Irfan Aslam

FICTION: THE CEREBRAL EXPERIENCE

FICTION: THE CEREBRAL EXPERIENCE

An English translation of Mirza Athar Baig’s surreal 2014 Urdu novel stays true to its source, bridging the gap betwe...

Published Apr 19, 2020 06:20am
FESTIVAL: PAMUK AND PERSEVERANCE

FESTIVAL: PAMUK AND PERSEVERANCE

Despite being forced to close early on all three days and the organisers’ efforts to keep the agenda apolitical...

Published Mar 01, 2020 07:05am
NON-FICTION: SILENCED HISTORIES

NON-FICTION: SILENCED HISTORIES

Revisiting 1971 in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India shows how people remember the conflict and how states influence those

Published Jan 05, 2020 09:10am
FEATURE: THE DAMMED BOOKS

FEATURE: THE DAMMED BOOKS

The ban on import of books from India is having a disastrous effect, not only on the business of bookshops, but also on

Published Nov 17, 2019 07:19am
Urdu Science Board in peril

Urdu Science Board in peril

LAHORE: The Task Force on Austerity and Restructuring of the Government under Dr Ishrat Hussain in a recent meeting...

Published Mar 17, 2019 06:56am
FESTIVAL: MORE THAN BOOKS AND AUTHORS

FESTIVAL: MORE THAN BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Despite shortcomings in its programming and attendance this year, the Lahore Literary Festival is a welcome blessing in

Published Mar 03, 2019 07:07am
SOCIETY: TO THINK AND DEBATE

SOCIETY: TO THINK AND DEBATE

Are festivals such as Lit Fest and ThinkFest engaging the general public or are they just for the elite?

Published Jan 27, 2019 07:01am
‘Punjab to remain as it is’

‘Punjab to remain as it is’

LAHORE: Punjab is not changing and will remain as it is.

This was stated by Punjabi activist and writer Amir ...

Published Jan 13, 2019 07:21am
Javed Akhtar pores over poetry

Javed Akhtar pores over poetry

LAHORE: Indian poet and screenplay writer Javed Akhtar says he is okay with free verse, but finds prose poem...

Published Nov 18, 2018 06:59am