Mehr Tarar
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Tarar Square

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

ART & CULTURE

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Why Pakistani film 'Cake' reminded me of 'The God of Small Things'

'Cake' is a simple reminder of all that matters, and all that we take for granted until we don’t have it any more.

VARIETY

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In Pakistan, the voter living in dark houses and broken streets has the power to make or break the government

These are the voters whose opinion can be swayed by giving them regular electricity and well maintained streets. That’s all they ask for.

POLITICS

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View from Pakistan: Decoding Narendra Modi's victory, and the way forward now

The Modi government, despite some failures, has managed to fulfil many of its pre-2014 electoral promises. And its saffron appeal is strong and accessible.

POLITICS

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How Pakistan is looking at the Indian Lok Sabha elections 2019

For Pakistan, Modi’s term is marked with hyper-nationalistic Pakistan-hating in the backdrop of the unfortunate Pulwama terror attack and its warlike Balakot aftermath. Many wonder what the future now holds for bilateral ties.

POLITICS

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Naya Pakistan: Will it be a country of accountability?

Nothing changes in Pakistan. Today what is happening is a mere repetition of what has happened again and again.

ART & CULTURE

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Why the recent 'sexist spat' in Pakistan reminds me of Game of Thrones

Winning a Twitter who-is-more-abusive battle should not be the highlight of your day.

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.