Syed Nomanul Haq

COLUMN: LET REALITY ABIDE

COLUMN: LET REALITY ABIDE

I have written more than once about a fascinating, deeply meaningful and yet, at first glance, somewhat odd beseeching of a very Published 01 May, 2022 10:01am
COLUMN: DOOMED IN THE DIVINE COURT

COLUMN: DOOMED IN THE DIVINE COURT

The 11th-12th century polymath, Abu Hamid Ghazali (known in the mediaeval Latin West as Algazel, and sometimes as... Published 20 Mar, 2022 07:17am
COLUMN: THE SAQI PHENOMENON

COLUMN: THE SAQI PHENOMENON

Despite his belligerence, his frequent quarrels and abruptness, and his preoccupation with the weird, frightening... Updated 12 Dec, 2021 02:59pm
COLUMN: CONTRARIES IN FAIZ'S FORGE

COLUMN: CONTRARIES IN FAIZ'S FORGE

This is how Faiz softens human suffering, turning chains into silk threads. It is supremely remarkable that here is an acti... Updated 24 Oct, 2021 11:45am
COLUMN: ON BROKEN CRUTCHES

COLUMN: ON BROKEN CRUTCHES

Classical textual sources report an intriguing anecdote in the generally adventurous life of the philosophical giant... Published 30 May, 2021 07:05am
COLUMN: FARUQI SAHIB'S GHALIB

COLUMN: FARUQI SAHIB'S GHALIB

As far as I am concerned, I know Western literature, but I do not feel belittled by it.”... Updated 03 Jan, 2021 03:50pm
COLUMN: IMAGE, TEXT AND FIRDOWSI

COLUMN: IMAGE, TEXT AND FIRDOWSI

How interesting, it is a text that begets aesthetic expressions in the sphere of visual creativity. Today, the several hundred... Updated 09 Aug, 2020 07:29am
COLUMN: ASIF AND URDU’S SOCIOLOGY

COLUMN: ASIF AND URDU’S SOCIOLOGY

Asif Farrukhi left us. When I heard the news from my younger sister, it seemed to me that the whole realm of being had come to a grinding halt... Published 14 Jun, 2020 06:16am
COLUMN: THE MOON IS BRIGHTER

COLUMN: THE MOON IS BRIGHTER

Because the world is so full of death and horror, I try again and again to console my heart and pick the flowers that… Updated 19 Apr, 2020 01:06pm
COLUMN: UNREADING FAIZ

COLUMN: UNREADING FAIZ

Faiz spoke about prison, chain, lock, fire and scheming political leaders in his very first collection of pre-Pakistan.. Published 09 Feb, 2020 06:58am
COLUMN: LOOKING FOR AHMAD FARAZ

COLUMN: LOOKING FOR AHMAD FARAZ

Ahmad Faraz, the poet whose words delivered young hearts into a frenzied gallop, has himself been dwindling into... Published 03 Nov, 2019 07:02am
COLUMN: IS ALL ROTE LEARNING EVIL?

COLUMN: IS ALL ROTE LEARNING EVIL?

Many years ago, in the bustling urban anarchy of Harvard Square, sprawled just outside the Harvard University ... Published 30 Jun, 2019 07:06am
COLUMN: ON ARABIC BASHING…

COLUMN: ON ARABIC BASHING…

Thinking in binaries is the delight of a growing child. Isn’t the cat evil, through and through evil, with nothing... Published 14 Apr, 2019 07:08am
COLUMN: TRANSCENDING GHALIB

COLUMN: TRANSCENDING GHALIB

Much has been said about the difficulties one faces in translating poetry. Yes, it is a daunting task, particularly... Published 10 Feb, 2019 07:20am