What It Means To Be A Pakistani. Exploring South Asian Diaspora With Raza Rumi

The following interview is conducted by Daneesh Majid with Raza Rumi Ahmad on the subjects of identity, society and culture.  A man who has…

Destruction of Lahore’s Walled City is rampant as restoration efforts remain sketchy

One of my three reports published earlier this year in Herald’s annual issue on heritage Lahore fabled Walled City is now a grand metaphor…

The enigma that is Pakistan (book review)

Anatol Lieven’s new book is not just a contemporary account of Pakistan, it also attempts to present an alternative narrative of what is often…

Loveable Murree

  I was recently asked to write where I would spend my summer. For a few minutes I kept my anguish at Pakistan’s situation…

From Lahore To Gwadar: Flawed Development Model Undermines Citizens’ Rights

For years, the local Baloch population has been complaining about their non-inclusion in the medium- and long-term development plans. Towards the end of 2021,…

Will Sialkot Tragedy Change The State Policy Of Appeasing Religious Fanatics?

The Sialkot tragedy should be a wakeup call for the incumbent government as well as the all powerful establishment. The brutal lynching and burning of…

The Spectacular Rise Of TLP And The Challenges Ahead

Even without a wider platform or broad agenda to achieve victory in the polls, groups such as TLP are poised to exploit the grievances…

Civil Services Reform: Pakistan’s Lingering Challenge

There is widespread consensus in Pakistan that the bureaucracy needs reform. However, focusing on the federal level alone and ignoring the requisite changes needed…

LLF 2021: Raza Rumi Discusses ‘Desi Delicacies’ Book By Claire Chambers

In Lahore Literary Festival 2021, Raza Rumi moderated a panel discussion with author Claire Chambers who shed light on her latest work ‘Desi Delicacies’.…

ThinkFest Pakistan 2021: Debating Jinnah’s Successes And Failures With Ishtiaq Ahmad

Raza Rumi interviews Professor Ishtiaq Ahmad for his latest, insightful and challenging book on the founder of Pakistan: ‘Jinnah: His Successes, Failures and Role…

My Interview On Digital Media In Pakistan And Beyond

The mainstream media in Pakistan does not give a full picture or cover all pertinent angles. The main job of media is to inform…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

My Interview on Identity, Politics and Media

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

Shambolic Governance And The Doctrine Of Necessity

After three days of intense drama, the Supreme Court of Pakistan conditionally allowed the incumbent Army Chief to continue in his office for six…
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