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  • REVIEW: Moving on: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

    ANNA Quindlen’s latest novel is an unlikely love story of a 60-year-old woman who rediscovers herself when she leaves the city (and her past life) to live a secluded life in a small town...

    Beautifully titled Still Life with Bread Crumbs, the book is chiefly concerned with the importance of love in an increasingly denatured world where there is a momentary time lapse between actual human experience and its perception, much as there...

  • KP rights activist wins Anna Politkovskaya Award

    Gulalai Ismail, a Pashtun women's rights activist from Swabi, was awarded the Reach all Women in War (RAW) Anna Politkovskaya Award on Thursday alongside senior Indian journalist, Gauri Lankesh, according to a report by RAW...

    The organisation aims to strengthen the leadership skills of young people, especially women and girls, enabling them to act as agents of change for women empowerment and peace building and to fight for their...

  • Pakistani woman wins Anna Politkovskaya Award

    Lankesh, 55, was shot dead outside her home by unidentified assailants in Bengaluru at a time of rising nationalism and intolerance of dissent in the country...

    ”Lankesh shared the annual ‘Reach All Women in WAR (RAW in WAR) Anna Politkovskaya Award’ with Gulalai Ismail, 31, a peace activist who has faced death threats for speaking out against the Taliban in Pakistan...

  • PA with ‘Anna Hazare’ of its own

    LAHORE: A ruling party parliamentarian created a scene in the Punjab Assembly on Friday when he blamed a party MNA for using “abusive language” against him...

    Taking part in the House on general discussion on law and order, Mian Muhammad Rafiq from Toba Tek Singh said lawlessness was reigning supreme in the province...

  • REVIEW: Benazir Bhutto by Anna Suvorova

    ORIGINALLY published by Vostochnaya Literatura in 2013, Russian scholar Anna Suvorova’s anthropological analysis of Benazir Bhutto was re-published this year with an English translation by Pakistan’s branch of the Oxford University Press...

    Early on in the book the writer claims that she did not know the late prime minister personally and hence did not plan a traditional, historical biography of her...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    The Pemra notification ordered channels to abide by Clause 8 (8) of the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisement) Code of Conduct 2015, to...

  • POPARAZZI: WHERE ARE PAKISTAN’S YOUTUBE STARS?

    A few weeks ago, I was part of a Twitter conversation which was based largely around a single question — where was the Pakistani version of AIB? For those who don’t know, AIB is an Indian comedy group famous for their sketch videos...

    For children of the ’90s, AIB represents one of many ways in which Indian culture has seemed to catch up with and overtaken Pakistan’s...

  • Youtube turns 'local' for Pakistan

    KARACHI: World's largest video-sharing website, Youtube, on Tuesday announced that it has launched localised versions of the site in Pakistan...

    According to a media release issued by Youtube's parent firm Google, visitors to YouTube from Pakistan will see their country-specific YouTube site by default...

  • YouTube returns to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: After over three years of being told to ‘Surf Safely’, Internet users in the country were able to access the popular video-sharing website, YouTube, following orders from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the website be unblocked...

    However, digital rights groups and other stakeholders, who had originally opposed the blocking of the website, still have concerns over the deal – struck between the government...

  • YouTube Pakistan officially launched

    KARACHI: Like Zaid Ali T and Shaam Idrees, who have over four million likes on Facebook and more than 300,000 views on YouTube, any Pakistani man, woman or child can now have their own channel and make money from it on YouTube...

    At a press conference held at the DHA Golf Club on Wednesday to launch the video-sharing website in Pakistan, it was learnt that if one is in the YouTube partner programme one can monetise videos on one’s...

  • YouTube releases list of Pakistan's most watched videos

    YouTube Pakistan on Thursday released a list of the most watched videos and music videos in Pakistan for the current year with Commander Safeguard taking the top spot, said a press statement from the world's most popular online video community...

    The videos have been selected based on the time spent watching, sharing, commenting and liking by users, added the press release...

  • Syrian war archives at risk as YouTube bans graphic content

    Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos have been uploaded to YouTube every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to intimate scenes like a father cradling his dead children...

    However, now Syrian activists fear all that history could be erased as YouTube moves to rein in violent content...

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