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  • Marlowian Protagonist

    The Epic of Gilgamesh, a poem by the oldest known human author we can name by name, Shin-eqi-unnini, is a story of Gilgamesh, a historical king of Uruk in Babylonia. Gilgamesh is glorified in this epic: ‘two-third of him (Gilgamesh) is god, one-third of him is human’; ‘Anu (a god) granted him the totality of … Continue reading

  • Poetry Editorial for PERIL MAGAZINE

    This is the link to Poetry Editorial (published on June 8, 2016) for Peril Magazine I was given an opportunity by Editor-in-Chief PERIL Magazine, Eleanor Jackson, to write for the current edition ‘Asians to Watch Out For’:  http://peril.com.au/current-edition/poetry-editorial/ 
    THE POETRY EDITORIAL:
    Ideas can spring from anywhere. Sometimes we even can’t follow the trajectory of our own thoughts. As tobacco is … Continue reading

  • Won’t the Bunny Ears Cock?

    The following link takes you to the article–Won’t the Bunny Ears Cock?–written by me, published in Peril Magazine on 4th Feb 2016:

    http://peril.com.au/topics/wont-the-bunny-ears-cock/ 

    It is about an Australian TV Show broadcast on SBS TV. It is kind of an Australian-Asian cultural admixture that you will definitely enjoy watching.

    HERE IT GOES:
    Benjamin Law’s memoirs continue to crack us up … Continue reading

  • Sindhi Poetry Collection Launched — Khathuri Khep Kheter Mein (Muzamil Syre)

    This is an article written by Imtiaz Ali in Daily Dawn on 10-08-2015 — the event of inauguration of Syre’s Sindhi poetry book — Khathuri Khep Kheter Mein.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1199457/sindhi-poetry-collection-launched

    KARACHI: A poetry book titled Khathuri Khep Kheter Mein by trilingual poet and senior bureaucrat Muzamil Syre was launched at the Karachi Arts Council of Pakistan on Sunday … Continue reading

  • The Unknown Masterpiece

    Life is lived in moments, preserved in history and fantasized, fancied, depicted and/or presented in an aesthetic fashion in literary or art form. Last night’s few moments that I lived with my books, I came across a short story by Balzac, yes, Honoré de Balzac. The giant of a writer, Balzac has always fascinated me. Not only … Continue reading

  • Fictional Characters

    I still remember E. M. Forster’s 1927 Aspects of the Novel and William Somerset Maugham’s 1954 Ten Novels and Their Authors (it was in fact the revised and expanded version of Great Novelists and Their Novels 1948), and Aristotle’s 335BC Poetics, amongst other books of criticism with certain reference to characters in a creative writing, … Continue reading