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  • Fazal-ur-Rehman—A Portrait

    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 … 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

  • Seamus Heaney (Death)

    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 … 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

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    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 … Continue reading