Mehr Tarar
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A former op-ed editor of Daily Times, Pakistan, and a freelance columnist.

ART & CULTURE

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LIFE

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A giant happy face: This is what might be missing in your life

Many of those who seem to have it all live with a melancholy that is so often so well concealed that it is indiscernible to even those who are around that person.

VOICES

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Hatred on social media and elsewhere: Is it all worth it? Ask yourself

Life will end. For me. For you. It is up to you what you do with it.

POLITICS

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Nirbhaya, Asma Aziz, Hajra Bibi: Why all real-life stories have the same thread

It is the centuries of conditioning of the masculine mind to be a caretaker, a patriarch, to be the one in control, to be the tamer, to be the dominant force.

POLITICS

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Christchurch terror attack: Terrorism has no religion, face or country

How many more people need to die before the world, united, will say: never again?

VOICES

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Why, despite tensions between India and Pakistan, I have hope for a better world

There is a silver lining to all our recent troubles. Pakistan wishes to have a dialogue with India to resolve all issues, from Kashmir to terrorism.

VOICES

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Rest in peace, Isha! What life and death teach us in just a split second

We go through life assuming there is a tomorrow. Until that one final second hits you like a bolt of lightning, and it is all over. So, why not make the most of it, while we can?

POLITICS

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I love my country. Why the Faizabad sit-in verdict makes me hopeful about Pakistan's tomorrow

No, the Naya Pakistan does not feel the pressure to cower in front of religious organisations.

VOICES

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Imran Khan is different. Hear it from people who didn't even get PTI tickets in the last election

His day starts very early. There are hardly any breaks, and he works till late at night. The only breaks he takes are for zuhr, asar and maghrib namaz.

POLITICS

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Probe against Nawaz Sharif and family: No, it is not witch-hunt, it’s accountability

For all the attempts to paint Sharif as the victim and PM Imran Khan as the villain, the people of Pakistan see things, remember things — and questions things.