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Mehr Afshan Farooqi

The heart beats on

On Intizar Husain’s legacy of cultural wisdom and poets who mourned migration in ways similar to his Updated Nov 21, 2016 02:28pm

The beauty and starkness of realism

Ali Akbar Natiq’s writings are his attempt to portray life as it is lived, with all its injustice, cruelty, Published Sep 11, 2016 08:17am

My journey with Ghalib’s divans

Farooqi recalls holding a mystery manuscript at the Ghalib Institute in New Delhi which appeared to be the 1816 divan Updated Jul 17, 2016 08:42am

Of flawed protagonists

A new female voice in Urdu writing, Saima Iram holds her own with stories that are hard-hitting and reflective of Updated Jun 05, 2016 08:14am

Ghalib’s Salgirah

Historical documents and biographies reveal there may be a reason behind differing accounts of the poet’s birthday Updated Mar 06, 2016 08:20am