Stories for: Asif Noorani

Unshackled by art

A look into the thriving prison art program at the Karachi Central Jail

REVIEW: India’s Muslim Spring: Why is Nobody Talking about It?

Whether India should have been partitioned or not is a subject which is widely argued and discussed, more in India...

Prison art: unshackled

The exhibition of paintings done by the inmates of the Karachi Central Prison was at par with any show by artists.

COMMENT: Train to Pakistan: still relevant

Train to Pakistan is as relevant as it was when published for racism, religious intolerance and violence have not abated

When I met Khushwant Singh

“My mother hasn't forgotten the Partition riots. She was fearful of my frequent visits to Pakistan."

Cityscape: Twins separated at birth?

Karachi and Mumbai, the two most (over) populated cities of the two most populous countries of the subcontinent, are...

REVIEW: Jerusalem: A Journey Back in Time by Iftikhar Salahuddin

It’s heartening to see that the printing and production value of the book is simply world class

REVIEW: Habib Tanvir: Memoirs

Tanvir is a gifted storyteller and this makes his anecdotal narration captivating

Column: The marriage of muse and music

“I have grown up listening to Mehdi Hasan,” said the Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman in the early...

Peace on a war-footing

It didn’t take me long after landing in Mumbai to realise that the fears were unfounded.

REVIEW: Service to humanity

The SIUT and its journey is documented by Zubeida Mustafa in The SIUT Story: Making the ‘Impossible’ Possible

Review: Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani Traveller by Raza Rumi

Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani Traveller By Raza Rumi HarperCollins, India ISBN 978-93-5029-418-5...

No challenge is too great: Sultana Siddiqi

Eleven years after directing her last TV play she has staged a successful comeback.

Karachi Literature Festival: Mixed feelings

“Aasman bhi Gulzar sahib ke na aane per ansoo baha raha hai,” said one of Gulzar's admirers about the passing showers.

Dilip Kumar: 90 fruitful years

As Dilip Kumar, arguably the finest film actor the sub continent ever produced, turns 90 here's a reflection of his career, which spanned six decades.

Nayyara Noor: muted melodies

“There is a time for everyone to call it a day and do so gracefully, rather than be labelled a spent force.”

Exploring Delhi’s underbelly: Parathay Wali Gali

Incidentally all four eateries in this Gali, close to the famous Chandni Chowk, spell the word ‘paratha’ differently.

Combining creed with culture

The need for a tazia arose when Taimur, who was involved in consolidating his hold on the invaded territory, could not take his army on their annual trip to Karbala so he got a model of the shrine built.

A feast of Pakistani paintings in London

The Supporters of TCF put their hearts in collecting the works of 40 artists to raise funds for 830 purpose-built schools across Pakistan.

Fighting on different fronts

Yasmeen Lari's enthusiasm is infectious when it comes to helping restore Pakistan's heritage and rehabilitating the calamity stricken people of the country.


Relief for terror victims

Learning curve

Nuclear normalcy

Train to Pakistan: 2014


ISI and media infighting

MQM in government again

Men planning families

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