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Book Review: Lonely Planet Afghanistan

Finally, a detailed travel book on one of the world’s most dangerous countries. Read More »

Book Review – Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex Von Tunzelmann

Love in the time of massacres. Read More »

Book Review: King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema by Anupama Chopra

Just how a middle-class Muslim man, who is rumored to be gay, became India’s biggest film star. Read More »

Open Secrets: Gay Life in Pakistan

It's risky but easy to be a homosexual in the Islamic Republic. Read More »

Book Review: The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown

The people’s princess – soft and scheming, shrewd and sexy, saint and sinner. Read More »

Pakistan Tries Gagging Its Media

New media restrictions in Pakistan recall the bad old dictatorial days. Read More »

The Pink Purdah of Pakistan

Two Pakistani women in love married each other and are now in jail. Read More »

Pakistan’s Soul is Not for Sale

Searching and finding hope in these anxious times. Read More »

The Joy of Indian Classical Dances

Even as everything western is considered cool, dances like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudhi, Kathak, and Odissi still attract young Indians. Read More »

Revealed in the Cold Light of Day: “Opening Line” Secrets of the New Yorker

Do the New Yorker editors encourage a standard opening phrase in their profiles, fiction, commentaries, reviews and special reports? Read More »