Mehr Tarar
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Tarar Square

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

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.

ART & CULTURE

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Something finally changed: Why I too believe in the 'best in men', like Gillette

You can be six feet tall, eat fries and chocolates like fast food is going out of fashion, think the new girl in class is super pretty. You still know how not to feel gender-superior.

POLITICS

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Why the 'cricket diplomacy' between India and Pakistan makes me hopeful

One bat, one corridor, one tweet, one body of water, one speech at a time.

POLITICS

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'Rigged', 'selected', 'confused': A concise guide to the vocabulary of Imran Khan's critics

The main purpose of these buzzwords apart from the construction of a narrative of victimhood of Khan’s political rivals is to create an environment of negativity within Pakistan.

LIFE

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How I discovered what love is

Love is the rose-scented memory of the mother you lost too early. Love is the tight, sudden hug of your son.

ART & CULTURE

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I haven't watched Zero yet, but I know Shah Rukh Khan can even go beyond Mars

The way Khan looks at the world, his career, his shortcomings is what makes listening to Khan a pleasure any time, any day, anywhere.

POLITICS

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Peshawar school massacre: December 16 is not Pakistan's 9/11. It is the lowest of humanity

The total number of the dead on that day is reported to be 144-150. Survivors tell stories that chill your blood. They have scars that won't go for a long, long time.

VOICES

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If Priyanka Chopra were Priyank Chopra, would there have been so much to write about?

To be an unapologetic careerist with a global agenda and an achiever with no stopwatch and preconceived rules does not make Chopra a “global scam artist.”