Apr 27 2016
This is Fazal-ur-Rehman, a real human soul from the land of Sindh, Pakistan. Always grabbing the brass ring of career as a civil bureaucrat for over forty years, he earned his reputation as one of the most prominent figures in the field throughout the country. As a bureaucrat he performed at several key positions: Chief …
Aug 10 2015
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.
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 …
Apr 06 2015
Written/uploaded by Aamir Latif Siddiqui on Silence of the Piano Sings, the book published in 2011 from the UK.
Sep 08 2013
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 …
Sep 01 2013
In fact, today, at my Facebook account, a friend of mine and colleague, Kakar Shahzeb, shared with me a post that spoke of “Death of a Naturalist”. With the first look, I travelled to 1960 Faber and Faber’s first edition of the book by Seamus Heaney. A few seconds later I very sadly learnt about the death news of …
Aug 19 2013
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, …
Aug 17 2013
A Tale of Two Cities as a movie (1980) that I watched lately presents, through its scenography, a tangible world equipped to paint a reasonably vivid picture of the times that Dickens had more brilliantly and fantastically drawn through his words. The movie compelled me to invite Dickens in, and accordingly I finished, of course …