book in the Daily Times by Ishtiaq Ahmed When Indians and Pakistanis visit each other, questions of identity, patriotism,…

The Romance of Raja Rasalu

By Raza Rumi Story telling has been a primordial urge, never quite expressed in its fullest measure, but always lingering and floating like life.…

Understanding Contemporary Muslimness

A review of Naveeda Khan’s  book Muslim Becoming published in “The Book Review” I wanted to learn what it meant to know Islam in Pakistan…

Hassan Rouhani: Iran’s New President Will Build Alliances With India and Afghanistan

Here is something I wrote for policymic   An unprecedented number of Iranians at home and abroad participated in the 11th presidential elections in the…

Walk with a Dehlvi

Another review of my book, Delhi by heart, over at the Indian Express One thing that can be said about Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi…

A book with a view

Delhi by Heart in NYC, originally uploaded by Jahane Rumi. A friend of mine – KS – was most kind to have purchased my…

Attacks on the state

Latest for the Express Tribune   In the last few days, Pakistan and its newly elected government have been rocked by a wave of terrorist…

Revival of local government

For Express Tribune On paper, the decision of the Sindh government to formally revive the local government system, based on the 1979 legislation, is a…

Egypt back to square one

Here is an editorial for the Express Tribune   The Arab Spring unleashed in 2011 seems to be continuing. The removal of Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi…

Afghan Refugees and Pakistan

Latest for Express Tribune Pakistan has hosted millions of Afghan refugees since the 1980s when the resistance to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan resulted in intense…

The Balochistan conundrum

Here is an Editorial for the Express Tribune   Pakistan’s largest province, Balochistan, continues to bleed. Decades of neglect and exclusion have created a sense…
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