When Will COVID Vaccine Arrive In Pakistan?

Lately with each passing day, the debate on procurement of coronavirus vaccine is gaining momentum. At the same time, the confusion is also multiplying…

Quick Roundup Of 2020: Democracy On Decline, Trump Defeat And Arab-Israel Relations

In an exclusive interview with Wajahat Ahmad, Raza Rumi discusses key global issues. The year of 2020 witnessed the decline of democracy with the…

New US Administration And Indo-Pak Relations; Is There A Way Forward?

Raza Rumi shares key insights on impact of prospective Biden administration on foreign front, especially in South Asian context, Indo-Pak stalemate and nationalism, and…

(From the archives) October 18: Attack on Benazir Bhutto’s rally at Karsaz, Karachi

Despite the Tragedy, Extremism Will be Fought by Pakistanis Published October 20, 2007 (blogcritics) 180 are dead and more than 500 injured in Karachi…

Book E-Launch – The Battle For Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and A Tough Neighborhood

In this e-launch of Shuja Nawaz’s The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and A Tough Neighborhood, the panelists (Shuja Nawaz, Raza Rumi,…

Pakistan’s Youth And Their Concerns: A Discussion

In this talk, Raza Rumi is joined by Nayab Jan, Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir, Hamza Ghaznavi, Rafiullah Kakar, Basil Nabi Malik to discuss the problems…

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…

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…