FICTION: LANDS OF MIGRATION

FICTION: LANDS OF MIGRATION

Ranging across Balochistan, the Waseb, Sindh, Oman and Africa, Muhammad Amir Rana’s latest novel is about characters who live in
Published 22 May, 2022 10:57am
ESSAY: MY EVERGREENS - IV

ESSAY: MY EVERGREENS - IV

Muhammad Ali Siddiqi continues combing through his library for those books to which he keeps returning
Published 22 May, 2022 10:04am
COLUMN: THE FORCE OF ORIGINALITY

COLUMN: THE FORCE OF ORIGINALITY

When asked a question about their contemporaries, famous established poets dodge giving an answer, for it would ...
Published 22 May, 2022 10:01am
NON-FICTION: I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR

NON-FICTION: I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR

An inspiring book of personal narratives from across the world reflects the enormous changes taking place in the lives of women
Published 15 May, 2022 10:03am
FICTION: THE FIVE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

FICTION: THE FIVE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

A slow-burner of a novel has a quirkily intriguing protagonist, but is hampered by the author’s surprising lack of control over
Published 15 May, 2022 09:57am
NON-FICTION: FOREIGN AFFAIRS 101

NON-FICTION: FOREIGN AFFAIRS 101

Former diplomat Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry’s memoir provides a full background of almost all foreign affairs issues relating to Pakistan
Published 15 May, 2022 09:40am
COLUMN: A PLACE WE USED TO KNOW

COLUMN: A PLACE WE USED TO KNOW

Hoori Noorani of the publishing house Maktaba-e-Danyal told me some months ago that she had found some fascinating...
Published 15 May, 2022 09:35am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

After the miserable conditions of a government hospital in Setpur, as featured in the author’s earlier novel Tholly, readers get
Published 15 May, 2022 09:28am
FICTION: TALES FROM THE GRAVEYARD

FICTION: TALES FROM THE GRAVEYARD

A dream-like debut novel indicates clearly that its author has both talent and a gifted intellect, despite its deficiencies in...
Published 08 May, 2022 09:24am
COLUMN: LEGENDS AND THEIR TELLERS

COLUMN: LEGENDS AND THEIR TELLERS

“Myths, legends, tales, they are all part of our heritage which mark the way we think, live and see the world,”...
Published 08 May, 2022 09:17am
FICTION: JEALOUSY COMES BEFORE A FALL

FICTION: JEALOUSY COMES BEFORE A FALL

Combining an intriguing plot with fascinating characters and a tragic conclusion, a 19th century qissa is an excellent read that
Published 01 May, 2022 10:19am
NON-FICTION: DRIVING PAKISTAN

NON-FICTION: DRIVING PAKISTAN

Murtuza Y. Mandviwalla — chairman and CEO of the Mandviwalla Motors Group — has spent over 40 years in...
Updated 01 May, 2022 06:38pm
COLUMN: LET REALITY ABIDE

COLUMN: LET REALITY ABIDE

I have written more than once about a fascinating, deeply meaningful and yet, at first glance, somewhat odd beseeching of a very
Published 01 May, 2022 10:01am
NON-FICTION: A WOMAN’S PLACE

NON-FICTION: A WOMAN’S PLACE

A scholar of environmental studies traces the linkages between Pakistani women’s creative works and eco-feminism
Published 24 Apr, 2022 07:19am
FICTION: PRICKING THE BUBBLE

FICTION: PRICKING THE BUBBLE

In many ways, John le Carre’s swansong, Silverview, is an affirmation of his brilliance as one of the last great...
Updated 24 Apr, 2022 02:08pm
COLUMN: BALOCHISTAN BITES

COLUMN: BALOCHISTAN BITES

During a holiday from the school I was teaching at in mid-1990s Peshawar, I was fortunate to spend a few days in...
Published 24 Apr, 2022 07:08am