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Once a safe and cosmopolitan city, Karachi is now a place where violence is the new normal

August 25, 2011

One of the most maddening features of life in today's Karachi is the mythology of its not-so-distant golden past. Those of us not old enough to have worn hipster saris to nightclubs here in the 60s and 70s are frequently subjected to misty-eyed reminiscing about a city that was once apparently safe, cosmopolitan and liberal ...

For those of us who are younger, the only past we remember plays a very different role.

October 19, 2012

Even as the attack on Malala Yousafzai and the sustained public grieving in its aftermath seemed like they could generate a clear shift in public opinion, Pakistan's religious right was desperately trying to turn the narrative around.

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