• February 22, 2018
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Articles by Syed Hamad Ali

  • An Englishman in Pakistan
    02:36 pm By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    In 2011, Matthew Vaughan moved his family from the UK to Islamabad. Now, he has written a book to try and change perceptions about his new homeland
  • Digging through the ruins of Swat history
    Jan 24, 2018 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    There’s a very close relationship between Italian archeologists and the ancient sites that dot the restive area
  • Keeping Pakistan in focus
    Jan 17, 2018 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    German photographer Manolo Ty is capturing the essence of the country — one image at a time
  • Man who’s pulling the plug on social media
    Jan 10, 2018 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Cal Newport advocates a complete break form Facebook, Twitter and the like, and being smarter with our smartphones
  • Finding solitude in the sea
    Dec 20, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Absar Khan walked away from his life as a busy lawyer in London. Now he has found his true calling helping marine life escape the dangers of cast-off fishing nets
  • Tracing the roots of Sufi culture
    Dec 13, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    The mysticism and influences of Sufi culture in Pakistan and India hold a fascination for French scholar Michel Boivin
  • A traditional carpet woven with social history
    Dec 06, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    For 35 years, Hikmet Sirlak has been selling kilim in Istanbul and finds joy in the masterpieces created by nomadic weavers in the interior areas of Anatolia
  • 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