• November 21, 2017
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Articles by Syed Hamad Ali

  • Campaigning for a weapon-free Pakistan
    Oct 25, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Armed individuals challenge the writ of the state leading to violence in civil society: activist
  • Secret to speaking with confidence
    Oct 11, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Leading voice coach and author Caroline Goyder on the phenomenal success of her Ted Talk video and why voice training should be taught at school
  • Towards the making of a more cohesive society
    Aug 30, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali Special to Weekend Review
    Craig Considine’s book on the Pakistani diaspora seeks to banish half truths and misconceptions about the community in the US and Ireland
  • An eternal optimist in Istanbul
    Aug 09, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Terrorism has hit Turkish tourism hard. But for one tour guide, a positive outlook wins out even in troubled times
  • Digging up Syria’s past
    Jul 13, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Cambridge archeologist Augusta McMahon has a passion for ancient Mesopotamia
  • The universal designs of Islam
    Jun 28, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Eric Broug, who conducts workshops on geometric patterns of Islamic art, reveals how he got interested in the art form
  • Deciphering Central Asia
    May 03, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    A leading Islamic world guide, Diana Driscoll conducts guided tours with an emphasis on the five ‘Stan’ countries
  • The language of tolerance
    Mar 01, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali Special to Weekend Review
    Chatterbox, a social enterprise founded by Mursal Hedayat, trains refugees as foreign language tutors
  • Divided states of America
    Feb 02, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Nicholas Guyatt’s latest book explores the origins of racial segregation in the United States
  • Pseudoscience menace of Pakistan
    Nov 10, 2016 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Miseducation and the spread of pseudoscience in the country have harmed the teaching of science, feels Pervez Hoodbhoy
  • A walk through Lahore’s historic Anarkali Bazaar
    Oct 19, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Steeped in legend, this bustling market now faces competition from glitzy malls
  • How Lebanese migrants helped shape West Africa
    Oct 05, 2016 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Historian Andrew Arsan talks about the contribution of the people from Lebanon during the colonial history of this region
  • Frequent quakes upset life in Pakistan
    Jul 27, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    While victims claim they have not been compensated, there’s also a need for quake-proof construction
  • Shaukat Aziz: From banking to politics
    Jul 06, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Former Pakistani prime minister on being picked by Pervez Musharraf, his memoirs and what lies ahead for his country
  • Is it Arabic? Chinese? It’s a bit of both
    May 25, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Haji Noor Deen’s calligraphy blends two unique scripts to create stunning works that have won him appreciation across the globe
  • Afghan refugee’s journey from rage to hope
    May 11, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Gulwali Passarlay travelled to the UK from Afghanistan after his father was killed by US troops