• December 6, 2016
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Articles by Syed Hamad Ali

  • 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
  • A positive spin on negative stories
    Sep 30, 2015 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Documentary filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel on undercover reporting and the terrifying times he faced working on his latest film
  • ‘It’s difficult to maintain dissidence in media’
    Sep 02, 2015 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Journalist Matt Kennard talks about news censorship and how institutionalised thinking has taken over the industry
  • A Palestinian author on his roots in Gaza
    Aug 12, 2015 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Ahmed Masoud talks about the Israeli assault of 2014 and how it has scarred not just him and his family, but also an entire region