Asif Noorani

NON-FICTION: AINEE AND HER FIRES

NON-FICTION: AINEE AND HER FIRES

Jameel Akhtar’s book on the towering literary icon Qurratulain Hyder showcases years of diligent research...

Published Jun 07, 2020 06:55am
STUDIO: ALONE BUT NOT LONELY

STUDIO: ALONE BUT NOT LONELY

For once, Nahid Raza’s perennial subjects — women — don’t look angry and defiant. They come across as cool, calm and collected...

Published May 31, 2020 01:36pm
SPOTLIGHT: HASEENA IN LOCKDOWN

SPOTLIGHT: HASEENA IN LOCKDOWN

Eminent playwright Haseena Moin is presently in the process of penning her memoirs, taking advantage of being locked

Published May 17, 2020 04:54am
SPOTLIGHT: THE GENTLEMAN OF SHOWBIZ

SPOTLIGHT: THE GENTLEMAN OF SHOWBIZ

Film and TV software mogul Satish Anand is largely considered to be a thorough professional who expects the same levels

Published Apr 26, 2020 06:04am
NON-FICTION: MANTO UNVARNISHED

NON-FICTION: MANTO UNVARNISHED

A translated collection of articles by fellow writers, publishers and relatives about arguably the greatest short story

Published Oct 20, 2019 06:59am
NON-FICTION: A TRUE LABOUR OF LOVE

NON-FICTION: A TRUE LABOUR OF LOVE

Richly illustrated and flawlessly written, the Mumbai-based Hecar Foundation’s Sindhnamah is a treasure trove on

Published Jul 07, 2019 07:24am
PROFILE: THE QUIET PHILANTHROPIST

PROFILE: THE QUIET PHILANTHROPIST

He is a successful businessman on the one hand and has helped establish widely lauded initiatives such as The Citizens

Published May 19, 2019 07:19am
FICTION: OUT OF PLACE

FICTION: OUT OF PLACE

A debut novel is only partially interesting and suffers from too many diversions that have nothing to do with the plot

Published Apr 21, 2019 07:10am
NON-FICTION: DOWN DELHI LANES

NON-FICTION: DOWN DELHI LANES

History through eight classical Urdu poets whose hearts remained ensconced in ‘Dilli’ even when they were forced to

Published Feb 03, 2019 08:32am
FICTION: LAMENT OF THE POWERLESS

FICTION: LAMENT OF THE POWERLESS

An evocative novel about the underprivileged and marginalised in Sindh reads like a vivid screenplay

Published Dec 16, 2018 07:24am
FLASHBACK: THE QAWWALS OF FILM

FLASHBACK: THE QAWWALS OF FILM

In the final feature on film music for Icon, Asif Noorani discusses the genre of film qawwali, which invigorated movies

Published Oct 14, 2018 07:11am