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    Firefly Books In Hyderabad Where Is Lazer

  • Footprints: Silawat Mohalla ? An ancient firefly

    Down long paths with ancient crevices and split-levelled stairwells and locked old doors wrapped around stone structures and mosaic courtyards is the strip of Silawat Mohalla or Para in Hyderabad...

    The area has the pull of a solemn memory, a firefly of times departed...

  • India could squeeze business to balance books

    NEW DELHI: India’s finance minister wants to present a credible budget this month with realistic targets for tax revenues and asset sales, people involved in the process say, but businesses may end up picking up much of the tab...

    Arun Jaitley is staring at a big revenue shortfall as India again misses an unrealistic target for raising cash from selling off state assets, while sliding commodity prices and exports have dented revenues
  • Books by Haqqi, wife launched

    KARACHI: Two Urdu books, Nawa-i-Saaz Shikan, a collection of ghazals by the late Shanul Haq Haqqi, and Shaheedan-i-Wafa Ka Khun Baha Kia by Salma Haqqi, were launched at the Arts Council on Friday evening...

  • INTERVIEW: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

    Alexi gives readers, wherever they are, access to the books that the world’s most admired writers and cultural figures are pulling most eagerly off their own shelves...

    Byatt and Peter Carey and other great writers such as John le Carré, Kamila Shamsie, Bret Easton Ellis, Ali Smith and Mohsin Hamid have all contributed to Alexi and are joined by many others in recommending books that have inspired them and inspire them still...

  • Sindh drafts law to regulate registration of papers, printing presses, books

    KARACHI: With the concurrent list abolished in the wake of the adoption of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Sindh government has drafted a law to regulate registration of newspapers, news agencies, printing presses and books that on paper appears to be tougher than the existing laws...

    The law — Sindh Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Registration Act, 2017 — has reportedly been given a nod by the chief minister...

  • Swabi schools facing shortage of books

    SWABI: The schools affiliated with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad, have been facing shortage of books of 9th and 10th classes, teachers and students complained...

    Students said they had yet to get books of physics and Pakistan Studies in the 10th class...

  • What did the books encroach upon?

    Another indicator of where society is headed...

    These days the only readily available books could be found either in the glitzy stores at swanky shopping malls or in shops owned by big publishing houses...

  • Every candidate’s an author: the ceaseless boom in books by politicians

    Books have become the telltale sign that someone in one office is serious about running for another...

    Presidential announcement season, also known as 2015, marks the advent of an avalanche of political books, because nothing quite says “beach read” like learning about the early life or the recent policies of your favourite senator or governor...

  • Hate material in books has impacted entire generations

    “Schools have become factories where children are being churned out with warped mindsets,” he said...

    MPA Qamarul Islam Raja the government had made a Publishers’ Regulation Committee which would consider laws for publishers and that no books would be printed without the permission of the textbook board...

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