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Dr Naazir Mahmood
Dr Naazir Mahmood

The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK and works in Islamabad.

  • November 24, 2018

    Fahmida Riaz in prose

    When Fahmida Riaz died in Lahore on November 21 at the age of 73, most TV channels in Pakistan portrayed her as an outstanding and prominent poet....

  • November 18, 2018

    Areopagitica, Iqbal, and Milton

    On November 9, the birthday of Allama Iqbal, an article titled ‘Iqbal: poor philosophy, rich poetry’, written by a young writer, appeared on...

  • November 13, 2018

    The writer who emboldens women

    Kishwar Naheed’s latest book of poetry ‘Shirin sukhani se parey’ is the continuation of her long struggle for inciting women against the...

  • November 04, 2018

    The antidote to bigotry

    Irrespective of the merits and demerits of the verdict in Aasia Bibi’s case, the anger shown by disgruntled elements was unjustified. The burning...

  • October 28, 2018

    An ode to music

    When I wrote ‘An elegy to music’ last week, little did I realise that soon I would be writing an ode to music too. But before the ode, let me...

  • October 21, 2018

    An elegy to music

    “If music be the food of love, play on,/Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,/The appetite may sicken, and so die.” – Twelfth Night Act 1,...

  • October 13, 2018

    How to save a life

    Last week’s column about ambulance services drew responses from many readers. Most readers who sent me emails agreed with the basic premise that...