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…

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.…

The search for a new security paradigm

Latest for The Friday Times Recently, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, elaborated on the losses incurred by the country in fighting terrorism,…

Farewell President Zardari

Here is something I wrote for TFT, analyzing President Zardari’s tenure dcPresident Zardari has set a new record of being the only democratically elected…

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,…

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…

Book review: Challenging martial histories

  This is a book review that was published in The Friday Times (June 19-25 2009 issue) This was a hot May afternoon when…

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…

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…

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…

Recognising the shift in Pakistan’s India policy

An Editorial for the Express Tribune The silver lining of the current Pakistan-India stand-off is that Pakistan Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif remains committed…

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…

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…

Book review: Delhi of the past and the present

Here is a lovely review of my book, written by the esteemed Intizar Husain   Raza Rumi tells us that he aspired to be…

Tackling the local governance crisis

Pakistan’s governance crisis has manifested itself in various ways, including the inability of the state to provide services and create a responsible relationship with…

What do you read, my lord?

My book will be launched this Saturday. I can say that its going to be a big day in my quest to become a…

Delhi by heart: Writing “Home”

A review of my book, Delhi by heart, in the Express Tribune     In candid tones, journalist and analyst Raza Rumi explores an…

A wonderful review of my book by Rana Safvi

Here’s a lovely review written by Rana Safvi over at her blog   “Dilli jo aik shahar tha aalam mai intikhaab rahtay thay hee…

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…

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…
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