• May 27, 2017
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Articles by Syed Hamad Ali

  • 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
  • Going stargazing in Pakistan
    Apr 20, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali Special to Weekend Review
    Umair Asim has been trying to popularise astronomy among people, showing them the universe's wonders
  • Man who ignored Taliban threats
    Mar 23, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    David L. Gosling, who was a principal at a college in Peshawar, received a death threat and a fatwa
  • Stories from a reporter’s diary
    Mar 09, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Former Chicago Tribune journalist on Afghan politics and her book being made into a film
  • Gaia Vince’s voice of hope amid climate change
    Feb 24, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    The award-winning science writer talks about the impact of fluctuating oil prices and how human activity is changing the planet
  • Massoud Hassani’s device eliminates landmines
    Jan 28, 2016 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    The Mine Kafon Air uses GPS and drone technology to safely detonate the mines, without requiring humans to enter dangerous areas
  • ‘Migration is as old as humanity’
    Jan 07, 2016 By Syed Hamad Ali Special to Weekend Review
    The Dutch photojournalist talks about refugees escaping conflict, identity crises, climate change and his own Sufi roots