Harris Khalique

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
COLUMN: DALRYMPLE AND BARI ALIG

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 23 Feb, 2020 07:06am
COLUMN: THE BROKEN ROPE

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 15 Dec, 2019 09:09am
COLUMN: RETURN OF THE NATIVE

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 17 Nov, 2019 07:19am