• April 27, 2018
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  • A museum is witness to Lahore’s rich past
    Apr 04, 2018 Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    A conversation with Fakir Syed Saifuddin, the director of the family-run Fakir Khana Museum in the Pakistani city, turns out to be a valuable lesson in history
  • A foul-mouthed Brit with ‘a fifth-grade understanding of American politics’, John Oliver talks about the secret to satire
  • China’s watchful eye
    Jan 31, 2018 By Simon Denyer
    Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in the country. Banks, airports, hotels and even public toilets are all trying to verify people’s identities
  • 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
  • ‘Indians incapable of being fanatics’
    Jan 24, 2018 By Bobby NaqviUAE Editor
    Sadhguru talks about revitalising rivers and why he feels intolerance exists only in English TV news studios in India
  • From Lucknow to Bollywood
    Dec 27, 2017 By Rohit GhoshSpecial to Weekend Review
    The legendary composer of music for Hindi cinema never forgot his humble beginnings in the alleys of the north Indian city
  • 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
  • A voice for Indonesia’s indigenous peoples
    Nov 22, 2017 By Manasi MathkarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Abdon Nababan, winner of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Award, has worked tirelessly to fight for the rights of his country’s marginalised communities
  • How knowledge can conquer pain
    Nov 16, 2017 By Jumana Al Tamimi, Associate Editor
    As an active teen, Nauxath Nathoo suddenly became incapacitated with a rare disease. She overcame the trauma but credits it to a positive mental attitude
  • From Bihar to Buckingham Palace
    Sep 14, 2017 By Nilima PathakSpecial to Weekend Review
    The accolades are coming quick and fast for Asha Khemka for her efforts in the field of education in the UK
  • She’s had it with making movies
    Aug 24, 2017 By Simon Hattenstone
    Why has Jane Campion switched to the small screen after making some really strong films?
  • Spearheading India’s cleanliness drive
    Aug 24, 2017 By Nilima PathakSpecial to Weekend Review
    Dr Bindeshwar Pathak’s pioneering efforts to improve sanitation and upgrade the environment in India are making a huge impact
  • ‘Poetry is an espresso shot of thought’
    Aug 18, 2017 By Claire Armitstead
    Britain’s Radio 4’s poet in residence on his journey from school dropout to poetry prizewinner
  • An alternative history of Singapore
    Aug 18, 2017 By Ian Johnson
    Sonny Liew’s fictionalised narrator of Singapore’s history, Charlie Chan, provides a version that is closer to reality as intended
  • 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
  • Putting Sri Lanka on the world map
    Aug 02, 2017 By Richard HolledgeSpecial to Weekend Review
    Waterfront, the first project of its kind in Colombo, will include a 6-star hotel, apartment blocks, large retail centre, office buildings and car parks