Harris Khalique

COLUMN: THE INIMITABLE BACHA KHAN

COLUMN: THE INIMITABLE BACHA KHAN

In 1987, it was the month of November when my classmate Ashraf Noor and I bunked our scheduled visit to a factory in... Published 09 Jan, 2022 07:16am
COLUMN: FOUND IN TRANSLATION

COLUMN: FOUND IN TRANSLATION

I consider the translation of literary works a great service to humanity, yet the effort put into translation seldom... Published 19 Dec, 2021 07:05am
COLUMN: MUFTI'S SHATTERED DREAM

COLUMN: MUFTI'S SHATTERED DREAM

In these times of death, disease, depression and sorrow, we have lost many literary stalwarts, from Shamsur Rahman... Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:32am
COLUMN: THE PEOPLE’S MUFTI

COLUMN: THE PEOPLE’S MUFTI

Masjid Qasim Ali Khan is a historic landmark in the city of Peshawar. Built in the late 17th century, this 350-year... Published 03 Oct, 2021 07:11am
COLUMN: THREE EXEMPLARY POETS

COLUMN: THREE EXEMPLARY POETS

There are three women Urdu poets — long settled in North America now — who continue to surprise and elate their... Published 19 Sep, 2021 09:43am
COLUMN: THE PERTURBED MUSLIM MIND

COLUMN: THE PERTURBED MUSLIM MIND

In the early 14th century, Shaikh Mahmoud Shabistari wrote Gulshan-i-Raaz [Garden of Secrets], an epic poem in... Published 15 Aug, 2021 05:34am
COLUMN: UTOPIA IS NEVER LOST

COLUMN: UTOPIA IS NEVER LOST

From the late 19th century, humanity began to move faster than it ever had before in history towards specialisation... Published 25 Jul, 2021 07:02am
COLUMN: FEET SOAKED IN BLOOD

COLUMN: FEET SOAKED IN BLOOD

Naheed and Riaz altered the literary landscape for women writers who came after them... Published 27 Jun, 2021 06:53am
COLUMN: THE TAVERN OF FRIENDS

COLUMN: THE TAVERN OF FRIENDS

In Urdu, the genre of khaaka nigari [sketch writing] has evolved its own distinct style when we compare it to what ... Published 06 Jun, 2021 06:32am
COLUMN: BAUDELAIRE AND BAZM-I-TALABA

COLUMN: BAUDELAIRE AND BAZM-I-TALABA

This year marks the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Baudelaire, creator of Les Fleurs du mal [The Flowers of ... Published 09 May, 2021 07:06am
COLUMN: POETS VERSUS POLITICOS

COLUMN: POETS VERSUS POLITICOS

Over the years it has diminished, but until some time ago, there was still a vibrant left-wing political movement in... Published 18 Apr, 2021 06:56am
COLUMN: SINDHI POETS OF URDU

COLUMN: SINDHI POETS OF URDU

In Karachi, the Sindh Culture Department and the Arts Council of Pakistan recently organised a national conference ... Published 21 Mar, 2021 07:08am
COLUMN: THE INIMITABLE ZAHID DAR

COLUMN: THE INIMITABLE ZAHID DAR

On his way to the seafront, he found a bookshop. Instinctively, he entered and picked up a book by Jean Paul Sartre. “He though... Published 28 Feb, 2021 07:36am
COLUMN: PAKISTAN'S ENGLISH WRITERS

COLUMN: PAKISTAN'S ENGLISH WRITERS

Our writers find it easier to convey thoughts and ideas in their prose, but struggle when the feelings and emotions are to be... Published 31 Jan, 2021 07:06am
COLUMN: UNENDING TRAIN RIDES

COLUMN: UNENDING TRAIN RIDES

Inam Nadeem is among those who embrace different forms of art with equal vivacity. His extraordinary comprehension ... Published 10 Jan, 2021 11:03am
COLUMN: THE YEAR OF SORROW

COLUMN: THE YEAR OF SORROW

In a country where philosophy is not even taught in most public and private colleges and universities, and where... Published 13 Dec, 2020 08:06am
COLUMN: OUR LITERARY POLITICIANS

COLUMN: OUR LITERARY POLITICIANS

Everywhere, there are some politicians who take to writing at an opportune time in their careers. They write on... Published 04 Oct, 2020 08:39am
COLUMN: OASES IN CULTURAL WASTELANDS

COLUMN: OASES IN CULTURAL WASTELANDS

In Pakistan, those citizens who feel concerned about the rapid deterioration happening in almost every walk of life,... Published 06 Sep, 2020 07:02am
COLUMN: INTELLECTUAL STUNTING

COLUMN: INTELLECTUAL STUNTING

The potion people were given to consume over the decades was prepared by evenly mixing the majority faith... Published 16 Aug, 2020 07:02am