Rana Begum’s Public Artwork: Interplay of light, form, nature, architecture

The ambitious, site-specific installations No.1187 Mesh and No. 1193 Mesh by Rana Begum (born 1977 in…

Birds and Us

Excerpts from Jesse Russell’s book review at The Hedgehog Review: In his recent work Birds and…

Meatballs | کوفتے

ایک دن میری دادی نے میرے والد سے پوچھا کہ انہوں نے مجھے کیوں مارا کیوں…

How To…

Honorary contributors to DesPardes: Adil Khan, Ajaz Ahmed, Anwar Abbas, Arif Mirza, Aziz Ahmed, Bawar Tawfik,…

‘Heech’ or ‘Nothingness’: The Face of a Dervish

The art of attaining closeness to God via the annihilation of the ego which includes not only…

Africa’s Century of Growth?

On Morten Jerven’s The Wealth and Poverty of African States (Cambridge University Press, 2022) Review by…

The Hunt For Red October

IRSHAD SALIM: Every year, as October comes, I recall a few nuggets from my memory bank,…

Karachi is Volatile, But London is Bland

Kamila Shamsie’s new novel, “Best of Friends” chosen as a book of 2022 by The Guardian,…

The Photographic Search for True Pakistan

Girls and kids are us – in Islamabad: Irshad Salim, Karachi. Pics and videos using Huawei…

Dr. Lucas Inventor of The Cloud Ends Up in ‘Greeneria’: Novel By Jamil Usman

Jamil Usman’s latest book “The Cloud” is an English novel for children. It’s a science fiction adventure…