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Asif Noorani

NON-FICTION: THE QUIET POET

NON-FICTION: THE QUIET POET

While many in Pakistan may not know the eminent Urdu poet Shahryar, a slim volume may help correct that oversight Published Sep 23, 2018 06:41am
FLASHBACK: TALES FROM THE PALANQUIN

FLASHBACK: TALES FROM THE PALANQUIN

Wedding songs will always stay in vogue, from past gems to present compositions, when it comes to nuptial celebrations Published Sep 09, 2018 06:58am
FICTION: TRAGEDIES OF SEPARATION

FICTION: TRAGEDIES OF SEPARATION

Gulzar’s first novel is set in his beloved Punjab and traces familiar themes of grief, senseless violence and Published Aug 12, 2018 07:47am
NON-FICTION: THE EMPEROR OF RHYTHM

NON-FICTION: THE EMPEROR OF RHYTHM

Based on interviews over two years, a new biographical book traces the beats of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain’s life Published Jul 22, 2018 07:59am
FLASHBACK: SONGS OF THE WONDER YEARS

FLASHBACK: SONGS OF THE WONDER YEARS

In the latest installment on the series on film music, Asif Noorani looks at the genre of songs for children, which were Published Jul 08, 2018 08:49am
FLASHBACK: SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

FLASHBACK: SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

In the first two parts of the series on film music, roles played by composers and lyricists in the creation of film Published Jun 24, 2018 07:06am
FICTION: THE SADNESS OF SEPARATION

FICTION: THE SADNESS OF SEPARATION

A collection of poetry and short stories by Gulzar about Partition have finally been published in Pakistan in the script Published May 06, 2018 07:05am
NON-FICTION: SHARDS OF MEMORY

NON-FICTION: SHARDS OF MEMORY

A debutante author reconstructs Partition through the things fleeing migrants took with them from their homes Published Apr 15, 2018 06:28am
FICTION: LEAP OF FAITH

FICTION: LEAP OF FAITH

A multilayered novel punctuated with contemporary history that deserves to be read more than once Published Mar 18, 2018 07:09am
Footprints: Urdu in Makkah

Footprints: Urdu in Makkah

A WEEK or so before I boarded the PIA flight to Jeddah on my way to Makkah for performing Umrah, I was told that the... Updated Jan 30, 2018 05:30pm
NON-FICTION: RELIVING MADNESS

NON-FICTION: RELIVING MADNESS

Sixty-one years after Partition, a Pakistani travels to India with a desire to meet the man who killed his grandfather Updated Feb 03, 2018 02:39pm