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Students at Punjab University review the biography of Waheed Murad

November 23rd, 2016|

The students of communication studies in the Punjab University have reviewed Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times (2015) as part of an assignment given by the senior professor Dr. Bushra Rehman. With thanks, excerpts from some of those reviews are being shared here.

Muhammad Tayyab

A comparison of this book with other biographies of actors, from […]

‘Introducing Iqbal’ at Warwick and Oxford

November 21st, 2015|

I got an opportunity to deliver a talk at the University of Warwick on November 9, 2015. It was later repeated at St. Edmond’s Hall, Oxford, on November 15. The title was ‘Introducing Iqbal’. Since then I have received a request to upload the transcript. I offer here the gist of my presentation. 

As a scholar […]

The cinema of politics

January 16th, 2011|

Dawn Images, Sunday, January 16, 2011

How did the New Year arrive thirty years ago? It was 1981. The interest-free banking got introduced that day. The new Islamic century had also started a few weeks earlier, and the media was abuzz with relevant content. Since the state-controlled PTV was the only available television channel, the nation […]

A portrait of the artist as Waheed Murad

December 1st, 2010|

This article was originally published in the magazine, Nukta Art, December 2010. Since then, it has been shared on The Free Library by Farflex, where it is also referenced to the articles on Ibn Tufail and Fred Astair. It is also linked on the Waheed Murad website at Weebly. It can be downloaded as an […]

Samandar, a parable?

November 28th, 2010|

Dawn, Images, November 28, 2010.

On January 6, 1968, the government of President Ayub Khan announced that a conspiracy had been uncovered between some personnel from East Pakistan and Indian politicians to overthrow the government in East Pakistan and establish an independent state of Bangladesh. Twelve days later, the popular Bengali politician Sheikh Mujibur Rehman was […]

Armaan of a nation

March 14th, 2010|

This article was originally published in Dawn Images, March 14, 2010. In presenting it here, I am making two changes to correct a factucal error. The third sentence in the original text was, “Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the dissident foreign minister who was generally identified with a hard line stance against India, had just received an […]