Eating Naan at the Taliban

Posted on September 30, 2009
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Himayun Mirza This is the story of how I had some of the best naans I have ever had in my life at the Taliban Food Center, a small local restaurant in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The name has got nothing at all to do with the Taliban as we know them in Afghanistan, Pakistan and [...]

Manto Ka Muqaddama: Obscenity Trial-1

Posted on September 29, 2009
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Aziz Akhmad Occasionally, we go back to the books and stories that we had first read years ago, in school or college. It can be fun – sometimes more than when we first read them. When we re-read a book, we are not bothered about finding who does what to whom – we already know [...]

ATP Poll: Grading Pakistan’s News Media

Posted on September 28, 2009
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Adil Najam We know that ATP readers are tough graders. In the past you have graded the performance of Pakistan’s current leadership (also here) as well as Pakistan’s past leadership  – for good as well as for bad (also here). We ask you now to grade the performance of Pakistan’s media. Most people agree that [...]

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