Harris Khalique

RISE OF THE NEW REICHS

Is the rise of strong populist men in democracies around the world comparable to the rise of Hitler and Mussolini? Published Apr 05, 2020 06:29am

COLUMN: DALRYMPLE AND BARI ALIG

I am presently engrossed in William Dalrymple’s dazzling work The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India... Published Feb 23, 2020 07:06am

COLUMN: THE BROKEN ROPE

For those who have moved across places, there is a town where they dwell and there is a town which dwells inside... Published Dec 15, 2019 09:09am

COLUMN: RETURN OF THE NATIVE

Back in the 1970s and ’80s, at a fairly young age, it was in his native Lahore that he joined the political... Published Nov 17, 2019 07:19am

COLUMN: PORTRAIT OF A NATION

She was born in the same year as Allama Muhammad Iqbal, but outlived him by three decades. A true polymath, a woman... Published Sep 15, 2019 07:02am

COLUMN: MIR, THE NATIVE POET

M.D. Taseer, a leading poet and critic in the early and mid-20th century, gained recognition for his writing under... Published Aug 11, 2019 07:06am

COLUMN: CAUGHT BETWEEN BINARIES

In this age of mindless populism, narrow nationalism, renewed misogyny and personality cults, we stand sharply... Published Jul 14, 2019 06:55am

COLUMN: ALL IS NOT QUIET

I begin with a qualification that Pakistan’s intellectual scene — academic, artistic, literary and social — is... Published Jun 09, 2019 07:03am

COLUMN: CULTURE VERSUS IDEOLOGY

It was about 25 years ago — a time of intense political tensions between Sindhi-speaking and non-Sindhi speaking... Published Apr 21, 2019 07:10am

COLUMN: DECADENCE OF THE FRENCH

A certain amount of decadence and rakishness is required to produce a worthwhile work of art or piece of literature.... Published Mar 17, 2019 07:51am

COLUMN: ODE TO FATHERHOOD

Many years ago, after becoming a father I proudly announced it to my friends. Someone close but senior in years... Published Feb 17, 2019 07:38am

COLUMN: THE ASH OF GRACE

A short, fidgety old man sporting a neatly trimmed grey beard and usually wearing a lounge suit with a cheerful tie,... Published Dec 16, 2018 07:24am

AN ELEGY FOR FAHMIDA APA

The passing away last week of Fahmida Riaz, formidable poet, prose writer, translator, feminist and rights activist, Published Dec 02, 2018 07:04am

NARRATIVE ARC: THE WAVERING TURK

My short stint as a young man in Central and Eastern Europe during 1995 and 1996 was indeed rewarding — both... Published Nov 11, 2018 07:05am