Asif Noorani

Shobhaa De can’t be wrong

Pakistanis would welcome broad-minded and secular Indians, provided Giriraj Singh would accept our extremists.

FESTIVAL: Nostalgic meanderings

Pran Nevile was the only nonagenarian among those who participated in the Islamabad Literature Festival

Unshackled by art

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

Prison art: unshackled

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

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...

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