Bina Shah is a writer living in Karachi, Pakistan. The author of several novels and collections of short stories, she holds degrees from Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her latest novel, A Season For Martyrs, will be published in early 2014.
#illridewithyou: A simple but elegant display of humanity, that today in Pakistan we need more than ever
16 December 2014 11:10 AM
It’s not about Muslims versus non-Muslims. It’s about violence versus peace
02 July 2014 03:46 PM
No fashion faux pas here: everything in the collection is beautiful – and halal
27 February 2014 04:30 PM
A petition was started calling the video "blasphemous" and "distasteful"
10 January 2014 10:45 AM
This latest batch of research reveals more about the people asking the questions than the subjects of the survey
18 September 2013 03:46 PM
My own views on the veil were challenged by a niqab-wearing student
17 May 2013 11:12 AM
Yes, these men have been taught that white girls have no value, but this attitude is neither representative of all Pakistani Muslim culture, nor exclusive to it
19 March 2013 10:59 AM
In Pakistan, women occupy a difficult place in society. They are the receptacles of society’s expectations and never allowed to be human beings, or individuals
14 February 2013 11:41 AM
We Pakistanis do not need foreigners arguing our case to the International Court of the Media. We need to pull up our boots and transform ourselves
04 December 2012 12:00 AM
Some Pakistanis and Indian Muslims claim Arab ancestry, which is often a huge source of contention.
Malala Yousufzai, the Taliban's reign of terror, and the brutal cost of cowardice in today's Pakistan
11 October 2012 04:01 PM
A novelist laments the suffering of a young Pashtun activist
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'