Anita Kirpalani

Pakistani Law and Disorder

Pakistan and its problems remain at the center of world attention. Leading Pakistani human-rights lawyer Asma Jahangir talks about the chances for change in her fractious homeland.

Class Origins Predict French Integration Success

With financial hard times whipping up anti-immigrant sentiment across Europe, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has bowed to the angry wind by launching a national debate on what it means to be French.

A Q&A With Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

The recent intensification of protests in Iran has been met with more arrests. Among those detained: the sister of Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize–winning human-rights lawyer.

Learning How to Cook With the Pros

Neophyte cooks who are not quite ready to open up their homes to strangers can enlist plenty of help from the professionals. Across Europe, enthusiastic amateur cooks are booking all manner of classes at high-end restaurants and culinary institutes.

"Eden Is West" Is A Soft Farce On Europe's Fears

Chief among Europe's subliminal fears these days is invasion by waves of illegal immigrants. This neurosis forms the heart of "Eden Is West," a new film by Greek director Constantin Costa-Gavras that opened the London Human Rights Watch Film Festival last week.

Paper Fit for the Fanciest Fountain Pens

A fountain pen is only as good as the paper it's used on. Bleeding ink, floating stains and seepage through the page are just a few of the hazards that can befall even the most luxurious writing instrument.