Harris Khalique

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

NARRATIVE ARC: LOSING UMRAO JAAN

Usually, the crassness of politics and power agitates you and the refinement in art and literature soothes. But then... Published Oct 14, 2018 07:11am

NARRATIVE ARC: TRANSLATING VERSE

It is problematic when great poets in any language are not only identified but categorised by their geographical... Published Sep 16, 2018 06:45am