Stories for: Asif Farrukhi

COLUMN: Alf Laila for children

WHEN reading The Arabian Nights you enter a wondrous realm. In story after story, magic rubs shoulders with bustling...

REVIEW: Ghussay Ki Nai Fasal by Asad Muhammad Khan

Ghussay Ki Nai Fasl is the third collection of Asad Muhammad Khan’s short fiction and was first published in 1997

COLUMN: The fictional world of ‘Miss’ Eileen Chang

It was while browsing through a publisher’s descriptive list that I came across this name and it stopped me right...


More of a private person than actually shy, she can be self-effacing. However, poet Zehra Nigah’s dexterous...

A century of war, 1914-2014: A writer, a city, and a war

Nazrul Islam was stationed in Karachi during the WWI.

Column: A writer, a city, and a war

Nazrul Islam was stationed in Karachi during the WWI

Column: Celebrating Alice Munro

A wide and disparate array of names was floating as likely candidates when this year’s Nobel Prize for literature...

Review: When Peacocks Dance: Writings on the Monsoon

Gone is the oppressive heat of the summer and the earth mingles with water, which sometimes take the form of a deluge

Profile: Three states and a citizen

There are some people who just don’t believe in borders, who consider these inconvenient lines drawn to divide a...

Stories of our people

Fahmida Riaz has created an all-inclusive and elastic form which works well for the substance in the book.

REVIEW: Kafka metamorphoses into Urdu

One of the most memorable lines in 20th century fiction has been transformed.

INTERVIEW: Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi responds from his home in Allahabad to questions about his novel, The Mirror of Beauty

Interview: An unbroken tradition

Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad are very proud of their ancestry - theirs is an unbroken tradition of nearly 700 years.

The portable Manto

Photo by Arif Mahmood/White Star More than 60 years after the riot-torn independence of the new state of...


The Pemra mess

Scary ineptitude

Moral dilemmas

Kashmir saga


Yet another chance

‘Adoption’ laws

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