Legacy of Bhagat Singh – India and Pakistan’s Shared Hero

Watch Raza Rumi in conversation with historian Irfan Habib (in Delhi) and activist Diep Saeeda (in Lahore) about Bhagat Singh’s legacy and why we…

Was Iqbal Against The Idea of Secularism? Watch Faisal Devji’s Interview with Raza Rumi

Faisal Devji is one of the foremost historians on the politics of Indian subcontinent. In this interview with Raza Rumi for Naya Daur Media,…

International Newsletter ‘The Story’ Gives Naya Daur A Warm Shoutout

Laxmi Murthi writes about the new space in Pakistani journalism created by Naya Daur, a new media portal that upholds diversity of opinion and…

Love, Loss and Gain: Anila Quayyum Agha’s Art

A shorter version of this article was published in DAWN in January 2017. Pakistani American artist Anila Quayyum Agha has been celebrated for her…

Sartaj Aziz Talks Foreign Policy, India And Nawaz Sharif With Raza Rumi And Faisal Devji

Sartaj Aziz, former foreign minister of Pakistan and author of Between Dreams and Realities: Some Milestones in Pakistan’s History, talks to Raza Rumi and…

Pakistan Food Culture, Recipes, Cuisines: Discussion with Niloferr Qazi and Haya Emaan

Connoisseurs of food Niloferr Afridi Qazi and Haya Emaan talk with Raza Rumi about the richness of Pakistani cuisine, its unique tastes, techniques and…

Remembering Asif Farrukhi With Harris Khalique, Irfan Javed, Ameena Syed, Atiya Dawood, and Ghazal Asif Farrukhi

Asif Farrukhi’s daughter and friends come together to remember and celebrate the great literary figure’s life and works. Asif passed away recently in June,…

Race, Violence and Injustice: Unpacking the Ongoing Protests

The killing of George Floyd on May 25 triggered a wave of protests across the United States. Continued protests demanding dignity and safety for…

Pakistan’s Changing Popular Culture: Discussion With Mohsin Saeed, Fauzia Yazdani, Sabahat Zakariya and Ahmer Naqvi

A riveting discussion on the (d)evolution of popular culture in Pakistan, and its relation with media. We as humans and communities are constantly involved…

Black Lives Matter: My Interview With Faisal Devji

Faisal Devji is a professor of Indian history and a fellow of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. In this discussion, he…

Towards A Progressive Pakistan: My Panel Discussion With Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy, Nadeem Paracha, Afiya Zia and Amber Shamsi

An erudite panel of academics and journalists talk about the challenges faced by Pakistan in becoming a progressive state over its 73 years of…

Sadia Dehlvi: An Inimitable Friend Indeed

I had never imagined that I would be writing an obituary of a soulmate. The idea is daunting and shattering, to say the least.…

US Media Environment: My Interview With Prof Aminah Al-Deen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H9SlVAzCcw Raza Rumi and Prof. Aminah Al-Deen discuss the alarming state of journalism and media in the United States. They discuss how all American…

Sufi hearts in Delhi (2009 article)

This was published in The Friday Times in the May 22-29, 2009 issue Getting a visa to India is a nightmare for ordinary mortals.…

My Interview on Identity, Politics and Media

I interviewed by Roshandan team in the summer of 2019. Saw the video a little late. Here’s the video and there is a brief…

An Intractable Challenge: Managing Civil Military Relations in Pakistan

This policy note was prepared for a report published by The Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) after the general elections of 2018. As the previous government…

The 18th Amendment: An Overview

“The 18th Amendment: An Overview” chapter by Raza Rumi was published in Jinnah institute report titled Devolution: Provincial Autonomy and the 18th Amendment Rumi…

The Future of Democracy in Pakistan Hinges on Digital Civic Participation

Digital media can be an opportunity for civic engagement by women, ethnic and religious minorities, and the rural poor in Pakistan, says longtime journalist…

“Devaluation Was A Terrible Decision” – Dr Fahd Ali Shares Insights With Raza Rumi

Dr Fahd Ali, economist and professor at ITU, tells Raza Rumi how devaluation was a terrible decision. He suggests three steps that Pakistan must…

The Story Of Naya Daur Media By Raza Rumi

Raza Rumi in this video explains how Naya Daur Media was conceived and what are its sources of funds.…