Category Archives: Literature

    Freedom of expression’s forerunner  Manto died today (Jan., 18) 62 years ago, but his short stories vibrate in the memories!

    SANA MAHMOOD   KARACHI: Nonconformist Saadat Hasan Manto (who died at the age of 43 : 1912-1955) was born to poor parents based in Kashmir. Manto grew up in a hard-up Amritsar home listening to

    OUP publishes a book that focuses on the role of Cricket as a bridge of peace within neighbors!  

    SANA MAHMOOD   KARACHI: When Shaharyar Khan was manager Pak Cricket team (1999 India tour and 2003 World Cup) he had penned a volume focusing on the role of cricket as a bridge within society like S.Africa

    Actress Kangana is a Ghalib aficionado!

    AIMAN INAM   MUMBAI:  The present Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut used to be a nerdy teen mesmerized by Ghalib's verse. She has revealed about this remarkable component of her persona at the launch

    (Text & Video) French Consul General Monsieur François Dall’Orso launches anthology ‘Aalmi Adab kay Shahkaar Afsanay’

    M. M. ALAM KARACHI: Metropolis’ literati were spotted on Friday (Dec. 16) evening in the Conference Hall of Alliance Française (French Cultural Center). They converged there to be part of Saleem

    Oxford Publishes New History of Modern South Asia!

    SANA MAHMOOD   KARACHI: Considering the Indian Sub-Continent in regional terms (and not solely in national terms) Professor of UK’s Southampton University Ian Talbot has penned a volume titled: A

    Bob Dylan is too busy to attend Nobel Award Ceremony in Dec. : Swedish Academy told

    SANA MAHMOOD   STOCKHOLM: Musical genius of modern time Bob Dylan who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in recognition of his multi-faceted talents, has informed the Swedish Academy that he was too

    Today (November, 8) is the 14th death anniversary of ‘agnostic’ poet Jaun Elia

    SANA MAHMOOD KARACHI: Poet, philosopher, biographer and scholar Jaun Elia was born on 14th December 1931 in Amroha (Uttar Pradesh) and migrated to Pakistan in 1957. Despite his schooling at Deoband

    Study concludes that ‘Adolf Hitler: His Life & Speeches’ is an autobiography

    AIMAN INAM     PARIS: Contrary to the general assumptions, a recent study conducted by University of Aberdeen here has revealed that the book Adolf Hitler: His Life and Speeches, admiring Hitler,

    Oxford University Press Publishes book on Lahore’s Mughal Monuments

    SANA MAHMOOD   KARACHI: One of the most difficult questions that karachiites hate to answer is regarding where a tourist should head for sightseeing: Seashore? Mausoleum of Quaid? Bewildered,
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