01 October, 2014 / Zilhaj 5, 1435

Asif Farrukhi

REVIEW: Seemiya-gaar by Salman Ansari

A STARTLING name introduces the first collection of poems from the pen of a mature poet making his debut without any...

COLUMN: Alf Laila for children

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


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

Column: Celebrating Alice Munro

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

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.

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...