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Novelist Mohsin Hamid in Lahore, summer 2011.

Podcast: Mohsin Hamid on a 'Pakistan-like' Trend in America

The author of 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' turns a jaundiced eye on the United States. more
Ali Dayan Hasan, at home in Lahore, summer 2011.

Podcast: Ali Dayan Hasan: 'The Rule of Law is Non-negotiable'

Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch persists in holding Pakistan's ISI to account. more
Historian Ayesha Jalal with Iqbal Hussain's painting of two ladies of the night in Lahore (cover art on a Penguin Classics edition of Manto's stories).

Podcast: Ayesha Jalal, Part II - What Would Manto Say?

Ayesha Jalal revisits the work of Manto (1912-1955), one of Pakistan's greatest writers, and finds it almost disturbingly relevant today. more
Pakistani historian Ayesha Jalal in Lahore, Summer 2011.

Podcast: Ayesha Jalal on Pakistan's 'Revenge of the '40s, Then the '80s'

For historian Ayesha Jalal, Pakistan's present woes are inseparable from the trauma of its birth. more
Islamabad rapper Adil Omar.

Podcast: Adil Omar: 'Paki Rambo,' Dropping Beats in Islamabad

An Islamabad rapper sees himself as representing the lighter side of Pakistan. more
Alia Amirali, General Secretary of the Student Federation in the Punjab.

Podcast: Alia Amirali: Change Agent in a Stuck Society

Against all odds, Alia Amirali is determined to revitalize Pakistan's political left. more
Karachi-based economist Haris Gazdar.

Podcast: Haris Gazdar: Why Is the US in Pakistan — Really?

Economist Haris Gazdar likens US-Pakistani relations to a "sleazy affair" requiring plausible deniability. more
Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon.

Podcast: Saad Haroon: Pakistan as a Bad Bollywood Comedy

What's acceptable as public humor in a country like modern-day Pakistan? more
Shahrukh Hasan, managing director of the Jang newspaper group in Pakistan.

Podcast: Shahrukh Hasan: The Peace That Could Save Pakistan

A Pakistani media mogul launches a gutsy campaign to retire official anti-India rhetoric. more
Mohammad Ali Shah, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum.

Podcast: The Fisherfolk of Karachi: A Parable of Pakistan

In some of the oldest fishing grounds in the world, ordinary Pakistanis fight to maintain a way of life. more