April 1, 2022
Arooj Aftab Creates Music As if it Were a Living Thing
The Grammy-nominated artist leans into intuition, experimentation, and improvisation to make music that isn’t meant to be a quick hit, but something deeper.
August 24, 2021
How Two Pakistani Brothers Created the World’s First PC Virus
The 1980s Brain virus made its creators Basit and Amjad Farooq Alvi infamous, and made John McAfee a billionaire.
March 24, 2021
Why Bollywood Loved — and Lost — Fawad Khan
This year marks almost five years since fans have seen the iconic Pakistani actor in Hindi cinema.
January 19, 2021
Why Some Pakistanis Will Miss Trump
For many living in Pakistan, Trump’s administration will be remembered as a respite from drone strikes, and from the war in Afghanistan.
November 11, 2019
The Dream of Flying
In rural Pakistan, one man’s flight of fancy is up against an impossible reality.
October 9, 2019
Fatima Bhutto Looks East for Culture
The writer, from Pakistan’s dynastic family, grew up in exile around the world. In her new book, she talks about phenomena from Bollywood to Dizi, and the gaps that Western culture can’t fix.
August 14, 2019
In Little Pakistan, Independence Day Reveals Tensions
Younger and older generations clash in Brooklyn as locals fight over who gets to run New York's biggest Pakistan Independence Day parade.
August 12, 2019
Pakola, Pakistan’s Iconic Soda
How a neon-green soda helped build a national identity.
July 10, 2019
How Zareen’s Feeds Silicon Valley
The Pakistani American entrepreneur has built a beloved brand in the heart of Silicon Valley by testing and scaling different South Asian food concepts.
June 11, 2019
The Demise of Awaami Cinema
Going to the movies was once a firmly middle class experience in Pakistan. Now, only a certain class can even afford to buy a ticket.