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  • 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

  • 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

  • The bureaucrat with poetic flair

    This is an article written by Imtiaz Ali on Sunday, March 31, 2013  in THE NEWS from Print Edition, Karachi. Imtiaz says:

    There is much to reflect upon when M Syre, a young trilingual writer with a bureaucratic background, says that to survive in this bitter world, you have to suppress your sensibility to some extent. He reflects … Continue reading

  • The Life of Galileo

    I re-read The Life of Galileo. I had first read this drama in 2009. It was a feast for the soul and remained so in the second reading. ­Though I haven’t written a single drama so far, I have read a lot of them as I enjoy dramatic writing like anything. Starting from Greek tragedy … Continue reading