Asif Noorani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wedding songs will always stay in vogue, from past gems to present compositions, when it comes to nuptial celebrations Updated Dec 10, 2018 01:49pm

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