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Mehr Afshan Farooqi

COLUMN: THE PARI WITHIN THE GLASS

COLUMN: THE PARI WITHIN THE GLASS

Some months ago I wrote about Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib’s fascination with silence, discussing a ghazal from his... Published Jun 25, 2017 11:31pm
COLUMN: THE TASTE OF LANGUAGE

COLUMN: THE TASTE OF LANGUAGE

Last month I attended a symposium enticingly titled “What is a poem?” The organisers had posed the following... Updated May 07, 2017 10:31am
COLUMN: The intricacies of silence

COLUMN: The intricacies of silence

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib often questions the capacity of words to express thoughts, asking if silence ... Updated Mar 16, 2017 07:30am
The enigmatic storyteller

The enigmatic storyteller

On reading Chiragh-i-Shab-i-Afsana — Asif Farrukhi’s tribute to the late, great, Intizar Husain Published Jan 08, 2017 08:58am
The heart beats on

The heart beats on

On Intizar Husain’s legacy of cultural wisdom and poets who mourned migration in ways similar to his Updated Jan 08, 2017 08:33am
The beauty and starkness of realism

The beauty and starkness of realism

Ali Akbar Natiq’s writings are his attempt to portray life as it is lived, with all its injustice, cruelty, Updated Jan 08, 2017 08:33am
My journey with Ghalib’s divans

My journey with Ghalib’s divans

Farooqi recalls holding a mystery manuscript at the Ghalib Institute in New Delhi which appeared to be the 1816 divan Updated Jul 17, 2016 08:42am
Of flawed protagonists

Of flawed protagonists

A new female voice in Urdu writing, Saima Iram holds her own with stories that are hard-hitting and reflective of Updated Jan 08, 2017 08:32am
Ghalib’s Salgirah

Ghalib’s Salgirah

Historical documents and biographies reveal there may be a reason behind differing accounts of the poet’s birthday Updated Mar 06, 2016 08:20am