Faiza S. Khan relocated to Karachi from London three years ago, specifically not to find herself. She is the administrator of a short story prize and editor-in-chief of literary journal, The Life Too Short Review.
The Booker-winning author’s enthusiasm for bewildering metaphors is just one of his many literary failures
To rail against polygamy is to suggest a quick cosmetic fix for a far more deeply rooted problem. It is the rights of women that require urgent improvement, and one’s revulsion is better served there.
I so look forward to the day when cultural activities in Pakistan can be judged on merit rather than the apparently astonishing fact that they exist to begin with.
Lahore, the big, fat, privileged cultural and artistic capital of Pakistan, is running to seed.
Pakistan’s alleged literary boom is becoming a case of counting one’s novelists before they hatch.
The Newsline sex survey, titled ‘Sex and the Pakistani Woman’, might lead some readers to believe it may be about sex and the Pakistani woman. It isn’t.
To look to Islam for answers to why Pakistan’s dispossessed, brainwashed militants are carrying on in the name of religion is to fall for the greatest red herring of this age.
Fashion shows are just that, not some great act of defiance, even in a country admittedly going to hell.
Girls in spandex singing ABBA may well be the last stand against the Taliban, but it’s also still just girls in spandex singing ABBA.
…and now Pakistan wants to cleanse its airwaves of vulgar alien (read: Indian) influences.
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam
Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.
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