Abdul Sattar Edhi -- a man widely dubbed as "Father Teresa" -- recently lost his hard-fought battle against renal failure. Revered as a national and international hero, Edhi established an empire of heartfelt philanthropy from scratch.
Last winter, as I reported in Pakistan, there was one question people shot back at me in every interview: "Why doesn't the media cover anything good?" Now, Pakistanis say they finally have something to celebrate: Malala -- and her good news on front pages in America and beyond.
Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, has written a most readable, informative, entertaining, and provocative narrative of contemporary Karachi. I recently had an email discussion with Inskeep about the city and the region.