Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a Lahore-based columnist and author

Letter From Lahore
The Banality of Change

The Punjab assembly says all about Pakistan’s fate

05 July 2019
Letter From Lahore
My Hero Hrithik

An actor beyond his body of work Super 30 will take Hrithik Roshan beyond his persona and superstardom and gorgeous eyes and terrific body and superhuman stunts and heavenly dance, and finally make him the actor he has had the potential to be beyond the stereotypical swagger

07 June 2019
The Right to Desire
The Right to Desire

Women need to fulfill their sexuality and conservative societies must give them the space for it

02 May 2019
Back to Kashmir
Back to Kashmir

The post-Balakot story has many variations

20 March 2019
Ranveer Singh
The Idea of Ranveer Singh

O Boy!

14 February 2019
The Struggle To Be
The Struggle To Be

And the power of goodness

03 January 2019
Asia Bibi
It’s Not Blasphemous

Extremists in Pakistan fail to see that the acquittal of Asia Bibi is not unIslamic

08 November 2018
Imran Khan casts his vote in Islamabad, July 25
Letter From Lahore
Imran: The Inevitable

Pakistan is his passion and he will play it out like a true democrat

02 August 2018
Zulfikar Alî Bhutto in Islamabad in 1977
Is the Law Identical for All?

Will the military establishment, said to be in cahoots with the Supreme Court, ever restrain itself from imposing its power in tacit and blatant ways? Will the ruling elites ever be properly checked for wealth beyond apparent means?

03 August 2017
A soldier at a military checkpoint near LoC
Views from Pakistan
There is Just One Issue: Kashmir

Pakistan would not be able to have internal and external peace unless its relationship with India is stabilised

13 October 2016


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