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…

The personal is political

January 22, 2017: The personal is political (Dawn) Pakistani American artist Anila Quayyum Agha has been celebrated for her groundbreaking sculptural installation ‘Intersections’ that earned…

Fighting for democracy

Raza Rumi is a Pakistani journalist and policy analyst who is currently Visiting International Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, US. A consistent voice…

In memoriam: Writers like Intizar Husain never die, they live on in their words and ideas

In celebrating his pluralistic literary roots, Intizar Husain was a truly contemporary writer. Intizar Husain, the last of great Urdu writers, passed away yesterday…

Miniature Painting Goes Global

Steeped in the past, and yet, modernist in its application, neo miniature is the new face of Pakistani miniature painting and art. Having evolved…

One size may not fit all

Excerpts from my statement: Raza Rumi, Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, says the government has much to do when it…

Not being dead is a victory for Balochistan’s journalists

    To say that Pakistani journalists are under attack is an understatement. They are lucky if not assailed or killed. Beyond the veneer…

Khushwant Singh: The last Pakistani living on Indian soil

My tribute to KS (first published in DAWN on March 30) IT is difficult to evaluate the legacy of writer, journalist and an icon…

Displacement & Discontent – Basti by Intizar Husain

  THE publication of Basti’s translation is an important literary milestone. The author, Intizar Husain, is perhaps the greatest living Urdu writer and his…

Social media and Pakistan – prospects and possibilities

By Raza Rumi In a picture taken on May 27, 2010 Pakistani IT professionals Omer Zaheer (L) and Arslan Chaudhry browse their newly created…

Reforming the education system

By Raza Rumi Pakistani students sit inside and on top of a rickshaw heading to their schools in Muzaffargarh in Punjab province, Pakistan, Tuesday,…

My session with Intizar Husain: Karachi Literature Festival 2011

Huma Imitiaz has summed up the session I moderated at the KLF. Huma has been kind to me but I am just a humble…

Guest Stars at the Long March

Guest Stars at the Long March

My article that appeared in Dawn. here. THE enthusiasts for the long march towards Islamabad are justifiably feeling let down by the grand posturing,…

Pakistan’s Media – responsibility must anchor freedom

My piece that was published earlier this week: IT is a truism that media freedom in Pakistan today has been earned after a long…