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Anwer Mooraj

Once upon a time in Karachi

Instead of watching TV, people danced, were courteous and actually read newspapers. Updated Jan 10, 2016 11:36am

Art fiend: The two faces of detail

In the contemporary world, with its fierce competition and bucketfuls of organic new age anxiety, all kinds of... Published Mar 09, 2014 08:54am

Exhibition: Daddy dearest

When I was in Saigon last February a chap who ran an art gallery showed me a painting which he described as a... Published Feb 23, 2014 08:18am

Art fiend: Post no bills

Toulouse-Lautrec made them and so did Andy Warhol. Since the dawn of the 20th century, when they first became ... Published Jan 26, 2014 07:39am

Karachi: Romance in ruins

Karachi has come a long, long way from 1946, when it was a tiny fishing village of around 300,000 inhabitants, to ... Published Dec 29, 2013 08:08am

Pop art: A trap without shackles

"Trapped" have produced a series of pictorial testimonials each of which comes with an exclamation mark. Published Jun 24, 2013 04:15pm

Art fiend: A fresh harvest and hoary old chestnuts

Last Monday, after a boiling sky discharged a wilderness of electricity, and the tension of traffic drooped into one long aimless scene of hooting horns on the street, I trampled through the early monsoon slush and Published Apr 28, 2013 08:33am

Art work: Paying homage through script

As a rule I do not review the works of a calligrapher. First, because I do not consider the genre as what is universally recognised as art, irrespective of how much embellishment is wrapped around the words. Second, Published Mar 31, 2013 07:41am

Exhibition: A tantalising switch

I would never miss an exhibition by Marium Khan, Her work has a wistful charm and an innocence which is fetching. The first exhibition of hers which I attended at the National Museum was in January 2010. I was at Published Feb 10, 2013 03:53am

Jazz flavoured with Desi spice

KARACHI, Sept 21: As a hard-core devotee and enthusiast of both western and the subcontinental classical music, the only jazz that I occasionally enjoy is the sort that was played in the 1930s and 1940s in the United States. Published Sep 21, 2012 08:12pm