There is an old sign from the Colonial era that reads Cowasji outside the brick structure of the Cowasjee building in Karachi's port area, Keamari. Inside, 86-years-old Cyrus Cowasjee's office still maintains its rather vintage design and interior. DAWN Group, 1 week ago
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By Ahmed Yusuf There was a royal feast at Aunty Villy Engineer 96th birthday. There was cake, and there was suuji ka halwa too. Everybody inside the Parsi General Hospital came to the party; Aunty Nargis Gyara, Aunty Khorshed Malbari and her ...DAWN Group, 1 week ago
Legend has it that when the Parsis first arrived in the Subcontinent, the raja of Sanjan, who didn't speak the same language as them, presented their elders with a glass of milk that was filled to the brim. He was trying to indicate that there was ...DAWN Group, 1 week ago
March 21, 2015 (ALEX LONDON) Akin to the Founder of Pakistan, Right Honorable Mohammad Ali Jinnah, my father, the late HAJI BHAI ESMAIL DOSSA had a very close affinity with the Zoroastrian community of Bombay and subsequently, also had ...Business Recorder, 1 week ago
Who lit Bombay? I asked from the pitch dark spot where we sat. In the shaky voice of an eight-year-old huddled with her family through nights of the 1971 Indo-Pak War. The siren would wail and lights clicked off in every home. Wed converge in the ...Mid Day, 2 weeks ago
SEVERAL years ago, on a visit to New Delhi, I was asked to speak to the editorial staff of the Times of India. Over a cup of tea with my Indian colleagues, I was told of a particularly crass intervention by the newspaper's owner. Apparently, he ...DAWN Group, 2 weeks ago
Let's play with fire today. Asghar Khan in a narrative under the heading of Our Finest hour in his book My Political Struggle urges the reader that the response to the earthquake of 2005 is an indication that Pakistanis are still human—human at ...The Nation Pakistan, 3 weeks ago
- For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former hometown, not for personal reasons as I often ...Comminit, 1 month ago
WE do have a language dilemma on hand, whether we admit it or not. I attend a ceremony at a school of journalism in Buffer Zone in Karachi where 49 girls are awarded a certificate for the three-month course they had completed supported by ...DAWN Group, 1 month ago
This is the pluralistic and democratic Pakistan we live in, the suffocating land of the pure, where the other and the impure are condemned to insignificance. PHOTO: FACEBOOK American president, Calvin Coolidge, once said, . It was a ...The Express Tribune, 1 month ago
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