Holding the Karachi chapter of the All Pakistan Music Conference for 17 years continously is no mean feat.
Yousuf Kerai may not be from a traditional gharana but he plays the tabla with the same degree of proficiency and style.
A compendium of prose fiction and poetic responses to the most barbaric colonial-era massacre in the Subcontinent...
A translated collection of articles by fellow writers, publishers and relatives about arguably the greatest short story
A seminal Urdu treatise on the Progressive Writers’ Movement is rendered into English by the formidable author’s
Richly illustrated and flawlessly written, the Mumbai-based Hecar Foundation’s Sindhnamah is a treasure trove on
He is a successful businessman on the one hand and has helped establish widely lauded initiatives such as The Citizens
Shahnaz Begum is no more among us but she will live on forever in our memories through the songs she sang for Pakistan
A debut novel is only partially interesting and suffers from too many diversions that have nothing to do with the plot
On the iconic star's 50th death anniversary, we remember her life, work and achievements.
Her co-stars remember her as statuesque even to this day. Be it her impish look or radiant smile, everything came
History through eight classical Urdu poets whose hearts remained ensconced in ‘Dilli’ even when they were forced to
An evocative novel about the underprivileged and marginalised in Sindh reads like a vivid screenplay
In the final feature on film music for Icon, Asif Noorani discusses the genre of film qawwali, which invigorated movies
While many in Pakistan may not know the eminent Urdu poet Shahryar, a slim volume may help correct that oversight
Wedding songs will always stay in vogue, from past gems to present compositions, when it comes to nuptial celebrations
Let’s test your knowledge about some of the key developments during the war fought between Pakistan and India.
One can’t think of any other genre of music in our films which has as perfect a balance of melody and rhythm as the
Gulzar’s first novel is set in his beloved Punjab and traces familiar themes of grief, senseless violence and
In the fifth part of his series on film songs, Asif Noorani recalls the memorable music from the 1940s to the 1970s