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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.

  • March 18, 2019

    Jang and literature

    It would not be an overstatement to say that daily ‘Jang’ has influenced at least three generations of Urdu readers in the Subcontinent. Though...

  • March 08, 2019

    The life and death of Jawaid Bhutto

    It was Sunday morning on March 3, 2019. The last day of the KLF was about to start when Dr Ayoub Shaikh posted on Facebook a most devastating piece...

  • March 02, 2019

    Festivals and festival fatigue

    As the number of literary conferences and festivals is increasing every year, some people are complaining about a festival fatigue, meaning there...

  • February 26, 2019

    Books on the highway

    In my previous column yesterday, I wrote about the two books that I bought at an unlikely place in Sindh – the Vanjara Café near Mirpurkhas. The...

  • February 25, 2019

    Books on the highway: Part - I

    As we were moving from Tharparkar to Hyderabad, colleagues from Thardeep stopped for tea near Mirpurkhas. And there it was – Vanjara Café with a...

  • February 18, 2019

    Debating the constitution

    It is always nice to interact with young boys and girls studying in public universities, where most of them come from humble backgrounds. A recent...

  • February 11, 2019

    Why perceptions matter

    Just by looking at the front page of a newspaper you can get an idea about how important perceptions are. The two main headlines of this newspaper...