Papers

  • ‘Rumi’s Relevance to Our Times’; Iqbal Review, October 2007
  • New Discoveries about The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam; Iqbal Review, April 2007
  • The Reconstruction as a Commentary on Javidnama; Iqbal Review, October 2006

Articles

  • Sohni dharti: From Heer Ranjha to the gandasaExpress Tribune, November 25, 2012
  • Movie Review: Skyfall – thank you for not smoking, Mr. BondExpress Tribune, November 18, 2012
  • Breaking down the wallExpress Tribune, November 11, 2012
  • Re-reading history: who wants to be enlightened by Iqbal? Express Tribune, November 9, 2012
  • Immortal BelovedExpress Tribune, June 17, 2012
  • From Pakistan, With LoveDawn: Books & Authors, December 5, 2010
  • In memorium: Samandar, a parable? Dawn: Images, November 28, 2010
  • Of Organic UnityDawn: Friday Feature, November 26, 2010
  • A portrait of the artist as Waheed Murad. Nukta Art, 2010
  • Respecting the Law. Dawn: Friday Feature, October 29, 2010
  • For a Common Destiny: Friday Feature, October 15, 2010
  • The long-term goal. Dawn: Friday Feature, October 1, 2010
  • Consensus among the faithful. Dawn: Friday Feature, September 17, 2010
  • In memorium: Something rich and strange, April 25, 2010
  • Retrospect: The Spirit of All Human BeingsDawn: Sunday, March 21, 2010
  • Armaan of a nationDawn: Images, March 14, 2010
  • Bhittai: the VisionaryDawn: Sunday, January 31, 2010
  • Farewell, Pervez MalikDawn: Images, November 30, 2008
  • The Mystery Behind Waheed MuradDawn: Images, November 23, 2008
  • Spiritual Democracy. Dawn: Books & Authors, November 4, 2007
  • The Inevitable Destination. Dawn: Books & Authors, November 4, 2007
  • The Onscreen Love of Shirin Farhad. Dawn: Images, November 20, 2005
  • Romeo and Juliet: an immortal love story. Dawn: Images, August 21, 2005
  • Alexander’s epic journey. Dawn: Images, July 17, 2005
  • Anarkali. Dawn: Images, May 1, 2005
  • Book Review: Using art for politics. Dawn: Books & Authors, September 12, 2004
  • Stray Reflections. Dawn: Books & Authors, November 9, 2003
  • Iqbal’s relevance today. Dawn: Books & Authors, November 9, 2003
  • Rising star: flowing with the tide
  • Profile: Muhammad Ali. Dawn: The Review, November 22-29, 2001
  • Women in Ataturk’s life. Dawn: The Review, September 2001
  • Ataturk: the man who dodged a World War. Dawn: The Review, September 2001
  • Jinnah and Gandhi: a politically incorrect appraisalDawn: The Review, September 2001
  • The 15 August controversy. Dawn: The Review, August 9, 2001
  • The Dawn of people. Dawn: The Review, August 9, 2001
  • Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: the pioneer of humanism. Dawn: The Review, August 2001
  • Mumtaz Mahal: the lady of the Taj Mahal. Dawn: The Review, 2001
  • Abuse of history in Pakistan. Dawn: The Review, 2001
  • History as an allegory. Dawn: The Review, 2001
  • The hall of souls. Dawn: The Review, 2001
  • Muhammad bin Qasim. Dawn: The Review, May 24-30, 2001
  • Rajah Dahar of Sindh. Dawn: The Review, May 17-23, 2001
  • Suhandi: the forgotten queen of Sindh, Dawn: The Review, May 10-16, 2001
  • Books I will never forgetDawn: Young World, 2001
  • Iqbal: in search of man’s destiny, Dawn: The Review, May 29-April 4, 2001
  • Darashikoh: a daydreamDawn: The Review, March 15-21, 2001
  • What is romanticism? Dawn: The Review, 2001
  • Farah Kamal. The Spider, January 2001
  • Beethoven: the music within. Dawn: The Review, January 4-10, 2001
  • Year 2K. Dawn: The Review, December 2000
  • Aurangzeb. Dawn: The Review, December 2000
  • Khanzadeh Begum: at the altar of sacrifice. Dawn: The Review, November, 2000
  • Babur. Dawn: The Review, November 23-29, 2001
  • Muhammad Shah Rangeela. Dawn: The Review, October 2000
  • Shahjehan: the rigid ruler. Dawn: The Review, September 2000
  • Cleopatra. Dawn: The Review, August 2000
  • Nurjehan. Dawn: The Review, September 2000
  • Humayun. Dawn: The Review, September 6-12, 2000
  • Herodotus. Dawn: The Review, August 24-30, 2000
  • Helen of Troy. Dawn: The Review, August 2000
  • Analyzing Aristotle. Dawn: The Review, August 10-16, 2000
  • Akbar the Great.  Dawn: The Review, August 2000
  • Messengers of Malice.  Dawn: The Review, July 27-August 2, 2000
  • The X-files.  Dawn: The Review, July 17-August 2, 2000
  • Alternate reality.  Dawn: The Review, July 27-August 2, 2000
  • Unveiling Jehangir.  Dawn: The Review, August 2000
  • The mystery of Alexander.  Dawn: The Review, August 2000
  • The trial of reason.  Dawn: The Review, May 25-31, 2000.
  • Primary historical sources.  Dawn: The Review, May 4-11, 2000
  • Naturalism and the 20th Century literature.  Dawn: The Review, April 2000
  • Teacher-training in Pakistan: the alternative module.  Dawn: The Review, August 12-18, 1999
  • Education is learning about professional development.  Dawn: The Review, August 12-18, 1999
  • Discount campaigns.  Dawn: The Review, December 25-31, 1999
  • Wisdom begins at home.  Dawn: The Review, December 25-31, 1999
  • The local scene.  Dawn: The Review, December 25-31, 1999
  • The quintessential storyteller.  Zameen, Jun-Jul 1999
  • Profile: Lateef Kapadia.  Dawn: The Review, June 1999
  • Profile: Kamal Ahmed Rizvi.  Dawn: The Review, May 6-12, 1999
  • Portrayal of women in the stories of Sadat Hasan Manto.  Dawn: The Review, May 13-19, 1999
  • Unflinching resolutions. Zameen, April-May 1999
  • Hakim Saeed: an obituary. Zameen, February / March 1999
  • Chronicle of 1998, Zameen
  • Divine quartet: Iqbal’s search for God. Herald, June 1998
  • The new romantics. The Herald,  March 1998
  • Profile: Fatima Surayya Bajiya. Zameen, 1998
  • Film Review: Duplicate.  Dawn: The Review, 1998
  • Film Review: Qila.  The Herald, , May 1998
  • Born again.  Dawn: The Review, March 19-25, 1998
  • Forgotten accounts.  Dawn: The Review, December 25-31, 1997
  • Awaiting an audience.  Dawn: The Review, December 25-31, 1997
  • 100 Faces, Part 2 [collaboration].  Dawn: The Review, 1997
  • Profile: Noorjahan [collaboration].  Dawn: The Review, 1997
  • Landmarks in Pakistani film.  Dawn: The Review, 1997
  • 100 Faces, Part 1 [collaboration].  Dawn: The Review, 1997
  • Book Review: Publisher’s Devil. The Herald, February 1998
  • Book Review: Close encounters. The Herald, 1998
  • Profile: T. J. Roberts. The Herald, 1997
  • Book Review: Selections from Persian ghazals of Ghalib, The Herald, 1997
  • Book Review: Jinnah Papers. The Herald, November 1997
  • Book Review: Aligarh’s first generation. The Herald, 1997
  • The Life and Times of Pakistan. The Herald, 1997
  • Women in Quran.  Dawn: The Review, July 24-30, 1997
  • Literature for thrill seekers.  Dawn: The Review, July 10-16, 1997
  • Book Review: Iqbal’s Reconstruction of Ijtehad. The Herald, 1997
  • Debunking myths.  Dawn: The Review, June 26 – July 2, 1997
  • Book Review: Forging Identities. The Herald, 1997
  • Book Review: Iqbal: from Finite to Infinite. Dawn: Sunday Magazine, 1997
  • Book Review: A Concise History of the Muslim World. Dawn: Sunday Magazine, 1997
  • Living with difference. The Herald, 1997
  • History, she wrote.  Dawn: The Review, May 15-21, 1997
  • Book Review: Talism
  • Inner circles.  Dawn: The Review, 1997
  • Dreams and dust. Book Review: Khwab Farosh. The Herald, 1998
  • Profile: Syed Afzal Hussain. The Herald, July 1997
  • Men are from Mars, women are from Venus… No more.  Dawn: The Review, April 1997
  • Radio Station Peshawar.  Dawn: Tuesday Review, April 10-16, 1997
  • Radio Station Hyderabad.  Dawn: Tuesday Review, April 10-16, 1997
  • Hamid Mian Kay Haan. Dawn: Tuesday Review, April 10-16, 1997
  • Eight Days a Week: Der Der Thokar Khaye. Dawn: Tuesday Review, April 3-9, 1997
  • In religion’s wake. Dawn: Tuesday Review, March 13-19, 1997
  • Dramatis Personae: Talat Husain. Dawn: Tuesday Review, 1997
  • Dramatis Personae: Qazi Wajid. Dawn: Tuesday Review, 1997
  • Dramatis Personae: Mahmood Ali. Dawn: Tuesday Review, 1997
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Dawn: Tuesday Review, February 3-9, 1997
  • Book Review: Central Issues. The Herald, January 1997
  • Profile: Zameer Jafery. Dawn: Tuesday Review, December 24-30, 1996
  • Eight Days a Week: Ik Larka Awara. Dawn: Tuesday Review, December 17-26, 1996
  • The Prince of Parable. Obituary: Idris Shah. The Herald, December 1996
  • Profile: Nisar Bazmi. Dawn: Tuesday Review, October 29-November 4, 1996
  • Profile: Mustansar Hussain Tarar. The Herald, October 1996
  • Profile: Dr. Mubarak Ali. Dawn: Tuesday Review, August 27-September 2, 1996
  • Profile: Pervez Malik. Light, camera, action. Dawn: Tuesday Review, August 20-26, 1996
  • In search of Jinnah. Dawn: Tuesday Review, August 1996
  • Profile: Fatima Surayya Bajiya. Dawn: Tuesday Review, August 6-12, 1996
  • Profile: Justice (Retd) Javid Iqbal. Dawn: Tuesday Review, 1996
  • Interactive teaching. Dawn: Tuesday Review, July 9-15, 1996
  • Profile: Talat Husain. Dawn: Tuesday Review, May 28-June 3, 1996
  • Multi-splendoured folklore. Dawn: Tuesday Review, May 21-27, 1996
  • Is there a conflict between Urdu and the regional languages in Pakistan? Dawn: Tuesday Review, May 7-13, 1996
  • Women’s right to divorce in Islam. Dawn: Tuesday Review, April 23-29, 1996
  • Profile: A. Hameed. A dream merchant. Dawn: Tuesday Review, April 16-22, 1996
  • Eight days a week. First Knight. Dawn: Tuesday Review, April 23-29, 1996
  • Eight days a week. Pura Chand Aur Adha Geet. Dawn: Tuesday Review, March 26-April 1, 1996
  • Eight days a week. Love ’95. Dawn: Tuesday Review, March 26-April 1, 1996
  • Profile: Aslam Azhar. A dialogue with a dervish. Dawn: Tuesday Review, March 5-11, 1996
  • Profile: Dr. Waheed Qureshi. Dawn: Tuesday Review, February 27-March 4, 1996
  • Profile: Sohail Rana. Dawn: Tuesday Review, January 23-29, 1996
  • Muslim Science. Dawn: Tuesday Review, 1996
  • History in the remaking. Dawn: Tuesday Review, January 2-8, 1996
  • A chorus before the last act. Dawn: Tuesday Review, November 28-December 4, 1995
  • Cinerama 5: The hunt for success. Dawn: Tuesday Review, November 21-27, 1995
  • What are they reading…? Aslam Azhar. Dawn: Tuesday Review, 1995
  • Cinerama 4: The director’s cut. Dawn: Tuesday Review, November 14-20, 1995
  • Cinerama 3: Sold for a song. Dawn: Tuesday Review, November 7-13, 1995
  • Cinerama 2: Importance of being Eve. Dawn: Tuesday Review, October 31-November 6, 1995
  • Cinerama 1: The rise and fall of cult heroes. Dawn: Tuesday Review, October 24-30, 1995
  • Lahore Fort: fact and fiction. The Star, 1995
  • Profile: Juan Elia. Ideas lose vitality when personified. Dawn: Tuesday Review, January 3-5, 1995
  • Book Review: Ordinary People. The News International
  • Book Review: Kulliyat-i-Makateeb-i-Iqbal. The News International
  • Your child at school. Dawn: Friday Magazine
  • Women at Work. The Star
  • Waheed Murad Quiz. The Star
  • James Bond Quiz. The Star
  • The chocolate-cream hero legendThe Star, May 20, 1993
  • The angry young Mughal. The Star
  • Gender Roles in Education. The News International Midweek Magazine, YOU, Vol. 3; No. 19 [1993]
  • A woman’s Islam. The News International Midweek Magazine, YOU, 1993
  • Women as prophets in Islam. The News International Midweek Magazine, YOU, Vol. 3; No. 22 [1993]
  • Women and cinema in PakistanThe News International Midweek Magazine, YOU, Vol. 3; No. 11 [1993]
  • Let’s say no to a puerile feminismDawn: Friday Magazine, October 16, 1992

Blogs

My current blog can be read on this website:

I have also contributed to the following blogs:

Previously, I have maintained other personal blogs. They are now closed but the old posts are mostly available: