Personal Political

Ask the journalists...

Beena Sarwar
It’s never boring to be a journalist in Pakistan, even though it can be deadly, as the condemnable murder of investigative journalist Saleem Shahzad last month highlighted.

‘Pro-jihadi, anti-India’ policy #fail

Beena Sarwar

The simmering rage brewing in Pakistan since the American Seals landed in Abbottabad and 'took out' Osama Bin Laden (OBL) is not just about the growing anti-Americanism in the country.

‘We treat each other’s prisoners like prisoners of war’

Beena Sarwar

The case of Dr SM Khaleel Chishty, a retired Pakistani virologist currently in Ajmer prison hospital, has been making the news in India and Pakistan lately.

Faiz and Anthems of Resistance

Beena Sarwar

I was roped recently into moderating a panel on Faiz at the Left Forum after the original moderator, David Barsamian, well-known radio journalist/producer, couldn't make it at the last minute.

Confessions of a tweet addict

Beena Sarwar

I admit it. I'm addicted to Twitter. Like many others, the first time I heard about this 'social networking tool', my initial response was, "What's the point?" 

Manufacturing a ‘hero’

Beena Sarwar

The assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has been termed a 'watershed moment' for Pakistan - not just because a sitting governor of the country's wealthiest and most populous province wa

Blood upon the altar

Beena Sarwar

Deep down in our hearts…

Beena Sarwar

Secularism and Pakistan.  Two words you'd hardly expect to see together.

Dear Abhijeet, please come to Pakistan

Beena Sarwar

"There is nothing in Pakistan," said the Indian playback singer with finality. "They have no auditoriums, no facilities, there is nothing there. Everything is here (in India)."

Syndicate content