Harris Khalique

COLUMN: ART AND SUFFERING

COLUMN: ART AND SUFFERING

I wish to begin this piece with the lines that Hasan Zaidi quoted to end his essay on Paul Auster in Books and... Published 19 May, 2024 07:38am
COLUMN: THE MIRROR AND THE MANTLE

COLUMN: THE MIRROR AND THE MANTLE

The British actor, director, playwright and critic Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946) writes in one of his famous prefaces to... Published 07 Apr, 2024 07:50am
COLUMN: FATHERHOOD BEYOND LANGUAGES

COLUMN: FATHERHOOD BEYOND LANGUAGES

In early 2007 in London, there was a sombre evening when Prof Amin Mughal and I met, a few months after my father’s passing in... Published 17 Mar, 2024 07:56am
COLUMN: CONNECTING ACROSS BORDERS

COLUMN: CONNECTING ACROSS BORDERS

Since October 2023, the Israeli bombing in Gaza continues unabated. At the time of writing this piece, the official death toll of Published 25 Feb, 2024 08:24am
COLUMN: TRUTH TO POWER

COLUMN: TRUTH TO POWER

Muhammad Ziauddin was an exceptionally fine man, a courageous journalist and a watchful editor. We had known each other for many Published 04 Feb, 2024 09:18am
COLUMN: THE NEED TO REDISCOVER

COLUMN: THE NEED TO REDISCOVER

Some of us in Pakistan continue to speak out against the erasure of memory project pursued by the powerful elites ... Updated 31 Dec, 2023 08:48am

COLUMN: THE MAN WITH A MOUSTACHE

Over the past many years in Lahore, be it at a book launch or any other political, social, cultural or literary... Published 03 Dec, 2023 07:18am
COLUMN: AMONG READERS AND WRITERS

COLUMN: AMONG READERS AND WRITERS

As autumn is edged away by winter in Islamabad, the 9th edition of the capital’s largest literary festival was organised by the... Published 12 Nov, 2023 07:13am
COLUMN: FROM SONIPAT TO KOT ADDU

COLUMN: FROM SONIPAT TO KOT ADDU

It was some time ago, when work related to community development would take me regularly to Multan, Bahawalpur, Layyah,... Published 22 Oct, 2023 08:05am
COLUMN: WRITING ON CINEMA

COLUMN: WRITING ON CINEMA

Like most people, I love watching films, but can make little or no claim of critically understanding the medium —... Published 08 Oct, 2023 07:28am
COLUMN: CURRY AND SCHOLARSHIP

COLUMN: CURRY AND SCHOLARSHIP

In 1996, after climbing up a steep staircase, I first entered the India Club in London with my friends Anjali Mody... Published 10 Sep, 2023 07:00am
COLUMN: THE CHANGEMAKER FROM HALA

COLUMN: THE CHANGEMAKER FROM HALA

Like other developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, Pakistan also espouses an economic development model that Published 29 Jul, 2023 09:58am
COLUMN: CHANGING LANGUAGES

COLUMN: CHANGING LANGUAGES

That we make mistakes is true not just for the acquired languages we use — English and Persian, for instance — but also for when Published 09 Jul, 2023 07:41am
COLUMN: FASHION AND CREATIVITY

COLUMN: FASHION AND CREATIVITY

I feel both privileged and sad to share that I was the buyer of one of the last books sold by London’s famous Al... Published 18 Jun, 2023 07:09am
COLUMN: REQUIEM FOR A MAN AND HIS ERA

COLUMN: REQUIEM FOR A MAN AND HIS ERA

“In the short history of the growth of America, if you look closely, there has perhaps been one good and clever man, Lincoln... Published 28 May, 2023 11:51am
COLUMN: THE MIRROR MAKER

COLUMN: THE MIRROR MAKER

The Institute of Historical and Social Research (IHSR), Karachi — set up by progressive activist-turned-philanthropist Dr Tariq... Published 07 May, 2023 07:50am
COLUMN: EDUCATION EMERGENCY

COLUMN: EDUCATION EMERGENCY

American author and humorist Mark Twain once said that he never let his schooling interfere with his education. Likewise, Albert Published 16 Apr, 2023 08:35am
COLUMN: THE COLLECTED IFTIKHAR ARIF

COLUMN: THE COLLECTED IFTIKHAR ARIF

It is not essential for a creative artist to be politically active. But it is essential for any artist of significance to be... Published 26 Mar, 2023 07:18am