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…

A twist in the tale

My Interview conducted by Abdullah Khan for Earthen Lamp Journal: ELJ: Tell us something about your journey from being a civil servant to a…

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…

Throw Away the Books – Bulleh Shah

Bulleh Shah (1680-1758) of Kasur in Central Punjab is an extraordinary voice that provided a mystical message beyond caste, institutionalized religion and ideologies of…

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…

Shanul Haq Haqqee: The Forgotten Literary Giant

“Don’t know whose idea it is and what the target is. My personal goals have been very limited. Nor have I ever made literature…

Commentary: IC Reorganization Requires Transparency and Inclusiveness in Decision Making Processes

For months, the Ithaca College community has been in a state of turmoil. The pandemic era has impacted every sphere of human activity including higher…

Karachi Literature Festival: Panel Discussion On Fake News And Disinformation

We are inundated with information, so much that lines of truth, fact, and value have blurred. One has to dig deeper and do silting…

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…

The Intercept: Moderating Panel Discussion On Investigative Journalism, Accountability

I moderated this event last week organised by the center that I direct – Park Center for Indepenent Media – and the Finger Lakes…

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…

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,…
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