December, 2013

Cover November

Table of contents


Remembering the life of Madiba
The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
By Sakala Tambone & Helena Derwash

“Roller over legs, dipped in chilli-water, forced to drink acid”
Three years of Abdul Rehman’s torture
By Muheet ul Islam

Musk of itself
The Cartography of Culture in Agha Shahid Ali’s Poetry
By Meghna Mudaliar



Hari Singh’s blackmailing and love in London
How Kashmir’s crown prince, Hari Singh, fell in love in London and then got blackmailed
 By Shams Rehman

Once upon a time in China
“I was stupid with joy. Coming back home, I started improvising made-up kung fu moves”
By Patrick Stanelius

Karachi winters
As happiness comes in small packages, so do winters in Karachi, and people make the most out of it.
By Abeera Rashid


Espionage in the Asia Pacific
Love thy neighbour – Australia and Indonesia spying timeline
By Helena Derwash & Kate Grealy

People’s representatives
Looking at the elections
By Ikram Ullah


The Shadow of the Crescent Moon
“…a thoroughly sensual novel, naturally fits to be noted extraordinary and recalled as a great read, by the generations of readers.”
By Atul K Thakur

My story

I’m a pelukis
Benedetta Segala shares her story of being an artist
By Benedetta Segala


The Survivor
“Then I was strangled and left a dead abomination”
By Shafi Shauq


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