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Harris Khalique

NARRATIVE ARC: TRANSLATING VERSE

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
NARRATIVE ARC: GODOT IS NOT COMING

NARRATIVE ARC: GODOT IS NOT COMING

I would truly feel small if asked to comment on a work of art as brilliant, celebrated and so thoroughly analysed ... Published Sep 02, 2018 06:58am
NARRATIVE ARC: SANITISING POETRY

NARRATIVE ARC: SANITISING POETRY

It seems that what the state traditionally thought was its responsibility — particularly during the Zia years —... Published Aug 26, 2018 07:40am
NARRATIVE ARC: NAIPAUL AND AMIN

NARRATIVE ARC: NAIPAUL AND AMIN

V.S. Naipaul and Samir Amin — one a celebrated man of letters and the other an outstanding political economist —... Published Aug 19, 2018 07:21am
NARRATIVE ARC: CRITICISM IN URDU

NARRATIVE ARC: CRITICISM IN URDU

Universally, there is a love-hate relationship between literary criticism and creative writing. On the one hand,... Published Aug 12, 2018 07:47am
NARRATIVE ARC: NO REGRETS

NARRATIVE ARC: NO REGRETS

What we see in Pakistan today has been the case for long. The biggest irony that marks South Asian Muslim upper and... Published Aug 05, 2018 07:28am
NARRATIVE ARC: NAYA QANOON

NARRATIVE ARC: NAYA QANOON

In this election fever I am once again reminded of Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story ‘Naya Qanoon’ [The New... Published Jul 29, 2018 07:31am
NARRATIVE ARC: ROY’S REBELLION

NARRATIVE ARC: ROY’S REBELLION

There is a country and there is a country’s conscience. When we witness India going through times comparable with... Published Jun 24, 2018 07:06am
NARRATIVE ARC: THE ANGRY SCHOLAR

NARRATIVE ARC: THE ANGRY SCHOLAR

There is an old Arabic adage: The death of a scholar is the death of the world. Falling well within the tradition of... Published Jun 10, 2018 06:53am
NARRATIVE ARC: DEMOLISHING HISTORY

NARRATIVE ARC: DEMOLISHING HISTORY

Argentinean poet and writer Jorge Luis Borges had almost lost his eyesight in the latter years of his life. Once he... Published Jun 03, 2018 07:05am
NARRATIVE ARC: THE PAIN OF QUETTA

NARRATIVE ARC: THE PAIN OF QUETTA

After a three-hour delay in departure from Islamabad, it was a turbulent flight to Quetta. The faint-hearted ... Published May 13, 2018 07:20am
NARRATIVE ARC: A SEASON IN HELL

NARRATIVE ARC: A SEASON IN HELL

Even after centuries have passed, the charm and enigma of great verse from anywhere has the strength to move someone... Published May 06, 2018 07:05am
NARRATIVE ARC: BEWARE OF ART

NARRATIVE ARC: BEWARE OF ART

In Pakistan today, we face a renewed challenge to both freedom of inquiry and freedom of expression, coupled with a... Published Apr 22, 2018 07:20am