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.


A state of anarchy

Rape and restitution

Bard for our times

Bridging the abyss


Militant groups in Punjab

Railways: debatable priorities

Surge in Karachi violence

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