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  • NARRATIVE ARC: STANDING AT A SLIGHT ANGLE

    Therefore, just as a sizeable segment of the common people of the West sees Muslims as barbarians and wishes to strike them, the people of Pakistan — at the behest of those who rule us — are not only waiting to attack the ones whom we are made to think are the real barbarians when they march to our frontiers, but are constantly spotting them within our folds in order to cleanse society and save the state...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: SIR SYED IN THE DOCK

    As we approach the second birth centenary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, he is being criticised to the extent of being condemned with renewed vigour from certain academic and religious quarters...

    I experienced it twice in the last one month
  • NARRATIVE ARC: JINNAH, FATIMA AND DINA

    But she was never alone, as the common people of Pakistan held her in high esteem...

    She was the only politician ever in our history who brought together everyone who believed in democracy — ideologically in terms of the right and the left and geographically in terms of both the eastern and western wings of the then Pakistan...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: THE SONGS WE SING

    They wanted to build a hospital in their native locale because their children had graduated from various medical schools in Pakistan and the United States...

    This friend, a leading gynaecologist and obstetrician, has served needy patients across Pakistan for decades...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: TRAIN INTO THE PAST

    But literary references are a small part of this widely informative and insightful account of the establishment and evolution of railways in British India in general, and what now constitutes Pakistan in particular...

    What makes Qazi’s book stand out is the blend of personal anecdotes and character sketches of relevant individuals, with hardcore technical details from tracks to engines, and a matter of fact description of the...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: LITERARY REALISM AND BEYOND

    Terry Eagleton, one of the leading cultural critics and literary scholars of our times, comments on Irish society in one of his works, saying that literary realism never took root there and the frontier between art and politics was never exact...

    At times, I find an uncanny resemblance between how Ireland and India were conceptualised, understood, portrayed and treated by the British who had colonised them both
  • NARRATIVE ARC: UNSUNG HEROES OF MIANWALI

    Lately it has become fashionable for the affluent and the nouveau riche in metropolitan Pakistan to mock and denigrate the political workers, progressive ideologues, trade unionists and activist writers from the past who took part in various struggles waged across the country for both the democratic rights of Pakistani citizens and economic rights of the working people...

    But why should that entail dismissing our predecessors and...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: CROSSING CULTURAL DIVIDES

    A career diplomat, after a short stint as a journalist, he retired from being Pakistan’s ambassador to Ireland in 2007...

    Likewise, that poet Brij Narayan Chakbast’s version of Ramayana in the Urdu language was used as the basic script for adapting the epic for Hindi television...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: INTELLECTUAL OASES

    We live in a society where for weeks, the headline news on television revolved around the patchy conjugal life of a British-Pakistani boxer...

    At best, this man is marginally inspiring for some young sportsmen and his wife is one among a million fashion models found in the United Kingdom
  • NARRATIVE ARC: MUDDLING THE LINES

    Art has the large embrace and inherent capacity to divulge complex emotions...

    It can rise above the mundane to make it sublime when at the same time it is delving deep into the most commonplace happenings and events
  • NARRATIVE ARC: BOOKS, THEIR READERS AND GIFTS

    However, in Pakistan it is unfortunate that many of our poets and writers read less — if not in quantity then certainly in terms of variety — than their counterparts would do in other societies...

    In Pakistan, it is about time we started gifting books again on all possible occasions...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: ‘THE GOLDEN AGE IS OVER’?

    Poet Farrukh Yar has given me a reason to reiterate my concerns about the demeaning of contemporary literary writing in Urdu and other Pakistani languages...

    In some panels organised at literary festivals and seminars, television programmes and academic conferences, it has become almost fashionable to say that whatever is currently being produced in our literature is of little consequence
  • NARRATIVE ARC: THREE CHEERS FOR MR QAVI

    He supported initiatives in both Pakistan and Palestine and invested his own assets and savings to help create endowments for students...

    After 1947, he spent a considerable amount of time in then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: SANJH AND CONTEMPORARY URDU FICTION

    In Pakistan, the realisation of linguistic rights is an issue placed within the gamut of national rights, provincial autonomy and the acceptance of diversity...

    The contemptuous treatment meted out to mother tongues spoken in Pakistan is outrightly deplorable...

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