Conversation On Book, “The Roots Of Fake News”

PCIM and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) hosted a conversation, moderated by Raza Rumi, with authors Brian Winston and Matthew Winston about…

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,…

Think Fest Pakistan: Debating Jinnah’s Role In Pakistan Movement With Yasser Hamdani

Even though MA Jinnah led a public movement, founded a country, and changed the map of the world, many key aspects his life and…

Sufi hearts in Delhi

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.…

Magnificent Delusions: The Ebb and Flow of Pak-US Relations

Raza Rumi Husain Haqqani’s new book Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding comes at a critical juncture of Pakistan-US relations…

From “Listening to Grass Hoppers” by Arundhati Roy

We too will learn, like the ordinary citizen’s of Hitler’s Germany, to recognize revulsion in the gaze of our fellow human beings. We too…

Another Incarnation

By PANKAJ MISHRA (NYT) reviews an interesting book that I must read. Â THE HINDUS An Alternative History By Wendy Doniger 779 pp. The…

Hanif Kureishi on the room where he writes

Guardian has compiled an interesting list of writers and their rooms here. Here’s a detailed account of Kureishi’s room: “The garden gnome with his…

The China Threat

BOOK REVIEW: Investigating the China threat by Khaled Ahmed The fact that Globalisation has been allowed to sink to the level of a darwinist…

What happened to reading?

Ilona Yusuf, a poet muses about the demise of the reading culture. Read article here >>…