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Syed Nomanul Haq

COLUMN: THE TYRANNY OF VOWELS

COLUMN: THE TYRANNY OF VOWELS

Let’s pause here and carve it on our cultural consciousness that poetry — especially Urdu... Published Nov 11, 2018 08:38am
COLUMN: MEMON’S LOGIC OF CAPRICE

COLUMN: MEMON’S LOGIC OF CAPRICE

A young boy plays around in the narrow corridors of a dilapidated house dimly lit by kerosene lanterns casting long... Published Jul 01, 2018 07:07am
COLUMN: LOSING IQBAL

COLUMN: LOSING IQBAL

Yesterday, April 21, marked exactly 80 years since the death of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Who is Iqbal? So many lofty... Published Apr 22, 2018 07:20am
COLUMN: THE IRONIES OF PADMAVAT

COLUMN: THE IRONIES OF PADMAVAT

The fortunes of the fecund text Padmavat, on which the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bollywood film of this... Updated Feb 18, 2018 12:56pm
COLUMN: WHO IS THIS FAZL-I-HAQQ?

COLUMN: WHO IS THIS FAZL-I-HAQQ?

What do I say? And what do I write? My eyes have lost their vision, and my heart its joy. Hands tremble, And my... Updated Oct 15, 2017 06:35pm
COLUMN: GHALIB’S PRETTY WRONGS

COLUMN: GHALIB’S PRETTY WRONGS

The phrase ‘pretty wrongs’ comes from the first line of William Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 41’, a line that... Updated Aug 01, 2017 12:05pm
COLUMN: Iqbal’s polarised legacy

COLUMN: Iqbal’s polarised legacy

Just two days ago, on April 21, began the eighth decade since the death of Pakistan’s national poet, Allama... Updated Apr 25, 2017 11:44pm