In the first two parts of the series on film music, roles played by composers and lyricists in the creation of film
If it had not been for film songs, Urdu and its poetry would not have reached the masses
We trace the origins of the dominance of the lip-synced musical in subcontinental cinema
In the first part in a series on our film music heritage, Asif Noorani traces the origins of the dominance of the
A collection of poetry and short stories by Gulzar about Partition have finally been published in Pakistan in the script
One of the most iconic filmmakers and film lyricists of the subcontinent, Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar was born...
A debutante author reconstructs Partition through the things fleeing migrants took with them from their homes
A multilayered novel punctuated with contemporary history that deserves to be read more than once
A posthumously published book on the culture of Awadh is by far the most knowledgeable and meticulous description
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...
Sixty-one years after Partition, a Pakistani travels to India with a desire to meet the man who killed his grandfather
Ustad Raza Ali Khan is a classical singer of high merit. The Indian vocalist is the grandson of the legendary Ustad Bade
Do you know what went into the making of one of Bollywood's brightest stars?
From roadside garbage to babudom, a journalist from India learns that despite the antagonism, the two countries
Borders can be, and often are, callous if one has to describe it in a single word.
In years gone by, roads actually became deserted when her serials went on air. Despite her output having dwindled,
A collection of diverse ideas on India shows that common ground between India and Pakistan is still very substantial
Let’s test your knowledge about some of the key developments during the war fought between Pakistan and India.
Let's see how much you know about those tumultuous partition days.
A fascinating history of Urdu poetry written during the Progressive Writers’ Movement casts a wider historical net