Harris Khalique

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
COLUMN: REPOSITORY OF IDEAS

COLUMN: REPOSITORY OF IDEAS

It seems that the world has finally begun to follow us. As has happened to Pakistan for decades unending — with a... Published 19 Jul, 2020 06:46am
COLUMN: THE DECAY OF LANGUAGE

COLUMN: THE DECAY OF LANGUAGE

Prof Navid Shahzad has recently recalled in one of her writings what George Orwell said soon after the Second World... Published 24 May, 2020 05:26am
COLUMN: BHITAI'S PAKISTAN

COLUMN: BHITAI'S PAKISTAN

Everywhere in the world, people with a literary bent of mind sometimes name their children after poets or writers.... Updated 26 Apr, 2020 11:42am
RISE OF THE NEW REICHS

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? Updated 12 Apr, 2020 07:07am